Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Eleven Bills

On May 6, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 929 – City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County HB 1107 – City of Inverness, Citrus County HB 1135 – Santa Rosa County CS/HB 7071 – Taxation    SB 222 – Swimming Pool Specialty Contracting Services CS/SB 266 – Motor Vehicle Insurance SB 434 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Largest Tax Relief Package in Florida’s History

On May 6, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

OCALA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 which provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for a variety of items commonly purchased by Florida families, including fuel, diapers, disaster supplies and, tools. A one-pager on the bill can be found […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Seventeen Bills from the Florida Legislature

On May 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until May 20, 2022, to act on these bills.   SB 7016 – OGSR/Information Submitted by Insurers/Department of Financial Services SB 7020 – OGSR/Office of Financial Regulation SB 542 – Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Funding to Continue Supporting Red Tide Research and Innovative Mitigation Technologies

On May 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his commitment to nearly $14 million in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget to continue Florida’s investment in combatting red tide. This funding will support dedicated research efforts through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory in addition to providing grants through the Department […]

Florida Propels U.S. to Surpass China in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certifications

On May 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than 7,500 students have earned an entrepreneurship and small business (ESB) certification between July 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Due to Florida’s leadership (accounting for nearly 30 percent of all certifications nationwide), the United States has now surpassed China in the number of ESB examinations delivered […]

Governor DeSantis Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Available to Residents Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes

On May 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted the State’s request for a Disaster Declaration, which makes disaster loans available to individuals and businesses impacted by the January 2022 Southwest Florida tornadoes. The Disaster Declaration provides additional relief in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Ten Bills

On May 3, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/HB 1445 – A Review under the Open Government Sunset Review Act HB 7009 – A Review under the Open Government Sunset Review Act HB 7015 – A Review under the Open Government Sunset Review Act CS/HB 381 – Breach of Bond Costs CS/HB 287 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Award of Nearly $20 Million for 98 Projects Through the Resilient Florida Grant Program

On May 3, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the award of grants totaling nearly $20 million in state funds (FY 2021-22) for the Resilient Florida Program Planning Grants. This funding will support 98 awards to develop or update comprehensive vulnerability assessments in inland and coastal communities. The list of projects awarded today can […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Twenty Bills from the Florida Legislature

On May 3, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until May 18, 2022, to act on these bills. SB 638 – Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program CS/SB 1110 – Grease Waste Removal and Disposal SB 222 – Swimming Pool Specialty Contracting Services CS/SB 266 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Historic $30 Million in Funding for Manatee Rescue Programs and Habitat Restoration

On May 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his commitment to supporting more than $30 million in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget to enhance and expand manatee rescue and rehabilitation efforts and provide habitat restoration for areas where manatees are highly concentrated. This record investment in manatee care and protection is an over $17 million […]