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Gun-wielding paramedics and other state laws that just went into effect

(CNN)It's July 1, which means new laws are going into effect across the country today. Here are the ones you should know.Saving the environment, one ban at a timeNew York City will start enforcing its ban on single-use styrofoam containers, which carries a $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for the second and $1,000 for the third. The ban will be enforced through health and other inspections. Fines for providing single-use plastic straws and stirrers are going into effect in the District of Columbia, although businesses are allowed to keep a small stock for customers with disabilities. The fines could be between $100 and $800. Paramedics can carry pistols and other gun lawsIn Florida, a new law allows paramedics and physicians to carry ...
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