New laws go into effect today – July 1.
These laws, among many others , passed by the Legislature during the 2009 session, go into effect today:
House Bill 150: Allows 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental permission.
House Bill 214: Restricts the use of tanning facilities by children younger than 18.
Senate Bill 2799: Provides for regulations on Internet pharmacies and gives the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics authority.
House Bill 1434: Allows patrons to take bottles of wine home from restaurants and provides for special permits to serve alcohol at events.
House Bill 1530: Establishes a program to combat obesity that would provide coverage for bariatric surgery as a treatment option.
House Bill 1623: Provides tax breaks for businesses in designated entertainment districts.
Senate Bill 2280: Bans young drivers from texting while the vehicle is in motion.
Senate Bill 2875: Establishes Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission.
Senate Bill 3024: Creates claim for wrongful conviction in Mississippi.
Senate Bill 3049: Authorizes the Bureau of Fleet Management to seize vehicles found to be in noncompliance and requires fleet to become more fuel efficient.
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