Governor DeSantis Vetoes Bill Aimed At Preventing Local Florida Governments From Banning Plastic StrawsGov. Ron DeSantis will have until May 25 to decide whether to sign a bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating the use of plastic straws for five years.
Florida Lawmakers Block Local Governments From Enforcing Bans On Plastic StrawsThe Florida Senate on Tuesday passed an environmental bill that includes prohibiting local governments from enforcing regulations on plastic straws over the next five years.
Controversy Swirls Around Bans For Plastic Straws And SunscreenWhat started out as an effort to prevent local governments from regulating the distribution of plastic straws morphed Monday into a push for a study on the issue, lumped in with an attempt to prohibit cities and counties from banning certain sunscreens.
Florida Senator Takes Aim At Plastic Bags, StrawsAmid a broader national debate about the issue, a Florida Senate Democrat filed a bill Thursday that would prevent grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses that sell food from using plastic carryout bags and providing single-use plastic straws.