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 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Provide Emergency Care to Police K-9s Injured in Line of Duty

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

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined members of the Florida Legislature and Florida’s law enforcement community to support law enforcement canines injured in the line of duty by signing Senate Bill 388. “Law enforcement K-9s are often the first to put their lives on the line as they work to apprehend dangerous […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Four Bills

On June 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/SB 628 – Urban Agriculture CS/CS/SB 838 – Clerks of the Circuit Court CS/HB 183 – The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity HB 7009 – A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act   For the transmittal letters, click here & here. […]

Governor DeSantis Holds Roundtable to Discuss Florida’s Efforts to Combat Red Tide

On June 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with leading scientists, researchers and local business owners to discuss Florida’s commitment to combatting red tide. “Since taking office, I have been hyper-focused on protecting our state’s water resources,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We have made strategic investments in red tide research, mitigation and […]

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

On June 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until July 1, 2021, to act on these bills.   CS/SB 378 – Payment for Construction Services SB 388 – Injured Police Canines CS/SB 286 – Fire Sprinklers CS/CS/SB 804 – Substance Abuse Services CS/CS/SB 716 – […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Twenty-Four Bills

On June 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills:   CS/CS/SB 56 – Community Association Assessment Notices CS/SB 70 – Domestic Violence Centers CS/CS/SB 184 – Purple Alert SB 346 – Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board CS/SB 348 – Medicaid CS/SB 420 – Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage Exclusions CS/CS/SB 430 – Retail Petroleum Fuel […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs Florida Law Enforcement to Aid in Border Crisis

On June 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that state and local law enforcement officers have committed to deploying to Texas and Arizona to provide additional resources in response to the border crisis.    “America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Protects Floridians from Unscientific and Unnecessary COVID-19 Mandates by Local Governments

On June 16, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis expanded upon action taken in May to protect Floridians from local government overreach related to COVID-19 restrictions by proposing a statewide, categorical grant of full pardons of both civil and criminal penalties to individuals or businesses punished for breaking unscientific, unnecessary directives. Former gym owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale […]