TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) today released its legislative summary report and scorecard, marking the 2021 Legislative Session a huge success for Florida’s hospitality industry.
The hospitality trade association advocated for several legislative priorities this year, including securing COVID-19 liability protections for businesses following safe protocols and procedures, codifying alcohol-to-go permanently, and securing funding for VISIT Florida, to name a few.
FRLA President and CEO Carol Dover released the following statement following this year’s successful session.
“After COVID-19 brought one of the darkest years for Florida’s hospitality and tourism industry, this year’s Legislative Session has given us some light and hope for the future as we continue to rebuild this great industry. Ensuring that businesses and their teams are protected from job-killing nuisance lawsuits, allowing them to continue their safe operations of alcohol-to-go which kept so many alive, and obtaining essential funding for Florida’s critical marketing organization – VISIT Florida – are all huge victories for us. I want to thank Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls for their strong leadership and support for hospitality and tourism to help us move forward. As the economic engine of Florida and a top employer, we will continue to advocate for state and federal policies that help us recover from the impacts of COVID-19.”
For FRLA’s legislative score card and full 2021 Legislative Report, click here.