Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Five Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 20th, 2019 to act on these bills. CS/SB 190 – Higher Education CS/CS/CS/SB 862 – Lessor Liability Under Special Mobile Equipment Leases SB 910 – Court-ordered Treatment Programs CS/SB 1306 – Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Anthony Miller to the Leon County Court

On June 4, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Anthony Miller to the Leon County Court. Miller, 48, of Georgia, has been the General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for Florida’s Agency for State Technology since 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his law degree from […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Two Bills

On June 4, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/HB 1351 – City of St. Cloud, Osceola County SB 702 – Qualified Blind Trusts For PDF copies of the transmittal letters, click HERE and HERE. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statement on Removing Airbnb from Scrutinized Companies List

On June 4, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, along with fellow State Board of Administration (SBA) Trustees Attorney General Ashley Moody and CFO Jimmy Patronis, accepted the SBA’s recommendation of removing Airbnb from the Scrutinized Companies List. Following pressure from Governor DeSantis and the state of Florida opposing their policy of commercial discrimination against Israel, Airbnb […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $78 Million Award to Miami-Dade County for Hurricane Irma

On June 4, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Miami-Dade County is receiving $78.1 million for Hurricane Irma recovery. This funding is awarded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to reimburse the county for debris removal in the months following Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida. “Today, we are taking yet another significant step […]

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statement Following the Passage of National Disaster Relief Bill

On June 3, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $19.1 Billion disaster supplemental aid bill: “The passage of this hurricane relief funding is a huge victory for Floridians recovering from Hurricane Michael and recent storms,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Communities from Northwest Florida to Monroe […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Full Funding Now in Place for Critical Tamiami Trail Project

On June 3, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that full funding has been secured to complete the project to elevate the Tamiami Trail. The U.S. Department of Transportation has matched the state of Florida’s $40 million for the Tamiami Trail by awarding an additional $60 million to fully fund and allow for the completion of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Semitism Protections Bill CS/CS/HB 741

On May 31, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis officially signed CS/CS/HB 741: Anti-Semitism into law following a ceremonial bill signing earlier this week in Jerusalem. The Governor was joined at the ceremonial bill signing on Wednesday, May 29th by Attorney General Ashley Moody, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, bill sponsor Representative […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Leads Historic Business Development Mission to Israel with Florida Delegation

On May 31, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted his business development mission to Israel, which took place from May 25-31. During the mission, organized in conjunction with Enterprise Florida, Inc., more than 20 strategic partnerships and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) were established, a historic number. MOUs included agreements between leading universities in Florida and Israel, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Urges Floridians to Prepare as Hurricane Season Begins

On May 31, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

The Governor also announced the beginning of the Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) are urging Florida residents and visitors to take advantage of the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs May 31-June 6, in preparation for the 2019 […]