Rick Scott said Thursday that his state’s new “fair game” law will protect people from engaging in play at playgrounds.
Scott, who is seeking re-election, signed the bill into law on March 11, three weeks after he was sworn in as governor.
The bill makes it a misdemeanor for someone to engage in “inappropriate conduct” in a public park or playground.
It’s not the first time Scott has backed a law that bars people from using playgrounds for play.
Last year, Scott signed into law a bill that banned the use of playground equipment to teach or instruct children.
Scott has said the new law will make the state safer for all residents.