Small Businesses Saved from Over Regulation

Last year the Florida Chamber fought back against an emergency rule that would have unnecessarily shifted the burden of pollution notifications to the public, the media and elected officials from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to Florida companies that may not be equipped to handle such requests.

As soon as the rule was public, the Florida Chamber of Commerce led a coalition effort to raise concerns on potential regulatory uncertainty, vague reporting thresholds, and the burdensome media reporting requirement with Florida DEP leadership.

Yesterday, SB 532, filed by Senator Bill Galvano, which would once again ensure the regulated community is not forced to become the regulator when it comes to reporting spills to the public, passed its first committee stop.

The Florida Chamber believes that the core function of the Florida DEP is to use its expertise and judgment to provide appropriate notice and recommendations to the public and we commend the Florida Legislature for making it clear that small businesses should not do the job of the Florida DEP.

The Florida Chamber will continue to closely monitor this issues and provide updates. To learn more, please visit the Florida Chamber’s Water Issue Page.

Thank Sen. Grimsley for Healthcare Efforts

Please take a moment to thank Sen. Grimsley (R-Sebring) for her efforts sponsoring a Florida Chamber-backed healthcare-related bill increasing healthcare provider capacity and allowing nurse practitioners to practice to their fullest potential.

Senator Grimsley’s efforts will help reduce healthcare costs while also helping to provide greater access to care.

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Florida Chamber Applauds Passage of Bills Increasing Healthcare Provider Capacity

 

Legislation Allows Nurse Practitioners to Practice to Fullest Potential

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (March 31, 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds Senator Denise Grimsley on today’s passage of two healthcare-related bills increasing healthcare provider capacity and allowing nurse practitioners to practice to their fullest potential.

The Senate Health Policy Committee today passed SB 532, while the Senate Regulated Industries Committee passed SB 614 – both sponsored by Sen. Grimsley (R-Sebring). Both Florida Chamber-backed bills help reduce healthcare costs while also helping to provide greater access to care.

Ensuring Florida’s healthcare delivery system has the capacity to respond at a high level of quality and meet the needs of Floridians is a top priority for the Florida Chamber.

“Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to join the Florida Chamber in congratulating Senator Grimsley on her efforts to increase access to healthcare,” said Phillis Oeters, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Baptist Health South Florida. “We look forward to this legislation successfully moving forward in the legislative process.”

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.