ATLANTA (WXTX) - Georgia residents will see a slew of new laws going into effect starting today.
The measures set to take effect include a resolution that seeks to celebrate the Confederacy while also honoring a civil rights leader. Another calls for tighter rules targeting a long-time scourge of cotton farmers. And prosecutors say a pair of laws they have long sought would strengthen victim's rights.
Those measures and dozens of others are set to take effect on the first day of July. And while many of the new laws aren't among the most high-profile legislation, many are the result of hard-fought legislative battles that could have profound impact.