FEDC Legislative Priorities
Advance Florida’s competitiveness by promoting sound economic development programs and policy. FEDC promotes positions on economic development issues to be considered during the state’s annual legislative session.
FEDC has been working with DEO on the reauthorization of the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund program. The FEDC Board of Directors provided DEO with reports from around the state on the effectiveness of QTI in facilitating job creation and capital investment. Here is a summary of legislation being drafted to retain and strengthen QTI as an economic development tool. It includes a specific increase in the base per job refund for Hurricane Michael affected counties.
Here is our Myths vs Facts information sheet regarding the merits of the QTI.
Here are our priorities for the upcoming session.
2020 SESSION DATES
August 1, 2019, Deadline for filing claim bills (Rule 4.81(2))
November 22, 2019 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills andjoint resolutions, including requests for companion bills
January 10, 2020 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills.
January 14, 2020 Regular Session convenes (Article III, section 3(b), Constitution)12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Rule 3.7(1))
February 29, 2020 All bills are immediately certified (Rule 6.8)Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Rule 6.4(4))
March 3, 2020 50th day—last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Rule 2.9(2))
March 13, 2020 60th day—last day of Regular Session (Article III, section 3(d), Constitution)
2019 -2020 SESSION COMMITTEE WEEK DATES
LBC meeting the week of September 9th
Session begins on Tuesday, January 14
FEDC Chair, Crystal Stiles wrote an important op-ed for the Herald-Tribune about “Why We Still Need Economic Development“. Be sure to read her insightful commentary.
Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.
Enterprise Florida is vital to Florida’s economy and an important contributor to the state’s economic development. Learn more about our partner’s role and results in this PDF.