April 9, 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 Appropriations Subcommittee on Education earlier today.
“AIF commends the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education for advancing Senator Latvala’s postsecondary student tuition legislation. Senate Bill 1400, which will allow certain undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition, is a positive step forward for businesses in, and looking to relocate to, Florida.
“Education reform, such as this, will give business owners the opportunity to retain and grow a strong workforce. And, we look forward to its advancement to the Senate floor, with its next stop being Senate Appropriations.”
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