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Laws

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Few New Laws Come In With New Year

Some children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday.

12/29/2014

Car generic

“Move Over Law” Expands To Include Sanitation Trucks

Sunshine State drivers take note, as of earlier this month, going the posted speed limit by a sanitation truck may result in a ticket.

07/22/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1st

With the start of a new month comes 157 new laws ranging from the “Florida GI Bill” to a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/26/2014

Car Seats

Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car Seats

If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Taxes, Speed Limits & Beer Growlers Top Legislature’s Topics

Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.

02/22/2014

(AP)

Fl. Supreme Court Argues Red-Light Cameras

In a legal battle that could have implications for other communities, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether Orlando and Aventura violated state law in approving red-light camera programs.

11/07/2013

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Texting While Driving Bill Closer To Law, New Strings Attached

A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.

CBS4–02/07/2013

(Source: miamiurbanleague.org.)

Florida Cracks Down On Child Protection Laws

A host of new laws aimed at protecting Florida’s children are officially on the books as of Monday.

CBS Miami–10/01/2012

(Source: CBS4) Incense most teens know as 'synthetic marijuana'

Synthetic Marijuana: How Dangerous Is It?

On the shelves of several convenience stores in South Florida, CBS 4 News found a drug that law enforcement, legislators and drug experts describe as “dangerous” and even deadly, and despite efforts to ban the drug, the makers are able to keep it legal and for sale.

CBS4–02/06/2012

(Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Jobless Need Not Apply

Conventional wisdom dictates that it is easier to find a job when you already have a job. Now there is increasing proof that companies are openly telling the jobless that they need not apply.

CBS4–12/05/2011

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