July’s new laws include restrictions on selling e-cigarettes, expansion of state move-over rule

The Florida Legislature passed more than 100 laws this past spring, and many of them went into effect last week for the first time, including a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors and a prohibition against insurance companies from denying coverage because a person owns a gun.

The changes in Florida law which went into effect on July 1 include:

• Under Senate Bill 224, it is now unlawful to sell e-cigarettes to minors, bringing the devices in line with existing bans on tobacco products.

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