The beginning of October comes with a brand new batch of legal guidelines in Florida.
Minimal Wage improve.
Beginning this week, Florida’s minimal wage earners obtain a 15% pay hike – the biggest improve in Florida’s historical past – when the hourly minimal wage goes from $8.65 an hour to $10 an hour.
The $10 p/h fee will keep in place till 2026 when it will increase to $15 an hour.
Authorized vaping age. (SB1080)
At this time, 18-year-old teenagers can vape or smoke tobacco legally. The minimal age might be elevated to people who’re 21 years previous.
The brand new legislation additionally makes it unlawful for individuals below 21 years previous to smoke or vape on or inside 1,000 toes of faculty property.
“Little one Security Alarm Act” (SB252)
Childcare amenities that transport kids with sure autos at the moment are required to be outfitted with a dependable alarm system that meets specified standards.
It requires the Division of Youngsters and Households to undertake by rule minimal security requirements for such techniques and to take care of a listing of accepted alarm producers and alarm techniques, and so forth.
This legislation is welcomed by many as it’s meant to lower the variety of deaths of kids left in sizzling vehicles.
Digital crimes (HB 921)
Prohibits particular person from sending, posting, or transmitting, or from procuring sending, posting, or transmission of written or digital document when particular person makes menace to kill or to do bodily hurt to a different particular person or to conduct mass capturing or an act of terrorism.
Company espionage (HB 1523)
Prohibits the theft of commerce secret; prohibits trafficking in commerce secrets and techniques; reclassifies penalty & will increase offense severity rating for an offense dedicated with specified intent; requires court docket to order specified restitution for violation; gives for civil actions for violations; gives exception to prison & civil legal responsibility for sure disclosures.
Specialty License Plates (676)
Gives an exception to the requirement that specialty license plate charges, and curiosity earned from these charges, solely be expended in Florida.
Requires the Division of Freeway Security to discontinue an unbiased faculty or college’s current specialty license plate if the college elects to make use of the usual template specialty license plate.