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Governor signs 42 bills including measure to exempt farms from permitting

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Gov. Rick Scott signed 42 bills on Friday including HB 421, which exempts agricultural lands from having to receive water management district permits.

Audubon of Florida and Sierra Club Florida had asked the governor to veto the bill, saying it would make it easier for farmers to clear their lands for future development without having to get permits.

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