AIF outlines legislative agenda in 2022 Session Priorities publication

by | Jan 13, 2022



The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) released its legislative agenda on Thursday, outlining its top priorities for the 2022 Florida Legislative Session.

In its 2022 Session Priorities publication, AIF will look to stand up for issues that will continue to build on Florida’s business-friendly foundation. In particular, “The Voice of Florida Business” says they’ll lead the way on issues through various policy councils and committees, including Environmental Sustainability & Agriculture Council; Florida Energy Council & Mineral Rights Working Group; Financial Services Council; Transportation & Maritime Council; IT Council; Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense Council; Health Care Task Force; Taxation Committee; Workers’ Compensation Coalition; and H2O Coalition.

“As we kick off the 2022 Legislative Session this week, I could not be prouder to start my tenure at the helm of AIF in a state that has been laser focused on remaining open for business and recruiting new employers to our state,” said AIF President & CEO Brewster Bevis. “With 60 days of policy discussions now underway, we look forward to advocating for our members to be able to live, work and flourish in a state that truly believes in free enterprise.  We are proud of our long history of legislative advocacy and success on behalf of Florida’s businesses and are ready to continue to work to generate a strong economic engine for our great state.”

AIF, which has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920, says they anticipate seeing numerous legislative proposals that revolve around Governor Ron DeSantis’ $99.7 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year 2022-23. Notably, AIF supports funding for VISIT Florida, Enterprise Florida, and Bolstering Florida’s film, television, and the digital media industry. The group will also tackle issues in other sectors, including education, energy, health care, insurance, and more.

“The budget Governor DeSantis has put forth, which includes a significant gas tax holiday that will save hardworking Florida families and businesses over $1 billion, furthers his commitment to fostering freedom and prosperity in our state,” Bevis added. “We commend Governor DeSantis and the Legislature for ensuring Florida’s economy continues to thrive and for creating a brighter future for all Floridians.”

AIF noted its 2022 Session Priorities publication was distributed to all 160 members of the Florida Legislature, the Florida Cabinet and Agency Secretaries, as well as AIF membership.

To view AIF’s legislative priorities, click here.

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