TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The telegraph period in Florida is ending with out a flash. Not even a flicker, truly.
It’s more like a snicker.
The Florida Senate sent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a monthly bill Thursday that gets rid of an whole chapter of condition law regulating the telegraph marketplace, including $50 penalties for not immediately delivering messages.
In the times ahead of hashtags, texts and FaceTime chats, telegraphs have been a large deal. Western Union completed the initially transcontinental telegraph line in 1861, dealing a death blow to the having difficulties Pony Express, which began operations the year prior to.
Florida laws relating to telegraphs haven’t experienced any sizeable adjustments considering the fact that 1913, and there have not been any court docket views involving the statutes since 1945, in accordance to a legislative staff members analysis.
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