Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure that makes privacy protections in Florida’s problem solving courts more uniform.

DeSantis on March 22 signed HB 715 by Republican Rep. Patt Maney, a retired Northwest Florida judge. Sen. Darryl Rouson, a St. Petersburg attorney, sponsored the companion, SB 910.

The legislation creates a public records exemption for participants in veterans and mental health courts, extending the same privacy protections that apply to other problem-solving courts.

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