According to a press release from Gov. DeSantis’ Office, on Monday, Nov. 13, DeSantis signed legislation that was passed during the Florida Legislature’s special session last week. This legislation places sanctions on Iran and protects Jewish Day Schools in addition to providing aid for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Idalia and expanding Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship for students with unique abilities. The legislation also allocates $181.5 million to the My Safe Florida Home Program to help lower the costs of homeowners’ insurance for Floridians. The bills signed into law are:
CS/HB 1C- Disaster Relief
HB 3C- Family Empowerment Scholarship Program
HB 5C- Scrutinized Companies
CS/HB 7C- Security Grants
HB5C, Scrutinized Companies, directs “the State Board of Administration to divest public funds from companies on the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Iran Terrorism Sectors List and demonstrating Florida’s refusal to do business with those who support terrorist regimes,” according to the Florida House Majority Office.