Mississippi enacts new laws on teacher pay, criminal justice

New laws are set to go into effect in Georgia on July 1. (Source: MGN)
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Several new laws are taking effect Monday in Mississippi.

One gives a $1,500 pay raise to teachers.

Two new laws are designed to ease burdens on people who face court fines or who are trying to find jobs after having a criminal conviction.

The price of a marriage license is increasing from $20 to $35.

Schools are required to have active-shooter drills. Corporal punishment is banned for any student who has a disability or is on a special-education plan.

Making a terroristic threat becomes a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.