Hundreds of new laws take effect in Mississippi

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The process for injured Mississippi workers getting insurance payments will become more restrictive. Dyslexic students will be able to transfer to other public or private schools and have the state pay for it. And AT&T will be relieved of obligations to hook up phone service to certain customers.

Those are among the new Mississippi laws that come into force Sunday, with the start of the state's 2012-2013 budget year.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed more than 400 bills passed by the 2012 Legislature. Some became law with his signature. Others pertaining to changes in voting and elections await approval from the U.S. Justice Department. But many take effect July 1.

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