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New Utah laws go into effect today

New Utah laws go into effect today

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(KSL News) Laws affecting state spending, road safety and the monitoring of sex offenders went into effect in Utah today.

A $12 billion budget has been implemented. It includes raises for state employees, money for new education and scholarship programs, and a tax incentive for Delta Air Lines aimed at keeping the company's western hub at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Also starting today, all people under the age of 19 seeking motorcycle licenses must take part in a two-day, state-run motorcycle safety course.

The most controversial law going into effect today requires registered sex offenders to hand over all screen names and passwords to social networking Internet sites. That law is being challenged in federal court. Coming up on Eyewitness News at 6:30, we will look at both sides of the issue in our Talking Point segment.

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