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December 31st, 2011
05:45 AM ET

New laws target immigration, abortion, alcohol and animals

As the new year arrives, tens of thousands of new laws are about to hit the books.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, nearly 40,000 state laws were enacted in 2011. Some go into effect on January 1.
To see many of them click here.
In the Newsroom today, we're bringing you details on some of the more contentious and quirky ones.
What do you think? What new laws are about to hit you?

Filed under: Josh Levs