- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A series of new laws is set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers.

The gun measures will allow more out-of-state concealed-handgun permit holders to legally carry guns in Virginia while prohibiting people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms. Police presence will also be required at gun shows for voluntary background checks. Virginia also will join several states that keep secret the identities of suppliers of lethal injection drugs, under a measure approved by the McAuliffe and the Republican-controlled General Assembly amid growing concern over the state’s ability to carry out capital punishment.

Here’s a look at some other new laws:



Several new laws will affect children. Come Friday, anyone who smokes in a car with children under eight will be subject to a $100 fine. Virginia’s public elementary schools will have to provide 20 minutes of physical activity a day for students. And 16- and 17-year-olds looking to get hitched will have to get a judge’s permission before getting married, a new law designed to help prevent child abuse.



A new law regulating fantasy sports industry and specifying that fantasy sports betting is not “illegal gambling” becomes law Friday. The bill, signed by McAuliffe this month, formally legalizes and regulates sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, requiring them to pay a $50,000 initial registration fee and submit to regular outside audits. Some smaller fantasy sites have said it will force them to stop doing business in Virginia.



Virginia will now allow the hunting of wild bird and animals with a slingshot, except for deer, bear, elk and turkey. Cities in Virginia will now be able to adopt new rules prohibiting the feeding of deer, with a $50 fine per violation.

And if you get caught fraudulently trying to pass off your pooch as a service dog, you could be slapped with a misdemeanor charge.

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