DeSantis has signed about three dozen bills, including a ban on smoking and granting more rights to grandparents


Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed 35 bills on Friday, including a law allowing local governments to ban smoking in beaches and parks, making it easier for businesses to sue local governments in the ordinance. Rejected 5 including.

Let’s see what some of the new laws do:

— For those who have a valid Florida voter registration card and are experiencing financial difficulties, request the Highway Safety Vehicle Authority to issue, exchange, or renew their ID for free. .. In addition, people over the age of 80 can issue an ID card if they lose their driving privileges due to a failed vision test.

— In some cases, allow religious agencies to provide services in emergencies declared by the state.

— Felony buying, selling, or trading sexually explicit images stolen from someone’s phone or other digital device. It also promotes deepfake, felony, altered or created sexually explicit images, and enhances child pornography, revenge pornography, and bestiality.

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— Demand local governments to hold a referendum on tax issues on the same day as the general election.

— Make it easy for grandparents to receive access to spend time with their grandchildren.

— Prohibits state agencies and local governments from making payments due to ransomware incidents.

— Require newly hired civil servants to receive cybersecurity training.

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Some of the rejected bills include the following:

— Significant changes have been made to the State Dependents Act. This includes the abolition of lifetime dependents, the prohibition of granting dependents to those who earn more than their spouse, and the creation of refutable estimates that co-custody is in the child’s best interests.

— A company that has been established for at least three years has allowed local governments to sue over the ordinance if it causes a loss of profits of 15% or more. If the business sued the city or county, the ordinance would have been suspended until the proceedings were resolved. If the court struck the ordinance, the judge would have had the option of requiring the government to pay the statutory costs of the business.

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The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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