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Bill to recognize businesses that support disabled workers clears first hurdle

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A bill that would create a program recognizing businesses that hire or support disabled workers cleared its first Senate committee stop Tuesday by a unanimous vote. SB 388 directs the Department of Economic Opportunity to work with CareerSource Florida to develop the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, chaired by the bill’s sponsor, Venice Republican state Sen. Nancy Detert, voted 6-0 in favor of the bill. “The Florida Unique Abilities Partner designation will indicate that a company recognizes the important…

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