Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a law prohibiting all business and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination status and ordered that all remaining city and county Kovid-19 restrictions be lifted.
The new law, which will take effect on 1 July, follows through an emergency order that DeSantis signed in April to ban so-called vaccine passports. At the time, he urged the Florida Legislature to make it tougher for future administrations by passing a bill to make it permanent.
“You have the right to participate in society, go to a restaurant, a movie, a ballgame – all these things – without dividing up this type of information.” The Republican governor said Monday at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida. “And, oh by the way, you give to big companies, they are going to try to completely monetize. So we did not want to go down that road.
Unlike the vaccine passport ban in some other Republican-controlled states, such as Indiana and Utah, Florida law prohibits not only government entities, but also businesses and schools from seeking proof of vaccination. Dissentis had previously warned of passports that create a two-tier society, preventing part of the population from assessing certain goods, services and jobs.
The governor issued a new order requiring all local governments to suspend any remaining socio-economic sanctions related to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Such orders will be statutorily stayed when the new law comes into force in July.
“I think people are saying that they need to police people at this point, if you’re saying that, then you’re really saying that you don’t believe in vaccines, you don’t believe data Do, you don ‘believe in science, “ Said Dissentis.
DeSantis imposed a 30-day Kovid-19 lockdown in April 2020, which he recalled as a mistake a year later. He said that such a lockdown has destroyed lives and devastated economies across America without affecting the spread of Kovid-19.
According to CDC data, despite having the second largest percentage of the 65+ population in the US, Florida’s Kovid-19 death rate ranks behind 100,000 states at 100,000 per 100,000. The four states with the highest death rates – New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island – are all Democrat-run and have imposed some of the most stringent Kovid-19 bans.
Dissentis said that some governments across the country have put in place lockouts or even extended them after evidence that restrictions on personal liberty are not effective or justified. The new law creates the opposite situation regarding future emergencies in Florida.
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“The law makes a default legal presumption that during any emergency, our businesses must be free from government mandates, and our schools should be open to individual instruction for our children,” Said Dissentis.
Must meet any government restrictions “Demand and Continuous Justification,” The governor said. The maximum length of local orders will be seven days and can be extended up to a maximum of 42 days. And at any time, the governor can invalidate local orders if he finds them unnecessary.
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DeSantis’ independence-first views after allegedly ending Florida’s lockout soon made him the target of criticism by mainstream media outlets and Democrat politicians and an order last September to prevent local governments from enforcing masked mandates be released. His bold approach also won him over many Republican voters, making him one of the early fronts for his party’s 2024 presidential nomination.
In fact, he now hates Democrats so much that he has managed to spread anger through such seemingly benign acts as eating a piece of pizza or, in the words of a leftist writer, “Sitting very strongly.”
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