TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. While thumbing through the state’s laws, a Florida lawmaker came upon old statutes regulating the telegraph industry. He found the laws meaningless in the era of the internet, smartphones and emojis. So he wants those pages ripped out of the state’s laws. A state House committee on Wednesday agreed, telegraphing the end of an era.