These new Mississippi laws took effect Sunday:
EDUCATION FUNDING - The Mississippi Adequate Education Program is fully funded. MAEP is designed to ensure each school district receives enough money to meet midlevel accreditation standards.
STATE EMPLOYEE PAY - Roughly 30,000 state workers will receive raises of $1,500 or "realignment," whichever is more. In realignment, the pay for a particular job is brought in line with the pay for similar jobs in nearby states.
TEACHER PAY - Teachers will get a 3 percent pay raise.
ACCIDENT REPORTS - Fraudulently obtaining a copy of a traffic accident report is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and six months in jail.
OUTDOORS - Hunting and fishing licenses expire one year from the date they're issued rather than all expiring on June 30.
SEX OFFENDERS - Registered sex offenders are banned from being on or near school campuses under most circumstances; violation of the new law is a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.
DEER BAITING - The state Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is authorized to study whether to allow deer hunting over grain.
JOY RIDING - Penalties are increased, from 10 years to 15 years, for a felony conviction of stealing a vehicle.
STUN GUNS - The state requires anyone carrying a stun gun to have a permit from the Department of Public Safety.
NUTS - The state is creating a Peanut Promotion Board. It will be funded by a $2.50 assessment per ton of peanuts grown in Mississippi.
COMP TIME - City and county governments are authorized to provide pay or compensatory time off for public employees who work holidays.
BURN CENTER - The University of Mississippi Medical Center is authorized to start the only in-state burn unit. However, lawmakers provided no money for the program, making it difficult for UMC to begin work on it.
HISTORY - The state will spend $500,000 to develop plans for a civil rights museum.