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We are asking you to send an opposition email to the State Senate regarding SB 280 - Local Ordinances. If passed, this bill will cost local governments more time and money in the process of enacting ordinances while also increasing liability in order to comply with the mandates of the bill: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/280/BillText/Filed/PDF

If this bill passes, the process of setting common-sense ordinances to protect stakeholders, including business owners, and preserve the community standard will be drawn out by the requirement of the municipality to perform and publish a business impact statement.

This bill will be discussed on the Senate floor Thursday, January 27, 2022.

NOW is the time to take action and email State Senators to urge them to OPPOSE SB280!

Please click the links above (depending on what device you're using) to send an email to each Senate Committee member. You may change the subject line and/or text supplied within the email as you see fit.

Be sure to add your name and city of residence at the bottom of your email.

**If the above email buttons do not work for you, below are the email addresses of the senators. Clicking on the list will open a new email and you can cut and paste the subject line and body of the email from below.**

For PC USERS:

simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov;albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov;ausley.loranne.web@flsenate.gov;baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov;bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov;berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov;book.lauren.web@flsenate.gov;boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov;bracy.randolph.web@flsenate.gov;bradley.jennifer.web@flsenate.gov;brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov;brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov;brodeur.jason.web@flsenate.gov;broxson.doug.web@flsenate.gov;burgess.danny.web@flsenate.gov;cruz.janet.web@flsenate.gov;diaz.manny.web@flsenate.gov;farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov;gainer.george.web@flsenate.gov;Garcia.Ileana.web@flsenate.gov;gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov;gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov;Harrell.Gayle.web@flsenate.gov;Hooper.Ed.web@flsenate.gov;hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov;jones.shevrin.web@flsenate.gov;mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov;passidomo.kathleen.web@flsenate.gov;perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov;pizzo.jason.web@flsenate.gov;polsky.tina.web@flsenate.gov;powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov;rodrigues.ray.web@flsenate.gov;rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov;rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov;stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov;stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov;taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov;thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov;torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov;wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov

For ALL OTHER USERS:

simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov,albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov,ausley.loranne.web@flsenate.gov,baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov,bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov,berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov,book.lauren.web@flsenate.gov,boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov,bracy.randolph.web@flsenate.gov,bradley.jennifer.web@flsenate.gov,brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov,brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov,brodeur.jason.web@flsenate.gov,broxson.doug.web@flsenate.gov,burgess.danny.web@flsenate.gov,cruz.janet.web@flsenate.gov,diaz.manny.web@flsenate.gov,farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov,gainer.george.web@flsenate.gov,Garcia.Ileana.web@flsenate.gov,gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov,gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov,Harrell.Gayle.web@flsenate.gov,Hooper.Ed.web@flsenate.gov,hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov,jones.shevrin.web@flsenate.gov,mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov,passidomo.kathleen.web@flsenate.gov,perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov,pizzo.jason.web@flsenate.gov,polsky.tina.web@flsenate.gov,powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov,rodrigues.ray.web@flsenate.gov,rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov,rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov,stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov,stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov,taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov,thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov,torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov,wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov

Dear Senator,

Please vote AGAINST SB 280: LOCAL ORDINANCES.

If allowed to become law, SB 280 will cost local governments more time and money in the process of enacting ordinances while also increasing liability.  

When local government officials consider proposed ordinances, they focus on the impact to the entire community. This bill asks those officials to give more weight to impact on businesses – even those outside of the community.

This bill sends a clear message that business benefit trumps that of the entire community.

I am not anti-business and appreciate the benefit businesses bring to my community, but I am opposed to more consideration being given to how something meant to serve the entire community will impact businesses.

For these reasons, I request you vote AGAINST SB 280. Thank you for your leadership and thoughtful consideration of how this matter impacts your constituents.

Respectfully,

We are asking you to send an opposition email to the State Senate regarding SB 620 - Local Government. If passed, this bill will upset the balance between protecting the community and supporting businesses by increasing local governments' liability in setting ordinances. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/620/BillText/c1/PDF

If this bill passes, your local governments will be prevented from enacting ordinances for the good of the community - for example: ordinances designed to prevent "pill mills" or businesses that promote sex trafficking.

This bill will set a dangerous precedent that will risk the quality of life for a community in favor of business profits.

Senate Bill 620 will be discussed on the Senate floor Thursday, January 27, 2022.

NOW is the time to take action and email State Senators to urge them to OPPOSE SB620!

Please click the links above (depending on what device you're using) to send an email to each Senate Committee member. You may change the subject line and/or text supplied within the email as you see fit.

Be sure to add your name and city of residence at the bottom of your email.

**If the above email buttons do not work for you, below are the email addresses of the senators. Clicking on the list will open a new email and you can cut and paste the subject line and body of the email from below.**

For PC USERS:

simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov;albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov;ausley.loranne.web@flsenate.gov;baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov;bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov;berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov;book.lauren.web@flsenate.gov;boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov;bracy.randolph.web@flsenate.gov;bradley.jennifer.web@flsenate.gov;brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov;brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov;brodeur.jason.web@flsenate.gov;broxson.doug.web@flsenate.gov;burgess.danny.web@flsenate.gov;cruz.janet.web@flsenate.gov;diaz.manny.web@flsenate.gov;farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov;gainer.george.web@flsenate.gov;Garcia.Ileana.web@flsenate.gov;gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov;gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov;Harrell.Gayle.web@flsenate.gov;Hooper.Ed.web@flsenate.gov;hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov;jones.shevrin.web@flsenate.gov;mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov;passidomo.kathleen.web@flsenate.gov;perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov;pizzo.jason.web@flsenate.gov;polsky.tina.web@flsenate.gov;powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov;rodrigues.ray.web@flsenate.gov;rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov;rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov;stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov;stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov;taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov;thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov;torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov;wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov

For ALL OTHER USERS:

simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov,albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov,ausley.loranne.web@flsenate.gov,baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov,bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov,berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov,book.lauren.web@flsenate.gov,boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov,bracy.randolph.web@flsenate.gov,bradley.jennifer.web@flsenate.gov,brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov,brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov,brodeur.jason.web@flsenate.gov,broxson.doug.web@flsenate.gov,burgess.danny.web@flsenate.gov,cruz.janet.web@flsenate.gov,diaz.manny.web@flsenate.gov,farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov,gainer.george.web@flsenate.gov,Garcia.Ileana.web@flsenate.gov,gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov,gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov,Harrell.Gayle.web@flsenate.gov,Hooper.Ed.web@flsenate.gov,hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov,jones.shevrin.web@flsenate.gov,mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov,passidomo.kathleen.web@flsenate.gov,perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov,pizzo.jason.web@flsenate.gov,polsky.tina.web@flsenate.gov,powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov,rodrigues.ray.web@flsenate.gov,rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov,rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov,stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov,stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov,taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov,thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov,torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov,wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov

Dear Senator,

I urge you to vote AGAINST SB 620: LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

If allowed to become law, SB 620 will upset the balance between protecting the community and supporting businesses by increasing local governments’ liability in setting ordinances.

In addition to forcing local governments to all but set anti-competitive policies among businesses, this bill will prevent local governments from enacting ordinances for the good of the community – such as, for example, those designed to prevent “pill mills” or businesses that promote sex trafficking. As such, SB620 will set a dangerous precedent that would risk quality of life for a community in favor of business profits.

Additionally, nearly 75% of the language in SB 620 details how a local government would be required to pay attorney fees and damages, but there is minimal language detailing how the claimed profit loss will be measured to prove the ordinance is the cause of said loss.

For these reasons, I request you show your support for local governments addressing local issues at the local level by voting AGAINST SB 620. Thank you for your leadership and thoughtful consideration of how this matter impacts your constituents.

Respectfully,

We are asking you to send an opposition email to the members of the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee considering HB 325 Vacation Rentals. If passed, this bill would not only limit vacation rental regulations a local municipality could place on vacation rentals, but also the registration fee. HB 325 (2022) - Vacation Rentals | Florida House of Representatives (myfloridahouse.gov)

If this bill passes, a municipality would be limited to set a vacation rental registration fee of no more than $50!

  • A property safety inspection costs more than $50, and that is just one of many components and associated costs necessary in the vacation rental registration process.
  • The vacation rental registration fees charged by a municipality are NOT profit, but simply cover the costs associated with ensuring the safety and compliance with local laws of a vacation rental property. Issues that directly impact you as a resident, business owner, or visitor.
  • If municipalities are limited to charging no more than $50 for vacation rental registration, the funds to cover the other associated costs will come out of your pocket in the form of tax increases.

House Bill 325 will be heard Thursday, January 27, 2022, by the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee.

Now is the time to act and send an email opposing this bill!

Please click both links above (depending what device you're using) to send an email to each Senate Committee member. You may change the subject line and/or the text supplied within the email as you see fit.

Be sure to add your name and city of residence at the bottom of your email.

**If the above email buttons do not work for you, below are the email addresses of the Representatives. Clicking on the list will open a new email and you can cut and paste the subject line and body of the email from below.**

For PC USERS: Bob.Rommel@myfloridahouse.gov;Mike.Giallombardo@myfloridahouse.gov;Anna.Eskamani@myfloridahouse.gov;Mike.Beltran@myfloridahouse.gov;Dan.Daley@myfloridahouse.gov;Joy.Goff-Marcil@myfloridahouse.gov;Tommy.Gregory@myfloridahouse.gov;Michael.Grieco@myfloridahouse.gov;Joe.Harding@myfloridahouse.gov;randy.maggard@myfloridahouse.gov;Amber.Mariano@myfloridahouse.gov;Fiona.McFarland@myfloridahouse.gov;Angie.Nixon@myfloridahouse.gov;Anika.Omphroy@myfloridahouse.gov;Toby.Overdorf@myfloridahouse.gov;Scott.Plakon@myfloridahouse.gov;Will.Robinson@myfloridahouse.gov;Jackie.Toledo@myfloridahouse.gov

For ALL OTHER USERS: Bob.Rommel@myfloridahouse.gov,Mike.Giallombardo@myfloridahouse.gov,Anna.Eskamani@myfloridahouse.gov,Mike.Beltran@myfloridahouse.gov,Dan.Daley@myfloridahouse.gov,Joy.Goff-Marcil@myfloridahouse.gov,Tommy.Gregory@myfloridahouse.gov,Michael.Grieco@myfloridahouse.gov,Joe.Harding@myfloridahouse.gov,randy.maggard@myfloridahouse.gov,Amber.Mariano@myfloridahouse.gov,Fiona.McFarland@myfloridahouse.gov,Angie.Nixon@myfloridahouse.gov,Anika.Omphroy@myfloridahouse.gov,Toby.Overdorf@myfloridahouse.gov,Scott.Plakon@myfloridahouse.gov,Will.Robinson@myfloridahouse.gov,Jackie.Toledo@myfloridahouse.gov

 

OPPOSE HB325

 

Dear Representative,

Please vote against further consideration of HB 325: VACATION RENTALS. If allowed to become law, HB 325 will force local governments to increase my taxes and/or cut staff. Neither option is acceptable.

The fees collected by my local government for vacation rental registrations is not profit, but covers the costs associated with ensuring the health and safety of not only the visitors renting the vacation property but also the surrounding community.

Property inspections alone cost more than the meager $50 this bill proposes registration fees be limited to, which means my tax dollars will have to go toward paying for the inspection of someone else’s income-generating property. And what about the ongoing efforts of my local government’s staff to ensure laws and ordinances are enforced? Will my taxes have to be raised to cover the costs associated with enforcement of someone else’s income-generating property?

For these reasons, I request you vote AGAINST HB 325. Thank you for your leadership and thoughtful consideration of how this matter impacts your constituents.

Respectfully,