TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday banning businesses from requiring customers to show proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to get service.
The Republican governor had previously announced his intent to issue an order banning so-called “vaccine passports.” His action also barred any government agency in Florida from issuing such documentation for the purpose of providing proof of vaccinations.
In his executive order, DeSantis asserts that “vaccination passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy.”
Effective immediately, Florida businesses are barred from requiring patrons to provide documentation certifying COVID-19
Former Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.) was fined $456,000 by a federal court on Tuesday for his role in a campaign finance scheme.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Rivera to pay the money to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which had sued him in 2017 for secretly providing funds to a primary challenger of his eventual Democratic opponent in the 2012 election, according to details laid out in the court order.
Rivera lost that election to former Democratic Rep. Joe GarciaJose (Joe) Antonio GarciaFormer Florida congressman fined 6K in campaign finance scheme Overnight Defense:
Three bills currently working their way through the Florida Legislature are designed to tackle the rising costs of homeowner roof claims, the costs of attorney fees in homeowner’s claims and issues surrounding notice to insurance carriers.
The proposed legislations come less than two years after Florida enacted an assignment of benefits law for homeowners’ property claims. But these latest efforts are meant to address the increasing costs of homeowners insurance due to market forces that were not addressed by the 2019 AOB bill. While these bills are preliminary and not law yet, it shows a shift in the legislature to
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