For Immediate Release: April 6, 2016
This law cuts burdensome local regulations allowing quicker re-entry into disaster-impacted areas by retail businesses that assist with post-disaster recovery
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, supports Governor Rick Scott’s signing today of SB 1288 – Post-Disaster Re-Entry, which cuts burdensome local regulations allowing quicker re-entry into disaster-impacted areas by retail businesses that assist with post-disaster recovery. FRF worked tirelessly on this important legislation, sponsored by Senate Pro Tempore Garrett Richter and Representative Bobby Powell, during this past Legislative Session.
"Florida is prone to natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding, but Governor Scott signing this bill into law means that our retail members will be able to more efficiently provide vital resources to those Florida families and visitors impacted," said FRF President/CEO Randy Miller. "I want to thank Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter and Senator Kelli Stargel and Representatives Clay Ingram and Bobby Powell for their leadership on this issue, our partners at the Division of Emergency Management, and Governor Scott for ensuring each Floridian will receive the important post-disaster help they need."
ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION
Founded in 1937, the Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida’s budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more information, visit the FRF website, and follow FRF on Facebook and Twitter.