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New sexual assault protections take effect in North Carolina

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By Michael Carroll | Jan 4, 2020

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Hundreds of new state laws took effect across the nation this week, including minimum wage increases, new internet privacy rules, gun-related regulations, marijuana legalization and new tests on whether workers can be classified as independent contractors.

In the area of gun regulations, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada have joined other states in enacting so-called red-flag laws, which allow courts to take away firearms from people designated a danger to communities or themselves. And Illinois became to most recent state to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

In North Carolina, a recent overhaul of sexual assault statutes will put in place new reporting rules to prevent sex trafficking and other abuses within the state's school system, according to media reports.

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