Fla. Senators Introduce the ‘Canadian Snowbirds Act’

Senate Bill 2507, introduced by Scott and Rubio, would allow Canadian snowbirds to stay in the U.S. for up to eight months – an increase from the current six months.

WASHINGTON – Florida’s U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott think Canadians should be allowed to stay in the United States longer than the current mandatory six months, so they introduced the Canadian Snowbirds Act (S. 2507) in Congress.

The legislation would allow some Canadian citizens to spend up to eight months per year vacationing in the United States without penalty. According to the Canadian Embassy, Canadians who visit Florida contribute more than $6.5 billion each year to the state’s economy.

“Tourism is a crucial part of Florida’s booming economy, creating and supporting thousands of jobs all across the Sunshine State,” Rubio said in a statement. “This bill will be a huge boost to our state’s economy by allowing the millions of Canadian snowbirds who visit Florida each year to stay two months longer.”

To become law, the Senate would have to pass S. 2507 and send it to the House for approval. If that happened, it would then need President Trump’s signature to become law.

The bill would allow Canadian citizens over age 50 who own or rent a U.S. residence to remain in the country for up to 240 days each year. The bill prohibits qualifying visitors from working for American employers or seeking public assistance.

Under current laws, Canadians may remain in the United States for up to six months per year. If they stay more than six months, they’re considered U.S. residents for tax purposes and required to pay U.S. federal income taxes on any and all income they earn that year – regardless of which country it was earned in.

According to VISIT Florida, approximately 3.5 million Canadians visited Florida in 2018 alone. The legislation is endorsed by VISIT Florida and the Canadian Snowbird Association.

“This bill is a win-win for people on both sides of the border,” says Karen Huestis, president of Canadian Snowbird Association

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SUPERBOWL LII – Eagles vs. Patriots 2018

The highly anticipated Justin Timberlake concert will be taking place today February 4, 2018 LIVE at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The temperature high there today is a freezing cold 6 degrees and the low will be -2 negative degrees …BRRRR!!  Of course this concert will also be accompanied by a pretty-big-deal American treasured football championship game! Eagles versus the Patriots the two NFL teams that have made it to compete for the championship at the NFLs 52nd NFL Superbowl Championship game.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

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I’m not the biggest sports buff, hated sports as a kid, but I have always enjoyed getting together with family and friends to enjoy the Superbowl party.  I do admit I really like  watching it for the commercials, but the game is fun to watch too.  Lets see how it goes this time!  I’m sure the game and the commercials will not disappoint.

Another thing I noticed this year is how very American this line up is.  Eagles vs. Patriots couldn’t be more American.  Two very good teams battle it out in what should be a world-class amazing game while wearing America’s MOST iconic symbols.  What a treat!

Pink will be singing the National Anthem.  She’s a spectacular vocalist and hearing our anthem always gets me choked up and sets me right into the spirit.

 

GAMES OF SUPERBOWLS PAST

SUPERBOWL I – January 15, 1967 – Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

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SUPERBOWL II – Jan 14, 1967 – Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders 33-14
SUPERBOWL III – Jan 12, 1699 – New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts 16-7
SUPERBOWL IV – Jan 11, 1970 – Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings 23-7
SUPERBOWL V – Jan 17, 1971 – Baltimore Colts beat Dallas Cowboys 16-13
SUPERBOWL VI – Jan 16, 1972 – Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins 24-3
SUPERBOWL VII – Jan 14, 1973 – Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins 14-7
SUPERBOWL VIII – Jan 13, 1974 – Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings 24-7
SUPERBOWL IX – Jan 12, 1975 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings 16-6
SUPERBOWL X – Jan 18, 1976 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys 21-17
SUPERBOWL XI – Jan 9, 1977 – Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings 32-14
SUPERBOWL XII – Jan 15, 1978 – Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos 27-10
SUPERBOWL XIII – Jan 21, 1979 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys 35-31
SUPERBOWL XIV – Jan 20, 1980 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Los Angeles Rams 31-19
SUPERBOWL XV – Jan 25, 1981 – Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
SUPERBOWL XVI – Jan 24, 1982 – San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 26-21
SUPERBOWL XVII – Jan 30, 1983 – Washington Redskins beat Miami Dolphins 27-17
SUPERBOWL XVIII – Jan 22, 1984 – Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington Redskins 38-9
SUPERBOWL XIX – Jan 20, 1985 – San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins 38-16
SUPERBOWL XX – Jan 26, 1986 – Chicago Bears beat New England Patriots 46-10
SUPERBOWL XXI – Jan 25, 1987 – New York Giants beat Denver Broncos 39-20
SUPERBOWL XXII – Jan 31, 1988 – Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos 42-10
SUPERBOWL XXIII – Jan 22, 1989 – San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16
SUPERBOWL XXIV – Jan 28, 1990 – San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos 55-10
SUPERBOWL XXV – Jan 27, 1991 – New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills 20-19
SUPERBOWL XXVI – Jan 26, 1992 – Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills 37-24
SUPERBOWL XXVII – Jan 31, 1993 – Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills 52-17
SUPERBOWL XXVIII – Jan 30, 1994 – Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills 30-13
SUPERBOWL XXIV – Jan 9, 1995 – San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers 49-26
SUPERBOWL XXX – Jan 28, 1996 – Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17
SUPERBOWL XXXI – Jan 26, 1997 – Green Bay Packers beat New England Patriots 35-21
SUPERBOWL XXXII – Jan 25, 1998 – Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
SUPERBOWL XXXIII – Jan 31, 1999 – Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons 34-19
SUPERBOWL XXXIV  – Jan 30, 2000 – St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans 23-16
SUPERBOWL XXXV – Jan 28, 2001 – Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants 34-7
SUPERBOWL XXXVI – Feb 3, 2002 – New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17
SUPERBOWL XXXVII – Jan 26, 2003 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders 48-21
SUPERBOWL XXXVIII – Feb 1, 2004 – New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers 32-29
SUPERBOWL XXXIX – Feb 6, 2005 – New England Patriots beat Philadelphia Eagles 24-21
SUPERBOWL XL – Feb 5, 2006 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks 21-10
SUPERBOWL XLI – Feb 4, 2007 – Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears 29-17
SUPERBOWL XLII – Feb 3, 2008 – New York Giants beat New England Patriots 17-14
SUPERBOWL XLIII – Feb 1, 2009 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals 27-23
SUPERBOWL XLIV – Feb 7, 2010 – New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts 31-17
SUPERBOWL XLV – Feb 6, 2011 – Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25
SUPERBOWL XLVI – Feb 5, 2012 – New York Giants beat New England Patriots 21-17
SUPERBOWL XLVII – Feb 3, 2013 – Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers 34-31
SUPERBOWL XLVIII – Feb 2, 2014 – Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos 43-8
SUPERBOWL XLIX – Feb 1, 2015 – New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks 28-24
SUPERBOWL L – Feb 7, 2016 – Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers 24-10
SUPERBOWL LI – Feb 5, 2017 – New England Patriots beat Atlanta Falcons 34-28
SUPERBOWL LII – Feb 4, 2018 – EAGLES VS. PATRIOTS……….. we will find out soon! 

 

Which of these games do you remember the most?  Which of them made you and your friends crazy? Are you in it for the game or commercials?  What’s your favorite game time snacks?

Whatever your answers are have fun and be safe today while enjoying the 2018 Justin Timberlake NFL Superbowl Football game.

 

Oh and if you’d like to enjoy these games without all the snow and freezing temperatures, come on down to Florida “THE Sunshine State”.  High temps today will be 75 degrees with a low of 62.  Call me and I’ll help you find a good place to hang that new 4K big screen TV with the fantastic outdoor kitchen and an entertainment spot big enough to host all your friends and family while you are outside BBQing your burgers and wings.  You might even be able to let the kids play in the pool, those are year round too.

Lets get started – I’ve heard you’ll be calling in “sick” tomorrow anyway.  I’ll be around all day waiting for your call  772-559-5524.

Jennifer Bailey, REALTOR® e-PRO®
Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Vero Beach, Florida
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