New NC laws taking effect Tuesday

Gov. Pat McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. — Many of the bills that passed in the most recent legislative session are about to take effect.

Starting Tuesday, there will be new standards for abortion clinics. Many say the standards will force most of the clinics in the state to close.

A woman will not be able to have an abortion if she’s doing it based on the sex of the baby.

People will also be able to carry their concealed weapon in parks and playgrounds and bars and restaurants, although the owners of those establishments can prevent it. Guns will also be allowed on college campuses as long as it’s in a locked car.

Even though Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed a bill to require drug tests for welfare benefits, the General Assembly went above the governor, over-riding his veto to make it a law.

Social services will also have to inform law enforcement if somebody applying for benefits is wanted by police.

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