A Leon County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by state Sen. Jason Pizzo (D-Hollywood) that challenged the governor’s program to transport undocumented immigrants to other states.

Second Judicial Circuit Judge John Cooper dismissed the senator’s lawsuit in the wake of Gov. Ron DeSantis signing into law legislation that recast the immigration-relocation program and made the arguments in the litigation moot. Pizzo argued that the way the program was set up represented a violation of the state constitution.

In a Feb. 17 filing, attorneys for DeSantis and the Department of Transportation suggested Pizzo’s legal arguments were superseded by the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 6-B. Pizzo had argued in his lawsuit filed last September that the immigrant program was created as part of an appropriations bill in violation of provisions of the Florida Constitution.