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2013 Statutes Now Available on LobbyTools
The new 2013 statutes are now available on LobbyTools. Statutes can be found by clicking the Statutes
link, located under "Research" in the menu on the left side of your
screen. Keep reading if you want to know why you should be tracking
statutes in LobbyTools.
As statutes are created, deleted, and amended to reflect new language, LobbyTools provides you with all of the 2013 statute updates.
What is a statute?
Florida Statutes are the state's collection of laws that are created, amended or repealed annually by the legislature. Statutes are organized by subject area and broken down into titles, chapters, parts and sections.
Why should I track statutes?
LobbyTools provides an easy way to find and track statutes of interest. While we call this feature "statute tracking," its purpose is to identify bills of importance that may have escaped your attention or have been amended at a later stage in the process and now reference a particular section of law.
How do I track statutes?
1. Identify Statutes of Interest
The three primary ways of finding statutes of interest:
* Locate the exact title, chapter or section
* Conduct keyword or phrase searches of statutes
* Review past legislation of interest with common citations
For step-by-step instructions, use the LobbyTools guide How To Find Florida Statutes.
2. Add Statutes to a Folder
LobbyTools allows you to track an entire chapter or individual sections.
Read How To Add Statutes to a Tracking Folder for steps on how to add a single statute or multiple chapters/sections to your folder(s).
3. Subscribe to the "Statute Alert" Email Alert
Creating a personal statute email alert is the last and vital step to statute tracking. LobbyTools will deliver to your inbox a nightly notification of any bill(s) that you are not yet monitoring but reference any of your tracked statutes. Think of it as a safety net -- if a bill is amended in committee and now references your tracked statute, LobbyTools will put the bill on your radar.
Convinced? Read Create and Subscribe to the Statute Email Alert.