November 29, 2019
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: Last week, HB 707 was filed that essentially sunsets all licensure in Florida that is run through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). In rolling groups over five year, every profession will have licensure eliminated unless the legislature takes action to continue the license that benefits the public safety, health and welfare. As a citizen of Florida, I’m in favor of removing needless barriers to entry for some professions, but as a Licensed Professional Engineer, I sincerely hope that the Legislature recognizes the importance of engineers to the public’s well being.
Looking ahead: For the past 40 years, Florida TaxWatch has led the way, serving as the eyes and ears of Florida’s taxpayers. TaxWatch has made Florida a better place to work, live, play, and run a business by shaping some of the most significant policy reforms on businesses, residents, and the Sunshine State’s quality of life over these past four decades. Next week, TaxWatch celebrates those 40 years at the 40th Annual Meeting to be held at the Breakers. I’m certainly looking forward to celebrating those unsung heroes.