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The 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

If I had to sum up the 2019 Legislative Session for the home building industry in one word, OUTSTANDING! The tenor of the House and Senate begin with the appointed leaders, House Speaker Jose Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano. A big thank you to both of them for fostering a free-market environment that recognizes …

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Week Four of Legislative Session

The frantic pace of the legislature continues. The building permit transparency bill sponsored by Senator Keith Perry and Representative Jayer Williamson was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the Governor for his approval. FHBA President Bill Truex has already transmitted a letter to Governor DeSantis recording our support. Representative Byron Donalds …

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The Bottom Line: 2019 Pre-Session Observations

For anyone who has joined a recent FHBA Governmental Affairs call, the 2019 Legislative Session has the look and feel of one to be dominated by construction related issues. Nearly every candidate mentioned the need to enhance career and technical education opportunities. Workforce Several proposals enhancing the workforce training are pending, including one which requires …

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Home Builders Winning Advocacy Effort on Display Last Night

Wow! What a night to be watching election results. With Ron DeSantis winning the race for Governor, a sweep of the Florida Cabinet with FHB PAC endorsed candidates, a solid conservative majority leading the Florida House, and, at best, the Democrats flipping one State Senate seat (more on that below), the political climate remains positive …

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FHBA Takes Positions on Two Key Constitutional Amendments

This past weekend, the FHBA Board of Directors voted to Oppose Amendment 1, and voted to Support Amendment 2. Both amendments impact the home building industry. AMENDMENT 1, INCREASED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION: Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than …

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Florida Home Builders PAC Announces Candidate Endorsements in State Cabinet Races

The Florida Home Builders Political Action Committee (FHB PAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements for state cabinet primary races. The FHB PAC seeks to ensure a favorable environment for the home building industry. Governor: Ron DeSantis Attorney General: Ashley Moody Agriculture Commissioner: Matt Caldwell Chief Financial Officer: Jimmy Patronis “This a once in a …

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