AIA Florida Legislative Days: Get On The Bus!
January 27-28
AIA Orlando
801 N. Magnolia Ave. Ste. 109 Orlando, FL 32803

AIA Orlando is heading to Florida's Capitol, Tallahassee, to engage with our state policymakers. We will experience first hand how laws are made in the State of Florida, and discuss important issues affecting the practice of architecture with our legislators!­ When we identify emerging issues and move forward as one, we make a difference.

Our collective voice matters! We are happy to represent AIA Orlando and AIA Florida at Legislative Days! We welcome architects, associates, students and allied members.


Thanks SO MUCH to our legislative sponsors - YOUR LOGO COULD BE HERE!

Includes FREE luxury tour bus transportation to and from Tallahassee and while in the Capitol, as well as meals during bus ride. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

Once you have registered below, you will receive an emai with your room confirmation number. A double room at the Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central is $59 plus taxes/fees. You'll be responsible to pay for your room and complete your booking. 

January 28, 2020


9:00 am – 10:00 am – Legislative Day Briefing and Citizen Architect Recognition– Sittig Hall at Kleman Plaza


10:30 am – 5:00 pm – Legislative Day Visits 
War Room will be open during these hours in 306 House Office Building. Updated legislator lists will be provided to components as the date gets closer. Lawmakers’ offices won’t schedule appointments until the House and Senate have published their calendars. Please note that no food or drink is allowed in this room. Cafeterias are on the lower level and on the 10th floor of the Capitol. AIA Florida will have snacks available at our office located at 104 E Jefferson St across from the House Office Building.


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Legislative Day Reception 


AIA Florida Headquarters

104 E Jefferson St

Tallahassee, FL 32301


Key Issues


Public Financing of Construction Projects

Public Financing of Construction Projects; Prohibiting state-financed constructors from commencing construction of certain structures in coastal areas without first conducting a sea level impact projection study

Public Procurement of Services

Revises maximum dollar amount for construction project continuing contracts

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

Citing this act as the “Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act”; deleting the requirement that a yacht broker maintain a separate license for each branch office; specifying that the failure to repay certain student loans is not considered a failure to perform a statutory or legal obligation

Florida Building Code

Requiring that the Florida Building Code require that the entire envelope of certain buildings being constructed or rebuilt be impact resistant and constructed with high wind-resistant construction materials


Local Licensing

Providing that individuals who hold valid, active local licenses may work within the scope of such licenses in any local government jurisdiction without needing to meet certain additional licensing requirements

Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program

Establishes program within DEP; provides for program purpose & participants; requires program to submit Florida Resiliency Plan to Governor & Legislature at specified intervals

For a full list of the 2020 legislative issues, click here



AIA Architect and Associate Members- FREE

AIAS Students- FREE

Non-Member Architect and Associates- FREE

Allied Members- $29

Non-Member Allied- $49

All attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and one or two meals outside of the bus ride.



Event Sponsor (1 Available)- $1,000

Includes 2 tickets, 3-5 min presentation on the bus ride, large logo on the event page, large logo on the event flyers, logo on the event packet

Food Sponsor (2 Available)- $500

Includes 1 ticket, verbal recognition on the bus ride, medium logo on the event page, medium logo on the event packet

Beverage Sponsor (4 Available)- $150

Includes 1 ticket, verbal recognition on the bus ride, small logo on the event page, small logo on the event packet

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