Tougher punishments for stolen valor, veteran scams among new Florida laws
As Florida enters the month of October, 24 new laws will take effect. They range from increased penalties of shark finning, to new guidelines for specialty license plates. But one new law seeks to protect military veterans from scams. "One out of three people scammed in Florida are veterans. They're a target for these bad people," said Florida State Senator Tom Wright, who introduced the "Florida Veterans Protection Act," which sets harsher punishments for organizations that scam ten or more veterans.
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