Florida Chamber-Backed Legal Reform
Passes House Committee
|Yesterday in Tallahassee, Florida took a step forward in creating a perfect climate for business as CJS 2, a Florida Chamber-backed legal reform bill that will clean up “junk science” in the courtroom, passed the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Thank you to our friends and partners for voicing your support to secure Florida’s future and encouraging passage of this important bill that will make Florida more competitive.
Florida Chamber Executive Vice President David Hart testified at the committee meeting in support of CJS 2 and cited studies showing that improving our legal climate, which is one of the worst in the nation, can save Florida businesses up to $2.8 billion and can increase employment 2 percent.
“Unfortunately, our legal climate is making Florida less competitive and less business friendly,” David Hart said. “The Institute for Legal Reform in Washington D.C. recently ranked Florida as having the 41st worst legal climate in the nation, a reputation that does nothing to attract new businesses or give existing businesses the confidence they need to grow their business, make investments or increase their workforce.”
Florida’s legal climate is a major obstacle to growing our economy and creating new jobs. States across the country updated their expert witness standards a long time ago when many adopted the application used in federal courts nationwide. Florida is among a shrinking number of states that still use the old outdated standard. CJS 2 is a common sense solution that provides greater certainty, predictability and stability in expert evidence cases and will make Florida more competitive.
Take Action Now:
Contact your state legislators and let them know they should help secure Florida's future and support legal reform. To join the Florida Chamber's efforts to secure Florida's future and make Florida more competitive, contact Joe Culotta at (850) 521-1254 or email@example.com. To receive more grassroots alerts and updates from the Florida Chamber, sign-up at www.FloridaChamber.com/grassroots.
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