Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1: New Laws in Effect

It is July 1st and all over the United States, new laws are taking effect.  In Indiana, drivers can no longer text while driving (although reading email is not prohibited). In Florida, welfare recipients must pass a drug test before receiving benefits. In Georgia, children must ride in a booster seats until age eight (instead of age 6). In Virginia, teen drivers face stiffer penalties if they are convicted of drinking and driving. They will be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor and risk losing their driver’s license for a full year. Another interesting new law in Tennessee, will put a barrier between the domestic violence victim and the offender.  Offenders might be ordered to wear a GPS device as a condition of bail in any domestic violence or stalking case where an order of protection has been violated.

Are there any new interesting laws in your state? Which ones are you most annoyed by?

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