National Federation of the Blind of Florida


WHEREAS Florida Statute 413.08(1)a states: “the blind, deaf, and
physically disabled are entitled to full and equal any place the
general public is invited”; and

WHEREAS Florida Statute 413.08(2) states: “Any Person, firm, or
corporation, the the agent of any firm or corporation who denies or
interferes eith the full and equal access of any blind, deaf, or physically
disabled person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree”; and

WHEREAS the florida Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook,
published by Gould’s Legal Publications, is a compilation of Florida
Statutes, which many police officers in the state use as a reference when
enforcing State laws; and

WHEREAS some police agencies publish their own versions of the
handbook; and

WHEREAS the above mentioned Statutes are not contained in any of these
handbooks; and

WHEREAS this absence has often further compromised blind individuals’
access to public places: Now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by The National Federation of the Blind of Florida,  in
convention assembled, this third day of September, 2000, in the City of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, that this organization petition Gould’s Legal
Publications to include this statute in all further editions of the Florida
Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization petition all departments
whtich independently publish their own handbooks to include this Statute in
all futhre editions of their handbooks, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each chapter of this orgnaization
request the law enforcement departments in our areas to print a sufficient
number of supplements to be included in their existing handbooks.