Governor Signs Stun Gun, Child Enticement, Charter School Bills

Bills regulating police use of stun guns, making it a crime to lure or entice a child for unlawful purposes and establishing a new state agency to create charter schools are now laws.

Gov. Jeb Bush signed those bills into law Monday.

The new stun gun law limits use of the weapons, which deliver a high-voltage jolt of electricity, to situations in which suspects or people already in custody actively resist an officer.

Existing law makes it illegal for someone previously convicted of sexual battery or a similar crime to lure a child. The new law removes the prior record limitation. The maximum penalty is a year in jail.

And the third statute will let the State Board of Education appoint a seven-member commission to also grant school charters anywhere in Florida.

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