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Legislative Action

By on December 19, 2020

first_imgLegislative Action March 15, 2006 Regular News Legislative Action 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 February 17 the Board of Governors approved the following positions of The Florida Bar: 18. Supports legislation consistent with the Supreme Court of Florida’s December 15, 2005, certification of need for new judges.last_img read more

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Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ has ties to Endicott mobsters

By on December 8, 2020

first_img“While he was here he was listed a repairman for the beverage company which Joe Barbara owned,” said Titti. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Irishman, now in select theatres and streaming on Netflix, brings to life a book based largely on mobsters with ties to the Southern Tier. Endicott resident and genealogist Joe Titti is able to trace Buffalino’s ‘business’ back to when he lived in Endicott in the early 1940s. The Martin Scorcese movie is based upon the book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses.’ Local business owner Rob Salamida landed a role as an extra in the movie after applying online. The film tells the story of famous real-life members of the mafia, like Russell Buffalino, whose portrayed by Joe Peschi. “To have that movie that’s based on a book that has a lot to do with our area I think that’s a tribute to it,” said Salamida.last_img read more

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