When the Federal government’s failure to act on Flood Insurance created a crisis for local homeowners, Larry passed legislation creating a private, Florida-based marketplace that offered lower rates. He was a leader in protecting women and unborn children with the passage of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Responding to the identity theft crisis in Florida, Larry passed a bill that gives law enforcement more tools to get criminals off the streets. Citing the need to better protect our seniors in Assisted Living Facilities without overburdening the businesses that provide these communities, Larry passed a bill that worked for all stakeholders.
Larry has received the Americans for Prosperity Florida’s Champions of Economic Freedom designation, 2013-2017; The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Conservative Excellence Award, 2018; an A rating from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2018; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award; Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, President’s Honor Roll, 2017; Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, Legislative Champion Award, 2016; Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, Defensor Vitae Award, 2016; Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2014; City of Seminole, Certificate of Recognition: Fabulous Floridian, 2014; Florida Assisted Living Federation of America, Legislator of the Year Award, 2014; Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2014; Suncoast League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014; Florida Swimming Pool Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013; Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS), Recognition Award for Support, 2013; Pinellas County Farm Bureau, Recognition Award for Support, 2013; Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013.