Statement From the Gina Kinchlow of the Big Bend Minority Chamber
“As members of the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition, the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce thanks the Florida Senate for passing SB 106 on the floor today. After nearly four years of advocating for a repeal of the antiquated Alcohol Separation Law, we are finally one step closer to fair business practices that benefit all Floridians.
Now that the companion bill, HB 81, has passed all of its committee stops, we remain hopeful that this year Florida will come out of the Prohibition Era and into a more modern society. For the first time Florida is slated to join 30 other states and Washington, D.C., where both consumer convenience and level playing fields for hardworking retailers are prioritized. Along with our co-sponsors, Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores and Representative Bryan Avila, the Big Bend Minority Chamber and the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition will continue promoting the advancement of Florida businesses while tearing down barriers to competition.”