The Florida Retail Federation is supportive of HB 457 that would amend the present fertilizer management statutes in Florida. Presently, in some areas of our state, consumers and retailers face a complicated patchwork of local fertilizer ordinances that vary from county to county, and in some cases, city to city. Continuing down this path of inconsistent regulations would be potentially very costly to retailers and this legislation, filed today by Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola), would work to remedy this flawed process.
With varying rules and regulations dictating where and when fertilizer can be sold in the state, the productivity of Florida commerce is constrained. It is very difficult for a retailer to continuously be confronted with changing, localized rules throughout Florida