Several newly passed laws go into effect July 14, many changes ahead

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Kentucky lawmakers passed almost 200 laws last spring, and most of them are going into effect Saturday, July 14.

Some of those laws include a ban on child brides, stronger gang laws, new pharmacy policies and new micro-brewery limits.

- The new child bride law determines 18 to now be the legal age to get married in Kentucky. Exceptions may be decided by a judge.

- Longer prison terms for gang activity will go into effect due to the new gang law.

- For pharmacies, they will now have to give customers more information on how to safely dispose of opiates, amphetamines and other medications.

- The new micro-brewery limit means people can now take home more than 30 gallons, instead of the previous two gallons.

Nonprofits will also see some changes Saturday. House Bill 443 updates Kentucky's nonprofit corporation laws.

The bill passed both chambers unanimously and was signed by Governor Matt Bevin in April.

It will address issues related to the size and structure of nonprofit boards. The law also offers guidance on managing board member conflicts of interest.

Our sister station WKYT has a list of several other laws that will go into effect Saturday.

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