February 2021 Florida Legislative Update

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts of a February Florida legislative update provided by Brian Lambert, a partner at the law firm Cotney Attorneys and Consultants. Brian is the Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA (Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association). For a complete listing of the legislative activities email paula.huband@FRACCAair.com or call 407-676-0031. Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA, Brian Lambert. Ordered by Bill Number SB 0268 – Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing by Perry… Read More

An Open Letter from Richard Sims, President of the Florida Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Association (FRACCA)

We will be hearing a lot more about the HFC (R410A) phasedown and switch to mildly flammable R32; you may have noticed more solicitations in your inbox. I just got one telling me that I am going to love new restrictions on R-410A, switching to extremely expensive, less safe refrigerant and downgrading codes so it can be legal. It is good for business and virtue signaling according to its strongest supporters; the HVACR industry. Climate… Read More

Lobbyist Clayton Osteen Advocates for FRACCA

Cotney Construction Lobbying is pleased to announce that Clayton Osteen continues to advocate for the HVAC industry by serving as a lobbyist for the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA). FRACCA lobbyist Clayton Osteen of Cotney Construction Lobbying Clayton Osteen is committed to promoting FRACCA’s agenda and ensuring that the collective voice of the industry is being heard. As FRACCA’s lobbyist, Clayton tracks bills that could potentially impact the association and its members. Read More

Cotney Construction Law/FRACCA COVID-19 Webinars

 I had the privilege to sit in on two April COVID-19 legal update webinars hosted by the Cotney Construction Law firm and was impressed with the amount of information shared with the audience. The content targeted contractors in general with details highlighted for specific trades. Cotney Construction Law is an avid supporter of the... Read More

FRACCA Members Enjoy 2020 Annual Educational Conference

The Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) hosted their 2020 Educational Conference February 26-28, 2020 at the Shores Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Over 125 attendees and exhibitors enjoyed the event, which provided a forum for contractors and suppliers to exchange ideas and discuss issues impacting their businesses. In addition, Florida licensed contractors were able to obtain all 14 state-required continuing education hours with courses developed for the HVAC-R contractor. The… Read More

BBACCA Joins FRACCA as 9th Chapter

The Big Bend Air Conditioning Contractors Association (BBACCA) Has become the ninth local association to join the statewide Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA). The move was announced at the BBACCA’s June monthly meeting. The BBACCA geographically includes Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Franklin and Gadsden Counties. FRACCA Director Dan Griffin, Executive Director Paula Huband and President Rick Sims with BBACCA President Patrick Barineau, Vice President Carré Welsh and Secretary/Treasurer Amanda Godwin. FRACCA Executive Director… Read More
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