The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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July 2, 2013

New laws in effect around U.S; here's Oklahoma changes.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — • BEEKEEPERS: Beekeepers who produce less than 500 gallons of honey annually will be exempted from state inspections after July 1 if they meet certain requirements.

• STIFFER PENALTIES: Laying that trash on Oklahoma will cost you a little more after July 1. The penalty for littering will be doubled, from $200 to $400. Another new law creates the crime of knowingly cutting or damaging a fence used to contain animals, making it a misdemeanor for the first offense and a felony for the second offense with a penalty of up to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine, or both.

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