Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill 3 (HB3) on Friday, which provides a $1,000 bonus to all sworn-in Florida Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders like firefighters and EMTs. Sheriffs, under the bill, will also benefit from a $5,000 salary increase.
HB 3 additionally makes available $10,000 to law enforcement officers who adopt children through the state child-welfare system, with the benefit increasing to $25,000 for adoptions involving children with special needs. “Our first responders work tirelessly to protect and serve our communities,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “While other states turned their backs on law enforcement and first responders, Florida has continued to support them. These bonuses are a well-deserved recognition to our law enforcement and first responders for all they do for Florida.”
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