(AP File Photo)
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Today is a day for ringing in the new year and bringing in new laws as many new laws take effect across the country.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

Starting today, Los Angeles County begins the largest ban on plastic grocery bags in America. Shoppers will have to bring their own, or pay ten-cents for each paper bag if they don't. 

Affordable Care Act policies will start covering patients.

Arkansas voters will have to show photo ID to cast a ballot.

Guns that are considered assault weapons and have large-capacity ammo magazines that aren't registered with the state of Connecticut will be considered illegal contraband starting there today.

In Oregon, mugshot websites will have to remove people's pictures for free if the person is found not guilty. Also in Oregon, new mothers will be allowed to take their placentas home.

California becomes the first state to give specific rights to transgender students, which lets them choose which restroom to use and which sports team they want to play on.

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can apply for driver authorization cards tomorrow.

And new pot laws hit the books today in some states. While some stores say they'll have specials, like a free joint with purchase, Brad Speidel with The Green Solution of Colorado says they won't be handing out samples in their store.

(Speidel) "Patients can't even handle the product in the store. It has to be behind closed doors, even in the store until they take it out."

He says the store will have weed available for smoking, or using in edible things, like brownies.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.