Safety and Securing Florida’s Quality of Life
The bookends of the Florida Chamber’s Six Pillars for economic prosperity are education and quality of life. From championing the talent developed in our education system, to protecting Florida’s family-friendly brand, we’ve made it our business to ensure today’s learners become tomorrow’s earners, and that Florida is the best place to live, work, learn, raise a family and live the American dream.
What unites us is far greater than what divides us. But our character is being tested yet again, and voters throughout America are waiting for politicians to put partisanship aside, and put Americans first.
Business and local chamber leaders throughout Florida encourage you to ensure Florida has the procedures and laws in place to give our children, as well as their parents, the assurances they need to learn.
Frankly, nothing else matters.
2018 Safety Reform
March 9, 2018 l Download Final Law
In the wake of the Parkland tragedy, Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature considered bipartisan solutions to help strengthen the safety and security of our children, our schools and Florida’s quality of life. Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026 into law on March 9, 2018.
The “Florida Plan” for School Safety Should Become a National Model
Voice of Reason by Mark Wilson l February 27, 2018 l Read More
Last fall, just two months before the start of the 2018 Legislative Session, the Florida Chamber of Commerce put forward the business community’s legislative recommendations designed to make Florida more competitive and help businesses create good jobs and economic opportunity for everyone.
And, while these priorities will need and deserve attention in the future, the truth is, nothing on Florida’s business agenda matters if Florida, in this new world we live in, is not doing what is needed to protect our children, and to provide them a safe place to learn, explore and grow. In the days since the Parkland tragedy, I’ve heard from business and local chamber leaders throughout Florida – each expressing concern, and urging us to unite for reasoned and positive action while balancing individual freedoms and security of our children.
Safety, Common Sense, and Securing Florida’s Quality of Life in the Wake of the Parkland Tragedy
Conference Call: February 26, 2018 l Download PowerPoint
The Florida Chamber discussed the situation in the Florida Legislature, the proposals being advanced and why we remain hopeful that common sense safety reforms can both protect our schools and freedoms.
Safety, Common Sense, and Securing Florida’s Quality of Life
Letter to Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran: February 23, 2018 l Download Letter
In the wake of the Parkland tragedy, Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature are considering bipartisan solutions to help strengthen the safety and security of our children, our schools and Florida’s quality of life. On behalf of Florida’s business community which has expressed genuine concern, and desire for a consensus resolution, the Florida Chamber delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
National Rifle Association Files Lawsuit Against Florida
Following SB 7026 being signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida opposing the ban on firearm purchases by individuals under the age of 21.