legislation

June 14, 2021

Florida Governor: Legislation to Protect Religious Freedom

SURFSIDE, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by members of the Florida Legislature and leaders in the Jewish community at the Shul of Bal Harbour to sign HB 529 and HB 805.  HB 805 ensures that volunteer ambulance services, including Hatzalah, a free emergency transport service operating in South Florida, can...

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June 11, 2021

Florida Governor: Legislation to Continue Insurance Reform

BRADENTON, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 76, which builds on Governor DeSantis’ commitment to insurance reform in Florida.  This bill protects Florida families by restructuring litigation rules for disputed insurance claims; expressly disallows contractors, public adjusters, and companies from using prohibited advertisements that encourage Floridians to make an insurance claim for...

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June 11, 2021

Rhode Island Governor McKee Signs Legislation

Governor McKee Signs Legislation Strengthening Agreement Between the State of Rhode Island, IGT and Bally’s Corporation Rhode Island Providence, RI (STL.News) Joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Governor Dan McKee today signed the Marc A. Crisafulli Economic Development Act – legislation that strengthens the agreement...

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June 9, 2021

Rhode Island Governor: Legislation for Consumer Education

Providence, RI (STL.News) Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Deputy Majority Whip Mia A. Ackerman, Senator Sandra Cano, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Pawtucket Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, today signed into law legislation (2021-H 5491, 2021-S 0349) which will...

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June 9, 2021

Rhode Island: Importance of Gun Safety Legislation

Providence, RI (STL.News) In an effort to make Rhode Island communities safer, Governor Dan McKee and Attorney General Peter Neronha were joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, gun safety advocates and legislators came together outside the State House to call for the passage...

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June 9, 2021

Nevada Governor Signs Legislation from 81st Session

LAS VEGAS, NV (STL.News) Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation from the 81st Legislative Session, including bills in support of women’s health and criminal and social justice reform. At the women’s health bill signing, the Governor was joined by sponsors of the legislation including Senator Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Assembly Majority...

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June 8, 2021

Nevada Governor to Sign Legislation Related to Women’s Health

CARSON CITY, NV (STL.News) Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will host a signing ceremony for bills from the 81st Legislative Session related to women’s health.  The event will be open to members of the media to cover and details are below. 12:00 p.m.: Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E Washington Ave, Las...

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June 8, 2021

Connecticut Governor Commends Adult-Use of Cannabis Legislation

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont is commending the Connecticut State Senate for voting to approve legislation drafted with the support and input of his administration that will legalize the recreational, adult-use of cannabis, including its sale and safe regulation. The legislation, Senate Bill 1118, next needs to be approved by the Connecticut...

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June 7, 2021

Florida: Legislation to Combat Theft of FL’s Intellectual Property

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Groundbreaking Legislation to Combat Theft of Florida’s Intellectual Property by Foreign Countries MIAMI, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 7017 and HB 1523 — groundbreaking legislation that will protect Florida’s higher education institutions and government from foreign influence and combat corporate espionage, keeping Florida’s intellectual property safe within...

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May 31, 2021

New York: Legislation for Veterans to Access Health Care

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.448/A.2014) allowing veterans to qualify for state benefits after a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a traumatic brain injury or disclosure of military sexual trauma from any person licensed to provide health care services in New York State.  Previously, veterans had to be...

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May 31, 2021

Nevada Governor: Legislation Supporting NV Caregivers

NV (STL.News) Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation that provides certain employees with the right to use sick leave to assist certain family members with medical needs.  The Governor was joined by bill sponsor Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod and representatives of AARP Nevada for the signing of Assembly Bill 190. “Supporting caregivers by...

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May 27, 2021

Nebraska Governor: Legislation to Allow Takeout Alcohol Sales

LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 274 into law during a signing ceremony at MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante in Lincoln.  The bill was sponsored by Senator John Lowe of Kearney and includes provisions of LB 72 introduced by Senator Suzanne Geist of Lincoln to allow for carryout alcohol sales. ...

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