Next week is the last week of the 2018 Legislative Session in Florida, and NFIB/Florida is working to get some important business bills across the finish line.
Here are the top three business bills on the move in the final weeks of session.
Senate Bill 610 would protect businesses from being the victims of identity theft by requiring the Division of Corporations to notify business owners if any changes are made to their articles of incorporation.
Next step: Bill will be heard by the full Senate Thursday and the full House Friday
Supermajority to Raise Taxes and Fees
House Joint Resolution 7001 would require a 2/3 majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes and fees. This proposal, which was initially introduced by Governor Rick Scott, will help prevent future legislatures from enacting tax hikes that add to the already heavy tax burden shouldered by business owners.
Next step: Bill will be heard by the full Senate Friday
Direct Primary Care
SB 80 legislation would allow business owners to contract directly with physicians and pay a manageable monthly fee to give their employees access to primary care. This would dramatically lower healthcare costs for small business owners while connecting more Floridians with primary care services.
Next step: Awaiting a hearing on the Senate floor