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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3.18.19

Published: Monday, March 18, 2019

Events and Meetings:

2019 Legislative Days
FSPA’s 2019 Legislative Days will be taking place at the State Capitol this week from March 20 to March 21. FSPA members from around the state will be engaging with legislators and state agency officials about our legislative and regulatory priorities this year. We are looking forward to a successful two days, stay tuned for updates!
SERVICE THE RELATIONSHIP MORE THAN THE POOL

SERVICE THE RELATIONSHIP MORE THAN THE POOL

Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The service side of our industry is all about repeat, ongoing business. Once a pool gets dialed in, repeat service is less about the actual pool and more about the relationship with the pool owner. In Florida, we only have a few months of face time to establish trust in-person as many of our clients are gone most of the year. This doesn’t mean that a relationship can’t be formed. Assuming a service tech understands the fundamentals of chemistry and equipment, their primary focus should be establishing a bond with the client.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FEB. 25

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FEB. 25

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Executive Shuffle
Allison Sitte was named director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Erin Moffet will be Federal Affairs Director for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Democratic Commissioner Nikki Fried.

Campaign Shuffle
Dan Daley was the only candidate who qualified in the special election for House District 97, and so won by default. However, he will not be sworn in until after the set Special General Election date of June 18, 2018.

Stats
So far, there have been 2,735 bills filed for the 2019 Session. There are 10 days left until Session starts on March 5th. There are 23 days until St. Patrick’s Day!
2019 Session Update Week of February 11 – 15

2019 Session Update Week of February 11 – 15

Published: Friday, February 15, 2019

Executive Shuffle
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jonathan Satter as Secretary of the Department of Management Services.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried named Holly Bell as director of cannabis.

Stats
So far, there have been 1,832 bills filed for the 2019 Session. There are 17 days left until Session starts on March 5th.

Legislative Update 2.11.19

Legislative Update 2.11.19

Your State, Your Voice

Published: Monday, February 11, 2019

Job Shuffle
Summary of action from Governor Ron DeSantis this week:
  • announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State
  • appointed Jim Zingale as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue
  • announced his intent to name Ron Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District
  • named Chauncey Goss to the South Florida Water Management District

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