The Florida Chamber Needs You to Call Your Senator Now!

Late last evening, around 10:30 p.m., thanks to the strong leadership of House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) and the wisdom of Representative Mack Bernard (D-West Palm Beach), a bipartisan solution to immediately lowering your workers compensation premiums by an average of 2.5% passed the full House and is now waiting in the Senate for a final vote.

Fortunately, there is significant support among the members of the Florida Senate for lowering your artificially high premiums.  The fate of this $62 million reduction in Florida’s workers’ comp premiums rests in the decision Senate President Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) makes today.  Today is the final day of the regular Legislative Session and President Haridopolos’ phone has been ringing constantly from you on this issue. But I am urging you to make a few more calls today.  There is quite a bit of noise in the Capitol today and calls from you, your managers, your employees and your colleagues could be the difference.

Fortunately, similar language has been supported in committees this year by Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla,) who served as an incredible bill sponsor and has fought vigorously on behalf of Florida’s job creators, and Senator Don Gaetz (R-Destin), Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami), and Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami).  In other words, the majority of the Senate, supports passing good policy that would immediately lower your premiums.

Even if you’ve already made phone calls on this issue, please take a few minutes and make more calls right now.  President Haridopolos has over 200 bills that he and the full Senate are considering today and I need your help making sure that this great bill is one of the pro-business bills that receives a vote today.

Tell your Senator that:

  • Workers’ comp rates are going up an average of 8.9% this year.
  • By passing HB 307, the Office of Insurance Regulation can and WILL immediately reduce rates by 2.5% – a $62 million savings for Florida’s employers.
  • This $62 million savings will help create jobs and improve Florida’s economy.
  • Vote YES on HB 307!
First NameLast NameDistrictPhoneEmail
JDAlexander

17

(850) 487-5044alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov 
ThadAltman

24

(850) 487-5053altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov 
LizbethBenacquisto

27

(850) 487-5356benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov 
MikeBennett

21

(850) 487-5078bennett.mike.web@flsenate.gov 
EllynBogdanoff

25

(850) 487-5100bogdanoff.ellyn.web@flsenate.gov 
OscarBraynon

33

(850) 487-5116braynon.oscar.web@flsenate.gov 
LarceniaBullard

39

(850) 487-5127bullard.larcenia.web@flsenate.gov 
CharlieDean

3

(850) 487-5017dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov 
NancyDetert

23

(850) 487-5081detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov 
MiguelDiaz de la Portilla

36

(850) 487-5109portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov 
PaulaDockery

15

(850) 487-5040dockery.paula.web@flsenate.gov 
GregEvers

2

(850) 487-5000evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov 
MikeFasano

11

(850) 487-5062fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov 
AnitereFlores

38

(850) 487-5130flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov 
DonGaetz

4

(850) 487-5009gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov 
ReneGarcia

40

(850) 487-5106garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov 
AndyGardiner

9

(850) 487-5047gardiner.andy.web@flsenate.gov 
AudreyGibson

1

(850) 487-5024gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov 
MikeHaridopolos

26

(850) 487-5056haridopolos.mike.web@flsenate.gov 
AlanHays

20

(850) 487-5014hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov 
DennisJones

13

(850) 487-5065jones.dennis.web@flsenate.gov 
ArtheniaJoyner

18

(850) 487-5059joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov 
JackLatvala

16

(850) 487-5075latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov 
EvelynLynn

7

(850) 487-5033lynn.evelyn.web@flsenate.gov 
GwenMargolis

35

(850) 487-5121margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov 
BillMontford

6

(850) 487-5004montford.bill.web@flsenate.gov 
JoeNegron

28

(850) 487-5088negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov 
JimNorman

12

(850) 487-5068norman.jim.web@flsenate.gov 
SteveOelrich

14

(850) 487-5020oelrich.steve.web@flsenate.gov 
NanRich

34

(850) 487-5103rich.nan.web@flsenate.gov 
GarrettRichter

37

(850) 487-5124richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov 
JeremyRing

32

(850) 487-5094ring.jeremy.web@flsenate.gov 
MariaSachs

30

(850) 487-5091sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov 
DavidSimmons

22

(850) 487-5050simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov  
GarySiplin

19

(850) 487-5190siplin.gary.web@flsenate.gov 
ChristopherSmith

29

(850) 487-5112smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov 
EleanorSobel

31

(850) 487-5097sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov 
RondaStorms

10

(850) 487-5072storms.ronda.web@flsenate.gov 
JohnThrasher

8

(850) 487-5030thrasher.john.web@flsenate.gov 
StephenWise

5

(850) 487-5027wise.stephen.web@flsenate.gov 

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