Statement by Richard Turner, General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
Regarding the passage of Senate Bill 106
“The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association would like to thank members of the Florida Senate for passing Senate Bill 106 last week. Their vote to repeal the antiquated Alcohol Separation Law is a step in the right direction for both Florida retailers and consumers. There are far too many beverage laws that no longer align with the realities of today’s society, and it’s time to reduce governmental regulations and allow businesses to meet their customers’ evolving needs.
FRLA is proud to stand with the Floridians for Fair Business Practices coalition, and we are pleased to support the advancement of Florida businesses through this legislation. We encourage Representatives to finally get this Prohibition-era law off the books by passing House Bill 81.”
Floridians for Fair Business Practices is a coalition of retailers and business groups whose purpose is to identify rules and regulations, which prohibit the growth and expansion of Florida businesses. For additional information, please visit www.FairBizinFlorida.com.