Florida Governor Rick Scott signs nearly 100 bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving his approval to dozens of bills dealing with everything from flood insurance to electronic cigarettes.

Scott on Friday signed nearly 100 bills into law.

One of the bills (SB 542) is designed to make it easier for private companies to sell flood insurance in the state.

The governor also signed a measure (SB 224) that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Charities in the state would be subject to stricter regulations (HB 629) under another bill approved by Scott. The legislation was a top priority of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and came in the wake of articles by the Tampa Bay Times examining fraudulent charities.

Scott also signed a bill that moves the starting date of the 2016 session to January.

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