In another random act of federalism, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning vaccine passports and announced an order to suspend all local emergency mandates effective July 1.
DeSantis signed Senate Bill 2006, passed by Florida state lawmakers last month, granting him the ability to override local emergency orders.
The bill also includes a ban on COVID-19 vaccine passports in the Sunshine State.
What’s more, each violation will result in a fine of $5,000, the Epoch Times reports.
“I’m going to sign the bill. It’s effective July 1. I’ll also sign an executive order pursuant to that bill invalidating all remaining local emergency COVID orders effective on July 1,” the republican said in a news conference on Monday. “But then, to bridge the gap between then and now, I’m going to suspend, under my executive power, the local emergency orders as it relates to COVID.”
DeSantis, describing the orders as the “evidence-based thing to do,” said that supporters of lockdowns “really are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines, you don’t believe in the data, you don’t believe in the science.”
“We’ve embraced the vaccines,” he added. “We’ve embraced the science on it.”
The order suspending local mandates only affects governments, not businesses.
“In terms of what a supermarket or some of them choose to do, a Disney theme park, this does not deal with that one way or another,” he said. “It’s simply emergency orders and emergency penalties on individual businesses.”
“You have the right to participate in society, go to a restaurant, movie, a ballgame, all these things without having to divulge this type of information,” he added.
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I want to see a DeSantis/Scott ticket in 2024. Not necessarily in that order. Also, I would like to see him BAN the wearing of masks in public.
I’d love a Trump/Desantis ticket for 2024.. GET RID OF PENCE.
Baitfish, are we talking about Rick Scott or Tim Scott? If you are talking about Rick Scott the RINO who fleeced Floridians and the Medicare System I say NO, if You are talking about Tim Scott then thumbs up!
Rick scott needs to go as swiftly as cheny and romney..
Go Governor Ron DeSantis. Did anyone see Joe and Jill visiting Jimmy Carter and his wife. Joe the hypocrite and Jill were inside the Carter home with no masks on. The Carters did not have any masks on either. Of course when Biden and Jill left the Carter home and walked outside, they put their masks on. What a joke the “follow the science” Bidens are!
This hoax was revealed from the very beginning in 2020 and has shown all the signs of hypocrisy since; Gruesome Newsom with his French Laundry posturing of his No Mask for himself policy said it all and if you want to go back even further in April of 2020 with Dr. Fraudi on 60 minutes with his Mask are not necessary to you need a mask to you need 2 mask shows how much horse manure this whole thing is!!
SO Where are all the other Republican so called governors doing the same??
You mean the phony baloney RHINO’s; we do not have a Republic with democracy; in fact I would not doubt it if Democrats are purposely running as Republicans so that they can infiltrate and sabotage the Republican party so that the end game is to have a single totalitarian progressive demonic party!! That is why they will and have done anything to get President Trump out of Office! I do not and never did trust both Democrats or Republicans!!
Well, Mike De-whiner, of ohio, certainly has shown he was unworth of all our votes for governor….