Everyone’s been talking about texting and driving, but there are a few new laws to know about in 2020.
Smoking & Vaping
The minimum age goes from 18 to 21 to buy cigarettes or vaping products, the same as alcohol.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that law HB 831 will now make it required that your prescription is sent electronically. It's one of those things you just kind of assumed was the law, but apparently not!
A 10 Cent Increase On Minimum Wage
It's not much. Some have pushed for $12-$15, but Florida's starting wage goes up from $8.46 to $8.56.
Texting and Driving
Everyone’s been talking about texting and driving, but there are a few new laws to know about in 2020. Sources: Fox 13 and Tampa Bay Times Florida Minimum Wage Increasing On January 1st, 2020 No More Warnings For Texting And Driving Law Starting January 1st
Lower Commercial Lease Taxes
Have your own business and been looking to have a store front? It's not much but taxes for a commercial leases drop from 5.7% to 5.5% starting January 1.
Need to get a document notarized? You can now do it online according to law HB 409.
Law HB 427 authorizes the Honor and Remember Flag to be flown on Veterans Day or when we lose a soldier from Florida in the line of duty.