Rick Scott recently signed a bill that will help protect people who suffer from an allergic reaction in a public place. It allows public places like restaurants, amusement parks, sports arenas and more to carry and use epinephrine without worrying about liability. A local allergist says this is a smart move by the governor and thinks it can only be beneficial. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell spoke with him and joins us LIVE with more on this bill and when it goes into effect. Elizabeth? 3 3 Dr. Sunil Joshi says 25 percent of people don't even know they have a food allergy and will likely experience their first allergic reaction in a public place like a restaurant. Right now most businesses don't carry epinephrine injectors due to liability issues -- but once this bill goes into effect -- any business with proper training can have an administer it -- which could save lives. SOT - 1349 people who have significant allergic reactions to foods insect stings or medications can be potentially treated even if they don't have the medicine on them TRACK - Allergist Dr.Sunil Joshi says thanks to a new bill recently signed by Governor Rick Scott -- people who suffer from a severe allergic reaction in a public place will have a better chance of recovery.PRE PRO - The bill goes into effect July 1st and will allow public places like movie theaters, restaurants, sports arenas and amusement parks to carry Epinephrine and use it if appropriate. Joshi says before this bill places wouldn't have epinephrine because of the fear of liability associated with administering it for someone who may or may not have needed it.TRACK - Any business will be able to get the allergic reaction treatment -- but Joshi says they have to get proper training first.SOT - 1456 its not obvious how to use it so they need to be trained in the appropriate timing and technique of its use as well as how to recognize an allergic reaction TRACK - He says the training is fairly simple and hopes businesses jump on board because Joshi says this will help save lives.SOT - 1613 as opposed to having to go to the hospital or call 911 because with severe reactions timing is very important the earlier youre treated the more likely you are to have a good outcome with that Dr. Joshi says there are several signs of a severe reaction to look out for... hives welts red itchy rash shortness of breath chest tightening weezing lip and tongue swelling. All of those can occur within minutes of eating a food for instance Now the most common food allergies are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. This bill will also help people who have allergic reactions to an insect bite or sting.