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Rick Scott signs Ag Department changes into law

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Florida said hello to its new official state honey – tupelo, of course – when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill to make myriad tweaks to the state’s Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services on Wednesday. HB 7007, which originated in the House sponsored by Rep. Jake Raburn and the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee, is an omnibus package that makes more than a dozen changes to state law regarding the Ag Department. Besides elevating tupelo honey to the level of official…

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Bills would protect Florida consumers from credit card skimmers, data thieves

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Bills that would require gas stations to protect customers from credit card skimmers and increase criminal penalties for data thieves were filed Thursday. The bills were announced by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, whose department is responsible for inspecting pumps at the state’s 8,000 gas stations. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors have found 150 credit card skimmers, small devices that capture the credit or debit card information of consumers, in the past year. “We estimate that $1,000 is stolen…

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