Legislative Session Update – 2021
The Legislature has begun their initial committee meetings for Regular Session 2021. There are already several bills filed that would have an impact on seaport operations in Florida, and it may be a busy Session for seaport operational issues. Governor DeSantis also has released his budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2021/2022.
Governor DeSantis Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2021/22. Governor DeSantis released his initial budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2021/2022 on January 28th. The amount of total recommended appropriations for seaports is $122.6 million(an increase of approximately $3 million from last year. Specific line items in the recommended budget for seaports are as follows…