82 new laws to take effect in Tennessee July 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Eighty-two new laws will go into effect in Tennessee on July 1.

A number of them will impact the safety of Tennesseans, including a law that will require people convicted of human trafficking for prostitution to register as a sex offender.

Also, anyone convicted of taking unlawful pictures for sexual gratification will be added to the sex offender registry.

The new laws will also impact veterans.

Starting Friday, they can get a handgun carry permit without taking the required class.

This will include active duty, honorable discharged, or retired members of the US Armed Forces.

One of the biggest changes will come for grocery stores. On July 1, they’ll be able to sell wine.

So far, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission has approved licenses for more than 400 grocery across the state.

Shoppers will be able to purchase wine between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For a complete list of laws, click here.

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