Gov. DeSantis cancels all fines related to “unprecedented” local COVID-19 restrictions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing “unprecedented local government restrictions” imposed over the last year, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Wednesday canceling all fines related to those restrictions.

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The order does not apply to COVID-19-related enforcement actions taken by the state.

It also won’t apply to fines imposed on assisted living facilities, hospitals, or other healthcare providers.

According to a memo issued by the state, the Board of Executive Clemency approved the Governor’s proposal to rescind all fines imposed between March 1, 2020, and March 10, 2021 related to local government COVID-19 restrictions.

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The order goes on to state that it would hold up as a defense against attempts to collect those fines.

Read a copy of the order below:

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