Florida Governor DeSantis Signed Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Into Law
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday, April 19, 2021, signed a controversial measure, known as the HB 1,“anti-riot bill,” into law, which is aimed at “combating public disorder.”, in the video published on April 19, 2021, “Ron DeSantis signs ‘anti-riot bill’ cracking down on ‘public disorder’“, below:,
CS/HB 1: Combating Public Disorder
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Byrd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Barnaby ; Brannan ; DiCeglie ; Drake ; Fine ; Fischer ; Giallombardo ; Gregory ; Harding ; Maggard ; Maney ; McClain ; Plakon ; Roach ; Rommel ; Roth ; Sabatini ; Sirois ; Snyder ; Yarborough
Combating Public Disorder; Authorizing specified elected officials to file an appeal to the Administration Commission if the governing body of a municipality makes a specified reduction to the operating budget of the municipal law enforcement agency; providing that a municipality has a duty to allow the municipal law enforcement agency to respond to a riot or unlawful assembly in a specified manner based on specified circumstances; reclassifying the penalty for an assault committed in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot; prohibiting cyberintimidation by publication; prohibiting a person from willfully participating in a specified violent public disturbance resulting in specified damage or injury; creating an affirmative defense to a civil action where the plaintiff participated in a riot, etc.
From the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a measure into law that would stiffen penalties against violent protesters, in the video published on April 19, 2021, “Polk Sheriff Grady explains Florida’s new anti-riot bill“, below:
Joined by Florida Republican lawmakers and representatives from law enforcement agencies around the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday morning signed into law the controversial so-called anti-riot bill that aims to address protests that turn violent, in the video published on April 19, 2021, “DeSantis signs controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill into law“, below:
Florida House Bill One, or Governor Ron DeSantis’ Anti-Riot Bill, passed Friday, April 16, 2021, in a 76 to 39 vote. There’s been a lot of back and forth on this proposed legislation in the Tallahassee community. Mayor John Dailey and other leaders came out against it earlier this week. Some are saying this bill would keep non-protestors, including law enforcement safe from possible violence. Others, however, say it’s an infringement on First Amendment rights. The bill would create new penalties for protestors who get violent, in the video published on April 10, 2021, “Tallahassee community reacts to House vote in favor of Anti-Riot bill“, below:
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