SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Multiple new Utah laws are going into effect without lawsuits despite constitutional concerns raised during legislative debates.
The laws in place include a prohibition on filming on agricultural property. The law is intended to prevent animal-rights activists from using video of agricultural practices as propaganda, although it leaves in place protections for whistleblowers.
Another law implemented this week is a requirement for drug testing of some welfare recipients. A similar law in Florida has already been challenged in court.
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah attorney Marina Lowe says the Utah law is not as restrictive and will not be challenged at this time.
The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have said they will also not challenge a 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
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