House and Senate to Restructure Economic Development
Last week was an eventful week in the legislature’s effort to restructure economic development for Florida. Senate bill 2156, the chamber’s bill that creates a new agency to house the state’s job creation apparatus and streamline critical processes was approved by a majority of all senators when it came up for a floor vote on Thursday, April 8.
The much awaited bill, detailing the plan the House of Representatives would pursue for creating a more competitive economic development structure was voted out of its committee of origin, the House Select Committee on Government Reorganization. PCB SCGR 11-03 now goes to the House floor for deliberation.
Now that both bills are public we can see where they are similar and how wide ranging their differences are, and where they line up with the Governor’s objectives.
Read the side-by-side comparison of the bills: Side by Side House and Senate Economic Redevelopment
Read the brief summary of the two bills: House and Senate to Restructure Economic Development – Summary