2010 Crop of new Ariz. laws takes effect Thursday

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's law cracking down on illegal immigration has been in the spotlight, but hundreds of other new state laws take effect Thursday on subjects ranging from concealed weapons to alcohol sales.

Thursday is the "general effective date" -- 90 days after the end of the legislative session -- when legislation enacted takes effect, unless specified otherwise.

Arizona is now the third state, behind Alaska and Vermont, to allow people to carry a concealed weapon without having to get a permit.

The bill on alcohol sales will allow purchases as early as 6 a.m. on Sundays. State law had barred alcohol sales between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sundays, but now the Sunday hours conform to those on other days of the week.