Tallahassee, FL – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) recently released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding its support of Senate Bill 1008, by Senator Keith Perry, relating to Public Records/Injured or Deceased Employee/Department of Financial Services. SB 1008 was recently heard in the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee, its second committee of reference:
“AIF supports legislation that helps restore a stable, self-executing and affordable system for injured workers. One of the abuses Florida’s employers face within the workers’ compensation system is addressed by SB 1008 – exempting public records relating to injured or deceased workers.”
“However, SB 1008 is just one of the pieces to the puzzle that will help put Florida’s workers’ compensation system back together again. AIF believes Floridians deserve a comprehensive workers’ compensation system that gives them the benefits they need to get better if injured on the job at affordable rates to employers.
“AIF looks forward to continuing the thoughtful discussions with our state’s leaders on how workers’ compensation can holistically be addressed this session.”