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      Several new laws effective today

      Students can administer epi-pen shots and science/math teachers get a raise

      In the state of Georgia 89 new laws take effect today.

      They include a resolution that seeks to celebrate the confederacy while also honoring civil rights leaders. Other laws prohibit those on the sex offenders registry from working on a local school board and mandatory HIV testing for inmates serving a year's time or more. Some prosecutors say crime victims made strides now that friends and family members can testify at trial through video or audio tape. The Parent choice law and salary increases for math and science teachers also take effect today.

      "Pay attention to your every word and digest every fact it's a pretty big job. Our teachers are not thanked enough for what they do but math and science teachers are a group that we have a particularly hard time keeping in the teaching profession," said Public Information Officer R.D. Harter.

      For a complete list of all 89 new laws you can log on to www.legis.ga.gov.

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