May 3, 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. This legislation unanimously passed both the Florida Senate and the House and now heads to Governor Rick Scott for his signature.
“AIF and its ‘Florida Workers’ Compensation Strategic Task Force’ supports legislation that will help restore a stable, self-executing and affordable workers’ compensation system for injured workers. We believe Floridians deserve comprehensive reforms to the system, and HB 1107 that unanimously passed the Florida House today is one piece to putting Florida’s workers’ compensation system back together.
“AIF commends Representative Ben Albritton and Senator Keith Perry for carrying this legislation this session and encourages Governor Scott to sign HB 1107 that addresses one of the abuses Florida’s employers face within our state’s workers’ compensation system. By exempting public records relating to injured or deceased workers, this relief is one way to clear the burdensome pressures in the system to get injured workers healthy at affordable rates to employers.”
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