150 New Laws Going into Effect in Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Two constitutionally questionable measures are among about 150 new Florida laws going into effect Sunday.

One permits inspirational messages in public schools that could include prayers. The other bans state and local governments from hiring companies doing business in Cuba and Syria.

A federal judge already has at least temporarily blocked the Cuba-Syria law. But legal action may not be necessary to negate the inspirational message statute.

Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, says he doesn't expect any districts to risk a lawsuit by implementing it.

Other new laws crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud and enlarge the governor's power over state rule-making.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 02:12 PM
    Where is the law where you have to pass a drug test in order to get state help, like food stamps and or money ? Does the working Floridan paying in income taxes want to support drug habits ? People getting a food stamp card need to prove that they are going to buy food for their families instead of selling it for drug money. Where's that law ?
  • by john Location: chipley on Jun 30, 2012 at 07:32 AM
    Where are the other 148 new laws ??
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