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Adams and Reese Partner and Construction Team Co-Leader Trent Cotney is interviewed in “Florida Bill Aims to Ban Local Mandates for Heat Protection,” published by Construction Dive.

New Florida legislation, House Bill 433, would ban local governments from mandating heat exposure protections for workers. The bill passed in the state Senate and could become law if signed by Gov. DeSantis.

Cotney said in the Construction Dive article that the Florida bill could be in response to a proposed Miami-Dade heat regulation last year that would have required contractors to offer shade and water to workers when heat rises above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Much like Texas had done before, legislators aim to reduce “incongruent heat safety regulations,” Cotney told Construction Dive.

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Cotney is a leading member of one of the largest construction practices in the country with Adams and Reese’s roster of more than 80 attorneys serving the construction industry. A Partner in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, Cotney represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers, and other professionals. He is an EU arbitrator for construction-related disputes. Cotney is also experienced in construction litigation and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting.

Cotney is ranked among the top construction attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA and ranked by Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers in Florida, Texas, Mid-South, and Illinois. Cotney is a board-certified construction lawyer licensed in eight states and Washington, DC.