New Laws Beginning Today

(Richmond)- A number of new laws will go into effect in Virginia today. Casino gambling is now legal in Richmond, Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Beginning today, each locality will decide the fate of Confederate statues in their area. People are allowed one gun purchase per month and must complete a background check. Motorists will see the gas taxes increase to seven-point-six cents per gallon. There will no longer be jail time for those caught with less than one-ounce of marijuana, instead they will face a 25-dollar fine.