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New laws bring change to Florida

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The state's $74 billion budget kicks in Monday, which means you may want to get familiar with some of our new laws.

There's one all drivers need to be aware of – the new move over law.

Drivers in the left lane going 10 miles per hour under the speed limit could now get a ticket under the new law. Violators will face a $60 fine.

Legislators say the new law doesn't encourage speeding. They insist it will improve the flow of traffic.

There are hundreds of other laws that also go into effect.

Some of the others include a new measure making it illegal for shops to sell pipes used to consume illegal drugs.

Another deals with high school graduation standards. No longer do students have to pass algebra-two, along with end-of-course exams in geometry and biology. Now, they can take career education courses or a work-related internship to graduate.

Also, it will be easier for landlords to evict renters. If tenants break the rules just twice, they can be kicked out.

Finally, local law enforcement will have limited use of drones. They'll only be able to fly them in situations of imminent danger to life, a kidnapping or missing child or serious damage to property.

A new texting while driving ban goes into effect this year, but not only October 1.

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