New Kansas laws go into effect today

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Teens can no longer lead the state of Kansas. The new state law and a few others take effect today.

Candidates for the state’s highest offices – governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state insurance commissioner – must now be at least 25 years old. Candidates for attorney general now must also have a Kansas law license.

The law was enacted after several teens ran for governor in the last election cycle. Previously, there was no age restriction in the state.

You may spot new license plates on the roads of Kansas. The Special Olympics, Choose Life, City of Wichita and various military operations can now be represented on special license plates.

One new law supposed to go into effect today was challenged in court. A Kansas judge ruled the law barring telemedicine abortions has no legal force because of how it was written, according to The Associated Press. The ruling allows a Wichita clinic to continue giving patients abortion pills when it does not have a doctor on site. It also allows the clinic to provide the pills to women in rural areas.

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