State lawmakers put 255 bills from the 2014 legislative session on Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
More than 150 of those laws will take effect on July 1.
Here are a few that will impact us most in southwest Florida:
- SB 236 will officially change the name of Edison State College to Florida Southwestern State University. The Fort Myers school has already unveiled its new logos and changed the signage on campus.
- HB 851 will allow students who have attended high school in Florida for at least three years to receive in-state tuition rates at Florida's universities. The law also makes it more difficult for a state university to raise its tuition.
- HB 7015m, also known as the "Florida G.I. Bill" aims to make Florida one of the most veteran-friendly states. The bill provides tuition waivers for veterans at Florida's colleges and universities, and kicks off a marketing campaign to encourage Florida employers to hire more veterans.
- SB 224 has been making headlines for months, and will finally take effect Tuesday. The measure bans the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.