Florida Chamber of Commerce

Florida Chamber Urges Senate Committee to Support SB 494


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To: Senate Community Affairs Committee

The Florida Chamber of Commerce urges you to support SB 494, related to Linear Facilities. This bill, sponsored by Senator Tom Lee will be heard on Tuesday, January 16th, in the Senate Community Affairs Committee.

The Florida Chamber recognizes that Florida will be home to 5.5 million more residents by 2030. Each of those new residents, as well as over a hundred million annual visitors, will need a reliable and safe electrical grid. In order to secure Florida’s energy future, planning decisions and regulations for many of these facilities should continue to be made at a comprehensive level, rather than through a patchwork of local zoning regulations. This legislation is supported by Florida’s business community because this bill:


Frank C. Walker, III
Vice President of Government Affairs

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