HB 161 Specifies that direct primary care agreement does not constitute insurance & is not subject to Florida Insurance Code. HB 161 will be heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday March 16th, 2017 at 12:00 pm.Read more
Support HB 425-Property rights are advanced when owners have the freedom to rent out their property as they so choose.
Many property owners in Florida generate extra income by renting their homes to tourist vacationing in Florida. These types of rentals also help Florida’s tourism by allowing families to save money by staying together in a home instead of multiple hotel rooms. This flexibility promotes more tourism, which produces $67 billion in economic activity every year.Read more
SB 340 would prevent local governments from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft and would adopt a uniform, common sense law focused on safety and access to the new technology.Read more
The state of Florida is taking our taxpayer money and handing it out to billionaire sports team owners. The Florida Legislature currently budgets monthly payments from the state of $166,667 for 30 years, for an annual payment totaling $2,000,004 to each of the nine major sports franchises like the Miami Dolphins.Read more
HB 9 and HB 7005 to eliminate Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida could be voted on by the full House this week. Take Action now!
HB 9 deals with VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing organization, meaning taxpayer dollars are used to supposedly lure tourist to Florida. This spending of our money is based on the idea that if we don’t do it, the tourist will not come to Florida. That is insane. Private enterprises like Disney World, other theme parks and resorts will spend their own money to bring tourist to Florida, Why, do we have to pay for it?Read more
SB 10 would authorize the use of bond funds to buy 60,000 acres of land to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. The plan is estimated to cost between $2.4 billion and $4 billion. Supposedly this would help solve pollution and toxic algae problems in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Excess water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries have been blamed for the algae blooms that have damaged the estuaries.
There is no argument that the Florida legislature needs to address this serious problem, the algae blooms have impacted local economies dependent on tourism and fishing. But, there is no consensus among the scientific community on the best solution. Studies have shown that the source of the excess water comes from north of Lake Okeechobee, not south of the lake.Read more
Two Gun Bills to be heard in Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday March 7th, 2017 at 4:00 PM!
SB 616 would allow concealed weapons permit-holders to carry guns in to courthouses and temporarily surrender and store the gun at a security checkpoint.
SB 646 Would protect concealed weapons permit-holders from arrest or criminal charges if they “temporarily and openly display” their gun. Also authorizes each member of the Florida Cabinet to carry a concealed weapon or firearm if he or she is licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm and does not have full-time security provided by the Department of Law Enforcement.Read more
HB 9 and HB 7005 will be heard in the House Rules and Policy Committee on Monday March 6th, 2017 at 3:00 PM.
HB 9 deals with VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing organization, meaning taxpayer dollars are used to supposedly lure tourist to Florida. This spending of our money is based on the idea that if we don’t do it, the tourist will not come to Florida. That is insane. Private enterprises like Disney World, other theme parks and resorts will spend their own money to bring tourist to Florida, Why, do we have to pay for it?
People around the United States, and around the world know that Florida is a great place to visit. Their smart phones are full of apps to show them the best places in Florida. Visit Florida is antiquated marketing that might have been have been useful in the 1970's.Read more
By Paul Henry
February 18, 2017
Since 2011, I’ve gone to the legislature to convince them to do away with red light cameras. Every year, I face an armada of government-funded lobbyists and quasi-government lobbyists such as the Florida League of Cities. Government lobbying government is big business, with 288 private lobbyists lobbying the Legislature to the tune of $12 million of our tax dollars. Then there are camera vendor lobbyists, who have decreased over time as taxpayer-funded lobbyists have increased.Read more