Florida Chamber-Backed Bills Supporting Film, TV, Digital Media Jobs Move Forward

Thanks to the extensive outreach and efforts of Florida Chamber members and volunteers, two Florida Chamber-backed bills that will help save local jobs and businesses underpinned by the Entertainment Industry Tax Credit Program, by attracting more film, television and digital media projects to Florida advanced in both the House and Senate this week.

HB 451, sponsored by Rep. Mike Miller (R-Orlando) and SB 1046, sponsored by Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) both passed their respective committee meetings, which featured heated debates in opposition to the bill.

Both HB 451 and SB 1046 have passed through two of the three scheduled committee hearings.

We will keep you posted when the bills are scheduled for their next hearings. In the meantime, please thank Sen. Nancy Detert and Rep. Mike Miller for their efforts and be prepared to continue to communicate with lawmakers on this issue in the near future.

Encourage Key Senators to Support Film-TV-Digital Media Industries

SB 1046 Will Be Heard at 9 a.m. Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development will hear a Florida Chamber-backed bill (SB 1046) that will help save local jobs and businesses underpinned by the Entertainment Industry Tax Credit Program, by attracting more film, television and digital media projects to Florida. Click the button below to email key legislators and encourage them to support SB 1046.

SB 1046, Sponsored by Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice), Will:

  • Help fuel jobs and economic growth,
  • Help maintain technical jobs in our state,
  • Continue showcasing our state through television and movies, and
  • Help make Florida more competitive with neighboring states, such as Georgia, which has a booming film and television industry.


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Send an email to five key Representatives voting on SB 1046. Don’t wait, as lawmakers will vote on the bill at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Help Keep Film Jobs in Florida

Key Members of the Florida House
Need to Hear From You Now

Tomorrow, the House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee will take up HB 451, a Florida Chamber-backed bill that will help save local jobs and businesses underpinned by the Entertainment Industry Tax Credit Program, by attracting more film projects to Florida.

HB 451, sponsored by Rep. Mike Miller (R – Orlando), will:

  • Help fuel jobs and economic growth,
  • Help maintain technical jobs in our state,
  • Continue showcasing our state through television and movies, and
  • Help make Florida more competitive with neighboring states, such as Georgia, which has a booming film industry.

 

Act Now

Click the button below to send an email to five key Representatives voting on HB  451. Don’t wait, as lawmakers will vote on the bill at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

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What You Need To Know:

  • Representatives in this committee have been receiving emails urging them to oppose this bill, so your help is needed.
  • HB 451 is the HOUSE version of the support film jobs in Florida bill. This is the first of three HOUSE committee votes before the entire Florida House of Representatives gets to vote on the issue.
  • SB 1046 is the SENATE version of the support film jobs in Florida bill. SB 1046 has passed one of its first three SENATE committees, so far.
    All committee votes must be in favor of moving the bill forward, or the issue dies.
  • Both bills must be identical and pass the House and Senate to be considered by the Governor as a new Florida law.
  • This is just the beginning of what will be a lengthy process that will play out over the next few weeks. If this bill is to pass, you are going to have to communicate with lawmakers every step of the way.
  • We will send you alerts like this to help as the issue progresses.

Thanks To You, Florida Chamber-Backed Film Bill Passes Senate

Thanks to the efforts and outreach of our members, Florida Chamber-backed SB 1046 unanimously passed out of Senate Commerce and Tourism. The bill, sponsored by Senator Nancy Detert (R – Venice), will help fuel jobs and economic growth, and establish a Division of Film and Entertainment under Enterprise Florida. This bill will also help maintain technical jobs in our state, continue showcasing our state through television and movies, and help make Florida more competitive with neighboring states, such as Georgia, which has a booming film industry.

Thank you for your support in maintaining and creating high-wage jobs in Florida.

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Help Keep Film Jobs in Florida

Tomorrow, the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee will take up SB 1046, a Florida Chamber-backed bill that will help save local jobs and businesses underpinned by the Entertainment Industry Tax Credit Program, by attracting more film projects to Florida.

SB 1046, sponsored by Senator Nancy Detert (R – Venice), will help fuel jobs and economic growth, and establish a Division of Film and Entertainment under Enterprise Florida. This bill will also help maintain technical jobs in our state, continue showcasing our state through television and movies, and help make Florida more competitive with neighboring states, such as Georgia, which has a booming film industry.

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Send an email to five key Senators voting on SB 1046. Don’t wait, as lawmakers will vote on the bill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.