At the behest of powerful property owners and their hired-gun lobbyists, this past session the Legislature passed and Gov. Scott signed House Bill 631, which allows some waterfront homeowners to label beachgoers as trespassers and have them kicked off the beach. Now, a storm of controversy has erupted around the new law, which upends Florida’s traditional “customary-use” rule allowing the public to access private beaches throughout the state.
Help keep Florida’s world famous beaches open to the public. Sign our petition to the Florida legislature calling for a repeal of Gov. Scott’s beach privatization law.
Petition To The Florida Legislature
We the undersigned urge you to repeal House Bill 631, the beach privatization bill signed into law by Gov. Scott this year. A storm of controversy has erupted around this new law, which upends Florida’s traditional “customary-use” rule allowing the public to access private beaches throughout the state.
Public access to Florida’s iconic beaches should not be blocked by private interests. Please stand with Florida’s coastal communities and concerned citizens from throughout the state by repealing this terrible law.