2018 Session Wrap-Up

March 28, 2018

The 2018 Legislative Session was a unique one, to say the least.  The Florida Legislature dealt with many sensitive and controversial issues over the course of the 60-day session such as the devastating school shooting in Parkland, the escalating opioid epidemic, the ongoing clean-up and relief efforts caused by the past two hurricane seasons, the sexual harassment allegations throughout the halls of the Capitol, and the uncertain outcome of a handful of special election seats.
The result from all of this activity and focus slowed the legislative process, which meant fewer bills made it through to the end.  Not since 2001 have we had such a low number of bills passed.  Of the 3,192 bills filed by both chambers, only 200 bills passed.  Of those, 156 have been approved by the Governor, 39 are on the Governor’s desk awaiting his action, and 5 have been filed with the Secretary of State. 
Compiled by the AIF staff, the 2018 Session Wrap-Up will provide you with highlights on the top business-related bills that Associated Industries followed and acted upon.  It is our hope that you will find this publication helpful and informative for you and your company.  If you have questions, please contact our legislative team at aif@aif.com.
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