State suspends certain regulations hindering response to Irma – Florida Politics (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott—who’s no fan of government regulations—wants to make it easier for Floridians to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Irma.
On Friday night, Scott said he had directed the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation(DBPR) “to suspend certain regulations and fees that may prevent, hinder or delay necessary response and recovery efforts.”
“Right now, families across the state are beginning the challenging process of repairing and rebuilding their homes and businesses after the impact of this massive storm,” said Scott, a Naples Republican.
“It is incredibly important that we do all we can to make it easier for these families to quickly and safely recover, which is why I have directed DBPR to take immediate action to suspend certain regulations that would hinder or delay recovery efforts,” he added. “We will continue to work closely with our communities across the state to make sure they have all they need to help Florida fully rebuild and recover from Hurricane Irma.”
Added DBPR Secretary Jonathan Zachem: “Many Floridians have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Irma. Under Gov. Scott’s leadership, the department is working to suspend burdensome regulations and provide the resources needed during this difficult time to help quickly repair and rebuild.”