Florida lawmakers set to discuss vaccine mandates, redistricting during special session

Gov. DeSantis’ special session explained

ORLANDO, Fla. – The controversial topic of vaccine mandates will be front and center in Tallahassee this week.

Gov. Ron DeSantis called the special session in October to ban the mandates that are being pursued by the Biden Administration.

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News 6 political expert and UCF history professor Dr. Jim Clark joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to break down the process and explain why whatever’s decided will likely end up in court.

“We have a situation here in Orlando, for example, where corporate Disney out of California has certain requirements, and now the legislature may say to ignore your boss,” Clark said. “I know Disney and Universal and these other companies have their lobbyists in Tallahassee to make sure this doesn’t end up in a court battle between Disney and Universal and the state of Florida.”

Another topic that’s scheduled to come up during the special session is redistricting after the first round of proposed maps were released by the Florida Senate.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

About the Author:

Justin Warmoth joined News 6 in February 2013 as our Brevard County reporter. In March of 2016, after anchoring the weekend mornings since August of 2015, Justin was promoted to weekday morning anchor. You can catch him Monday through Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and at noon.