The state's $74.1 billion budget, which will fund 114,481 positions, 3,955 more than in the current fiscal year, kicks in on Monday.
The fiscal package also includes the first raise those workers will see in seven years.
At the same time, nearly 200 new laws approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott hit the books.
The bills range from a limit on the law enforcement use of drones, to a bill spelling out how money is raised to build nuclear power plants to new rules for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. There also will be, come Monday, a crackdown on "cyberbullying," conversion of low speed vehicles into golf carts and a prohibition on the sale of bongs.
A new law against texting while driving (SB 52) doesn't take effect until October 1, while changes to campaign fundraising (HB 7013) go into place next year.
Here are highlights of some of the bills taking effect July 1:
HB 21: Requires the Department of Education to conduct background screening for non-instructional contractors that will be on school grounds, and creates a statewide identification badge for the contractors.
HB 209: Changes the name of Lake Sumer Community College to Lake Sumter State College.
SB 284: Allows private schools to be notified by first responders about emergencies and makes sure public schools spell out which agencies are supposed to contact them.
HB 609: Cracks down on "cyberbullying" in public schools by expanding what school districts are allowed to punish at school and when children are not at school -- if the non-school bullying affects education.
HB 801: Changes guidance counselors to certified school counselors.
SB 1664: Requires that at least 50 percent of a classroom teacher’s or school administrator’s performance evaluation be based on the growth or achievement of the students under their charge. The other half would be based on district-determined plans. Teachers with less than three years experience would only be judged on 40 percent of their students' performance.
HB 655: Aimed at Orange County where a 2014 referendum was planned, the law locks local governments from requiring employers to offer paid sick leave to workers. The law also creates an Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force, which is directed to analyze employment benefits.
HB 55: Could help head off lawsuits alleging that auto dealers have engaged in deceptive and unfair practices by requiring customers to provide a demand letter before they can sue auto dealers. If dealers pay the claims and related surcharges within 30 days, they could not be sued.
SB 62: Allows street-legal, "low-speed vehicles" to be reclassified as golf carts, a move to reduce registration and insurance costs.
HB 93: Let's people voluntarily contribute to the homeless when renewing a driver's license.
SB 606: Creates the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Commission for Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties.