by Nate Wooley | January 2, 2013 10:31 am
When the clock struck midnight, we rolled into a new year — and with that came a whole host of new laws.
The laws — passed in 2012 and taking effect in 2013 — are part of more than 400 new pieces of legislation set to kick in, Reuters reports. Laws covering items as important as gun control and abortion all begin enforcement with the new year.
However, not all the laws enacted are of the gravest importance. Some of them will have you scratching your head in disbelief, either in that they were enacted or that they needed to be enacted.
Here are five crazy new laws for 2012:
And a bonus one: In California and Illinois, it is now illegal for your bosses to require you to turn over your social media passwords. The two states have joined Michigan in securing workers’ rights to social media privacy.
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