NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA TODAY

Starting on Jan. 1, 2020 there will be some changes Florida Laws 1. CELL PHONES – School zones, and active work areas are hands free zones. You won't even be able to hold a cell phone. Also, texting and driving is now a primary offense. The penalty for first-time texting violators is a $30...

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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA TODAY

Among the laws going into effect on October 1, 2019 in Florida: TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. Lawmakers passed a bill (HB 107) that strengthened the state’s ban on texting while driving by making it a “primary” offense, allowing police to pull over motorists for texting behind the wheel. Most of the measure...

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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA

BRIGHT FUTURES ( SB 190 ) Requirements for Bright Futures scholarships get tougher. The “Academic” scholarship, covering tuition and fees entirely at state colleges and universities, will require a student’s SAT to be near 1330 instead of 1290. The “Medallion,” which covers 75 percent of the costs,...

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The ‘Frye’ Standard Is Now the Law in Florida

Thinking about taking your case to court, this is important news. In a crucial 4-3 decision, in Delisle v. Crane, Case (No. SC16-2182) (Oct 15. 2018), the Florida Supreme Court has clarified the law governing the admissibility of expert witness testimony in Florida—moving away from the Daubert standard...

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NEW FLORIDA LAWS OCTOBER 1, 2018

Several new laws went into effect in Florida effective October 1, 2018, here is a summary of those new laws. FIRST RESPONDERSThe change for first responders (SB 376) would expand workers’ compensation insurance benefits for firefighters, police officers, paramedics and emergency-medical technicians...

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