New Va. laws go into effect on Friday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of new laws are set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers.

The gun measures will allow more out-of-state concealed-handgun permit holders to legally carry guns in Virginia while prohibiting people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms. Police presence will also be required at gun shows for voluntary background checks.

Other new laws include a prohibition against smoking in a cars when there are children seven or younger in the vehicle. The state is also raising the minimum age to get married to 18 without approval from a judge.

Virginia will also start mandating 20 minutes of physical activity a day for elementary school students.

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