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Nearly 200 new laws now in effect in Nevada

Nearly 200 new laws now in effect in Nevada

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 1, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV ) -- July is here and that means that almost 200 new state laws are now in effect.

One of the biggest and most controversial law is the one that provides drivers' authorization cards.

Nevada is now the fifth state to provide a way for illegal immigrants to legally drive and get insurance coverage.

Another law bans anyone under 18 from using a tanning beds and another boost education funding in Nevada.

Also on the list, say good-bye to sports betting kiosks. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill banning the betting machines in small casinos, bars and taverns.

Other bills that became law:

-- Casinos' complimentary meals will now be tax free

-- A law that cracks down on sex trafficking

-- A law that will allow Nevada to enter into agreements with other states for online wagering systems

-- Brianna's Law which requires DNA collection following felony arrests

Last but not least, medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal in Nevada.

That law comes 13 years after medical forms of the drug were legalized in Nevada.

The drug will be taxed at the growing, processing and selling stages.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.