CATEGORY: Community Affairs

Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing 1336

With nearly 30% of Florida’s workforce required to have an occupational license to hold their job, there are substantial barriers for many people wishing to practice their skills. These bills would standardize the requirements back to the original standards of the state, removing additional burdens placed at the local level. The House passed HB 3 but the Senate did not take the bill up for a vote.

Bill Categories: Community Affairs

AFP POSITION: Support

Growth Management 410

Established property rights are essential to a free society and government must respect them. This bill would require the State Comprehensive Plan (which manages growth and development) to include a property rights element in its local planning. SB 410 passed through both chambers and has been sent to the Governor to sign.

Bill Categories: Community Affairs

AFP POSITION: Support

Commercial Service Airports 1258

Fiscal accountability is important, it allows for the public to know when and how their dollars are being spent and make sure that it’s done so in a responsible way. Commercial service airports are publicly owned, and so it is in the public’s interest to make sure they are managed properly. This bill will would provide stricter financial reporting by public airports helping spread sunlight on taxpayer dollars. HB 915 was passed by both the House and Senate and sent to the Governor to sign.

Bill Categories: Community Affairs

AFP POSITION: Support

Fiduciary Duty of Care for Appointed Public Officials and Executive Officers 1270

Public officials who manage taxpayer dollars should always have the needs of the public in mind when spending their hard-earned money in order to not waste their money. These bills would help that process by establishes standards for fiduciary duty of care for appointed public officials & executive officers. The Senate side succeeded in passage through the chamber, but the House added on additional amendments that stalled the process leaving the bill dead in messages.

Bill Categories: Community Affairs

AFP POSITION: Support

Fireworks 140

While the use personal use of fireworks is often used to celebrate special holidays, it’s not often expressly legal and requires having law enforcement turn a blind eye. This can create a situation where even though the use of fireworks is customary enforcement is arbitrary and can cause problems for certain people who are just joining in on the celebration. This legislation would make personal firework usage legal on Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. SB 140 was passed through both chambers and signed into law by the Governor.

Bill Categories: Community Affairs

AFP POSITION: Support

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