More than 400 new Louisiana laws take effect in August
BATON ROUGE - More than 400 new Louisiana laws take effect with the start of August.
Skipping the seatbelt in a car will carry heftier fines Monday. Sex offenders won't be allowed careers in door-to-door sales. Children's lemonade stands will be shielded from ticketing.
Hunters looking to vary their wardrobe will be able to wear the fluorescent color "blaze pink" as an alternative to the traditional hunter orange. Dancers in strip clubs will have to be at least 21 years old.
And Louisiana becomes the first state in the nation to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews under its hate-crime laws.
The Louisiana Legislature passed the new regulations earlier this year.
However, one batch of laws aimed at adding new restrictions to abortion won't kick in Monday, amid a pending federal lawsuit.