Governor Rick Scott Signs 18 Bills into Law; Vetoes One

On March 30, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: CS/CS/SB 1392 Criminal Justice – This bill increases transparency in the criminal justice system, authorizes the adult civil citation program, and revises the juvenile civil citation program. SB 186 The Resign-to-Run Law – This bill makes changes to the law on […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces JinkoSolar to Build New U.S. Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Creating 200 Jobs

On March 30, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar industry, will build a new state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility in Jacksonville. The new facility will create 200 new manufacturing jobs and will begin production of high efficiency solar panels beginning this year. Governor Rick Scott […]

Administrative Schedule for Thursday, March 29, 2018

On March 29, 2018, in Scheduling, by admin

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gov. Scott Appoints Adrian Laffitte to Children’s Services Council of Brevard County

On March 27, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by admin

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Adrian Laffitte to the Children’s Services Council of Brevard County. Adrian Laffitte, 62, of Melbourne, is the retired director of government relations for Lockheed Martin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and his master’s degree from the University of […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Sherif Assal to Board of Pilot Commissioners

On March 27, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by admin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Sherif Assal to the Board of Pilot Commissioners. Sherif Assal, 55, of Miramar, is the senior vice president of American Guard Services, Inc. and the president of United Stevedoring of America, Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 27, 2018, and ending […]

Gov. Scott Directs DCF to Enhance Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement in Each Florida County

On March 26, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

APOPKA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 18-81 directing the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to enhance collaboration with law enforcement offices in each Florida county to improve the coordination of behavioral health services for individuals in need. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Governor Scott convened […]

Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Requiring Emergency Generators at All Florida Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

On March 26, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7028 and HB 7099, which makes permanent the emergency rules requiring every nursing home and ALF in Florida to have emergency generators to keep residents safe. Governor Scott directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DEA) […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES BRAD PIEPENBRINK AS CHIEF OF STAFF

On March 26, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Brad Piepenbrink as Chief of Staff of the Governor’s Office beginning today, March 26th. Jackie Schutz Zeckman resigned yesterday and will be pursuing other opportunities. Governor Scott said, “Brad has done an incredible job in the many important positions he has held throughout my administration. He […]

Governor Rick Scott Signs 74 Bills Into Law

On March 23, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law:   SB 100 Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-Income Persons – This bill cuts taxes and fees by creating an exemption from local business taxes for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses, allowing veterans to receive an identification card or driver […]

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2018 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

On March 23, 2018, in News Releases, by admin

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2018 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners Student Essay Winners Receive a Four-Year Florida College Plan from Florida Prepaid College Foundation TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2018 Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence […]