Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August. A look at some of the changes on the books:

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Is sending a 16-year-old boy to prison with men for up to 99 years really the way to address juvenile crime?

The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in Louisiana could have "potential negative ramifications."