130 new Florida laws now in effect

By Andrew O'Brien, Digital Media Producer
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT

The state's record-setting $78.2 billion budget takes effect Wednesday, as well as 130 new laws that were set by the Florida Legislature.

The budget and the laws were signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

A new law that would have required women to wait a mandatory 24 hours before getting an abortion was set to take effect at midnight, but a judge in Tallahassee blocked the law — stating it could violate the Florida Constitution.

Across the state, people will now be able to get 64-ounce beer jugs, commonly known as growlers, filled at breweries. Florida is the 48th state to legalize growlers.

Drone enthusiasts will be restricted from taking aerial video or pictures of private property where there's a "reasonable expectation of privacy."

When a state, county or municipality purchase a United States flag or a state flag for public use, the flag must be made in the United States from "articles, materials or supplies, all of which are grown, produced and manufactured in the United States."

A new law also a reduces the state's tax on cellphone and TV bills. The savings are estimated to be about $1 per month.

Despite signing the budget last week, Scott vetoed about $500 million from the state's spending plan. Included in the cuts was $15 million for a downtown Orlando campus for the University of Central Florida and $5 million for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

For a full list of the 130 new laws, go to the Florida Department of State's website.