Most of the nearly 300 new laws crafted by the General Assembly this year take effect Monday.
That includes a new state spending plan, child welfare measures, scooter regulations and criminal justice matters.
The new two-year, $34 billion state budget largely goes into effect July 1. The majority of that is K-12 education, which received a more than $500 million increase. And the Department of Child Services will get a little less money than it’s been working with.