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Special Session to begin June 1

To resolve pending 2015 legislation—chiefly the state budget, which must by law be approved by June 30—the Florida Legislature will enter a Special Session beginning June 1.

While lawmakers’ primary focus will be on the budget, there is a possibility that other pending items on the legislative agenda may be called to a vote. Among pending bills are several Chamber priorities which would lower the cost of doing business, including a measure which permanently end the state’s Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Sales & Use Tax.

“Florida is one of the few states in the country that taxes manufacturing machinery and equipment today. As we compete against other states and countries for jobs, we need to make sure we are playing on a level field. This legislation will help us support Florida manufacturers and grow more jobs,” said Governor Scott.

Other pending measures would reduce both the commercial leases tax and communications sales and services tax.

We will update you on the progress of these bills as the Special Session gets underway.

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