Notice: Legislative Action

first_imgNotice: Legislative Action August 1, 2009 Regular News Legislative Actioncenter_img Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption.Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.20, on July 17, 2009 the Board of Governors approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:18. Supports the American Bar Association’s efforts to exempt lawyers and law firms from the Federal Trade Commission’s “Red Flags Rule” under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003 (72 FR 63771) that requires certain creditors to develop and implement written programs to identify, detect, and respond to the warning signs of identity theft – because lawyers are not engaged in the type of commercial activity that Congress was trying to regulate under FACTA and thus should not be considered “creditors” under that act.last_img read more

Belle Plaine’s weekend shredding of Northeast Arma brings an end to unwanted 31 game losing streak

first_imgPassing: Stover 4-7, 83 yards, 1 TD. Receiving: Nolan 2-68, Swecker 1-10, Gooch 1-5. BP- Gooch 5 pass from Stover (PAT run) by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For some football teams victory is an every week occurrence. For others it is a bit of a struggle.For the Belle Plaine varsity football team it is four years in the making. Friday night, Belle Plaine would travel to Northeast Arma, a school about 20 miles north of Pittsburg, and beat the Vikings 48-0.This would be a big win for any team that was 0-3 going into the contest. But Belle Plaine hadn’t won a game since Oct. 19, 2012.Think about that. The last time Belle Plaine won, President Obama was amidst a re-election campaign against challenger Mitt Romney, the Kansas City Royals were two years away from getting good, and these seniors were eighth graders.“It was a huge relief,” said Jason Jinkins, Belle Plaine head football coach. “It was getting the monkey off of our backs for the coaching staff and for the seniors who hadn’t won a game yet.”Belle Plaine now knows what victory smells like. Jinkins has been the head coach throughout the losing streak, which was at 31 games, going into Friday night. He stuck with the team thick and thin. And he was rewarded Friday in a huge way.“The players were ecstatic, our crowd and cheer squad were loud, and I was thankful for those who stuck with the program who were able to experience this feeling,” Jinkins said.Few Dragon people got to see the big win. Belle Plaine travelled 168 miles away for a three hour drive to Arma.But that was three great hours on the way home.The Dragons not only won, but demolished Northest Alma. Belle Plaine would gain 351 yards to Northeast’s 49. The Dragons had 278 yard rushing and held the Vikings to 8. Even through the air, Belle Plaine outgunned Northeast 73 to 41 yards.From the first drive on, Belle Plaine players knew Friday night was going to be different. After allowing one first down and getting pinned inside the 5, the Dragon offense went to work.Belle Plaine quarterback Caleb Stover would hit receiver Peyton Nolan on a 41-yard pass play up to the 48-yard-line on the first play.On the next play, Stover would scramble 52 yards for a touchdown to give the Dragons a 6-0 lead.It got better.Northeast fumbled on the next possession and Belle Plaine capped it with a 35-yard Bo Gooch touchdown. With the two-point conversion, the Dragons were up 14-0. That was the score at halftime.In the third quarter, Belle Plaine broke the game open, scoring four touchdowns. Gooch had a 42-yard scoring scramble. Stover scrambled for a two-yard touchdown, Gage Shook had a 12-yard scoring run.By the end of the third quarter Gooch threw to Stover for a 5-yard touchdown pass to give the Dragons a 40-0 lead.Belle Plaine added one more touchdowns run on a Luke Baker 25-yard run in the fourth.For the game, Belle Plaine had 12 first downs while Northeast Arma had one.Belle Plaine hosts Garden Plain Friday. BP- Gooch 42 run (PAT run fail) Belle Plaine 48 Northeast Alma 0 BP- Shook 12 run (PAT run fail) Belle Plaine140268—48 BP – Stover 25 run (PAT run). BP- Stover 2 run (PAT run fail) BP- Gooch 35 run (PAT run) Rushing: Stover 9-85, B Gooch 3-79, Shook 5-28, Baker 1-25, Douglas 4-19, Swecker 2-14, Wreen 5-13, Nolan 1-4. BP – Stover 53 run (PAT run fail) NE Arma0000—0 p class=”p1″>Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.< Close Forgot password? 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