Over 400 new laws take effect in Louisiana August 1st.
Among them, is the “Blue Lives Matter” bill. The bill is the first of its kind in the state, which makes it a hate crime to target any law enforcement officer, active or retired, or first responder in the state.
Other laws that goes into effect are as follows:
Underage drinkers no longer face jail time, but can still be cited and faced with a fine up to $100 without the citation appearing on their criminal record.
Facilities will utilize an official symbol to identify emergency care locations designated in the Safe Haven Law.
The Department of Education can now require criminal background checks for any owners, employees, volunteers, and inspectors of early learning centers.
High schools in certain parishes are required to keep automated external defibrillators on their premises.
Exotic dancers must now be 21 years of age instead of 18 years of age in order to work in strip clubs.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline information is now required to be posted at hotels.
To see a list of all of the laws that went into effect today, visit www.legis.la.gov.