Statement by Julio Fuentes, President/CEO, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Following the passage of House Bill 81 in the Commerce Committee
“The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce applauds the passage of House Bill 81 today in the Commerce committee. Representatives demonstrated their support for this pro-business, common sense bill and we are pleased the legislation will be heard on the House floor this session. With the companion bill, SB 106, being voted on by the full Senate tomorrow, Florida is one step closer to joining 30 other states in providing all retailers with a level playing field and the tools to compete in today’s modern society. As advocates for our state’s hardworking Hispanic business owners, we are proud to stand with the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition and encourage legislators to fully repeal the antiquated Alcohol Separation Law.”
Floridians for Fair Business Practices is a coalition of retailers and business groups whose purpose is to identify rules and regulations, which prohibit the growth and expansion of Florida businesses. For additional information, please visit www.FairBizinFlorida.com.