This morning Governor Ron DeSantis announced he will be issuing a regional Safer At Home executive order for Southeast Florida in response to the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. [Read more…] about Senator Rodriguez Responds to Governor DeSantis’ Regional Safer-At-Home Executive Order
Governor Ron DeSantis today issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants
Governor Ron DeSantis today issued Executive Order 19-184, removing suspended City Commissioner for the City of Tallahassee, Florida, Scott Maddox, in accordance with section 112.51(5), Florida Statutes. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Removing Scott Maddox as Tallahassee City Commissioner
Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-98, extending the state of emergency declared as a result of Hurricane Michael for 60 days in the following counties: Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla and Jefferson. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order 19-98
Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-97, which establishes the Office of Drug Control and the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse to combat Florida’s substance abuse crisis. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order 19-97
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-83, formally suspending Holmes County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Kyle Hudson.
A PDF copy of Executive Order 19-83 can be found HERE.
Ensuring the Safety of Our Children in Our Schools
Nearly one year after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where fourteen students and three staff members were murdered, Governor Ron DeSantis today issued Executive Order 19-45, which is focused on improving the safety of Florida schools. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order 19-45
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia issued the following statement today on Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order to extend and enhance voting options in counties impacted by Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about RPOF Chairman Ingoglia Statement on Gov. Scott Executive Order
Signs Executive Order Calling on Counties to Not Limit Access to Beaches
Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-202, which urges Florida counties to protect public beach access and directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support these efforts. The executive order specifically calls on counties to not limit access to beaches. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Takes Executive Action to Protect Access to Beaches
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today convened the first meeting of the Executive Steering Committee on Executive Order 18-81 in Tallahassee. Governor Scott signed the order on March 26, directing DCF to enhance collaboration with law enforcement in each Florida county to improve the coordination of behavioral health services for individuals in need. To view Executive Order 18-81, click HERE.
“Close coordination of services between DCF, mental health treatment providers, and law enforcement is essential for the success of Florida’s coordinated system of care,” said John N. Bryant, DCF’s Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health. “By bringing together representatives from various organizations who help address behavioral health treatment and safety across state, we can improve service delivery methods and truly make an impact for the citizens of Florida.”
The first meeting of the steering committee was led by Mr. Bryant and the committee reviewed the objectives of the Executive Order, outlined the role of the committee members, developed an action plan for implementation, and discussed the required final report. Mr. Bryant also provided an overview of new funding allocated for crisis services in the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget.
The Executive Steering Committee is comprised of state agency leadership, law enforcement, and education and treatment representatives whose knowledge, insights, and experience will aid in the development of an implementation plan and recommendations on how to best meet the behavioral health and public safety needs of Florida’s citizens. Committee members will also play a vital role in supporting regional and local meetings. Members include:
- John N. Bryant, DCF Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health
- Justin Senior, Secretary, Agency for Health Care Administration
- Rick Swearingen, Commissioner, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Christina Daly, Secretary, Department of Juvenile Justice
- Rebecca Kapusta, DCF Assistant Secretary for Operations
- Matt Dunagan, Florida Sheriffs Association
- Natalie Kelly, Florida Association of Managing Entities
- Amy Mercer, Florida Association of Chiefs of Police
- Joy Frank, General Counsel, Florida Association of District School Superintendents