New Georgia laws take effect July 1

New laws going into effect Tuesday include a widespread expansion of where Georgians may carry guns and what’s called the biggest roadblock yet to expanding Medicaid in Georgia. Click on our complete story to see a comprehensive list of what these laws do, and check out our story about the effect of the gun law statewide. Here’s a quick sampler:

House Bill 60: Expands where Georgians may legally carry firearms, including into public schools, bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions.

Senate Bill 213: Dubbed the “Flint River Drought Protection Act,” the law is a compromise between environmentalists and the state to address how the state protects threatened wildlife when drought hits the Flint River Basin.

Senate Bill 386: The new law aims to protect sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, taxpayer ID numbers and financial account numbers from being fully listed in public court filings. Mandates that when those accounts or numbers are required, they only be identified by the last four digits.

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