CATEGORY: State Affairs Committee

Growth Management 203

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: State Affairs Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Dues and Uniform Assessments 1

Forcible association with an organization should not be a requirement to hold a job in a certain industry. While as a right to work state, Florida has many protections for employees who don’t wish to belong to a certain group or union to hold a job there are still further protections that could further enhance those safeguards. HB 1 would require a public employee who desires to join an employee organization sign a membership authorization form, indicating affirmative consent and providing as authorization before any dues can be docked from a paycheck. While HB 1 advanced through the House, it’s counterpart did not pass the Senate.

Bill Categories: State Affairs Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Commercial Service Airports 915

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: State Affairs Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Home Based Businesses 537

Local municipalities and counties are granted broad authority on deciding what businesses can be allowed to operate from a home. The bill provides that local governments may regulate or require a license a home-based business in a manner that is different from other businesses in a local government’s jurisdiction, allowing more people the ability to work without requiring a costly rental of store space. Neither bill managed to pass through the committee process.

Bill Categories: State Affairs Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Administrative Procedures 729

Red tape and regulations can prove to be one of the costliest component of creating or running a business. As originally crafted, this legislation would have created the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council within the Executive Office of the Governor to do away with overly burdensome regulations. While the House version managed to pass through its first committee, both bills failed to reach the chamber floor.

Bill Categories: State Affairs Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

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