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SB 1570: Economic Assistance to New Businesses


Economic Assistance to New Businesses; Requiring the Department of Management Services to encourage agencies to allocate a certain percentage of specified funds to purchase commodities and contractual services from certain businesses; requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity to award a specified minimum amount of funds to certain businesses; creating the "Florida Right to Start Act"; prohibiting agencies from requiring eligible new businesses or persons establishing an eligible new business from paying fees relating to licenses or registrations for the business for a specified amount of time; creating the Self-Employment Assistance Program within the Department of Economic Opportunity; requiring that a specified percentage of workforce development funding go to certain individuals and businesses, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2023
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2022 Senate • Filed
1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 136
1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 136
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Commerce and Tourism