Cretul Serious About Killing Old Laws
One of the keys parts of House Speaker Larry Cretuls, R-Ocala, agenda for this legislative session has been streamlining Florida laws. In his opening remarks to the House last week, Cretul said, State laws should be made smaller and cleaner. That means repealing out-of-date laws so that Florida Statutes will actually be smaller than we started.
Cretul meant it.
The House met in full session this afternoon and a parade of bills repealing other bills, now rendered useless through departmental or technological changes, were read. The outdated laws include measures on the Florida Legal Resource Center, the Family Builders Program, the Citrus Canker Eradication program, telegraph regulations, reports on tropical fruit from 1991, drive-in movie theaters and a host of other issues.
The oldest bill the House plans to scrap is from 1845, the same year that Florida became a state, allowing the governor to hire a fit and proper person to serve as his secretary.
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