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Daily Scripts

January 17th, 2020 by Mike Vasilinda

Friday, January 17 , 2020

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
Legislation that would block local governments from banning sunscreens is speeding through the state Legislature. As Jake Stofan tells us, the bill is opposed by environmental groups who hope the Governor will veto the legislation if it makes it to his desk.
0:00-0:16 Jake Stofan
0:16-0:26 Sen. Rob Bradley
(R) Fleming Island
0:35-0:42 Holly Parker Curry
Surfrider Foundation
0:42-0:59 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
The bill is also moving in the House. It has two more committee stops before it will be ready for a floor vote.
Sunscreen LOOK LIVE
Look Live In
“Key West passed a local ordinance that is set to ban certain types of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs starting in 2021, but state lawmakers are attempting to preempt sunscreen bans, fearing it could pose a public health risk.”
SOT Sen. Rob Bradley
(R) Fleming Island
“Florida ranks second in the nation for the highest rate of new Melanoma cases and sunscreen is the first line of defense against skin cancer. “
Environmental groups say studies have shown certain chemicals used in some sunscreens are are harmful to coral reefs, a vital tourist attraction for the Keys.
SOT Holly Parker Curry
Surfrider Foundation
“Why wouldn’t we allow a community to regulate that when their entire economy and way of life based on the health of their coral reefs?”
Look Live Out
“Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill in 2019 that would have blocked local governments from banning plastic straws. Environmentalists say the same logic in that veto letter applies to this bill as well.”

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