March 27, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding support of Senate Bill 596, by Senator Travis Hutson (R-St. Augustine), relating to Utilities. SB 596 was today heard in the Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee, its second committee of reference.
“AIF supports legislation to bring technology of the future to Florida, allowing our communities to be a part of the smart cities revolution. Florida’s economic environment will greatly benefit from this good legislation, allowing new technologically advanced companies to locate here in the Sunshine State.
“AIF applauds Senator Hutson for championing this legislation and the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee for passing this bill out of its committee today. SB 596 will allow technology of the future, like smart cities, autonomous vehicles and instantaneous speeds, to become a reality through uniform deployment of small cell technology.’
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.
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