Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson presented the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) a legislative session wrap-up discussion with the County’s lobbying team. The Florida State legislative session concluded Friday, April 30, 2021, as scheduled.
The BOCC’s priorities included appropriations for Stewardship funding, land acquisition, vessel pump-out services, upgrades to the local Baker Act facility, preservation of affordable Citizens wind insurance rates, reduction of derelict vessels, resiliency funding, vacation rental grandfather protection, and preservation of home rule authority.
A brief recap of Monroe County’s session outcomes, to be signed by the Governor on or before July 1:
“Monroe County also supported and applauds the levels of funding in this year’s State budget for Everglades restoration and Florida Forever,” said Tennyson.
The BOCC will also send a formal veto request for three bills on the Governor’s desk. The three bills are regarding home-based businesses, occupational licensing, and anonymous code compliance complaints.