Understanding the Legislative Process
Understanding the Legislative Process: How the federal, state and administrative process impacts your business
The Gunster Government Affairs team cordially invites you to attend a special program to better understand the legislative process and learn how to use it to benefit your business. This program will demonstrate the importance of government affairs for any business, give an overview of the current legislative environment and share important information about what Florida-based businesses can anticipate from federal and state policy makers in the coming year. Certification is pending for CLE credits.
Sign up now. $35 advance registration; $50 same day registration.
All proceeds benefit Voices for Children of Broward County.
Program Highlights Include:
|A Florida Senator’s Perspective|
|The Honorable Joseph Negron, Jr.||The Honorable Joe Negron will give his perspective on what to anticipate from the Florida Legislature in the coming year. In a critical leadership position for the Senate, the Senator will share his knowledge of major issues likely to be addressed by the Legislature, especially healthcare and Medicaid reform, and how they may impact Florida businesses.|
|J. Larry Williams
|Larry Williams and Joanna Bonfanti will present a legislative primer,explaining the legislative and lobbying process. Learn who does what, how lobbyists effect change in the legislative and administrative process and how this year’s elections will drive the agenda for future proposed legislation.|
Government Affairs Consultant, Gunster
|A Case Study on Significant Legislation|
|Brian M. Seymour
Gunster shareholder and Environmental & Land Use practice leader
|Brian Seymour will address The Community Planning Act of 2011, legislation which dismantled a major state agency and changed the way developers and land planners do business. Seymour will explain how legislation like this take shape, works through the process and ultimately impacts multiple industry sectors across the state.|
|The Federal Perspective|
|Senator George LeMieux Gunster Chairman and former U.S. Senator||Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux will explain the federal process and how it impacts businesses locally. He will also cover ethical considerations when lobbying at the federal level, including registration requirements, gift bans and other rules businesses need to be aware of when engaging at the federal level.|
|Registration required–$35 advance registration; $50 same day registration.|
100% of proceeds benefit Voices for Children of Broward County, a non-profit that assists abused, abandoned and neglected children in the county’s dependency system.
Founded in 2011, Voices for Children of Broward County raises funds and awareness for the Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County, which works to provide an advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the dependency system.
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community volunteer who works one-on-one with the children, advising the judge on their progress through the dependency system and making recommendations to the court on how to best to serve their interests.