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New laws take effect

Numerous laws go into effect this week from this year’s session of the state legislature. From new crimes to benefits for emergency personnel, some of the statutes that became active on July 1 include:

School and Childcare

• School districts have additional duties related to notification and consent. For example, there are now procedures to provide notice about a child as soon as possible if there is a change in their well-being and policies must be adopted to, “reinforce the fundamental right of parents and guardians to make decisions regarding the care and control of their children.”

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