ELECTIONS Although considerably watered down from the original bills, both chambers passed legislation which will restrict voting largely along party lines. Described by supporters as putting “guardrails” on Florida’s election process, the legislation restricts when ballot drop boxes can be used, who can collect and return the ballots and how many they may collect. The Read more about Bills Signed by Governor DeSantis[…]
TAX PACKAGE A comprehensive package providing $168.6 million in tax relief passed both chambers during the extended session. Included in this legislation are: sales tax holidays for disaster preparedness and back-to-school purchases; tax breaks for farmers and homeowners who experienced property damage during the 2017 hurricane season; a tax exemption for personal hygiene products; reduced Read more about Legislative Issues[…]
Now is your chance to purchase energy saving appliances. Starting Friday, September 19th, qualifying energy Star and WaterSense products including clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, high efficiency toilets and water heaters will be tax-free. The holiday runs through September 21st. Click here for more details and to see a complete listing of tax exempt items.
Two bills will go into effect today: SB 156 reduces the fees on motor vehicle registration and SB 242, the Keeping ID Safe Act or KIDS, will allow guardians to place a security freeze on their child’s credit report.
Following their success in last year’s session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford recently announced their joint agenda called the 2014 Work Plan Florida to address some of Florida’s most pressing needs. The five point plan includes: (1) economic opportunity through education; (2) a Florida GI Bill; (3) protection of vulnerable Floridians; (4) a $500 million Read more about Senate President and House Speaker 2014 Work Plan[…]