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Rep. Berny Jacques

Republican - FL - 59th district

82.35%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

100.00%

86.67%

64.71%

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Lawmaker Position

Strengthening Property Rights by Preventing Local Government Bans on Temporary Shelters Following a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Requiring State and Local Agency Vehicle Purchases to be "Based on the Lowest Lifetime Ownership Costs".

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Religious Liberties of Healthcare Providers and Insurers by Establishing a "Right of Medical Conscience".

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Voted for Limited Government

Exempting Bullion Businesses from Unnecessary "Secondhand Good" Regulations thus No Longer Requiring them to Hold Gold and Silver Coins for 30 Days.

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Voted for Limited Government

Imposing a Series of New Costly and Overreaching Government Regulations on Large Tech Companies through a "Digital Bill of Rights".

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Increased Government Control and Surveillance by Prohibiting Recognition of Federal "Central Bank Digital Currency" as Money Under State Law.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Fund a New Bureaucracy at Public Universities and Pay for Debates and Candidate Forums.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing a Barrier to School Choice by Ensuring Charter School Students May Participate in Extracurricular Activities.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Public Safety by Limiting the Ability of Communities to Protect Themselves from Repeat Criminals by Expanding the State's Expungement Law.

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Voted for Limited Government

Imposing New Government Mandates on HVAC System Manufacturer Warranties which Limit Consumer Options.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Human Trafficking by Creating a Series of Loopholes Under the Immigration Enforcement Bill.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting the State's Constitutional Amendment Process from Abuse by Raising the Citizen-led Threshold for Amendments to Two-Thirds Support (Currently 60%).

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Second Amendment Rights by Enacting "Constitutional Carry" thus Allowing Qualified Adults 21 and Older to Carry a Concealed Firearm without a Special Permit

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayer Funds from Being Utilized for Politicized "Diversity Equity and Inclusion" (DEI) Programs at Public College Campuses

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Voted for Limited Government

Invoking Government Overreach into the Private Sector Concerning the Usage of the Term "Physician" as Part of the "Eyeball Wars" between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.

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Increasing Transparency and Parental Control over Education through a Constitutional Amendment to Transition to Partisan School Board Elections.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing the Surveillance State and Authorizing "Taxation through Citation" by Allowing Local Governments to Deploy Speed Cameras in School Zones.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking New Car Prices by Blocking Manufacturers from Selling Directly to Consumers and Imposing Dozens of New Mandates to Enrich Automobile Dealerships.

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Voted against Limited Government

Urging Congress to End the Usage of "Woke" Social and Diversity Practices in the Military and Return to a Merit-Based System to Development and Composition.

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Growing Government's Unsustainable Land Holdings through a $100 Million Annual Appropriation to the Florida Forever Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Ensuring Government Can Hire the Most Qualified and Talented Employees by Prohibiting Agencies from Requiring College Degrees.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Consumer Choice and Reducing Anti-Competitive Regulations by Repealing the Size Limit of Individual Wine Containers

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Sex-Reassignment Procedures and Hormone Therapies

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening National Security by Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Government-Owned Applications from Being Accessed on State-Issued Devices or Networks.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Government Integrity by Imposing New Regulations on Disney's Monorail to Advance a Political Agenda.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights by Banning Local Voter Referendums Related to Land Development Which are Primarily Utilized by Environmental Activists to Hinder Growth.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening National Security through a Series of New Policies to Combat Illegal Immigration and Human Trafficking

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Overregulation by Local Governments by Requiring Business Impact Estimates Before Localities Enact Ordinances.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Government Transparency and Accountability by Increasing Financial Disclosure Requirements for Local Elected Officials.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Employment Opportunities by Incorporating Federal Minimum Wage Exemptions into State Law.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Restoring the Age to Purchase a Firearm back to 18 after Being Raised to 21 in 2018.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity through a Series of Reforms to Prevent Wrongdoing by Voter Registration Groups.

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving Educational Outcomes by Expanding School Choice Under the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to all Families.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Regulatory Power within the Pharmaceutical Industry by Imposing a Series of New Mandates on Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Drug Companies.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening "Right to Work" Protections for Public Employees through a Prohibition on Deducting Union Dues from Paychecks and Bargaining Agent Recertification.

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Government Overreach by Prohibiting Local Governments from Enacting Ordinances Which Bans Dog Ownership on the Basis of Size or Weight.

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving the State's Business Climate by Reducing the Statute of Limitation for Negligence Claims, Capping Plaintiff's Attorney Fees and Other Legal Reforms.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Crime and Weakening Public Safety through a Criminal Justice "Reform" Which Allows Criminals to Avoid Paying Restitution and Reduces Accountability within the Parole System.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency by Significantly Raising the Income Limit for Eligibility Under the Kidcare Welfare Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding the Freedom to Contract by Allowing Landlords to Offer Residential Tenants the Option to Pay a Fee in Lieu of a Security Deposit.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Public Safety by Reforming Pre-Trial Bail Laws to Combat "Catch-and-Release" Practices

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Frivolous Litigation by Shortening the Statute of Limitations for Construction-Related Lawsuits

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening State and National Security by Expanding the Size of the Florida State Guard and Improving Cooperation with Law Enforcement.

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Voted for Limited Government

Advancing Government Overreach by No Longer Allowing an Individual Under 21 from Receiving a Firearm through a Family Transfer (Family Heirlooms).

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Spend $711 Million on Various Government "Affordable Housing" Programs to Enrich Select Developers and Special Interests

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Voted against Limited Government

Improving the State's Legal Climate through Restrictions on Misleading Medical-Related Advertisements which Spark Frivolous Litigation.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights by Requiring Individuals and Activist Groups who Unsuccessfully Challenge a Development Plan to Reimburse the Legal Fees of the Developer.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through a Record $117 Billion Budget Bill which Represents a 7.5% Hike from the Prior Year.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Election Integrity by Strengthening the Ability of the State to Prosecute Election-Related Crimes

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting the Right to Hunt and Fish through a State Constitutional Amendment.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Prohibiting ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Considerations in State and Local Investments.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Borrowing and Lending Opportunities by Raising the Maximum Allowable Interest Rate on Consumer Loans from 30% to 36%.

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Government Overreach by Preventing Local Government Bans Gas-Powered Stoves and Other Appliances.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Competition and Lowering Costs for Pet Owners by Authorizing Veterinary Telemedicine

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Government Overreach by Preventing Localities from Imposing Additional Regulations on Landlord-Tenant Contracts.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Integrity and Due Process for Law Enforcement Officers Accused of Misconduct through Reforms to the "Brady List".

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Expanding the Medicaid Welfare Program to Now Cover Continuous Glucose Monitors

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Voted against Limited Government

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