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New laws set to take effect in new year

The New Year will be bringing some new laws for folks living in Georgia and South Carolina.

Beginning January first - Georgia will expand its mandatory reporting of child abuse, and eliminate its statute of limitations on sex crimes.

The Corrections Reform Bill changes the way punishments will be handled for non-violent, first time, and low-level drug offenders.

Still on the table is house resolution 5. If approved it would force members of the State Senate and House of Representatives out of office after serving 4 consecutive terms. However, politicians could run for office after sitting out for two years. 

And in South Carolina, a new voter ID law will go into effect in the New Year requiring voters to show photo identification.

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