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By Jen Horton
posted Oct 4, 2013 - 10:14:09am
Most Floridians' lives changed Oct. 1, when 32 new laws took effect.
Some of the laws affect almost everyone, such as the ban on texting while driving, while other new laws fire arrows at specific targets.
Volusia County's legislators have been busy.
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, confirmed that.
"We have been busy," Hukill said. "We've done so much it's hard to remember which bills went into effect July 1, and which went into effect Oct. 1. We're already filing bills for 2014."
The new laws have far-ranging goals, from assuring that people can speak at government meetings, to discouraging human trafficking and sex slavery.
"Bills are created when our constituency brings an issue to us, or from personal experience," Hukill said.
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