Gov. Ron DeSantis signs an executive order abolishing all of the COVID-19 rules and regulations enacted by city and county governments throughout the state. The Governor’s order also prohibits businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The ban on vaccination passports and local COVID-19 rules is part of a bill DeSantis signed Monday. The new law doesn't kick in until July, so he signed executive orders to impose those rules until the law takes effect. But businesses can still require you to wear a mask in their stores and Rep. Evan Jenne says that's going to confuse folks.
The Governor also claims it's wrong for the feds to recommend social distancing and masks for people already vaccinated … but Rep. Fentrice Driskell says DeSantis is ignoring the obvious.
— After being closed to the public for more than a year, Senate President Wilton Simpson says The Capitol is about to reopen to the public this Friday; masks are optional, and you will NOT need a vaccine passport.
— Democratic Congressman and former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce another run for Governor. Let's just say he's no fan of the incumbent.
— A Florida Man is accused of dealing drugs; he tried to escape on an electric skateboard.