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5 things to know in Florida for Feb. 6

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 6, 2013 at 5:05 am •  Published: February 6, 2013
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FLORIDA JUSTICES HEARS BREATH TESTING MACHINE CASE

The Florida Supreme Court is in a quandary over a request from three drunken driving defendants for access to software for breath testing machines. The justices said during oral argument Tuesday that it's only fair for defendants to get the data needed to challenge the accuracy of devices that could send them to jail. Yet, they said, the law seems stacked against them.

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS PUSH TO TAX ONLINE PURCHASES

Florida could soon join the line of other states trying to get online retailers to collect the state's sales tax. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a sweeping tax measure aimed at getting those selling products online to Florida residents to collect the state's six percent sales tax.