New state laws, budget go into effect Tuesday

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SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Nearly 160 new state laws went into effect Tuesday morning.

They include laws that will better track sexual offenders, allow children of immigrants in the country illegally to get in-state college tuition, ban e-cigarette sales to minors, allow local school boards to choose which textbooks are used in their classrooms, and redefine the state's ban on late-term abortions.

Florida's $77 billion budget also went into effectTuesday.

The budget includes more money for child welfare programs and projects to battle water pollution.

All but two of the 159 new laws were approved by the Legislature during the session that ended in May. The other two were bills approved in 2013.

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