AdvertisementThe county executive still needs to sign the bill into law. Monday night, dozens of Nassau residents testified before the county legislature in opposition of the bill and even chanted “pull this bill” during the public meeting. He also said that first responders are currently a protected class according to a law unanimously approved by the county legislature in 2019. Brian Kemp signed a bill expanding hate crime laws to protect police officers, joining states like Louisiana that have similar laws in place. Ron DeSantis signed a law that would give protections to people who decide to drive their vehicles into protesters blocking traffic.