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News Laws Go Into Effect In Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A measure that allows people with handgun carry permits to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked is among a number of new state laws that took effect Monday.

The gun law went into effect despite questions about what it means for employment law in Tennessee. The measure allows workers to store guns in cars while parked in employers' lots.

Other measures taking effect include a law that allows school districts to let people with police training be armed in schools and one that would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof they've had meningitis shots.

The $32.8 billion budget for the 2013 – 2014 year saw cuts for Tennesseans, totaling $43 million in tax cuts.

The cuts build on $50 million in tax relief passed by the legislature in the previous year.

Other laws will require convicted drunk drivers to have an interlock device on their vehicle and more types of synthetic marijuana are now illegal.

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