HB 1355 Last Action: Passed State Affairs Committee on 04/19/2023. Now in FL House for 2nd read.
[Brief] HB 1355 was recently passed by the House State Affairs Committee on April 19th and is currently undergoing a full House review process, with a high likelihood of becoming law. This bill prohibits the purchase or acquisition of Florida real estate by individuals from certain countries, including China. Similarly, SB 264 was unanimously passed by the Florida Senate on April 11th and restricts foreign ownership of Florida agricultural land and infrastructure, with a specific focus on restricting Chinese individuals from buying property in Florida. The vague definition of who can and cannot purchase property under these bills has raised grave concerns that they could be used to target Chinese individuals and prevent them from purchasing homes in Florida.
How can you help?
Please attend a rally on Saturday April 29th at 11:00am, at the following address: 400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801. This rally will be held in six cities in Florida, including Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, to amplify our message. We are inviting members from your esteemed organization to attend the rally and make a speech advocating for justice and equality for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
Call or email Florida House Representatives and Senators. FL legislator contact information is listed by a Google Sheet. Click Here.
OCPA is a Florida registered non-profit organization founded in June 1995 by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic Chinese professionals in Orlando. Since then, OCPA has established itself as a dynamic and influential organization serving the interests of local Chinese as well as the community at large. OCPA currently is a home to more than 200 Chinese families in the greater Orlando area.
As a OCPA Member you get to participate in OCPA’s activities for free
Qualifying for applying to the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) of Central Florida Scholarships;
Access many volunteer and community service opportunities for youth as well as adults;
Enjoy the OCPA member discounts (5-15%) in Orlando. Click Here for store details.
Ordered by Jerry L. Demings
Orange County Mayor
Saturday, 11th day of February 2023
GREATER ORLANDO CHINESE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION CHINESE NEW YEAR DAY
OCPA is a 501C(3) IRS-registered nonprofit organization. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
1. Free Tai Chi class. Join Grace to learn Tai Chi Fan form
Date and Time: Last Saturday of each month 2-4pm starting from Mar 25, 2023.
Location: 2451 Dean Rd, Union Park 32817.
1. 2023 Spring Member Gathering and Chinese Game day - Sunday April 16, 2023 4-7PM. Member exclusive free event. For details, please click here.
2. AAHC (Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida) Annual Asian Cultural Festival 2023
Date and Time: Sunday May 14, 2023 11am - 4pm
Location: Ocoee Lakeshore Center & Bill Breeze Park, 125 N Lakeshore Dr., 34761