SB 102- Relating to Housing
On Wednesday, February 8th, SB 102 by Senator Calatayud (R-Miami) was heard by the Senate Community Affairs Committee and was reported favorably with 9 yeas and 0 nays. AIF stood in support of this legislation.
This bill seeks to address Florida’s backlog of affordable, attainable and workforce housing in the state. SB 102 will not only maintain the high level of funding for Florida’s SHIP and SAIL programs, but it will provide additional funding for SAIL and work to increase attainable and affordable housing options for Floridians throughout the state.
SB 102 will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
AIF supports legislation which allows for continued and more reliable access to affordable housing in underdeveloped communities.
SB 170- Relating to Local Ordinances
On Wednesday, February 8th, SB 170 by Senator Jay Trumbull (R-Panama City) was heard in the Senate Community Affairs Committee and was reported favorable with 7 yeas and 2 nays. AIF stood in support of this legislation.
SB 170 is a bill that would require local governments (counties and cities) to prepare business impact statements for official review before a proposed ordinance can take effect. This is vital to securing a more free-market, business friendly, environment so businesses are protected from unnecessary, burdensome regulations. Additionally, this legislation requires a county or city to suspend an ordinance that is pending authorization by a court of law.
SB 170 will now go to the Senate Rules Committee for consideration.
AIF supports legislation which holds local governments accountable for the actions they take that can have a negative impact on businesses in their jurisdiction.