Gov. Rick Scott signs Palm Beach, Martin County bills

Gov. Rick Scott during a 2014 campaign visit to West Palm Beach.

Gov. Rick Scott signed 29 bills late Tuesday, including five dealing with Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

Here are the bills, as described by the governor’s office:

HB 531 — Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County – This bill increases the maximum time frame for contracts for waste hauler franchises from five years to seven years.

CS/HB 737 — Port of Palm Beach District – This bill codifies the Port of Palm Beach District’s charter and authorizes commissioners to designate foreign trade zones within the district.

CS/HB 1135 — West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund – This bill makes various changes to the pension fund as agreed upon between the City of West Palm Beach and the union representing West Palm Beach police officers.

HB 1297 — Building Code Advisory Board of Palm Beach County – This bill revises the nomination process for local appointees to the board and expands list of industry associations to include any recognized regional trade association.

CS/HB 259 — Indiantown — This bill creates the Village of Indiantown in Martin County if approved by a referendum of local voters.







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