Capitol Concierge April 19, 2019

FRLA General Counsel Samantha Padgett breaks down the most important action of Week 7 of the 2019 Legislative Session. We’re almost to the finish line, and FRLA’s Government Relations team expect the next two weeks to be exciting. For a full list of bills we’re tracking, click here.

Capitol Concierge April 12, 2019

This week, two bills regarding short-term rentals were up for discussion, and testimony in the House was impassioned. HB 987 was on the agenda in the Commerce Committee and passed after representatives heard from lodging industry professionals. SB 824 by Diaz was temporarily postponed in the Industry, Innovation and Technology Committee, but that committee is Read More

Capitol Concierge: April 5, 2019

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

Capitol Concierge: March 29, 2019

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.

Capitol Concierge: March 22, 2019

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