Florida pardons residents fined or arrested for mask violations

According to a new report from The Hill “The Florida state clemency board on Wednesday voted to pardon all Florida residents who were arrested or fined for violating mask mandates imposed by local governments.”

“The state’s Board of Clemency, in a 3-1 vote, acted on the order on Wednesday, granting pardons to all Floridians who violated the local mask requirements,” the report adds.

Last month, Florida Governor DeSantis signed an executive order vowing to pardon any individuals who violated mask mandates.

“This action is necessary so that we can recover, have a good transition to normal operations, and also just a recognition that a lot of this stuff was way, way overboard,” DeSantis explained.