Week 3: Governmental Affairs Moves & State Budget Takes Shape

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Week 3: Governmental Affairs Moves & State Budget Takes Shape


The Florida Legislature’s 2018 Session began on Tuesday, January 9, marking the beginning of 60 days in which lawmakers will consider policies impacting the future of the state and the CPA profession. There have been 4,062 pieces of legislation filed, and our team here in Tallahassee are monitoring many of those on behalf of our members.

Every year, the Governmental Affairs team works diligently with the FICPA leadership to identify policy positions that we will fight for during Session. We continuously review and monitor these positions and update them to address any developments in the Legislature. These policies – the work product of issue experts serving on the FICPA Committee on State Legislative Policy – are available for all members to review.

During the next several weeks, we’ll keep you updated on these critical issues via IMPACT Report.

As always, thank you for continuing to support the FICPA and our efforts.


Justin Thames
Director of Governmental Affairs