The number of Hepatitis A cases in Florida has steadily increased each month for the last year, and FRLA has partnered with the Florida Department of Health to help spread the word about how to keep guests and staff safe. Hepatitis A is highly contagious and can cause death. While Central Florida currently has the highest Read More
On Wednesday, the Florida Senate passed SB 2500, their budget, and sent it to the House. Yesterday, the House passed their budget bill, HB 5001, so negotiations between the two chambers will soon begin. Of note: the Senate’s budget allocates $50 million for VISIT FLORIDA funding, which is more than the House allocation of $19 Read More
Week 4 of the 2019 Legislative Session was busy. Samantha Padgett, General Counsel for FRLA, breaks down the most important bills moving in Florida’s Capitol this week for the hospitality industry. Find a full list of bills the Government Relations team is tracking in the 2019 Legislative Session here.
Hepatitis A Is On The Rise In Florida: With several Florida restaurant workers infected with Hepatitis A so far this year, it is important that all employees and managers are aware of Hepatitis A: its causes and how to handle if a staff person is infected with this communicable disease.
Last Wednesday, we celebrated Florida Tourism Day at the Capitol, and Rep. Mel Ponder gave an impassioned speech about the importance of tourism to our state. This week, we have talked extensively with House leadership about the importance of VISIT FLORIDA funding, and we thank them for taking the time to listen. Florida truly is Read More