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AIF Statement on Postsecondary Student Tuition Passing Senate Committee on Judiciary

April 1, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its Senior Vice President of State & Federal Affairs Brewster Bevis regarding the advancement of postsecondary student tuition legislation, Senate Bill 1400 by Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater).  SB 1400 passed the Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary earlier today.

“AIF applauds the advancement of Senator Latvala’s bill that will, among other things, allow certain undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition.

“Senate Bill 1400, which passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary today, is good for Florida’s businesses.  This education reform bill will allow Florida businesses to not only retain a strong workforce, but grow it.  We look forward to continuing to see this legislation advance through the process.”

SB 1400 has also passed the Senate Committee on Education and has been referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, as well as Appropriations.

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