New ND Laws in Effect

(Bismarck, ND)  --  A number of new North Dakota laws are now in effect.  North Dakota joined at least 25 other states yesterday in have a so-called stand-your-ground law, which allows the use of deadly force to protect a person's home or workplace without requiring individuals to make an effort to escape the attacker unless a person's life is at stake.  A controversial new law will allow schools to display the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms where other historical documents are displayed.  Other laws going into effect yesterday include a ban on mask mandates ordered by the executive branch and expanded Sunday business hours for liquor stores.