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Daily Legislative Brief from April 10, 2019


HB 905 – Relating to the Department of Transportation (DOT)

On Wednesday, April 10, HB 905 by Representative Alex Andrade (R-Pensacola) was heard in the House State Affairs Committee and was voted favorably with 23 yeas and 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this legislation.

This bill:

  • Prohibits local governments from adopting standards or specifications for the permissible use of aggregates that are contrary to DOT’s standards or specifications;
  • Requires any contractor desiring to bid on DOT contracts in excess of $50 million to have satisfactorily completed two, $15 million projects prior to being eligible to bid;
  • Increases the dollar threshold for certain contract claims that may go before the State Arbitration Board.

HB 905 will now move to the House floor.

AIF supports legislation that streamlines DOT regulations and provides quality infrastructure for the businesses operating on our roads.