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New Mid-South laws begin July 1

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(WMC-TV) – Many new laws go into effect Monday in the tri-state area, but one law that was supposed to go into effect hit a roadblock.

While a judge has approved an injunction on the new law to prevent open gun carrying in Mississippi, another new law concerning women's health will also go into effect.

This new law requires that a doctor be present when a woman takes abortion-inducing drugs and the woman must also have a follow-up physical examination two weeks later.

On Monday, home beer brewing will become legal in Mississippi, except in dry municipalities and counties.

Single adult households can make 100 gallons per year; multi-adult households can brew up to 200 gallons. The statute also allows for transport of homebrew for exhibitions and contests.

Also on Monday, Tennesseans with concealed gun permits will be allowed to keep a gun in their trunk at work.

Also in Tennessee, uninsured drivers will pay more if they cause bodily injury or death in an accident. Instead of a $100 fine, you can now get up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

In Arkansas, the state sales tax jumps from 6% to 6.5%. And, as of Monday, employers in Arkansas are banned from asking employees to disclose usernames or passwords for social media accounts.

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