Representative Chip LaMarca issued the below statement following his re-election as State Representative for House District 93 regarding Monday’s upcoming Broward Legislative Delegation organizational meeting: [Read more…] about Florida Rep. Chip LaMarca Advocates for Bi-Partisan Broward County Legislative Delegation Leadership after Election
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Florida Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) today announced the support of Broward County School Board Member Lori Alhadeff for his re-election bid. [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca Announces Key Endorsements
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries and
Associated Builders and Contractors Support Rep. LaMarca
Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) received the backing of key business community groups. [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca Endorsed by Key Business Community Organizations
Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) received the endorsement of the Florida Professional Firefighters and the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters. [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca Endorsed by Florida’s Firefighters & Paramedics
With the 2020 Hurricane Season beginning Monday, June 1, Rep. Chip LaMarca reminds Floridians how critical it is to prepare before the next storm. [Read more…] about Rep Chip LaMarca: 5 Hurricane Prep Tips to Get Ready During COVID-19
With the news that Broward County will be reopening this week, Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point), whose district encompasses eastern Broward County and who previously served as a county commissioner, released the following statement: [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca Statement on Broward County Economy Reopening
Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca (R – Lighthouse Point) explains that since March 2020 there has been an increase in drownings since the stay-at-home order was placed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca Offers 3 Tips for Safe Swimming & Pool Use, Citing Increased Drowning Cases During Pandemic
Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca (R – Lighthouse Point) released the following statement regarding today’s news from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and their continued inaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“The recommendations today by the NCAA are about protecting their pockets, not about student athletes. All we continue to hear are excuses from this multi-billion dollar, not-for-profit. Now they are shifting the blame for their deliberate inaction to the states that have passed meaningful legislation to protect students’ right to earn a living. It is absurd and shows they care more about protecting TV and apparel deals than they do about these young women and men who have worked their entire lives for this opportunity.
“The NCAA has blocked students from earning a living like their peers for far too long. When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs SB 646, Florida’s collegiate athletes will be liberated from these restrictions. But, every student athlete across the 50 states should be able to earn from their talent. If the third largest state can do it, then so can this collegiate organization. With a global pandemic challenging our economy, now more than ever students must have the flexibility to continue their education and provide for themselves and their families.
“As we watch these talented young people perform, many would be horrified to know that upwards of 19% of them are suffering from homelessness and 24%* are struggling with food insecurity. This picture does not reflect the utopian vision that the NCAA would have you believe exists in college sports today.”
The recommendations today included backtracking on group licensing, which would be allowed under SB 646. Another recommendation from the NCAA includes potentially regulating sneaker and apparel companies from entering into third-party advertising agreements with collegiate athletes.
LaMarca further commented, “The ability for individuals to group their commercial value together is a fundamental right of personal image rights. Their proposals reek of protectionism.”
*Study from the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University published on SI.com (04/21/20).
Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) had the following statement on the MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam plans for docking in Port Everglades. [Read more…] about Rep. Chip LaMarca statement on MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam docking in Port Everglades
Rep. Chip LaMarca (R – Lighthouse Point) released the following statement after a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday morning in Miami Gardens. Gov. DeSantis has been quoted saying that he thinks it would be a mistake to bring more sick people into south Florida, especially to Broward given what we are dealing with right now. [Read more…] about Florida State Rep. Chip LaMarca: Broward County Commission Must Stop Holland America from Docking at Port Everglades