Here are Southwest Florida legislators' priorities: Tell us what you think POLLS

Here are the priorities for Southwest Florida lawmakers entering the 2010 legislative session that starts Tuesday (take the polls below and tell us what you think):

Florida Senate:

Dave Aronberg

Dave Aronberg

Sen. Dave Aronberg, District 27

D-Greenacres (includes south Lee)

Fort Myers District Office: (239) 338-2646

Capital Office: (850) 487-5356

1. Protect homeowners from certain foreclosure actions without court access.

2. Bolster regulations to deal with Chinese drywall issues.

3. Restrict campaign contributions to electioneering committees, CCE’s.

4. Eliminate statute of limitations on sexual battery, bolster restrictions on sexual predators.

5. Allow recent veterans to receive Florida retirement credits for military service.

Sen. Garrett Richter

Sen. Garrett Richter

Sen. Garrett Richter, District 37


Naples District Office: (239) 417-6205

Capital Office: (850) 487-5124

1. Promote economic development and employment initiatives.

2. Produce a balanced budget that doesn’t raise fees or taxes.

3. Allow for secret ballot at union organizing votes.

4. Bolster regulations on financially troubled international banks.

5. Continue reforms in property insurance arena.

Florida House:

David Rivera

David Rivera

Rep. David Rivera, District 112


District Office: (239) 434-5094

Capital Office (850) 488-7897

1. Provide back-to-school sales tax holiday.

2. Protect concealed weapons licensing program from trust fund raids.

3. Prohibit travel agents from booking trips to terrorist nations.

4. Restrict the assessment on back taxes on qualified property.

5. Urge Congress to repeal some federal tax requirements for local government.

Tom Grady

Tom Grady

Tom Grady, District 76

R, Naples

District Office: (239) 417-6200

Capital Office: (850) 488-4487

1. Bolster regulations for financially troubled international banks operating in Florida.

2. Enhance penalties and modernize laws affecting money laundering.

3. Extend vesting period for new state employees.

4. Streamline foreclosure process and provide incentives for uncontested actions to go forward without court appearance.

5. Provide tax cap of $18,000 on watercraft sales tax.

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson, District 101


District Office: (239) 417-6270

Capital Office: (850) 488-1028

1. Agency for Health Care Administration deregulation.

2. Ease restrictions of bulk purchases of distressed condominiums.

3. Bolster licensing requirements/oversight for debt settlement agents.

4. Require cost/benefit analysis of proposed legislation.

5. Establish civics course requirements in middle school.

Trudi Williams

Trudi Williams

Trudi Williams, District 75

R-Fort Myers

District Office: (239) 433-6775

Capital Office: (850) 488-2047

1. Create pilot program requiring drug testing for unemployment compensation.

2. Prohibit sale of invasive reptiles including pythons and others deemed pests.

3. Revise water supply standards to ease ability to redistribute water around the state.

4. Provide incentives for development in brownfields.

5. Set up and maintain a uniform system for surface water mitigation.

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