This upcoming Monday, March 22, I look forward to having House Bill 1455 heard by the Public Safety and Domestic Security Policy Committee.
Maria and a US Veteran, Tallahassee March 2010

This bill prohibits a person from falsely representing himself or herself as a member of or representing the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard for the purpose of solicitation of charitable contributions or participation in a charitable or sponsor sales promotion. A person who violates this may be charged with a third degree felony. I’ve been working closely with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs on this important legislation. (More on this bill in the Palm Beach Post)

Rep. Sachs meets with Leiutenant Colonel Lee Kichen, U.S. Army (Retired)

Once this bill passes through the Public Safety and Domestic Security Policy Committee it will be heard in the Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Committee and then the Criminal and Civil Justice Policy Council. Senator Dan Gelber is the Senate sponsor for this legislation. Senate Bill 1824, which is identical to House Bill 1455, is currently in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. I will keep you posted on any new developments!