Gov.Ron DeSantis has approved many new regulations that go in to effect July 1st. Are are some of them.
1. You can carry a concealed weapon without a permit
If you are legally permitted to own a firearm, you can carry it concealed in Florida. You must be a resident 21 or older to buy a weapon. There still are restrictions on gun ownership for people convicted of a felony, dishonorably discharged, adjudicated mentally defective or involuntarily committed to treatment, convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or other conditions recognized by the state.
2. New Rules For Undocumented Immigrants
- Transporting a minor or more than five undocumented people into the state carries a second-degree felony penalty.
- Companies with 25 or more employees will have to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring workers. Penalties for employers who don’t verify their employees’ status could face suspension of their licenses to operate.
- Local governments will be banned from contributing money to organizations creating ID cards for undocumented immigrants, and driver’s licenses issued to non-citizens will be barred from use in Florida. Illegal migrants also could face felony charges by displaying a false ID to obtain employment.
- Hospitals receiving state and federal Medicaid reimbursements will be required to track how much money is spent on undocumented immigrants in emergency rooms and must ask if a patient is in the country legally.
- A 2014 law that allowed undocumented immigrants to be admitted to practice law in Florida will be repealed.
- The Division of Emergency Management’s Unauthorized Alien Transport Program get $12 million to continue the migrant-relocation program of transporting asylum-seekers to different places around the country.
3. In Florida, when utilizing a public restroom, it is mandated that individuals utilize facilities that correspond to the sex they were assigned at birth.