CRT ban, street racing fees and parents’ bill of rights go into effect July 1
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — A number of new Georgia laws go into effect Friday, July 1, and many impact the state’s most contentious political and social issues.
House Bill 1084 directs the Georgia High School Association to determine whether transgender girls can participate in sanctioned sports.
The bill also prohibits “dividing concepts” such as critical race theory. The bill prohibits concepts that teach “fundamentally or systemically racist” concepts, including that everyone is “inherently racist or oppressive, consciously or unconsciously”, and that no one “should feel any discomfort, guilt, anxiety or any other form of psychological disorder”. distress because of his race.
Senate Bill 10 establishes new mandatory fines and penalties for anyone convicted of street racing and promoting drag racing.
State and local governments are prohibited under Senate Bill 345 from requiring anyone to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination before providing a service. Federal facilities are exempt.
House Bill 1178 states that parents have the right to review all classroom materials; access their child’s records; exclude their child from any sexual education; and prevent the creation of photos, videos and voice recordings of their children, except for security reasons.
Titled the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act, Bill 1 prevents public universities and state colleges from creating “free speech zones” to protest or other forms of expression. Administrators can still regulate the time, place, and manner of speaking, but these must be made available in all areas of campus.
House Bill 1283 requires public school children in kindergarten through 5th grade to have daily recess.
House Bill 246 increases fees for people who need to replace a lost, stolen or damaged driver’s license. Replacing an original permit or license will cost $10 instead of $5, while replacing a limited driver’s license goes from $25 to $32.
House Bill 1089 now requires Georgian drivers to pay $145 for each car with an unpaid registration.
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