DeSantis signed a bill on Thursday that will give Florida motorists a 50 percent rebate check if they pay at least 35 tolls a month
- The bill passed unanimously in the Florida House during this week’s special legislative session
This legislation will go into effect on January 1
Florida commuters who use toll roads will see more money in their pockets next year thanks to a new toll relief package signed into law on Thursday.
The newly minted law, aimed at helping commuters who access Florida’s tollways, will provide drivers who pass through 35 tolls a month a 50% credit on their account every month.
Those with SunPass or E-ZPass can take advantage of savings on Jan. 1.
The legislation was passed during this week’s special legislative session. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the major toll relief bill into law during a press conference in Fort Lauderdale, noting that the program will provide commuters a half-billion dollars in toll relief.
“I promised Floridians that I would find additional ways to provide toll relief for Florida families,” DeSantis said. “With this legislation, we are keeping that promise to help hardworking families keep more money in their pockets. I applaud the Florida Legislature for prioritizing this during the special session.”
The average commuter who uses tolls is expected to save about $550 a year.
“You’re gonna have people that are gonna save $1,000, $1,200, $1,500 a year on this program,” DeSantis said Thursday during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale.
DeSantis noted that eligible drivers will start to see the credit appear in February.
“And then it’ll be every month thereafter all the way for the entire calendar year,” DeSantis added.