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Daily Legislative Brief from April 19, 2017


HB 1231-Relating to Agricultural Practices
On Wednesday, April 19th, HB 1231, by Representative Jake Raburn (R-Valrico), was heard before the House Commerce Committee and passed by a vote of 20 yeas to 0 nays. AIF stood in support of this bill.

This bill clarifies that livestock, poultry, and aquaculture medical supplies are exempt from sales tax. The bill repeals a supplemental pesticide registration fee which was added to bi-annual pesticide registrations. The bill also expands the travel radius limitations on the state restricted agricultural tag from "150" miles to statewide.

HB 1231 will now go to the House floor to be heard.

AIF SUPPORTS the various provisions of this bill which help our agricultural industry remain competitive and continue to be a driving force in Florida's economy.