The Strange, New World Of 2013
More than 200 new laws go into effect January 1. For example:
- New York: Starting next week, selling electronic cigarettes to minors in New York will be illegal.
- Illinois: Lawmakers in Illinois stayed busy this year. For one, they passed a law that gives motorcyclists the go-ahead to run red lights.
- California: Animals were…on the mind of California legislators who passed a bill to ban hunters from using packs of dogs to chase black bears and bobcats. “The practice of hounding is cruel and unnecessary and it’s bad for bears, bobcats and dogs,” said Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director for The Humane Society.
- California lawmakers also gave the green light to a computer-driven vehicle. They say the new vehicle may be tested on public roads but only if there’s a human in the passenger seat capable of taking over should the car tap into its inner Hal.