Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation looking to provide relief to Pensacola firefighters and their pensions.
Reps. Alex Andrade and Michelle Salzman co-sponsored the measure (HB 1189).
The newly signed law allows a widow of a firefighter to continue collecting pension cash even if he or she remarries. The measure also provides for additional overtime hours to be treated as pensionable.
Finally, the legislation from Andrade and Salzman removes several reductions to a retiree’s spousal benefits that existed in current law.
The Governor has touted his support for first responders. With DeSantis signing the measure Monday, the law became immediately effective.
– Ryan Nicol, Florida Politics