TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A little more than 100 new laws reached governor Rick Scott's desk Thursday for consideration.
Some of them include high profile bills:
- Telephone solicitation: adds text messaging to the no call list.
- Tobacco and Nicotine Product regulation: it outlaws the sale of nicotine dispensing devices to minors.
- Termination of Pregnancies: revises circumstances in which a pregnancy can be terminated in the third trimester.
- Postsecondary Education Tuition and Fees: among other things grants un-documented immigrant students in-state tuition at Florida colleges and universities.
"We're excited. We want the governor to sign it. Obviously, this is a piece of legislation that democrats have been supporting for a very long time. We know it's about fairness. We know it's about equality. It's about really prosperity," said Tallahassee democrat Rep. Alan Williams, a co-sponsor for the Postsecondary Education bill.
Now that the bills have reached the governor, he has 15 days to sign or veto them. If he does nothing, they automatically become a law.