They all go into effect July 1. That includes this one:
Starting today, Georgia becomes the first state in the nation to have a law allowing adoption of an embryo.
The Option of Adoption Act was introduced by state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, and is viewed as a victory for anti-abortion groups who want the law to recognize embryos in their earliest stages of development as people. It is among the most notable of more than a dozen state laws taking effect today.
The law’s language does not specifically define an embryo as a person, but Mills said there’s no mistaking the implication.
“I don’t know of anyone adopting chairs or desks or tables — you can only adopt living human beings,” Mills said.