Recognizing The Associated Builders And Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter
(Congressional Record - Senate - Senate S5539)
Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter (ABC-FEC) was recognized by the United States Congress on 11/15/23 when U.S. Senator Rick Scott submitted a congressional record citing ABC-FEC’s history and accomplishments.
Miami-Dade County Heat Ordinance: ABC Helps Score Win
ABC-FEC Government & Political Affairs achieved a temporary victory in which the proposed hear ordinance in Miami-Dade County was deferred from a vote. This deferral is a testament to the collective effort and unwavering commitment of our coalition advocating for the construction and agriculture industries to inform the commission of the ordinance's negative impact on business in Miami-Dade County.
As we continue to navigate this issue together, ABC-FEC will provide opportunities to contribute to the collective ongoing advocacy efforts. Success necessitates we remain united and steadfast to secure a permanent favorable outcome for our industries.
Public Works Projects
(HB 53 Rep. DiCeglie/Senator Brodeur) ABC BILL
This legislation was extremely important to us as we are dedicated to making the commercial construction industry a competitive yet fair marketplace for those in the area to be a part of. This legislation applies to any public project that is of at least $1 million or more and receives at least $1 of state funding. This project can be at the state or federal level. This legislation ensures that contractors within the state can compete on a statewide level and that they won’t be subjected to extremely specific or restrictive pre-bid mandates. These mandates can include things related to hiring, training, wage and benefits, etc.
(HB 1059 Rep. Will Robinson/Senator Boyd) with ABC REQUEST
Our team at ABC Florida East Coast Chapter was able to participate in a panel that discussed permit reform during the pre-session committee weeks. ABC members were able to testify regarding one of our most recent concerns: Building Departments requiring copies of private contracts between the General Contractor, the Owner, and their subcontractors as part of the requirement when securing a permit. This legislation also establishes a series of best practices for those in the industry to follow. It also requires fee reductions and reimbursements when appropriate.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this panel and to give our input regarding this piece of legislation.