Florida has enacted one hundred and thirty new laws this year, half of which have gone into effect already. One of the chief changes to Florida legislature that affects numerous citizens every year is their decision to cut back on tests given to students. That’s right, you read that correctly; Florida is cutting back on standardized testing. This law will allow students to actually think in the classroom and benefit those who were convicted with drug possession, without being restricted by what material is on which test.
That One for Old Glory
Florida also passed a law that simultaneously boosts American economy and shows the ultimate act of patriotism. They passed a bill into law requiring any purchase of American flags to come from an American company. So long, made in China tag, Floridian Flags bleed red, white, and blue!
Growl and Drink
Florida has lifted a ban on breweries this year. From now until the next bill that bans it again, anyone with a growler may have the container filled up at a brewery for off-site consumption. Along with new growler laws, other alcohol related legislation was passed as well. One such law limits the cup size of a beer tasting to 3.5 ounces. The law also ended the tourism exemption law that had been in place since the early 60s.
Revising the Computer Law
In 2013, Florida made a goof on the wording of a law that essentially made all public computers illegal. This included gaming systems in restaurants such as Dave & Busters and Chuck E. Chesse’s. But have no fear Floridians; your government corrected their mistake. They have no allowed the use of these computer systems, while banning the public computers and Internet cafes that they had meant to ban in the first place.
Be Gone Ticket Quotas, Go Back to the Shadows
Florida has rid itself of police officers having ticket quotas as a result of an abused speed trap in a North Florida town. It is strictly, unequivocally illegal now! Hooray for Florida for wanting their cops to focus on real crime and not having to meet silly quotas for speeders.