Articles relating to "Florida Legislature":
New Florida laws go into effect tomorrow (6/30/2014)
A number or signed bills become effective July 1, including help for the homeless, and a return of some power to local governments that oversee short-term rentals.
Gov. Scott signs Fla. flood insurance bill (6/16/2014)
The new law, effective immediately, encourages private insurers to enter the Fla. market by giving them rate-setting flexibility and reduced regulatory burdens.
Governor touts Realtors’ No. 1 issue in session kickoff (3/4/2014)
The governor’s speech, which marked the start of the 2014 Legislature, focused on tax cuts, including a reduction in the sales tax charged on commercial leases.
Coalition wants Fla. housing money used for housing (2/26/2014)
An affordable housing coalition that includes Florida Realtors issued a report and challenged the Fla. Legislature to fully fund its housing programs in 2014.
U.S. House releases its own flood insurance bill (2/25/2014)
The bill, which has some bipartisan support, eliminates certain triggers for premium increases, such as a home sale. Gov. Scott also asked Pres. Obama for help.
Gov. Scott’s budget boosts Fla. Div. of Real Estate (1/30/2014)
In addition to reducing the commercial lease tax, the governor’s budget adds staff to identify license violations. Fla. previously lowered some licensee fees.