Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Two Bills

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 601 – Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers SB 184 – Impeding, Threatening, or Harassing First Responders To view the transmittal letters, click here and here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Optometry

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Bryan Stam and the reappointment of Dr. Denise Burns-LeGros to the Board of Optometry. Dr. Bryan Stam Dr. Stam, of Ponte Vedra Beach, is an Optometrist at Couzens, Stam, and Domingo, P.A. He is the former President of the Florida Optometric Association and was the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Allocco Jr., Ryan Brady, and Gino Collura to the Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees. John Allocco Jr. Allocco, of Weeki Wachee, is a Realtor for Home-Land Real Estate, Inc. and a Hernando County Commissioner, representing District 3. Active in his community, he is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Town of McIntosh Council

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Eva Callahan, William “Lee” Deaderick, Donald Medeiros, and Richard Talbert to the Town of McIntosh Council.   Eva Callahan Callahan is retired and was previously employed by the Florida Department of Health’s Administration and Medical Records Office. She is the Treasurer of the McIntosh Garden Club. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints James Satcher as Manatee County Supervisor of Elections

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of James Satcher as Manatee County Supervisor of Elections.   James Satcher Satcher, of Ellenton, is a Minister and a Manatee County Commissioner, representing District 1. Active in his community, he has led a successful nonprofit with more than two decades of ministry. Satcher served as the […]

To Benefit the Hope Florida Fund, First Lady Casey DeSantis Asks Floridians for Kid-Friendly Recipes

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Submissions will be used to support Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced a new website to collect family-oriented, kid-friendly recipes for a project designed to benefit the Hope Florida Fund. She invites Floridians and parents from across the state to submit their favorite recipes. “In the DeSantis […]

MILESTONE: Nearly 5,000 Bonuses of $5,000 Awarded to New Law Enforcement Recruits

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Including 400 Law Enforcement Officers Recruited from Illinois, California, and New York ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has reached the milestone of nearly 5,000 bonuses awarded through the Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Program. This program encourages Floridians to join the profession and attracts out-of-state law enforcement officers to relocate to Florida. […]

Governor DeSantis Signs Legislation to Protect Florida’s Law Enforcement Officers

On April 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

AUGUSTINE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation to increase penalties for those who harass officers in the course of their duty and legislation to prohibit localities from using political entities like Civilian Oversight Boards to drive an anti-police agenda. “I am proud to support the men and women of law enforcement throughout the state,” said Governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Five Bills and Receives Two Bills From the Florida Legislature

On April 10, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 1131 – Online Sting Operations Grant Program CS/CS/HB 1235 – Sexual Predators and Sexual Offenders CS/HB 305 – Offenses Involving Children CS/HB 1545 – Child Exploitation Offenses CS/CS/CS/SB 1224 – Protection of Children and Victims of Crime To view the transmittal letters, click here and here. Additionally, […]

Governor DeSantis Signs Five Pieces of Legislation to Protect Children from Predatory Grooming and Other Sexual Offenses

On April 10, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

PETERSBURG, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed five pieces of legislation to enhance and create additional criminal punishments for abusing children through grooming or other sexual offenses. These bills provide law enforcement with more tools to keep kids safe and ensure sexual predators and offenders are punished to the fullest extent of the law. “In Florida, […]