September 25, 2009
For many of us, the passage of time is marked by memorable events, like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and school years. I marvel at how quickly these events come and go and also enjoy a relatively new time marker for me—the regular session of the Florida Legislature. It is such a crucial and exciting time for government and for all Floridians. This is the time when there is ample opportunity to make legislative changes that support open government, promote public safety, remove burdensome regulation, boost the economy and workforce, and more.
As we're gearing up for the 2010 legislative session, we are on the brink of last session's changes taking effect. The legislative enhancements that streamline our processes and cut through red tape go into effect on Thursday.
One major change is that the Board of Surveyors and Mappers and all related licensing and regulatory functions will be moving to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Thank you to Commissioner Bronson and his team for working with us to ensure a smooth transition for these professionals.
I am looking forward to working with our licensees, industry members, consumers and legislators to make this Legislative Session just as successful as last year's. Together, we can better serve Florida's businesses and professionals.
Charles W. Drago
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