TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Slungshots are no longer considered a concealed weapon under a bill signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott.READ MORE: Despite Advancements In Vehicle Safety, IIHS Finds Room For Improvement After New Side Crash Test
Scott signed 34 bills into law Thursday, including the slungshot bill and another requiring law enforcement agencies that use body cameras to follow certain guidelines.
A slungshot is a maritime tool — a rope with a weight that’s wrapped in a knot called a monkey fist. The bill (HB 4009) allows someone to carry one in their pocket without a concealed weapons permit.READ MORE: Miami International Airport Employees Honored For Helping Passenger Find His Lucky Dog Penny
The body camera law requires police to develop standards for the use of cameras and how the audio and video files will be stored. The bill (HB 93) doesn’t mandate that police must use body cameras.
The governor also signed a measure that allows for alternative sanctions for technical probation violations.MORE NEWS: North Miami Beach Officer Shot At While Trying To Stop Shootout
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