TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is supporting legislation to make it easier to evict tenants and speed up foreclosures in the state.
Scott on Friday signed 34 bills into law. The Republican governor signed two measures that consumer advocates had asked him to veto.
One of the bills Scott signed would allow landlords to evict tenants within days even if they paid partial rent. The measure (HB 77) would also allow a landlord to evict a tenant if a person breaks rules twice in one year.
The foreclosure bill (HB 87) creates a process for others besides mortgage-holders to ask the court to speed up foreclosure cases.
Lawyers who represent homeowners in foreclosure cases have already said they plan to sue to challenge the new foreclosure law.
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