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Legislative Issues

2016 Legislative Session
January 12 – March 11, 2016

Find My Legislator

Use this online form to enter either your mailing address (returns the most accurate results) or zip code. Every member should learn their Senator and Representative(s) – we need you to encourage them to support FIADA supported legislation. (Please note that due to your dealership location you may have relationships with more than one Senator or Representative; if so, communicate with all of them!)


2016 Legislative Wrap Up

Though there are many issues facing dealers today, the FIADA Board of Directors chose to focus on lienholder rights for 2016. Last legislative session we accomplished much by having the curbstoning fine increased from $100 to $500. The legislative agenda for this session included revising the language for mechanics liens. Through the support of the Motor Vehicle Repair Board and the Florida Department of Agriculture the FIADA worked to update FS 713.585 to allow for lienholders to post a bond. The Governor signed SB 772 into law March 30. The act took effect July 1, 2016.

There were 1,815 bills filed in 2016 and just over 260 passed. Here is a listing of those bills that were most relevant to small business and the industry that were tracked throughout session. Read more here.

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