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    NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
    ADVISORY
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    http://www.naturistaction.org
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    Copyright 2007 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
    for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
    redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
    entirety and without alteration.

    DATE : January 21, 2007
    SUBJECT: Florida House Bill 269
    TO : All naturists and other concerned individuals

    Dear Naturist,

    The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) wishes to make you aware of an important situation involving legislation in the state of Florida.

    Newly elected state legislator William Snyder of Martin County has introduced House Bill 269 in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill proposes troubling changes to portions of state law that are of direct concern to naturists.

    IMPORTANT: NAC IS NOT CALLING FOR YOUR ACTION AT THIS TIME

    Naturist individuals, clubs and groups can be a tremendous asset in dealing with legislation. However, conditions are NOT PRESENTLY APPROPRIATE for making contact with lawmakers on this matter. Please wait.

    NAC believes you should be advised and informed, but this is a case in which premature action could be damaging. Watch for further NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this topic.

    DISCUSSION

    Section 800.03 of the Florida Statutes addresses the exposure or exhibition of sexual organs in a public place. Based on the existing wording of the law, 800.03 has been held by Florida Courts to make such exposure illegal only when it is done in a lewd manner.

    House Bill 269 proposes changes to the wording of 800.03 that could jeopardize the protection for naturists afforded by current judicial rulings. The bill would add increased penalties under 800.03 in certain locations and during certain times of day.

    Although HB 269 could also be used as a vehicle for other legislative language unfriendly to naturists, the bill's initial text is hostile enough by itself to deserve our attention.

    WHAT IS NAC DOING?

    The Naturist Action Committee is working closely on this matter with local naturists and with representatives of Florida naturist clubs and groups. Deserving of special acknowledgment in the early stages of this issue are South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association and Central Florida Naturists.

    The Florida legislature is currently in special session. The regular 2007 session officially begins March 6. NAC and its allies are taking House Bill 269 very seriously and are focusing on the most effective and efficient ways to protect the interests of naturists. As is frequently the case, there are things to be done behind the scenes, and that's exactly what's happening at this point.

    WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

    This is an informational advisory only. The Naturist Action Committee is specifically asking that you do not take action at this time.

    NAC anticipates an upcoming appropriate time and circumstance for contacts with lawmakers on this issue, but that time is NOT RIGHT NOW. Please watch for further NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this topic.

    MORE INFORMATION

    You can access additional information on the Web site of the Naturist Action
    Committee.

    http://www.naturistaction.org

    Select "Alerts, Advisories and Updates." Under Current Advisories, you'll find the text of this NAC Advisory, along with links to the complete text of HB 269, an updated legislative history of the bill and existing Florida law.

    PLEASE HELP NAC HELP LOCAL NATURISTS

    The Naturist Action Committee exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America. As the nonprofit volunteer political adjunct to The Naturist Society, NAC is a vigorous force at work on behalf of naturists.

    The Naturist Action Committee relies entirely on your voluntary support. Please donate generously with a check to:

    NAC
    PO Box 132
    Oshkosh, WI 54903

    Or use your credit card to make a direct donation online through NAC's Web site: http://www.naturistaction.org/donate/

    Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

    Naturally,

    Morley Schloss
    Board Member
    Naturist Action Committee

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
    Executive Dir. Bob Morton - [email protected]ristaction.org
    Board Member Morley Schloss - [email protected]
    Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - [email protected]
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    ************************************************** ********************
    NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
    ADVISORY
    ************************************************** ********************
    http://www.naturistaction.org
    ************************************************** ********************
    Copyright 2007 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
    for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
    redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
    entirety and without alteration.

    DATE : January 21, 2007
    SUBJECT: Florida House Bill 269
    TO : All naturists and other concerned individuals

    Dear Naturist,

    The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) wishes to make you aware of an important situation involving legislation in the state of Florida.

    Newly elected state legislator William Snyder of Martin County has introduced House Bill 269 in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill proposes troubling changes to portions of state law that are of direct concern to naturists.

    IMPORTANT: NAC IS NOT CALLING FOR YOUR ACTION AT THIS TIME

    Naturist individuals, clubs and groups can be a tremendous asset in dealing with legislation. However, conditions are NOT PRESENTLY APPROPRIATE for making contact with lawmakers on this matter. Please wait.

    NAC believes you should be advised and informed, but this is a case in which premature action could be damaging. Watch for further NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this topic.

    DISCUSSION

    Section 800.03 of the Florida Statutes addresses the exposure or exhibition of sexual organs in a public place. Based on the existing wording of the law, 800.03 has been held by Florida Courts to make such exposure illegal only when it is done in a lewd manner.

    House Bill 269 proposes changes to the wording of 800.03 that could jeopardize the protection for naturists afforded by current judicial rulings. The bill would add increased penalties under 800.03 in certain locations and during certain times of day.

    Although HB 269 could also be used as a vehicle for other legislative language unfriendly to naturists, the bill's initial text is hostile enough by itself to deserve our attention.

    WHAT IS NAC DOING?

    The Naturist Action Committee is working closely on this matter with local naturists and with representatives of Florida naturist clubs and groups. Deserving of special acknowledgment in the early stages of this issue are South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association and Central Florida Naturists.

    The Florida legislature is currently in special session. The regular 2007 session officially begins March 6. NAC and its allies are taking House Bill 269 very seriously and are focusing on the most effective and efficient ways to protect the interests of naturists. As is frequently the case, there are things to be done behind the scenes, and that's exactly what's happening at this point.

    WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

    This is an informational advisory only. The Naturist Action Committee is specifically asking that you do not take action at this time.

    NAC anticipates an upcoming appropriate time and circumstance for contacts with lawmakers on this issue, but that time is NOT RIGHT NOW. Please watch for further NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this topic.

    MORE INFORMATION

    You can access additional information on the Web site of the Naturist Action
    Committee.

    http://www.naturistaction.org

    Select "Alerts, Advisories and Updates." Under Current Advisories, you'll find the text of this NAC Advisory, along with links to the complete text of HB 269, an updated legislative history of the bill and existing Florida law.

    PLEASE HELP NAC HELP LOCAL NATURISTS

    The Naturist Action Committee exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America. As the nonprofit volunteer political adjunct to The Naturist Society, NAC is a vigorous force at work on behalf of naturists.

    The Naturist Action Committee relies entirely on your voluntary support. Please donate generously with a check to:

    NAC
    PO Box 132
    Oshkosh, WI 54903

    Or use your credit card to make a direct donation online through NAC's Web site: http://www.naturistaction.org/donate/

    Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

    Naturally,

    Morley Schloss
    Board Member
    Naturist Action Committee

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
    Executive Dir. Bob Morton - [email protected]
    Board Member Morley Schloss - [email protected]
    Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - [email protected]
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    • #3
      Thank you, Dennis, for posting this!

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      • #4
        Wish they didn't feel that the title 'lawmakers' meant that they had to create laws for the sake of creating laws.

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        • #5
          I agree frank, but perhaps they look at it in a fdifferent way, if they don't make laws then they are completely pointless people, which most of the time is the case in any event.
          Cheers
          mick

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          • #6
            The US has too many laws already. For every law made, one or two should be dropped. Many laws and regulations could be simplified, if lawmakers cared to do so.

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            • #7
              It could be that incidents like this led to the bill being introduced.

              http://clothesfreeforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7400016...130018544#5130018544

              Bob

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              • #8
                quote:
                Originally posted by oldbob:
                It could be that incidents like this led to the bill being introduced.

                http://clothesfreeforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7400016...130018544#5130018544

                Bob



                Actually, FL has tried to create language in th elast that would have impacted simple nudity.

                A few years ago they attempted to create a bill that would have made any nudity between minors and adults illegal - even in families.

                Allegedly, if anyone saw family members nude together they were to have reported this to child protection services for action.

                There was no consideration for naturism or if such states of undress were otherwise appropriately handled by families.

                The problem before us is that there is a lot of "stealth" legislation going on out there. There are hardly ever bills that are directed specifically against "nudist" interests using such words. Its usually "child protction", "material harmful to minors", etc.

                The bill in question is one such bill among many nationwide.

                DMK

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Big-Thinker:
                  The US has too many laws already. For every law made, one or two should be dropped. Many laws and regulations could be simplified, if lawmakers cared to do so.


                  Exactly, for every law there are 5-10 laws that are ignored. I just wish people would wake up and make this country as free as we could make it instead of introducing more BS laws.

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                  • #10
                    May I suggest contacting Orthodox Jewish organizations. If you are right, then Jewish Mikvahs, particularly used by Males could be an issue.

                    They may prove helpful.

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