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Diaz, Simpson promote cuts to corporate filing fees

State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, and Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, are sponsoring proposals that would reduce the annual costs small business owners pay to the state.

SB 776 and HB 767 seek to reduce the corporate filing fees businesses pay to the Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations.

“This legislation will continue to promote Florida as the number one place to do business,” Diaz said. “By cutting the corporate filing fees businesses can focus on hiring more workers, providing more jobs for Florida’s families."

The proposals dovetail with Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to reduce corporate filing fees by $33.3 million.