New Mississippi Laws Take Effect Sunday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The process for injured Mississippi workers getting insurance payments will become more restrictive. Dyslexic students will be able to transfer to other public or private schools and have the state pay for it. And AT&T will be relieved of obligations to hook up phone service to certain
customers.

Those are among the new Mississippi laws that come into force Sunday, with the start of the state's 2012-2013 budget year. Gov. Phil Bryant signed more than 400 bills passed by the 2012 Legislature. Some became law with his signature. Others pertaining to changes in voting and elections await approval from the U.S. Justice Department. But many take effect July 1.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 at 08:32 PM
    Hundreds of new laws. What happened to the smaller government the tea party talks about? They have control of the government, and hundreds of new laws? Why lie, just say they want more control. Mississippians are so ignorant.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    More government control to tell you how to live. How many of these laws where voted on by the people of Mississippi? Soon you will not be a citizen, you will be a subject.
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