DeSantis wants local governments to report all COVID-19 measures implemented

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants all local governments to report any COVID-19 response activities in writing.

On Friday (Sept. 4th) DeSantis issued the following statement:

“Per Article IV, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution, I am directing all local governments in all of Florida’s 67 counties to submit to my office all measures implemented by local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

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The request asks for the following:

* The full text of any such order along with amendments.

* Any clarification of such order provided businesses or others.

*The possible amount of the fine or penalty, or the length of imprisonment for a violation of any such order.

*The number of citations, the number and amounts of fines or penalties, and specific information on any arrests and imprisonments due to violations of any such order.

* The termination or renewal dates of all orders, or any anticipated termination date of an order.

The letter states that, “Your response is requested by Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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