News-Alerts

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE HB 425 - Short-Term Vacation Rentals.
HB 425 (La Rosa) will be considered by the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 am. Please make phone calls to Representatives on this House Committee and urge them to Oppose HB 425 and any amendments to the bill.
 
FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE SB 596 - Wireless Communications (Telecom)
CS/SB 596 (Hutson) will be considered by the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee on Monday, March 27 at 4:00 pm.  Please contact Senators on this Committee and urge them to Oppose CS/SB 596.

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE SB 1770 - Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA's).
SB 1770 (Lee) was not considered by the Senate Community Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 22. We will keep you posted when/if the bill is placed on the committee’s next meeting agenda.

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE SB 188 - Vacation Rentals
SB 188 (Steube) passed the Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Tuesday, March 21, by a vote of 7-3. Please thank Senators Travis Hutson, Randolph Bracy and Perry Thurston for opposing this bill.
 
FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE HB 487 & SB 330 - Local Business Tax.
HB 487 (Renner) passed the House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Tuesday, March 21. SB 330 (Steube) passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 22. Both bills were amended to remove the $25 cap. Please thank Rep. Renner and Sen. Steube for amending their bills.
 
FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE HB 687 - Wireless Communications Infrastructure
On Wednesday, March 15, HB 687 (La Rosa) passed the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee by a vote of 13-2. Thank you to Representatives Lori Berman and Bobby DuBose for opposing this legislation. Visit the TIR Policy Committee page for more information and resources.

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE HB 425 - Short Term Vacation Rentals.
On Tuesday, March 14, HB 425 (La Rosa) passed the House Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee by a vote of 9-6. Thank you to Representatives Tom Goodson, Elizabeth Porter, Kamia Brown, Ben Diamond, Patrick Henry & Holly Raschein for opposing this legislation. The Bill is now in the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee.

FLC Legislative Alert: SUPPORT SB 80 - Public Records Reform.
On Tuesday, March 14, SB 80 (Steube) passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee unanimously. Please thank the Senators on this committee for their support. SB 80 is now awaiting action by the full Senate.

FLC Legislative Alert: SUPPORT HB 163 - Public Records Reform
HB 163 (Burgess) passed the House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee unanimously on Wednesday, March 8. Please thank the Representatives on this committee for their support. HB 163 is now in the House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee. 

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE HB 13 - Community Redevelopment Areas. HB 13 (Raburn) passed the House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 8, by a vote of 9-6. Please join us in thanking Representatives Joseph Abruzzo, Daisy Baez, Kamia Brown, Mike Miller, Mel Ponder and Carlos Guillermo Smith. HB 13 has two more committee stops before reaching the House floor.

FLC Legislative Alert: OPPOSE Bad Telecom Bills
SB 596 (Hutson) passed the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Tuesday, March 7, by a vote of 7-1. Please join us in thanking Senator Daphne Campbell for opposing this legislation. The bill is now in the Senate Governmental Oversight & Accountability. Visit the TIR Policy Committee page for more information and resources.
 
FLC Legislative Alert: Oppose HB 17 - Preemption of Municipal Home Rule
HB 17 (Fine) passed the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 22, by a vote of 9-6. Please join us in thanking Representatives Loranne Ausley, Ramon Alexander, Roy Hardemon, Shawn Harrison, Al Jacquet and David Silvers for opposing this legislation. HB 17 has one more committee stop before reaching the House floor.

The League's Lobbying Team will commence Monday Morning Conference Calls on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 9:00 am. Contact Mary Edenfield for more details.

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resources-tips

The FLC App. This app is your source for all things related to legislative session and the Florida League of Cities' advocacy efforts to preserve Home Rule and protect Florida's cities from unfunded mandates.  

2017 Key Legislative Dates. Interim committee weeks, session info and policy committee meetings. 

Legislative Bulletin.
Published weekly during the lesgislative session, access summaries of bills being tracked by the FLC lobbying team. 

Issue Briefs. Summary papers for the League's legislative priorities including background information, talking points and the latest update on legislative progress.
 

Lobbying 101. This tool is designed to help you ask the right questions about proposed legislation and its sponsor(s).

Advocacy Checklist. This is a great tool to help local officials stay on task and on message during a phone call or visit with your legislator.

Local Impact Statement. Legislators frequently share that communicating a message in one page is very important and gets their attention. This resource highlights the key components to share and what to leave out.

Public Testimony 101. Preparing to provide testimony in committee? This list of tried and tested tips will keep you focused and prepare you for what to expect.

Monthly Tips. Check out our monthly tip to help city officials stay better engaged and become stronger advocates.