Sections take positions Sections take positions March 15, 2005 Regular News Five new legislative positions have been authorized for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and three for the Business Law Section following recent action by the Bar Board of Governors.Sections are given great latitude on issues in which they wish to lobby, provided the matter is within their subject area, does not conflict with a Bar-wide legislative position, and does not cause a deep emotional or philosophical division among a significant portion of the Bar’s membership.The board okayed the sections’ requests acting on the recommendations of the Legislation Committee.The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section had these positions authorized:• Supports amending §§701.02 (Assignment of Mortgages) to conform it to revised UCC Article 9 and provide that: 1.) perfection of UCC security interest in a pledged mortgage is governed solely by the UCC and not by §§701.02, and 2.) filing of a UCC financing statement is not “notice” under §§701.02 and does not affect reliance rights of creditors and bona fide purchasers without notice with respect to instruments executed by the “mortgagee of record” as determined under §§701.02.• Supports amending §§704.01(2) to provide landlocked landowners with a statutory way of necessity.• Opposes Section 2 of Senate Bill 298 creating §§117.055, which requires that notaries keep a detailed journal of all notarial acts including: the date, time and type of notarial act; the date, type and description of each document; the name of the signer; and description of the evidence of identity.• Supports changes to the Florida Construction Lien Laws governing conditional payment bonds and changing procedures for determining whether a claim will be covered by such bonds.• Technical Assistance — The section does not oppose House Bill 113 as originally drafted, but favors additional changes to numerous construction bond and lien statutes.The Business Law Section has these positions authorized:• Supports legislation consistent with the Supreme Court of Florida’s November 30, 2004, certification of need for additional judges.• Technical Assistance — The section offers technical assistance to the Florida Legislature with respect to the proposed Florida Trademark Act, F. S. Ch. 495.• Supports the following clarifying amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code: 1.) add new subsection (4) to §§679.623, to read: ‘‘The debtor retains all of the debtor’s rights in collateral, including title if the debtor has title, until the secured party has completed one of the actions in subsection (3)”; and 2.) add new subsection (4) to §§679.609, to read: “neither title nor legal or equitable ownership pass to the secured party by taking possession of collateral after default unless the secured party acquires ownership by purchase pursuant to §§679.610 or by acceptance in satisfaction of the obligation pursuant to §§679.621 and §§679.622.”
Governor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training Center Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Saxonburg, PA – Governor Wolf today toured the Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training Center to highlight the importance of workforce training and careers in construction.“These laborers are receiving the proper training and certifications to perform their jobs, and using technology to make themselves even more of an asset to the contractors who rely on them to complete jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely,” Governor Wolf said. “The laborers training center is an excellent blueprint for workforce training that is truly putting people to work across western Pennsylvania.”Governor Wolf toured the center and met with 19 laborers training on OSHA regulations. Trainees learn about standards that should be adhered to on construction sites and how to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. The 10-hour course is split into two six-hour days, per OSHA standards.“The apprentices at Western PA laborers are required to put in hundreds of hours of training to be best prepared to work on projects that build highways and maintain the state’s infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “It was a pleasure to meet these hard-working members of Pennsylvania’s workforce.”There are currently 34 courses at Western Pennsylvania offered to train laborers and apprentices in skills that give Pennsylvania contractors a competitive edge. Courses offered include topics such as concrete, asbestos, scaffolding, blueprint reading, and first aid.Last year, the Wolf Administration established the Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO) to provide outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices.Since its inception, the ATO has added 2,610 new apprentices and 81 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide. Pennsylvania currently has 15,208 apprentices and 750 registered apprenticeship programs.For more information on the Apprenticeship and Training Office, visit ATO. November 20, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
1 Borussia Dortmund fans Borussia Dortmund have been charged by UEFA after 17 Tottenham fans were injured in a crush before last week’s Europa League first leg.Fans were hurt as they struggled to enter the Westfalenstadion before the last 16 game and UEFA has now opened disciplinary proceedings against the German club.UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has charged Dortmund with blocking stairways at the ground, which would breach Article 38 of the safety and security regulations. The case will be heard on May 19.Spurs fans were treated with injuries caused by police pepper spray while another reportedly had to be carried away on a stretcher.The congestion developed as supporters were redirected towards a different entrance into the stadium shortly before kick-off.Martin Cloake, co-chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, told Press Association Sport: ”I’ve been going to football since the late 70s and it’s one of the worst experiences I’ve had to get into a ground.”I was very surprised because you expect it to be well organised. It’s one of the largest stadiums in Europe.”A Tottenham spokesman said: ”The misdirection of our fans by police along with the closing of turnstiles created a potentially dangerous situation. The use of pepper sprays was completely unnecessary and unacceptable.”Dortmund Police said the late arrival of Spurs fans had created unexpected pressure on the entrances, which had to be temporarily closed.A statement read: ”In order to prevent an uncontrolled entrance of the followers of Tottenham, pepper spray and baton was used by the police, in which 17 English supporters were slightly injured due to eye irritation.”Furthermore, a police officer and five employees of the security service were wounded in the course of these measures.”Tottenham lost the last 16 match 3-0, with the second leg to be played at White Hart Lane on Thursday.