Anti-skimmers, property seizure bills sent to Scott


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A proposal to crack down on people using electronic "skimmers" to steal credit-card or debit-card information at gas pumps was among 14 bills sent Friday morning to Gov. Rick Scott.

The measure (SB 912), backed by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, would increase penalties for people holding counterfeit credit-card information.

The proposal also would require gas-station owners to use additional security measures on self-service fuel pumps.

Last week, Putnam's office noted that more than 190 skimmers have been found statewide since the beginning of 2015.

Another proposal sent to Scott (SB 1044) would make a series of changes related to the seizure of property in criminal cases.

Another measure (SB 666) would allow people to use Florida concealed-weapon licenses or Veteran Health Identification Cards issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as valid identification when registering to vote or when voting at polling locations.