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Homemade baked goods, texting and guns part of new laws Thursday

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago July 31, 2013 Jul 31, 2013 Wednesday, July 31 2013 July 31, 2013 9:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Thursday morning brings a list of new state laws.

After the legislative session ends earlier in the summer, August is usually the beginning of enforcement of laws recently enacted. Nearly 250 statutory charges hit the books August 1st.

Among the most discussed, banning people from updating social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while they drive. Violators face a fine of up to $175 for the first offense. There is already a ban on texting and driving.

Lifetime concealed handgun permits will be available to Louisiana residents. Also, posting the names of people who apply for concealed handgun permits can land you in jail.

Others include annual safety drills to rehearse crisis management plans at public schools and looser regulation for cakes and cookies baked at home.
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