For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636
Kristen Grissom,, 850.814.9454


AIF Thanks Senate Committee for Advancing Tort Reform Legislation

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Brewster Bevis regarding Senate Bill 236 relating to Civil Remedies by Senator Travis Hutson.  SB 236 today passed the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance, its first committee of reference.

“Florida is fortunate to have bold leaders who all agree that it is time to tackle lawsuit abuse. Senator Hutson, under the leadership of Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, has put forth a set of strong reforms that will work to significantly improve our state’s tort climate. AIF thanks the committee members for voting today to pass this bill that will bring balanced reform to our state’s legal system and put an end to the frivolous lawsuits that harm both businesses and consumers. We look forward to continuing to support this good bill as it moves through the process.”

SB 236 has also been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.

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.

For more information on AIF, please visit and follow @VoiceofFLBiz

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