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New Laws for 2014

They impact marijuana use, wages and assault weapons


law book and gavelThe new year will bring a variety of new laws across the country. Among the new laws for 2014:

  • In California, transgendered students will be able to play on either girls or boys athletic teams and decide which restrooms to use, though the law could still face a referendum challenge. Photographers who pursue the children of celebrities in the Golden State could also face up to a $10,000 fine for taking their pictures without parents’ consent, the Associated Press notes.
  • Colorado and Washington have changed their restrictions on marijuana sales and use. In Colorado, recreational use of marijuana becomes legal tomorrow. Recreational pot sales become legal in Washington state later in the year.
  • Illegal immigrants can obtain driver authorization cards in Nevada on Jan. 2.
  • The minimum wage rises to $7.95 an hour in Ohio for untipped workers. In California the minimum wage will climb to $9 an hour in July.
  • In Connecticut, unregistered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines will be illegal. Neighboring New York will begin requiring previously purchased assault weapons to be registered beginning on Apr. 15.

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