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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

New Florida laws in effect today

From our friends at the Associated Press:

Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 161 of them take effect Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year, affecting school choice, rape kit testing, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State.

A law redefining when abortions can be performed and preventing state funds from going to an organization that also provides abortions will not take effect as scheduled, after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction late Thursday. The move comes after a Texas law restricting abortions was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday.

Here’s a roundup of some of the measures taking effect.

[Last modified: Friday, July 1, 2016 8:36am]


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