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  • Last year, we saw VISIT FLORIDA's funding get slashed by $26 million.
  • VISIT FLORIDA is facing opposition again this year.
  • We can't let funding get slashed again.
  • We are asking for $50 million in funding.
  • In addition to funding, VISIT FLORIDA needs to be reauthorized or it will sunset in June 2020.
  • Legislators need to reauthorize VISIT FLORIDA not only for this year, but for years to come. We need to create stability and stop this yearly charade.
Current Status:
  • A priority of your Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber is fully funding VISIT FLORIDA and reauthorizing the organization for eight years.
  • Legislation has been introduced by Senator Hooper (SB 362) and Representative Ponder (HB 213).
Your Chamber in Action:
  • Director of Government Affairs, Doug Izzo will traveling to the state capitol January 14th, 15th and 16th.
  • CEO, Robin Miller will traveling to the capitol January 23rd & 24th.
  • During these trips we will work tirelessly to fight for your business.
  • We will be meeting with cabinet members and key legislators urging support of this vital organization.
  • Click Here to view an op-ed your Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber had published in Florida Politics.
  • Florida Tax Watch remains the state's best known watchdog calling out wasteful spending and even it supports funding VISIT FLORIDA. Click Here to read.
  • The federal government can't agree on anything, yet they see the value and agreed to fund tourism marketing. Click Here to read.