Recap: Special Session 2017-A

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

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Prior to the beginning of Special Session A, Florida Chamber President Mark Wilson penned a letter to legislative leaders outlining business priorities, and supporting investments in Enterprise Florida, Inc., and VISIT FLORIDA.

HB 1A, legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Renner (R-Palm Coast) and passed by the legislature during the special session, provided full funding of $76 million to VISIT FLORIDA to market Florida’s world-class tourism industry and the jobs it supports, and allocated $85 million to the new Florida Job Growth Fund for targeted investments in talent pipeline development and infrastructure. Click to see which legislators in the House and the Senate voted in favor of this legislation and to enhance Florida’s competitiveness during the special session.