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11 New Laws That Take Effect in Florida on July 1

The state government approved a series of proposals ranging from the control of certain drugs and safety in public schools to certain limitations on public access to beaches

During the last state legislature, Congress, the Senate and Governor Rick Scott approved a series of proposals ranging from the control of certain medications and safety in public schools to certain limitations on public access to beaches. All of these new laws take effect on July 1.

-Transparency of prices for prescription drugs

This law requires that pharmaceutical establishments inform clients if there is a cheaper equivalent drug and if the cost-sharing obligation for the customer exceeds the retail price of the prescription, in the absence of prescription drug coverage.

-Security law for public schools

This law requires that sworn law enforcement officers be stationed in all state schools. In collaboration with the Department of Legal Affairs, the state authority has a new digital tool that allows students, teachers, parents, and everyone to send anonymous information about suspicious activities. The law also requires firearm defense training for school personnel.

-Requirements for “high school” graduation

This measure authorizes the use of credits, or grades, obtained in an approved parallel course or a special program that meets the specific graduation requirements of the high school.

– Exemptions from postsecondary rates

A law that authorizes an institution of the Florida “colleges” network for any portion of the student service and activity fee, the financial aid rate, the technology rate, the capital improvement rate, etc. for a student who is an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States and who uses military enrollment assistance provided by the Department of Defense of the country.

-Licencias de Matrimonio

Although in principle the measure existed, this law emphasizes that a marriage license cannot be issued to a person under the age of 18, except in certain circumstances.

– Threats about mass shootings or acts of terrorism

This code punishes any person who makes, posts or transmits a threat of shooting or bombing in writing or another record, including an electronic record (such as social networks), and accuses it of committing a felony of the second degree.

-Controlled substances

While Florida faces the evil of opioid addiction, the law aims to put limits on the number of prescriptions a doctor can issue for the treatment of acute pain. The prescription cannot exceed a three-day supply unless seven days are “medically necessary.”

-Animals that are not native to Florida

This measure requires that the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission establish a pilot program to eradicate certain invasive species in natural areas and ecosystems of the peninsula.

-Education and harassment

In this way, students who are subject to an incident of violence or intimidation at school have the opportunity to obtain financial assistance to attend an eligible private school, instead of remaining in an unsafe school environment. These funds will be financed by those who want to donate the regular taxes of the purchase of a vehicle.

– Employment services for people with disabilities

This new statute proposes that people with disabilities who work in certain work activities are considered employees of the State for the purpose of workers’ compensation.

-Restrict public access to certain beach areas

This measure allows private companies and owners to decide if they want to restrict the use of their portion of sand to the public, from the so-called high tide line. That means that the dry sand adjacent to your building could be private, while the wet sand will remain public.

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