Wine sales, guns on campus, ‘slow poke” headline new laws

Several new laws go into effect on Friday July 1st in Tennessee.

The most highly-publicized of these new laws is one that will allow certain gas stations and grocery stores to obtain licenses to sell wine. Over 400 businesses have obtained the necessary licenses and will be able to start legally selling win at 8 am on Friday July 1st.

Beginning Friday, faculty and staff and public colleges and universities in Tennessee will be able to carry concealed guns on campus. Those wishing to carry will have to register their weapons with campus police departments.

The so-called “slow-poke” law will prohibit motorists from driving in the passing lane on interstates or divided highways with at least three lanes except to pass. The idea is that motorists in a passing lane cannot impede the flow of traffic. They must move to the right if possible, even if they’re going the speed limit and the vehicles behind them are speeding. Similar laws are on the books in 29 states.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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