Chris Latvala

Robert Asencio

Over the past weekend, Representative Chris Latvala (R -District 67, Clearwater) and Representative Robert Asencio (D РDistrict 118, Miami) were approved as HB 341 co-sponsors. We now have seven co-sponsors Рthree Republicans and four Democrats Рand hope to add more this week as we continue to build bi-partisan support for our legislation in the House.

Representative Latvala has often seen the positive impact that film production can bring to a community – most directly when the two Dolphin Tale movies were filmed in Clearwater and other locations around the county. He understands the HB 341 business model and will be a strong advocate.

Last year, Representative Asencio spoke up immediately in support of our new concept for financing Florida motion picture production and was an original co-sponsor of the 2017 bill. We’re glad he has once again joined the effort.

Additionally, our flag-bearer in the upper chamber, Senator Annette Taddeo, has scheduled a press event at the Capitol tomorrow morning to announce her introduction of SB 1606. We will report in full after the event.

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