New laws passed earlier this year by the Wyoming legislature will go into effect today. The special car decals that owners of electric cars have to purchase for their license plates now must be renewed annually. Wyoming is now a part of a collective of states that allows out of state nurses to work in the state without acquiring additional licenses. Wyoming residents that are members of the military will no longer have to return to the state to obtain conceal and carry permits. Instead applicants will have to submit proof of Wyoming residency and active duty military service, as well as meeting the regular permit requirements. The legislature also declared the Wyoming sagebrush as the official state shrub. The proposal was presented to the Legislature by an advanced biology class at Hulett High School. The budget proposed by Governor Matt Mead which cut $248 million in funding also goes into effect today.