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Scott starts signing bills into law

Gov. Rick Scott’s office late Monday sent out a list of the initial group of bills he has signed into law after the end of the legislative session. Here’s a selection:

HB 23: Canned or Perishable Food Distributed Free of Charge – This bill relates to public schools and charitable organizations.

SB 106: County Employees – This bill relates to the authority of county governments to vary employee benefits.

HB 115: Public Meetings/University Direct-Support Organization – This bill exempts certain meetings from public meeting requirements.

HB 337: Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program – This bill allows school districts to distribute Teacher Classroom Supply Program funds early to teachers.

SB 358: Athletic Coaches for Youth Athletic Teams – This bill protects students by requiring independent sanctioning authorities to conduct level 1 background screenings for athletic coaches.

SB 386: Application of Foreign Law in Courts – This bill disallows the application of foreign law in family law matters.

For more information on these bills, visit <www.leg.state.fl.us>.