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The Docket: 162 new Florida laws take effect on July 1

Ron DeSantis
FILE – In this April 30, 2021, file photo (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Florida’s 2021 legislative session was packed with plenty of new bills that could become law.
More than 100 new laws passed during the 2021 legislative session are now set in stone and range from a record $100 billion state budget to a ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and an expansion of school vouchers.

Also taking effect, a law that will allow college athletes to make money off the field based on their names, images and likenesses.

Thus far 300 new bills have been signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, only a few have been rejected.

In Florida, the governor can sign or veto a bill. If the governor doesn’t act on a piece of legislation that arrives at their desk within seven to 15 days, after it passes.

Another option for legislation during the session is when a bill is laid on the table.

This is when a lawmaker files a motion to “reject the measure,” which stops it from moving forward.

Click here for more information on the bills that passed, split up between what’s already in effect, what’s coming further down the line and what’s going to start July 1.