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FRDA Returns to Tallahassee for Annual Legislative Day

Fourteen rental dealers and vendors convened in Tallahassee, Florida, on February 13, 2024, for FRDA's Legislative Day. Previously an annual event, this was the first time the event reconvened since 2020, giving veteran rent-to-own advocates and newcomers alike the opportunity to walk the halls of Florida's Capitol to discuss rent-to-own with legislators and staffers.

APRO member and FRDA President Paul Metivier, Vice President of Operations for Impact RTO Holdings dba Rent-A-Center, kicked off the day with a briefing on several areas of concern, followed by a presentation from the association's lobbyist, Corrine Mixon, on the Florida political landscape and legislative session.

Metivier then discussed the importance of RTO advocacy, and provided talking points and guidance for the day's legislative meetings.

"Coming to Tallahassee to meet with our legislators, telling them about RTO and our businesses, and sharing your stories is such an important component of keeping our industry safe," said Metivier. "As the saying goes, if you are not at the table, you may find yourself on the table."

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