Dozens of new laws now on the books in Florida

If you live in Florida, the first day of October ushers in many new laws, 27 to be exact.

Some of them you've probably heard of, like the new enhanced fines for touching your cell phone in a school or construction zone.

Florida Highway Patrol says pretty much most of I-4 is a construction zone right now, so drivers are advised to use a hands-free headset, or your vehicle's Bluetooth technology to avoid getting in trouble.

You'll only get a warning now, but come January 1st you could start to see fines.

The are many other laws too that could impact your everyday life.

For college students, there's a new anti-hazing law, called Andrew's Law, which expands hazing to a third degree felony, if permanent damage is caused.

People who seriously injure police dogs and horses now face increased penalties as well. You can face up to 15 years in prison.

Perhaps one of the most unusual new laws now makes child-like sex dolls illegal in Florida.

Lawmakers say child-like dolls imported from Asian countries are now becoming more prevalent in the US.

mobile apps

Everything you love about star945.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!