City of Key West Evaluating Options to Restore Cruise Ship Restrictions Following Florida’s Preemption

On Monday, July 12, 2021, the City of Key West held a special city commission workshop meeting with residents and local business owners to discuss an issue they voted on Continue Reading →

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Transportation Bill Overriding the Key West Cruise Ship Referendums

On June 29, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/CS/CS/SB 1194: Transportation into law ahead of the effective date of July 1, 2021. Back in April, after months maneuvering, lawmakers Continue Reading →

Florida Senate Passes Bill 426 – State Preemption of Seaport Regulations Aimed at Overturning Key West Cruise Restrictions

Today, after a few months of committee discussions and numerous amendments, the Florida Senate passed CS/CS/CS/SB 426: State Preemption of Seaport Regulation bill filed on January 5, 2021 by Senator Continue Reading →

Florida House Bill 267 Targets Key West Cruise Ban

House Bill 267 (2021): State Preemption of Seaport Regulations, a companion bill to Florida Senate Bill 426, aims to preempts state regulation of commerce in state seaports. HB 267 (2021) Continue Reading →

Florida Senate Bill 426 Targets Key West Cruise Ban

There is a new bill proposed in the the Florida Senate which aims to circumvent the restrictions put in place in Key West. During the November election, Key West voted Continue Reading →