New Laws That Will Take Effect in 2013
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on January 02, 2013 @ 6:45PM
Created on January 02, 2013 @ 4:55PM
A new year brings new changes. Just two days into 2013, states all over the country are preparing for new laws that will take effect at some point over the next 12 months.
Washington, Maine, and Maryland have already legalized same-sex marriage, making nine states that will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
In Illinois and California, employers won't be allowed to ask job applicants for their passwords to social media sites.
In Florida, drivers can get pulled over for flashing their lights to warn other drivers of a speed trap. But they'll be able to show proof of insurance on their smart phone.
In West Virginia, talking on your cell phone will become illegal come July, joining 10 other states that have banned all cell phone use while driving.
"Lawmakers believe that it's a good idea and I personally agree with that. That way there's no more distraction while you're driving," said Sheriff Joe Carpenter, Marion County Sheriff's Department.
Federally, parts of President Obama's health care law will take effect throughout this year and next.
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