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Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Eight Bills & Vetoes One

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills:

  • CS/SB 58 – Relief of Yeilyn Quiroz Otero by Miami-Dade County
  • CS/SB 70 – Relief of Donna Catalano by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • CS/SB 74 – Relief of Harry Augustin Shumow by the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County d/b/a Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • CS/CS/SB 80 – Relief of Christeia Jones, as Guardian of Logan Grant, Denard Maybin, Jr., and Lanard Maybin
  • SB 546 – Consumer Finance Loans
  • CS/SB 838 – Fire Investigators
  • SB 1058 – Property Insurer Reimbursements
  • SB 7006 – A Review under the Open Government Sunset Review Act

Governor DeSantis vetoed the following bill:

  • CS/HB 265 – Value of Motor Vehicles Exempt from Legal Process

The governor wrote, “The Legislature passed CS/HB 265, which raises the exemption value of a debtor’s interest in a single motor vehicle from $1,000 to $5,000 in bankruptcy cases. For all other creditor matters, a debtor’s interest in a single motor vehicle remains exempt up to $1,000 in value. Although it may be time to consider increasing the outdated exemption amount, this increase should apply to all persons who can claim Florida exemptions, whether in or our of bankruptcy, so that people are not incentivized to file for bankruptcy, which has long-lasting, negative consequences for a person’s credit history.”

For the transmittal letters, click here.

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