TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House of Representatives today approved on a 119-0 vote House Bill 531, a bill sponsored by Rep. Betty Reed (D-Tampa) that addresses homelessness in Florida. Throughout the legislative process, HB 531 has received bipartisan support. The bill authorizes the collection of voluntary contributions in the amount of one dollar to be added to motor vehicle registration and driver’s license fees (both initial and renewal fees) to aid the homeless.
Representative Betty Reed offered the following statement:
“Too many of Florida’s children and families are currently living on the streets,” said Representative Reed. “This important legislations allows Floridians to lend a hand to families in need of assistance while continuing to educate the public on the plight of the homelessness. This is important legislation that I have been working on for three years. I want to thank all the members of the Florida House of Representatives for passing HB 531.”
Representative Reed was joined today in Tallahassee by members of the homeless coalitions around the state who were here advocating for the homeless.
CONTACT: Office of Rep. Reed