Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) Honored with 2015 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate Award
PORT ORANGE, FL. Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) has been honored with a 2015 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate award. Earlier this week Senator Hukill also earned an overall A’ grade for the Florida Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Report Card.
“Senator Dorothy Hukill knows cutting taxes means more than saving money, it means lowering the cost of living and of doing business and helping Floridians remain competitive. Senator Hukill has tirelessly championed tax cut measures like lowering the communications services tax on families and businesses,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
The Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate award recognizes lawmakers who championed key Florida Business Agenda legislation. This award goes to legislators who fought tirelessly for the passage of pro-jobs legislation – no matter how difficult – and furthered the Florida Chamber’s goals of securing Florida’s future through job creation and economic development.
Senator Hukill filed four Florida Chamber priorities this session which would have put money back in the hands of Florida’s job creators. The first would have made the sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery and equipment permanent, allowing companies better to plan for future capital investments and keeping Florida competitive in manufacturing compared to the southeastern states. Second, Senator Hukill filed legislation that would have increased the exemption on the Corporate Income Tax from $50,000 to $75,000. Senator Hukill also filed legislation that reduces the communications services tax and reduced the amount of sales tax on commercial leases, a tax that only Florida as a state charges. During Special Session, Senator Hukill once again filed all four tax cut bills, and was able to get a reduction in the communications services tax across the finish line, as well as the total tax cut package.