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Several new laws go into effect on Saturday

File image of Virginia's capitol building from the opening of the General Assembly in 2016
File image of Virginia's capitol building from the opening of the General Assembly in 2016(WHSV)
Published: Jun. 30, 2017 at 6:22 PM EDT
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Several new bills go into effect on Saturday.

House Bill 1396 gives Grottoes a Vice Mayor, House Bill 1750 allows Naloxone to be dispensed without a prescription and House Bill 1939allows hunters to wear blaze pink instead of orange while hunting.

But, some of the most pertinent laws to families may be those that deal with education.

House Bills 1709 and 1924 are related to bullying and in-school suspension.

HB 1709 states that schools must have specific policies that prohibit bullying and specifically said the principal must speak with the parent of any student involved with bullying within five days of the alleged incident.

"We have a program that basically it addresses any of the concerns the kids may have, and a lot of times we talk about interactions and bullying," said Cynthia Prieto, the Principal of Harrisonburg High School.