The Florida Engineering Society (FES) is the leading advocate for Florida’s engineering community and is working hard to pursue the industry’s interest in Tallahassee. With nearly 1,000 people moving to Florida every day, preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development is essential.
The future of engineering is impacted by decisions made by elected officials. State and federal laws and regulations impact day-to-day operations. In order to promote and defend the professional interests of all engineers, FES maintains a strong and effective voice with the Legislature. Our mission to promote engineering is made stronger every legislative session by the commitment our members make to personally visit lawmakers in their communities and at the Florida Capitol.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become involved, please contact Laura Heiselman, Director of Governmental & Political Affairs.
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Top Legislative Priorities
The Practice of Engineering
DEFEND the practice of engineering and OPPOSE attempts by non-engineers to provide engineering services as defined by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
Water Infrastructure and Environment
SUPPORT protecting Florida’s water future by supporting science-based infrastructure investments and initiatives that allow our state to grow while protecting our natural resources and streamlining state processes.
- SUPPORT a transportation plan that meets the following goals: safety, infrastructure condition, mobility, economy and the environment. The goals are all interrelated and together create Florida’s transportation future.
- SUPPORT transportation funding.
- OPPOSE any effort to transfer funds from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) to General Revenue, or use TTF funds for any purpose unrelated to transportation.
SUPPORT proactive legislative and regulatory advocacy on energy by developing industry-wide consensus on a wide range of energy issues.
Consultant’s Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA)
SUPPORT the CCNA Act, a competitive procurement approach that emphasizes consultant qualifications rather than “low bid.”
Unified Building Code
SUPPORT a building code which promotes cost-effective, energy-efficient design reflecting the needs of Florida.
SUPPORT the growing need for infrastructure funding in Florida.