Dear Representative,


I ask that you oppose House Bill 35. It will severely diminish public notice by allowing this critical information to be placed on either a governmental website or one of the innumerable “publicly-accessible” websites.


If public notices are moved to an Internet-only format, they will be scattered across the Internet on any one of these vast and rapidly growing number of websites, forcing Floridians to scour the Internet to find information impacting them.


The current notice requirement leverages both the Internet and print media to cast the widest net of dissemination and provide the most direct access. This simple, effective and efficient process to avail oneself to public notice will be lost.


Whereas today, newspapers are required to publish public notices in newspapers; place public notices on their websites; upload public notices to FloridaPublicNotices.com; and send, via email, any public notices they print to anyone who requests them.

It is paramount public notice remains protected and as easily accessible as possible.


Please VOTE NO on HB 35.


-[YOUR NAME HERE]

The Facts:

  • Florida’s public notice laws are the gold standard for transparency in the nation
  • Florida public notice laws cast the broadest possible net to keep information in the sunshine
  • Public notices aren’t just in print, they’re on the Internet
  • Public notices in Florida are printed in local, community newspapers
  • Florida’s newspapers are required to post public notices online on their websites
  • All public notices are required to be posted on FloridaPublicNotices.com
  • All public notices are available by email at request