Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 19 Bills and Vetoes 2 Bills

On June 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/SB 70 – Alert Systems in Public Schools CS/CS/SB 78 – Transportation-related Facility Designations CS/CS/SB 124 – Custody of Minor Children by Extended Family CS/CS/SB 404 – Abortion (Parental Consent) CS/CS/SB 406 – Public Records CS/CS/CS/SB 664 – The Verification of Employment Eligibility CS/SB […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs “The Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act” to Remove Unnecessary Barriers to Employment

On June 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. –Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed “The Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act” (HB 1193) which eliminates barriers of entry to certain professions licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) by adding endorsement and reciprocity provisions, removing supplemental business licenses and corresponding license fees, reducing licensure education requirements, and eliminating other […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs HB 1091

On June 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 1091, sponsored by Rep. Randy Fine and Sen. Joe Gruters. HB 1091 passed unanimously during the 2020 Legislative Session. HB 1091 includes a 100 percent increase in penalties for sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) and an across-the-board 50 percent increase for all other environmental fines. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs SB 712 “The Clean Waterways Act”

On June 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis made another historic step in Florida’s fight to protect water quality and conserve the state’s natural resources by signing Senate Bill (SB) 712, sponsored by Sen. Debbie Mayfield and Rep. Bobby Payne. Titled the Clean Waterways Act, SB 712 passed the 2020 Florida Legislature with bipartisan support and […]

DeSantis/Nuñez Administration Schedule for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On June 30, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

DeSantis/Nuñez Administration Schedule for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget

On June 29, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The budget totals $92.2 billion, provides over $350 million in tax relief and includes more than $1 billion in vetoed spending. “Despite the present challenges Florida faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget ensures the state’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 15 Bills and Vetoes One Bill

On June 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 1092 – Fire Prevention and Control SB 1116 – Trust Funds CS/CS/SB 1118 – Inmate Welfare Trust Funds SB 1362 – Rental Agreements CS/HB 131 – Security in Trial Court Facilities CS/HB 437 – Nurse Registries HB 469 – Real Estate Conveyances CS/HB […]

DeSantis/Nuñez Administration Schedule for Saturday, June 27, 2020

On June 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020 9:00am            MEETING WITH CHIEF OF STAFF SHANE STRUM Location:         Florida State Capitol Address:          400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 10:00am          MEETING WITH POLICY DIRECTOR CHRIS SPENCER Location:         Florida State Capitol Address:          400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 […]

DeSantis/Nuñez Administration Schedule for Friday, June 26, 2020

On June 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 9:00am           MEETING WITH CHIEF OF STAFF SHANE STRUM Location:         Florida State Capitol Address:          400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 9:30am           STAFF AND CALL TIME Location:         Florida State Capitol Address:          400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 2:00pm […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine

On June 26, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Gretchen Saunders and Ellen Ostman to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Gretchen Saunders Saunders, of Tampa, is currently the chief business officer with Hillsborough County Public Schools, a position she has held since 2005. She previously held various management roles with Hillsborough County Public […]