MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new year means new Florida laws are now in effect.
Florida’s minimum wage is now $8.65 and will jump to $10 by the end of September.READ MORE: Research Shows Significant Disparities For Black Women In Breast Cancer Detection & Treatment
The minimum wage will keep rising until it reaches $15 per hour in 2026.READ MORE: 'They Don't Know The Truth': Ex-School Resource Officer Scot Peterson Defends Actions During Parkland School Shooting
Also in effect, a ban on dog racing at Florida’s greyhound tracks.
Penalties are now double for drivers who fail to stop and improperly pass school buses.MORE NEWS: Miami Judge Sends Former President Donald Trump's Suit Against Twitter To California
County canvassing boards and supervisors of elections will now be required to test voting equipment at least 25 days before the start of the early voting.