Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 10, 2013
REVISED September 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

2014 State Legislative Platform (Draft)


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Nicholas Azzara, Information Outreach Coordinator, ext. 3771

Action Requested
Initial discussion of the 2014 Legislative Platform. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
The 2014 Legislative Session begins March 4, 2014. Many of the coming session's issues will be determined during Committee meetings which will begin on Sept. 23. 

Staff has compiled a list of state and local issues for the Board to consider as part of its 2014 State Legislative Platform, a document that articulates the Board's position on various proposals that are likely to come before state leaders next spring. The platform is also a guiding document for the local issues Manatee hopes to accomplish at the state level. 

The draft presented on Sept. 10 is an amalgam of past issues on our platform, new issues that appear to be percolating at the state level and local issues that require some form of state intervention. 

Staff will take feedback from the Board at the Sept. 10 meeting, add to it issues from the Council of Governments and an upcoming Florida Association of Counties conference and return in October with a final platform for consideration and adoption. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2014 Platform issues (BCC DRAFT 1).pdf