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

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Today, Representative Dana Young? (R-Tampa) bill to repeal burdensome and duplicative regulations at Florida? ports took its final step toward becoming law by passing out of the Florida House of Representatives and now heads to Governor Scott to sign.

CS/CS/CS/CS HB 283 streamlines security regulations at Florida? 14 Seaports by eliminating state duplication with the comprehensive federal security law.

?he fact that this bill passed unanimously by the House is a testament to Representative Young’s hard work and determination to pass common sense legislation that will allow Florida’s Ports to be more competitive?said Doug Wheeler, President of the 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.

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