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Long slate of new Tennessee laws to kick in Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A long slate of new Tennessee laws will kick in Thursday, ranging from allowing most adults to carry handguns without clearing a background check or training to requiring certain medical providers to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions.

July 1 also starts a new fiscal year, with the spending plan for this year hovering around $42.6 billion.

Notably, a first of-its-kind law will go into effect requiring businesses and government facilities to post signs if they let transgender people use multiperson public bathrooms of their choice.

However, it’s unclear how or if the law will be implemented. Civil rights activists have filed a legal challenge seeking to block its implementation.

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