Posted by: tampachamber on Friday, April 7, 2017

Mayor Buckhorn delivers a different State of the City Address This week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn gave his annual State of the City address.  Focusing on a different perspective of Tampa, the Mayor talked about unity within the community. Want to hear more from the Mayor?  Register today for Face the Chamber: Mayor’s Luncheon on April 20. Ridesharing Bill passes the Florida House The House passed HB 221 sponsored by Representative Chris Sprowls and Representative Jamie Grant. The bill will provide a statewide regulation for ridesharing.  The Senate version SB 340 sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes passed its final committee stop and will be heard on the floor of the Senate soon. The Greater Chamber of Commerce SUPPORTS SB 647/HB 651 as one of the top priorities. Workers’ Comp Bill amended HB 7085 sponsored by Representative Danny Burgess was amended to reduce the hourly rate of attorney’s fees.  The bill will, among other things, increase the timeframe of eligibility to 260 weeks. View entire Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 State Legislative Agenda and  recent calls to action. View the current bill statistics for the 2017 Legislative Session. 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon on May 19  Register today for the Chamber’s annual Legislative Wrap Up sponsored by TECO.  Hear what members of the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation have to say about the 2017 legislative session. As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.  Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Possible changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Appropriations request rule changes in Tallahassee
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Workers’ Comp. Rate
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Streetcar Expansion
  • Regional MPO