Florida League of Cities

Workplace Heat Exposure Requirements (Oppose)

CS/CS/HB 433 (Esposito) and CS/SB 1492 (Trumbull) preempt the regulation of heat exposure requirements to the state. The bills prohibit local governments from providing preference for contractors on the basis of employment benefits offered by the contractor. The bills preempt to the state and remove any requirements a local government can place on a contractor in reference to the minimum wage. Lastly, the bills preempt the regulation of workplace terms and conditions to the state, not allowing a city to exceed or be in conflict with any state or federal workplace terms and conditions. CS/SB 1492 was amended to remove the provisions relating to wage and employment benefits by political subdivisions. (Wagoner)