[Tallahassee, Fla] On Wednesday, April 17, the Florida Senate unanimously approved a measure that will extend VISIT FLORIDA for eight years. SB 178, sponsored by Sen. Gruters, allows VISIT FLORIDA to continue to operate beyond its current sunset date of Oct. 1 of this year. In the current Senate appropriations bill, VISIT FLORIDA is slated to receive $50 million in funding. The House appropriations bill sets aside $19 million for VISIT FLORIDA through Oct. 1. Both of these allocations fall short of what Gov. DeSantis has recommended, which is $76 million.
FRLA believes VISIT FLORIDA serves a vital function by promoting our state. Read Carol Dover’s op-ed on why VISIT FLORIDA should be fully funded here.