On Tuesday, June 18th Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed a bill – HB 453 – legalizing electric scooters in Florida. This bill went into effect immediately, giving local jurisdictions the responsibility of further regulation.

As many people have witnessed in the past year and a half, companies such as Lime, Bird, and Uber have taken cities by storm with dockless electric scooters. Beginning in September 2017, Bird planted a swarm of scooters throughout the city of Santa Monica in the middle of the night with no warning and since then, the trend has taken off.