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 Opposes HB3 and SB 1714 related to Economic Development Accountability and Transparency
Download this PDF summarizing FEDC’s opposition to HB 3 and SB 1714.
Here is the Senate contact information for committees to which SB 1714 has been referred.
Also, download this customizable template for conveying talking points to your elected officials.
Consider adopting a resolution in support of the FEDC position:
FEDC Chair, Crystal Stiles recently wrote an important op-ed for the Herald-Tribune about “Why We Still Need Economic Development“. Be sure to read her insightful commentary.
Finally, see this news article: “FloridaWest and Visit Pensacola fear bill would impose unrealistic demands”.
2018 Legislative Session Dates
- August 1, 2017 – Deadline for filing claim bills (Rule 4.81(2))
- September 11, 2017 – First week of committee meetings
- January 9, 2018 – Regular Session convenes at 12:00 PM; Also deadline for filing bills for introduction.
- February 24, 2018 – All bills are immediately certified. Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day.
- February 27, 2018 – 50th day – last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings
- March 9, 2018 – 60th day – last day of Regular Session
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.