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New laws took effect Monday

POSTED: July 1, 2013 11:30 p.m.

A set of 130 new laws has gone into effect in Georgia as the 2014 fiscal year begins.

The new fiscal year began Monday, as did a crackdown on repeat DUI offenders. Repeat offenders will now be ordered to give breath samples in order to start their cars for 12 months instead of eight, which was required under the state’s old laws.

New regulations on the state’s Hope Grants have also gone into effect, allowing technical college students with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average to qualify for grant funding.

Other laws legalized transporting home-brewed beer to home-brewing competitions and transferred control of the state archives to the Georgia Board of Regents from the Secretary of State.

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