Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state legislature worked during a special session to create four new state laws prohibiting COVID-19 mandates for employment or school attendance: HB 1B covering COVID-19 Mandates; CS/HB 3B covering protection of private records; HB 5B establishing standards for Florida Occupational Safety and Health State Plan; and HB 7B, governing vaccinations during Public Health Emergencies [LINK]. The special legislative session was called and utilized due to approaching deadlines within the original Biden mandate as outlined by the Dept. of Labor.
Yesterday the state legislature presented the four bills to the governors office. Today Governor DeSantis joined with state Attorney General Ashley Moody and traveled to Brandon, Florida, for a press conference where he signed the bills to protect the rights of workers & students in the state. After the remarks and signing ceremony Governor DeSantis took questions from the media.
Also at the event today, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that Florida is challenging the CMS rule in court. Read more about that announcement HERE.
The basics of the four bills include:
Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill rejecting Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates today in Brandon, Florida.
During the signing ceremony, the crowd started chanting “Let’s go Brandon!”