An overhaul of high school graduation standards, an attempt to ban bongs and additional restrictions on abortion are on a long list of new Florida laws that take effect today.
A measure that critics contend will speed up executions in Florida also is scheduled to take effect, although the Timely Justice Act has already sparked a legal challenge.
More than 150 new laws passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott take effect today. They include the state's $74.1 billion budget, with $480 million that legislators set aside for teacher pay raises.