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NAHB Preserves Tax Benefits for Small Home Builders and Developers 

With over 30 years of experience in home building and land development in Florida and, as a CPA, I have to give a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to NAHB for the tax benefits they were able to obtain and preserve for small home builders and developers in the 2017 Tax Reform Act. Although some might want to …

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FHBA Legislative Updates – Week 3

FHBA Legislative Updates – Week of January 22, 2018 Special Thanks: A special thanks to the following FHBA leaders who made the time and effort to be in Tallahassee and attend various meetings pushing FHBA’s legislative agenda. • Greg Matovina, FHBA President • Frank Severino, FHBA Governmental Affairs Chair • Dave Carter, Former FHBA President …

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Tax Reform Report Post NAHB Meeting in D.C.

by George Cooper, Immediate Past 2nd Vice President NAHB invited myself and Rusty Payton to come to Washington to meet with key Florida congressmen regarding the proposed income tax reforms. On November 14th, we were joined by JP Delmore, the NAHB lobbyist for Florida, in meeting with the chief of staff for Senator Marco Rubio, an aid …

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Statement from Florida Home Builders Association about Governor Rick Scott’s Signature of HB 1021

On behalf of more than 8,000 builder and trade partner members of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), we want to thank Governor Scott for signing Construction Bill, HB 1021, into law. With the Governor’s signature, this law will help Florida’s building codes remain strong, and protect Florida families by allowing our state to refine …

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Proposed FBC Mandate – Lightning Protection Systems

Update 11:40 AM EST: The Florida Building Commission (FBC) removes proposed mandate for lightning protection systems per FHBA request. The FBC will establish a study group to determine need and fiscal impact. Stay tuned for more information on the FBC lightning protection systems study group. For more information, contact Douglas Buck at dbuck@fhba.com. –  – …

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Confused About Worker’s Compensation Rates Starting on December 1?

If you are confused by what the Worker’s Compensation rates will be starting December 1 – Welcome to the club. Bottom line, the 14.5% increase approved earlier by the Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR) remains in effect and will start tomorrow, December 1. Why is this news? Late last week Leon County Circuit Judge, Karen …

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