The Florida Legislature’s Special Session was short but powerful, enshrining in state law freedoms for Florida employees and parents.
Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the Republican Legislature went into the Session with the clear goal of standing for workers and parents’ rights. The rapid success of these new laws is exactly what robust, principled and effective leadership looks like.
The legislation signed by Governor DeSantis is the strongest pro-freedom, anti-mandate action taken by any state in the nation.
“I told Floridians that we would protect their jobs and today we made that the law,” Governor DeSantis said. “Nobody should lose their job due to heavy-handed COVID mandates and we had a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the people of Florida. I’m thankful to the Florida Legislature for joining me in standing up for freedom.”
Here are the elements of the legislation protecting employees:
And here are the elements of the legislation protecting families:
The Governor also signed legislation that would allow for removing Florida businesses from the onerous control of an ever expanding OSHA, and create a Florida equivalent administration to ensure workplace safety without the federal overreach.
Republican leadership in the Legislature was unified and every Republican in both chambers supported the legislation.
The following members have been appointed to the Audit Committee: Roger Duguay (Chair), Dan McNamara and Cindy Marsh Tichy. Their report is due by March 1st.