Daily Legislative Brief from January 16, 2024


SB 1082 – Relating to Agricultural Workers

On Tuesday, January 16, SB 1082 by Senator Jay Collins (R-Tampa) was heard by the Senate Community Affairs Committee and was reported favorably with 8 yeas and 0 nays. AIF stood in support of this legislation. 

SB 1082 addresses several housing issues that directly impact agricultural operations in the state. The bill would make it unlawful for a local government to inhibit the construction or installment of housing for H-2A program workers.

SB 1082 will now go to the Senate Agriculture Committee for consideration.

AIF supports legislation that provides protections for farmers against rogue local governments that impose regulations that are overbearing and impede the functionality of agricultural producers.