Governor DeSantis signs Public Nuisances law

Still from video courtesy the Office of Governor DeSantis | Alachua Chronicle


JERUSALEM, Israel – Yesterday in Jerusalem, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 269, a bill that prohibits trespassing on private property to intimidate the residents, among other measures.

Representatives Randy Fine and Mike Caruso traveled to Israel to bring the bill to the governor, which is on an international trade mission. DeSantis also signed a Proclamation commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of Israel while he was there.

The law is intended to address incidents such as antisemitic messages that were projected on TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville last year and antisemitic flyers that were left on Gainesville residents’ driveways last August.

The bill includes the following provisions:

  • Prohibits a person from intentionally dumping litter onto private property for the purpose of intimidating or threatening the owner, resident, or invitee of such property;
  • Prohibits a person from willfully and maliciously harassing, threatening, or intimidating another person based on the person’s wearing or displaying of any indicia relating to any religious or ethnic heritage;
  • Creates a new prohibition against displaying or projecting, using any medium, an image onto a building, structure, or other property without the written consent of the owner of the building, structure, or property;
  • Creates a new trespass offense if a person who is not authorized, licensed, or invited willfully enters the campus of a state college or university for the purpose of threatening or intimidating another person, and is warned by the institution to depart and refuses to do so; and
  • Prohibits a person from willfully and maliciously interrupting or disturbing any assembly of people met for the purpose of acknowledging the death of an individual.

“In 2019, I had the opportunity here in Israel to sign into law groundbreaking legislation to root out antisemitism from our public education system, establishing Florida as a leader in protecting religious liberty,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Four years later, the threats faced by religious Americans of all faiths have evolved. Through this legislation, we are ensuring that perpetrators who commit acts of antisemitism and target religious groups or individuals will be punished.”

  • Why is the governor signing bills in Israel? Every group is hated on by someone…why do all politicians go out of their way to boast of protecting one group of people above the rest?
    As I’ve commented before:
    Zion Don vs. Zion Ron vs. Zion Brandon. I wonder who wins?

  • This could have waited until meatball got back to sign it. The real story is that these two suck-ups hopped a plane to Israel (likely on our nickel) to perform an emergency public butt kissing because Ronnies feelings got hurt when he was asked a question he didn’t like at a press conference.

    • Isn’t the term “meatball” a violation of rights on a person’s National Origin? Seems a form of Racism, doesn’t it?

  • Will this bill address the selfish, ego driven, idiots who insist on blasting their loud speakers outside their cars thinking they’re impressing someone? All throughout the county these bone heads bother people at all hours. There used to be a noise ordinance but since our liberal leaders defunded the police departments, this juvenile behavior continues.

    • Living on NE 16th avenue has become intolerable due to the total disregard for anyone other than these punk bitches who are lost in their own heads showing off their rides and rims. A delusional lifestyle.

      • That corridor used to be a blue collar working family area, where people needed sleep — but now it’s a Blue SSI and bail bonded corridor.

    • Fss 316.3045 is back on the books and can be enforced. This is the “boom box” law for loud car stereos. The law disappeared for several years when libs thought a loud car stereo was a freedom of speech right. The law has more to do with the volume of the sound and how far it can be heard from the vehicle rather than what material is being played.

  • WTF. Is this even legal or lawful, signing a law in another jurisdiction? Ron DeSanctimonious. I suspected a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Right again Donaldus Magnamus! YOUR ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY. REIMBURSE THE FLORIDA RESIDENTS YOUR EXPENSES. DERELECTION OF DUTY, UNETHICAL AND TALK ABOUT WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE. COULD NOT EVEN GET A 2A CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY.

    • All caps do nothing more than make you look like a fool, they certainly don’t make your point any “better”. Just like using stupid words like “Desanctimonious” or even “libtard”.

      If you want to be taken seriously, speak like a grown up with your big boy words.

  • This law is a tool available to help protect citizens against antifa-type intimidations and to protect private property rights. Didn’t California just pass a law that does the opposite, protecting those who invade private property and making any resistance to that incursion illegal?! Thank you, Governor, for standing between us and the lawless mob. And thank you for reaching out creatively to bring more industry and business to Florida!

  • This will help law enforcement get some of the bad boys (girls & whatever else they claim to be) off the street. Just like when they get pulled over for windows that are too dark and broken headlights/taillights. This gives the cops grounds for a traffic stop and…voila…..it quickly turns into a drug or illegal weapons charges.

  • DeSantis is required to jump through hoops to qualify for campaign money from AIPAC

  • It’s a shame we need laws to enforce common sense and courtesy, but that’s what we have to do to fight Antifa false flag “Nazi” impersonators these days. They infiltrated the Tea Party, Oathers, Jan 6 MAGA, and Proud Boys with their public fake hate tricks in front of colluding Dem media cameras — usually in election years for some reason? 🤬🤡👹🍦🍦🍦

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