Dana Young's bill to eliminate duplicative regulations at Florida's ports passes House

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On Thursday, Representative Dana Young? (R-Tampa) bill to repeal burdensome and duplicative regulations at Florida? ports took another step toward becoming law by passing out of the Florida House of Representatives.

CS/CS/CS/CS HB 283 streamlines security regulations at Florida? 14 Seaports by eliminating state duplication with the comprehensive Federal Security Law. ?B 283 is the common sense solution to removing unnecessary costs on businesses and maritime workers, while enhancing security at Florida? public seaports and I think that is clearly reflected in the overwhelming support this legislation received in the House of Representatives,?said Doug Wheeler, Executive Director of Florida Ports Council.

?his legislation is a positive step toward harnessing the full economic potential of our ports. By eliminating unnecessary and duplicative regulations, our ports and port tenants can focus their resources on expansion of commerce and job creation,?said Rep. Dana Young.

CS/CS/CS/CS HB 283 is in messages and ready to be heard on the floor of the Florida Senate for final passage.

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