Please do not sign SB 1194 into law. SB 1194 is a big government overreach to home rule and kneecaps the voters of local communities. With Senator Boyd’s amendment, the over-reach of big government destroys local ballot initiatives and referendums established to protect their communities.
The voice of the people in their community matters. You have pushed consistently to not allow big government to implement mask mandates and to stay out of local government decisions and regulations during the coronavirus. By signing SB 1194 into law, you will be usurping the voice of local communities and implementing the big government you claim to disagree with.
Please uphold your stance of big government staying out of local government decisions. Local governments and people have the right to pass referendums to protect their local communities. Government should not override the voice of the voters. If you sign this bill into law, you will counter your argument for handling the coronavirus and will also be exposed to the scandal of the near $1 million dollar PAC contribution you received by a Key West developer’s businesses. Your reputation is on the line, with re-election right around the corner. Please do not sign this bill into law.