March 28, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney, who also serves as the chair of its “Florida Workers’ Compensation Strategic Task Force,” in support of House Bill 1107, by Representative Ben Albritton, relating to Public Records/Workers’ Compensation. HB 1107 was today heard in the House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, its second committee of reference.
“Since the Florida Supreme Court declared the workers’ compensation system unconstitutional, AIF’s ‘Florida Workers’ Compensation Strategic Task Force’ has proposed legislation that would provide a stable, self-executing and affordable system to care for injured workers.
“HB 1107 heard today in the House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee addresses one component of our overall goal to relieve burdensome pressures on Florida’s employers by exempting public record requirements relating to injured or deceased workers.
“AIF commends Representative Albritton and the committee for recognizing the importance of not publicizing personal information of injured workers, and looks forward to seeing this good public policy move through the process.”
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