Take Action Today to Prevent a Patchwork of Regulations
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
A bill to prevent a patchwork of regulations will be heard by the House Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee on Tuesday, March 19. The bill, HB 847 sponsored by Representative Bob Rommel will prohibit local governments from adopting regulations related to conditions of employment, including: background checks, hours of work and scheduling, job classifications, and salary information. Florida already preempts minimum wage and employment benefits, such as paid sick leave, to the state.
Labor unions like the AFL-CIO have long supported county and state employer mandates. Furthermore, some local governments believe they have the authority to regulate business activities even if they take place across multiple jurisdictions. In Florida, such an effort could lead to different mandates from one county to the next. In a state with 67 counties and 412 cities, the reams of regulatory paperwork required could force small businesses to shed jobs, and even permanently close their doors.
TAKE ACTION TODAY
Take two minutes to email members of the House Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee and voice your support for HB 847.
- Rep. Rene Plasencia (Chair)
- Rep. Jayer Williamson (Vice Chair)
- Rep. Kamia Brown (Democratic Ranking Member)
- Rep. Alex Andrade
- Rep. Loranne Ausely
- Rep. James Buchanan
- Rep. Tracie Davis
- Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff
- Rep. Al Jaquet
- Rep. Cindy Polo
- Rep. Spencer Roach
- Rep. Anthony Rodriguez
- Rep. Rick Roth
- Rep. Anthony Sabatini
- Rep. Tyler Sirois