Legislative Days

Legislative Days:  Lobbying at the Florida State Capital

2019 LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN TALLAHASSEE

The SWFAA Advocacy Squad traveled to the Florida State Capital in Tallahassee on January 31, 2018 to lobby for our top legislative priorities this year which include:

#1. Support Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund and the passage of Senate Bill 70.

The Florida Apartment Association urges the Legislature to use all of the Housing Trust Fund monies exclusively for Florida’s housing programs and the passage of SB 70 (Sen. Mayfield), which will prevent the Legislature from diverting any cash balances  in the Housing Trust Fund for other purposes within the state budget.

#2. Support the passage of legislation to prohibit mandatory inclusionary zoning practices.

The Florida Apartment Association urges the Legislature to pass preemption legislation that prevents local units of government from mandating Inclusionary Zoning and encourages local units to pursue market-based incentives to address affordable housing.

#3. Support the passage House Bill 721/Senate Bill 1128 to reduce emotional support animal fraud and abuse.

The Florida Apartment Association urges the Legislature to pass HB 721/SB1128 to provide clarity regarding reasonable accommodation practices for emotional support animals.

#4. Support the passage of Senate Bill 144 to clarify the impact fee process.

The Florida Apartment Association urges the Legislature to pass SB 144 to provide necessary clarity regarding the impact fee collection process.


SWFAA FIGHTS FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE MULTIFAMILY INDUSTRY AT 2017 LEGISLATIVE DAYS!

During the first week of February, SWFAA joined forces with the Florida Apartment Association and affiliates from all over the state to descend upon the State Capital in Tallahassee to lobby to our local State Representatives & Senators. Due to the generosity of SWFAA members who have donated to APAC, we presented a check for $1,500 to support the Florida Apartment Political Action Committee! Click below to see the issues and how we stand.

Sadowsky Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Senate Bill 268

Non-Homestead Assessment Cap


2016 LEGISLATIVE DAYS AT THE CAPITAL IN TALLAHASSEE WAS A SUCCESS!

Representatives and U.S. Senators at Florida's State Capital in Tallahassee on January 27th. We gained support on important bills that affect our industry including:

  • SUPPORT of Full Funding for the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be applied to LIHTC
  • SUPPORT of Clarification on Renter's Insurance Requirements
  • SUPPORT of Expansion of Allowable Repairs by Maintenance Professionals
  • OPPOSITION of Criminal Penalties for Landlords who Violate the Landlord-Tenant Act

We will keep you updated as these bills travel through the committees. You can help us to make sure that bad bills don't become bad laws by becoming involved on the SWFAA Legislative Committee and by donating to APAC!


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