Friday, May 31, 2013

Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Keep Floridians Safe

Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Keep Floridians Safe
Dear Friends,
We made great progress this week in keeping Floridians safe on the road and in their communities. As a father and grandfather, texting while driving is a concern I share with many Floridians whose loved ones travel the roads. The “Texting While Driving” bill that I signed into law this week will encourage drivers to practice responsible driving habits and keep our streets safe. In addition, I signed two bills that will protect victims of human trafficking. These bills will support the victims of this heartbreaking abuse as they set out on the journey of recovery.

Also this week, we visited south Florida to highlight a plan to invest $880 million for supporting the restoration of the Everglades. This historic legislation begins a long-term commitment to protecting Florida’s most delicate natural treasure. I would like to thank all state, local and federal officials who played a role in passing these bills and improving the lives of Florida families.
Read the press releases: