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AFP ISSUE         BILL #          SPONSOR SUMMARY                                                                           TIED BILLS OUR POSITION
Transparency, Accountability HB 23 Rodrigues (R) Requires that members of the public be given reasonable opportunity to speak at local government meetings. SB 50 Support
Transparency, Accountability SB 50 Negron Requires that members of the public be given reasonable opportunity to speak at local government meetings. HB 23 Support
Anti-Free Market SB 90 Smith (C) Requires all state contracts of more than a certain amount to require call-center services to be staffed by persons located within the United States. HB 507 Oppose
Reduces Red-Tape HB 121 Combee Requires local governments to report data & information relevant to creation of new businesses, or expansion of existing businesses, to the Dept. of Economic Opportunity to post on their website. SB 670 Support
Corporate Welfare HB 165 Gonzalez Expands tax incentives for professional sports franchises HB 721
SB 922
SB 306
Oppose
Corporate Welfare SB 236 Hukill Increases tax refunds for qualified defense contractors and space flight businesses and for qualified target industry businesses, etc. HB 4013 Oppose
Corporate Welfare SB 306 Braynon Expands tax incentives for professional sports franchises, specifically in Miami-Dade County HB 165
HB 721
SB 922
Oppose
Tax Increase SB 316 Detert Expands Florida taxing authority to internet sales on companies outside of Florida SB 88
HB 497
Oppose
Pro-Free Market SB 320 Evers Repeals the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in this state include a percentage of ethanol HB 4001 Support
Corporate Income Tax Decrease HB 401 Spano Increases Corporate income tax exemption from $50,000 to $75,000 SB 562 Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate Welfare SB 406 Gardiner Requires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to analyze economic development incentives HB 641 Support
Pension Reform SB 458 Ring Maintains requirement that local governments provide extra benefits for police and firefighter pensions.Read Our Letter to Senator Ring Here Oppose in Current Form
School Choice HB 465 Brodeur Requires parent approval of individual education plans for disabled students SB 1108 Support
Tax Increase HB 497 Moskowitz Expands Florida taxing authority to internet sales on companies outside of Florida SB 88
SB 316
Oppose
Anti-Free Market HB 507 Reed Requires all state contracts of more than a certain amount to require call-center services to be staffed by persons located within the United States SB 90 Oppose
Corporate Welfare, Anti-Free Market SB 518 Hukill Expands exemptions and incentives for politically favored businesses. SB 236
SB 316
HB 391               HB 4013
Oppose
Pension Reform SB 534 Brandes Protects the state from having to bail-out underfunded local pension plans and requires local government pension plans to use standardized assumptions to calculate funded ratios. HB 599 Support
Anti-Free Market SB 560 Simpson Establishes ability to sell natural gas fuel, but creates 5-year exemption from paying gas taxes HB 579 Oppose exemption
Corporate Income Tax Decrease SB 562 Hukill Increases corporate income tax exemption from $50,000 to $75,000 HB 401 Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate Welfare HB 563 Rodríguez (J) Requires DEO to calculate return-on-investment for publicly funded incentive programs and to establish a website for public access to information. SB 572 Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate Welfare SB 572 Sobel Requires DEO to calculate return-on-investment for publicly funded incentive programs and to establish a website for public access to information. HB 563 Support
Anti-Free Market HB 579 Ray Establishes ability to sell natural gas fuel, creates tax incentive program for natural gas vehicles SB 560 Oppose incentives
Limited Government SB 584 Hays Limits the state, a county, or a municipality’s ability to purchase land for conservation purposes. HB 901 Support
Pension Reform HB 599 Caldwell Clarifies state isn’t responsible for underfunded local pension plans, requires local plans to use standardized assumptions to calculate funding levels. SB 0534 Support
Free-Market, Transparency, Accountability SB 602 Hukill Requires local governments to competitively bid construction projects. HB 687 Support
Tax Decrease & Repeal HB 629 O’Toole Provides for incremental reduction and repeal of tax on commercial real property. SB 656 Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate Welfare HB 641 Rodrigues (R) Requires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to analyze economic development incentives. SB 406 Support
Tax Decrease & Repeal SB 656 Hukill Provides for incremental reduction and repeal of tax on commercial real property. HB 629 Support
Reduce Red-Tape SB 670 Brandes Requires local governments to report data & information relevant to creation of new businesses, or expansion of existing businesses, to DEO to post on their website. HB 121 Support
Free-Market, Transparency, Accountability HB 687 McBurney Requires local governments to competitively bid projects. SB 602 Support
Reduced Government Regulation SB 720 Brandes Removes unnecessary licensing burdens on auctioneers, hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping. Support
Corporate Welfare HB 721 Cummings Expands tax incentives for professional sports franchises HB 165
SB 306
SB 922
Oppose
School Choice SB 862 Stargel Allows parents with a student in a failing public school to petition the school board to implement a turnaround option HB 867 Support
School Choice SB 867 TrujiloBileca Allows parents with a student in a failing public school to petition the school board to implement a turnaround option HB 862 Support
Limited Government HB 901 Stone Limiting the state, a county, or a municipality’s ability to purchase land for conservation purposes. SB 584 Support
Corporate Welfare SB 922 Bradley Expands tax incentives for professional sports franchises HB 165
SB 306
HB 721
Oppose
Transparency & Accountability SB 1024 Commerce & Tourism Committee Revises and consolidates reporting requirements of DEO and Enterprise Florida HB 7007 No Position in Current Form
School Choice SB 1108 Gardiner Requires parent approval of individual education plans for ESE students HB 465 Support
Transparency & Accountability SB 1150 BenaquistoBrandes Improves accountability for state contracts   Support
Pro-Free Market HB 4001 Gaetz (M) Repeals the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in this state include a percentage of ethanol SB 320 Support
Corporate Welfare HB 4013 Santiago Increases tax incentives for qualified defense contractors, space flight businesses & select, targeted businesses SB 518
SB 236
Oppose
Transparency & Accountability HB 7007 Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee Revises and consolidates reporting requirements of DEO and Enterprise Florida SB 1024 No Position in Current Form
School Choice HB 7009 Choice & Innovation Subcommittee Expands opportunities for new charter schools and provides additional standards for accountability and transparency Support
Pension Reform HB 7011 Government Operations Subcommittee Automatically places all new FRS employees in the state investment plan rather than pension plan. Support
School Choice HB 7029 Choice & Innovation Subcommittee Expands digital learning opportunities for students   Support