Governor DeSantis Vetoes SB 1796

by | Jun 24, 2022 | Firm News |

A bill that would have brought sweeping changes to Alimony, Child Time Sharing and Marital Waste has been vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis. As reasoning for his veto, he stated that, “If (SB 1796) were to become law and be given retroactive effect as the Legislature intends, it would unconstitutionally impair vested rights under certain preexisting marital settlement agreements.”  

This is the third proposal vetoed by a republican governor in the last decade despite being passed by an overwhelming majority of republicans in both the House and Senate.  

We look forward to the next legislative session to see if this bill will be passed again by the legislature.