From Orlando Weekly‘s Xander Peters, 04/17/2018:
Orlando City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to join a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida officials, challenging the 2011 state law that punishes local leaders for enacting firearms regulation. The class-action lawsuit seeks to declare the state law unconstitutional.
That means Orlando is now the largest of 12 cities joining the suit, which was filed earlier this month in Leon County Circuit Court by 10 South Florida cities, including Weston, Miramar, Miami Beach and Cutler Bay, among others. Tallahassee joined the suit last week, too. …
On top of the state’s ability to remove city and county officials from office or issue a hefty fine, Florida state officials can also fine a local government up to $100,000 for enacting local measures against the law. The law also doesn’t allow the use of government funds to defend a local official in court.