For Immediate Release
Friday, February 24, 2023
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Brewster Bevis regarding House Bill 837 relating to Civil Remedies by Representatives Tommy Gregory and Tom Fabricio. HB 837 today passed the House Civil Justice Subcommittee, its first committee of reference.
“AIF applauds Chairman Will Robinson and members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee for supporting this bill today to advance much-needed, transformational reforms that will truly rebalance our state’s legal system and rein in lawsuit abuse. We would also like to thank the bill sponsors, Representatives Gregory and Fabricio, for spearheading this bold effort to tackle Florida’s problematic tort climate once and for all this session, as well as Governor Ron DeSantis, Speaker Paul Renner and President Kathleen Passidomo for their continued leadership on this issue.
“The significant changes made in this bill will help stop trial attorneys from filing countless frivolous lawsuits so they can make a profit while harming businesses across Florida and raising costs for consumers. AIF looks forward to seeing this good public policy continue through the process.”
HB 837 has also been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
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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