Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state - April 30th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the notable developments from Florida’s session and news from around the state...
- The state legislature voted to end the CON (Certificate Of Need) regs in Florida paving the path for additional medical facilities statewide – Takes effect July 1st for general medicine & in two years for specialty healthcare
- The House passed a bill that’d ban local government from banning straws and sunscreen – setting up a potentially contentious situation in the Senate as critics are arguing for abuse of “Home Rule”, while advocates are suggesting local governments are putting citizens at risk in the name of political trends
- The full Legislature passed the bill identifying anti-Semitism under US State Department definitions – applying them to all public entities in Florida
- The importation of Canadian drugs into Florida passed the Legislature and is certain to be signed by Governor DeSantis. Federal action is still required however and while President Trump has indicated he’s potentially supportive there’s not a clear timetable being considered by regulators
- Texting while driving will soon be a primary offense as will holding a mobile device while in a school zone or active work zone after it passed through the full state legislature
- The Robert Kraft videos will remain private for now according to a ruling by a judge presiding over the Orchids Day Spa case