- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will fix the state’s vote-by-mail ballot law that a federal judge called “illogical and bizarre.”

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed 33 bills, including one (HB 105) that requires county election offices to notify voters if their signatures on their ballot and voter registration forms don’t match. Voters would then be given a chance to fix the problem before the election.

Current law did not require voters to be notified. The Florida Democratic Party successfully challenged the law last year in federal court.

Scott also signed a bill that would allow consumers to purchase up to six bottles of craft liquor per label a year.

The governor also approved a measure that calls for the family of Devaughn Darling to be compensated $1.8 million. Darling, a Florida State football player, died during team drills in 2001.


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