May 2022

May 2022 • Florida Pool Prosm 19 GR SURVEY RESULTS Pool Prosm magazine. A total of 63 FSPA members responded to the survey, giving FSPAvital information that will help shape the association’s government relations priorities. The results of the 2021 FSPAGovernment Relations Survey are summarized below. Question 1 asked survey respondents to rank five recent FSPAgovernment relations projects from one to five, one being the most important to them and five being the least important to them. The most important issue for the surveyed members was ensuring that all swimming pool and spa contractors take a licensing exam before being issued a contractor’s license. This was followed closely by obtaining a licensing exemption for swimming pool subcontractors (Jim Walter’s Exemption). Question 2: Would you order the Florida Swims Specialty License Plate? Question 2 asked FSPA members if they would order the Florida Swims Specialty Vehicle License Plate if FSPA was successful in gaining legislative authorization for the plate. A total of 64% of respondents said they would order the Florida Swims Specialty Vehicle License Plate to help fund childhood swimming lessons in Florida. In the 2022 Florida Legislative Session the legislature passed a bill that will create the Florida Swims Specialty Vehicle License Plate, the bill is currently awaiting final approval by the governor.

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