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  • 1.  Florida Legislation

    Posted 05-30-2019 11:38 AM
    On behalf of the Florida Section, In the 2019 regular session of the Florida Legislature I tracked more than 100 bills that could affect Florida's infrastructure and the practice of engineering in our state. I am now retired, so have the time to devote this. however I want to involve more people next year.
    So, I want to use ASCE Collaborate, through this committee, to discuss how to improve this effort in 2020. My goal has been to develop position statements on pending bills, based on ASCE's Public Policy Statements, that members can use to advocate to our State Senators & Representatives. Please read my summary of the last session in the June edition of the Florida Section Communique, available through our website ASCE Florida Section. 
    My first request is that you reply with your thoughts on whether you would use such position statements to talk with your representatives in the Legislature.

    Fraser Howe P.E.,F.ASCE

  • 2.  RE: Florida Legislation

    Posted 06-01-2019 12:29 PM
    Count me in. I'm assuming Fraser, that as Chair of the Florida ASCE Government Relations Committee our efforts will be coordinated with the Committee. BTW, I'd like to join the Committee as a member. Can do?

    Bevin Beaudet P.E.,M.ASCE
    Bevin A. Beaudet, P.E., LLC.
    West Palm Beach FL

  • 3.  RE: Florida Legislation

    Posted 06-01-2019 04:34 PM
    Bevin, thanks! We will definitely count you in. I currently chair the Section's Public Involvement Committee however, I have worked closely over the years with Tony Mellen, PE, who currently chairs the Section GR Committee.
    I hope you will attend the Florida Section Annual Conference in Orlando this July. I will have a table in the exhibit hall where I plan to talk with many members about actively advocating with their legislators in the next session.

    Fraser Howe P.E.,F.ASCE