April 4, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs Brewster Bevis regarding its opposition to Senate Bill 1678, by Senator Rene Garcia, relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers. SB 1678 was today heard in the Senate Transportation Committee, its first committee of reference.
“The best way to allow Florida businesses to flourish is to have the least bit of government involved in how businesses operate. SB 1678 goes against this very premise.
“SB 1678 allows government to directly interfere in contracts between two private companies. AIF and our members believe this legislation does not foster a business friendly environment and sets a bad precedent here in the Sunshine State.
“As the state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, AIF encourages state lawmakers to oppose SB 1678. Florida cannot afford to weaken the standards regarding the way we do business in Florida.”
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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