Rick Scott signs voter ID law, 13 other bills

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed another group of bills into law, including one that expands the list of acceptable forms of ID for people registering to vote.

Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott

The measure (SB 666) adds three forms of ID to the current list approved for those applying to register to vote:  a veteran health ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm; or an employee ID card issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of either municipal, county, state or federal government. The ID must have the name and photo of the person applying, and it can’t be expired.

The bill also allows these three forms of ID to be used at the polls.

With Scott’s signature, the measure now is in effect.

Here’s the full list of bills signed Friday:

SB 666, Voter Identification – This bill expands the list of acceptable forms of identification for voter registration applicants to include certain information.

SB 812, Reciprocal Insurers – This bill creates an alternative process for a domestic reciprocal insurer to distribute unassigned funds to policyholders.

SB 826, Mobile Homes – This bill revises provisions relating to mobile home park tenants and owners.

SB 828, Insurance Guaranty Association Assessments – This bill revises the assessment process for the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association.

SB 846, Divers-Down Warning Devices – This bill expands the types of signal devices used by divers.

SB 854, Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services – This bill revises provisions within the funeral, cemetery, and consumer services code.

SB 912, Fraudulent Activities Associated with Payment Systems – This bill provides additional consumer protections against fraudulent activity at gas stations.

SB 922, Solid Waste Management – This bill revises solid waste management programs within the Department of Environmental Protection.

SB 936, Persons with Disabilities – This bill protects individuals with autism or an autism spectrum disorder during encounters with law enforcement.

SB 938, The Retail Sale of Dextromethorphan – This bill prohibits the sale of products containing dextromethorphan to minors.

SB 964, The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – This bill exempts nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitative hospitals from reporting certain information to the prescription drug monitoring program.

SB 1004, Security System Plans – This bill revises public records exemptions related to government agencies’ security systems.

SB 1044, Contraband Forfeiture – This bill revises the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.

SB 1104, Service of Process on Financial Institutions – This bill authorizes financial institutions to establish a sole location or agent for receipt of service of process.

Gov. Rick Scott signs 14 bills into law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has added another batch of bills to the total number he’s signed into law this year.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Getty Images)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Getty Images)

Wednesday, Scott signed 14 measures, including several related to public records and one establishing a framework for public-private partnerships.

Last week, he signed 111 bills into law, including several inspired by tragedies in Palm Beach County.

Here’s the full list of bills signed Wednesday by Scott:

SB 124, Public-Private Partnerships – This bill establishes a uniform framework for the establishment of public-private partnerships.

SB 126, Public Records and Public Meetings – This bill creates a public records and public meetings exemption for unsolicited proposals for public-private partnership projects.

SB 194, Redevelopment Trust Fund – This bill exempts hospital districts from contributing to community redevelopment agencies created on or after July 1, 2016.

SB 436, The Crime of Making Threats of Terror or Violence – This bill creates penalties for specified threats of violence.

SB 514, Supervisor of Elections Salaries – This bill revises the local formula for the salaries of the Florida Supervisors of Elections.

SB 580, Reimbursement to Health Access Settings for Dental Hygiene Services for Children – This bill clarifies that dental hygienists may receive Medicaid reimbursement for providing children’s dental services.

SB 592, Public Records – This bill exempts from public records the personal identification information of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and Department of Financial Services’ investigative personnel.

SB 626, Consumer Credit – This bill authorizes the Office of Financial Regulation to take action against a person who violates the Military Lending Act.

SB 628, Fees for Records – This bill allows the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to pay a reduced fee for background screenings from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

SB 708, The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys – This bill authorizes the Department of State to reimburse families up to $7,500 in funeral expenses for remains recovered from the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.

SB 752, Public Records – This bill creates a public records exemption for certain personal identifying information of a current or former employee of an agency’s office of inspector general or internal audit department.

SB 754, Public Records – This bill creates a public records exemption for certain civil and criminal investigative information held by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

SB 772, Regulated Service Providers – This bill reduces fees and modifies provisions in several areas regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

SB 908, Organization of the Department of Financial Services – This bill revises provisions relating to the organization of the Department of Financial Services.