Rep. Dana Young's bill to eliminate duplicative regulations at Florida's port moves to House floor

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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 Economic Affairs Committee, its final committee of reference.

HB 283 streamlines security regulations at Florida? 14 Seaports by eliminating state duplication with the comprehensive Federal Security Law.

“The fact that this bill is ready for a full vote by the House at the half-way point of the session is a tribute to Representative Young’s hard work and determination to pass common sense legislation that will save businesses and workers money, allow Florida’s Ports to be more competitive, and provide for better allocation of limited resources,” 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.

HB 283 has no more committee stops and is ready to be heard on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives for final passage.

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