FMCA Executive Order Extension RequestPosted on Feb 19 in Member Blog
February 18, 2021
Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
State of Florida
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee Florida 32399-0001
Dear Governor DeSantis,
We submit this request on behalf of the Florida Marine Contractor’s Association representing a large group of professional marine contractors from around the state. As you are aware, our great state has been impacted by numerous devastating hurricanes over the last decade. Most recently in the panhandle was Hurricane Michael in 2018 and just recently Hurricane Sally in 2020.
After Hurricane Michael came ashore, you extended the Emergency Executive Order 18-276 with new Executive Order 19-207 which then expired approximately 1 year and 1 month from the date of the storm. Thus, alleviating the requirement of contractors to follow any applications or procedures imposed by statute, rule, or order. By granting this, it allowed contractors to perform services for the community during their time of need without delays due to bureaucracy.
Hurricane Sally devastated the panhandle 5 months ago and the Emergency Executive Order 20-224 which was extended by Executive Order 20-279 has since expired on January 13, 2021. We are requesting you extend the same Emergency Executive functions as was granted after Hurricane Michael for an additional 8 months. This would again allow the contractor’s the ability to restore their communities and provide much needed relief to those suffering in the aftermath. The granting of this extension request would help reduce burdensome paperwork and time constraints, which ultimately delays recovery.
Thank you for always considering the needs of the citizens of the State of Florida. Your good works do not go unnoticed.
Kelly M. White John W. Loftis
Executive Director President