With the 2022 legislative session's recent kick-off in Tallahassee, many members of the state legislature have revealed ambitious plans for the legislative session. However, politicians are not the only ones looking forward to seeing certain bills passed. The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has announced its legislative priorities this year.
The AIF has made it clear that they will, "lead the way for businesses through its various policy councils and committees," through a multitude of issues. Such as, "Environmental Sustainability & Agriculture Council; Florida Energy Council & Mineral Rights Working Group; Financial Services Council; Transportation & Maritime Council; IT Council; Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense Council; Health Care Task Force; Taxation Committee; Workers’ Compensation Coalition; and H2O Coalition."
“As we kick off the 2022 Legislative Session this week, I could not be prouder to start my tenure at the helm of AIF in a state that has been laser-focused on remaining open for business and recruiting new employers to our state,” said AIF President & CEO Brewster Bevis. “With 60 days of policy discussions now underway, we look forward to advocating for our members to be able to live, work and flourish in a state that truly believes in free enterprise. We are proud of our long history of legislative advocacy and success on behalf of Florida’s businesses and are ready to continue to work to generate a strong economic engine for our great state.”
The AIF is ready to work around Governor DeSantis' (R-FL) ambitious budget proposal of $99.7 Billion for the 2022-23 fiscal year. These important issues, as well as others, are laid out in greater detail within AIF’s 2022 Session Priorities publication, summarizing the guiding principles which shape AIF’s legislative positions. The publication is distributed to all 160 members of the Florida Legislature, the Florida Cabinet and Agency Secretaries, as well as AIF membership.
The AIF has presented its "The Voice of Florida Business” to all three branches of the Florida state government since 1920. The association is a volunteer association that claims to foster, "an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state."