Bills signed by Governor Scott

  Below is a selection of bills signed by the Governor as of today DEATH PENALTY This key issue was resolved early in the session with the Legislature passing a bill that requires unanimous jury recommendations before defendants can be sentenced to death.  Clarification about Florida’s death penalty law had been needed since January 2016 Read more about Bills signed by Governor Scott[…]

Issues of Interest

SCHOLARSHIP AUDIT A routine audit at the Department of Education discovered that a small percentage of students receiving Personal Learning Scholarships, named Gardiner Scholarships this past session after Senate President Andy Gardiner, were later classified as ineligible to receive the scholarship money this school year because they re-enrolled in public school. Jacksonville-based Step Up for Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Bills That Passed

BILLS THAT PASSED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed 192 bills. To see a list of these bills go here. We have outlined a few items of interest that passed this year. GOOD SAMARITAN LAW Thanks to this  law the Governor signed, if you see a pet or child locked in Read more about Bills That Passed[…]

Legislative Issues

  HUMAN TRAFFICKING The Legislature will pursue additional human trafficking legislation in 2016.  New laws went into effect on January 1st, with the goal of raising awareness about human trafficking by requiring signs be posted in a wide range of places, including rest areas, airports and strip clubs. Additional measures under consideration this session would Read more about Legislative Issues[…]