Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Forty-Four Bills

On June 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: SB 252 – Child Care Facilities CS/CS/SB 272 – Rare Disease Advisory Council CS/SB 286 – Fire Sprinklers CS/SB 378 – Payment for Construction Services CS/CS/SB 694 – Waste Management CS/CS/SB 716 – Consent for Pelvic Examinations CS/CS/SB 768 – Administration of Vaccines CS/CS/SB 804 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives One Bill from the Florida Legislature

On June 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2021, to act on this bill.   CS/HB 157 – First Aid Training in Public Schools   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Bolsters Alzheimer’s and Dementia Funding in Florida to More Than $51 Million

On June 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted a more than $12 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia funding, bringing the state’s total commitment to over $51 million for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, furthering his strong commitment to the advancement of research needed for this disease. Florida is the only state in the nation that […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Twenty-Four Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2021, to act on these bills.   CS/SB 262 – Dispensing Medicinal Drugs CS/CS/SB 890 – The Use of Electronic Databases SB 904 – Doorstep Refuse and Recycling Collection Containers CS/CS/SB 1040 – Duties […]

Governor DeSantis Wins Major Victory to Protect Florida’s Cruise Industry

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the federal district court in Tampa delivered a major victory for Governor Ron DeSantis against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its obstructionist No Sail Orders that have flatlined Florida’s cruise industry for over a year. Ruling in favor of Florida’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Judge Steven Merryday […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Dedicates Roads in Honor of Fallen Tampa Bay Area Law Enforcement Officers

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

PCSO Deputy Michael Magli, HCSO Sergeant Brian LaVigne & TPD Master Patrol Officer Jesse Madsen commemorated LARGO, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1716, which designates County Road 611 between Keystone Road and Forelock Road in Pinellas County as “Deputy Michael J. Magli Memorial Road,” State Road 60 between Interstate 75 and Phillip Lee Boulevard in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Aakash Patel to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Aakash Patel to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees.   Aakash Patel Patel, of Tampa, is Founder and President of Elevate Inc. Previously, he was Director of Business Development for Chamber.com. Patel is Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, a […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Ismare Monreal and Michael Bileca to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ismare Monreal and Michael Bileca to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees.    Ismare Monreal Monreal, of Miami, is the Acting Vice President and Dean of Students at Johnson and Wales University. She has volunteered her time with the United Way of Miami-Dade, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Charles Broadway to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charles Broadway to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council.    Charles Broadway Broadway, of Groveland, is the Clermont Police Department’s Chief of Police. Previously, he was a Special Agent Supervisor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Broadway is a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

On June 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michael Kessie and James Sewell to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.    Michael Kessie Kessie, of Bradenton, is the New College of Florida Police Department’s Chief of Police. Previously, he served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief […]