Dozens of new laws to go into effect in Georgia

Dozen of new Georgia state laws go into effect after this weekend. They range from taking lottery winnings to pay back child support to new sex offender laws. Here's a look at some of the new laws.

After July 1:

Your lottery winnings could go to back child support if you owe it.

The Ten Commandments will be allowed to hang in Georgia courthouses.

One of the most controversial laws, the new sex offender law, will go into effect. That means Georgia's approximately 11,000 registered sex offenders will have to move if they are living within 1000 feet of a school bus stop. Anyone found in violation can be charged with a felony and sentenced to at least 10 years in jail. (A judge temporarily blocked this law on June 29.)

Another new law imposes penalties for injuring or causing the death of an unborn child when attacking the pregnant mother.

And finally, after more than a decade of trying, advanced-practice nurses finally won their battle to write prescriptions for patients.


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