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Twice a year, new laws go into effect and here are 10 new laws that kick in July 1 in Florida.

Saturday begins a new month and several new laws will go into effect following the passage of over 200 bills during the 2023 legislative session. Governor Ron DeSantis approved almost 300 bills with about one-third going into effect immediately or starting in October or January. He also passed a record $116.5 billion budget. Many controversial issues were debated. These new laws reflect a range of changes in various areas. We’ll see new laws in education, social issues, technology and public safety within the state of Florida.

Not all of the new laws will impact your day to day life. But certainly, there are some that people will be talking about. From guns to TikTok to restrooms to what can be taught in schools. Everyone has an opinion, so expect lots of chatter around the office. Especially if you have a lot of outspoken people and lot of very strong opinions, get ready. For a more extensive list of the new laws, click here. Below are the biggest and the ones to affect the most people in Florida.

10 New Laws Going Into Effect July 1 in Florida:

  • Permitless Carry

    Starting July 1, guns can be carried nearly anywhere, with some exceptions like airports. You will need to be qualified, but no longer need a permit.

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  • Death Penalty

    To sentence someone to death, up until this point, there had to be a unanimous jury vote. Beginning July 1, 8 out of 12 members on a jury will need to vote for the execution. 

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  • Immigrant Workers

    For companies employing 25 or more workers, verification must be done to ensure they can legally work in the United States.

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  • September 11th

    Teachers in Florida will give 45 minutes of class time to the events of 9/11.

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  • TikTok

    TikTok will be prohibited on any devices owned by school districts and through internet access provided by districts. 

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  • Transgender

    Transgender students will not be addressed by their preferred pronoun by school staff. In addition, the new law will require people to use bathrooms based on their sex assigned at birth.  

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  • Books

    Schools will be required to remove books within 5 days if there are complaints about their content.

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  • Florida State Guard

    The Florida state guard will more than triple from 400 to 1,500 members.

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  • Amusement Parks

    After the death of Tyre Sampson who fell from a ride in Orlando last year, the new law will put in place additional safety requirements on amusement rides. 

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  • School Bus Cameras

    This law will allow school districts to use cameras designed to capture images of drivers who pass school buses illegally.

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