The Bay County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee is proud to bring you this service. As issues develop that directly impact your business and the community, we will send special alerts asking you to respond to our elected officials on a local, state and federal level.
A bill that
will preempt local control has passed the House [HB 191] and its companion bill
in the Senate [SB 318] is in the third and final committee. The Chamber opposes this threat to our clean
water and local control. We encourage
you to speak out against SB318, contact
Tom Lee and the Appropriations Committee today to express your opposition of state preemption of
fracking activities and public records law exemption and encourage the
committee to vote "NO" on SB318.
County Chamber of Commerce Fracking Resolution (Opposing)
County Commissioners Fracking Resolution and Letter (Opposing)
Business Rent Sales Tax
County Chamber of Commerce opposes Business Rent Taxes. Florida is the only state to impose this tax
making Florida less competitive and less appealing to new business start-ups
and companies that would like to locate here.
This money can be better spent on creating new jobs and supporting our
local shops and restaurants. Encourage Florida Legislature to reduce the
State's Business Rent Tax by 1 percent per year until completely eliminated.
Please sign this petition today to support a cut in the
Business Rent Tax.