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United States : Governor Rick Scott Signs 74 Bills Into Law.

Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law:

SB 100 : Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-Income Persons This bill cuts taxes and fees by creating an exemption from local business taxes for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses, allowing veterans to receive an identification card or driver license with the word Veteran at no cost, and reducing driver license service fees for veterans.

CS/CS/SB 140 : Marriage Licenses This bill prohibits the issuance of a marriage license to youths.

SB 168 : Nonnative Animals This bill creates a pilot program within the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to remove nonnative species.

CS/SB 382 : Transportation Facility Designations This bill makes 39 honorary or memorial transportation facility designations throughout the state, including Senator Greg Evers Memorial Highway.

CS/SB 566 : Unlawful Detention by a Transient Occupant This bill clarifies persons that may be considered transient occupants of residential property, provides for the termination of transient occupancies, and authorizes the recovery of personal belongings by a transient occupant.

CS/CS/SB 740 : Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services This bill makes various changes within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including increased protections for consumers and efficiencies.

CS/SB 872 : Young Farmers and Ranchers This bill creates an advisory council and clearinghouse for resources to support young adults and veterans working in farming and ranching.

CS/SB 1552 : Juvenile Justice This bill continues the direct support organization within the Department of Juvenile Justice and enhances public safety.

CS/CS/SB 1576 : Animal Welfare This bill creates a process to return lost cats and dogs to their owners, especially after storms, and increases penalties for animal cruelty.

HB 37 : Direct Primary Care Agreements This bill establishes a provision for a direct primary care agreement between a patient and health care practitioner.

HB 283 :Cardiac Programs This bill expands the criteria for adult cardiovascular services for hospitals seeking licensure as a level 1 program.

CS/CS HB 351 : Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency This bill requires pharmacy benefit managers to register with the Office of Insurance Regulation and increases drug price transparency.

CS/HB 395: Martin County This bill creates the Town of Hobe Sound in Martin County if approved by a referendum of local voters.

CS/HB 547: Reports Concerning Seized or Forfeited Property This bill changes the date that law enforcement agencies are required to submit an annual report relating to the Contraband Forfeiture Act.

CS/HB 581: Subpoenas in Investigations of Sexual Offenses This bill enhances investigative or law enforcement agencies use of subpoenas in investigations involving certain sexual offenses.

CS/HB 631: Possession of Real Property This bill updates real property provisions relating to access of real property and the establishment of customary use.

CS/HB 675:Pharmacies This bill creates a Class III institutional pharmacy permit and provides parameters for the permit.

CS/CS/CS/HB 841:Community Associations This bill revises numerous provisions relating to community associations regarding reporting requirements, official records, websites and bylaws.

HB 869:Ranger Drainage District, Orange County This bill removes approximately 3,000 acres of land west of the Econlockhatchee River from the Ranger Drainage District.

CS/CS/HB 875: Limitations of Actions Other Than for the Recovery of Real PropertyThis bill clarifies the statute of limitations in actions based on a defect in the design, planning, or construction of a building or other improvement to real property and provides that certain time-barred claims may be filed within a specified period.

HB 889: West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund of the City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County This bill implements police pension benefit enhancements agreed upon between the City of West Palm Beach and their police union.

HB 891:St. Lucie County This bill returns the Special Restaurant Beverage licensing law to general law in St. Lucie County.

CS/CS/HB 901: Acme Improvement District and Pine Tree Water Control District, Palm Beach CountyThis bill transfers 50 acres of land from the Acme Improvement District to the Pine Tree Water Control District for land development in the Flying Cow Ranch area.

CS/CS/HB 937: Perinatal Mental Health This bill requires the Department of Health to provide perinatal mental health information through the Family Health Line toll-free hotline.

HB 1013:Daylight Saving Time This bill declares the Legislatures intent to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round throughout the entire state of Florida if approved by Congress.

HB 1015: Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Monroe CountyThis bill limits the service of Florida Keys Mosquito Control District members to three terms or a total of 12 years.

CS/HB 1017: Seminole County This bill requires a referendum of local voters to approve cardroom gaming within Seminole County, following the Seminole County Charter.

CS/CS/CS/HB 1059 : Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult This bill creates an injunction against the financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

CS/HB 1065: Expunction of Criminal History RecordsThis bill permits a person that receives a judgment of acquittal or not guilty be eligible to have his or her criminal record expunged.

CS/HB 1071: City of Clearwater, Pinellas County This bill removes the prohibition against certain land in the City of Clearwater from being used for carnivals and shows.

CS/CS/CS/HB 1073: Department of Financial Services This bill modifies requirements and procedures within divisions of the Department of Financial Services, including the Divisions of Treasury,

Risk Management, Investigative and Forensic Services, and State Fire Marshal.

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