40,000 new laws in the Land of the Free USA for 2011





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Published on Dec 30, 2011

So you elect politicians to protect your freedom and they make 40,000 laws to enslave you and your loved ones forever, ya that about sums it up . Well at least you got football and hockey because its going to take awhile to catch up on the legality's of going outdoors .
40,000 Laws Passed In The U.S. In 2011

Alcohol sales: Shoppers will be barred from purchasing alcoholic beverages using self-check out registers at supermarkets or other stores. The measure is AB183, by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco.

In New Jersey, the fees at toll roads and bridges goes up travelers using the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike

A Minnesota law taking effect May 25, 2011, required that information about carbon monoxide poisoning be included in the driver's manual and be part of driver's education training. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, those seeking a driver's license will be tested on their knowledge of carbon monoxide dangers. Minnesota HF 650


Vaccines: Youths 12 or older can consent to medical treatment for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, with the focus being young women for the prevention of the human papillomavirus, which causes cancer and can be prevented with a vaccine. The measure is AB499, by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego.

A new law in Delaware will require people who become members of the Delaware Pension Fund on or after Jan. 1, 2012, to make larger contributions than earlier members. It also will require those new members to be older or to work longer than current members to earn a pension benefit. Delaware HB 81

North Dakota passed a law that bans drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones in their cars (HB 1256), and another that bars all drivers from text messaging (HB 1195)

A new Oregon law adjusts exceptions to the offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone. The law prohibits texting while driving, but adds an exception for Oregon drivers operating a tow vehicle, roadside assistance vehicle, or a vehicle owned by a utility. Oregon HB 3186

A new law in California makes it a misdemeanor to openly carry an exposed, unloaded handgun while in a public place or on a public street in an incorporated city, or in specified prohibited areas of an unincorporated county. California AB 144

A law in California adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and others to the list of cultural groups whose roles and contributions to the development of the United States should be accurately portrayed in social science instructional materials. California SB 48

Legislation in California will include certain posts on social networking sites as a form of bullying, incorporating them into existing law that deems cyber bullying as grounds for student suspension or expulsion. California AB 746

Consumer Protection

A new law in California prohibits the use of ultraviolet tanning devices by children under the age of 18. California SB 746

Legislation in Oregon establishes the Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice, which the governor may award to the family of a law enforcement officer who dies performing job duties or is killed because of his or her position. Oregon SB 976

An Oregon law directs the Transportation Department to construct and maintain a roadside memorial sign for police officers killed in the line of duty. The law creates a Roadside Memorial Fund to finance the memorials. Oregon HB 3039


Laws requiring businesses to enroll in the federal E-Verify program to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S. will go into effect in Louisiana (HB 646), Tennessee (HB 1378), South Carolina (SB 20) and Georgia (HB 87).

In Illinois, you will no longer be able to throw out old electronics. Residents must recycle laptops, cell phones, and other gadgets. The law is aimed at protecting the environment by keeping the toxic metals electronics contain out of landfills and preventing the loss of component materials that can be reused. Violating the law could results in a fine of $25 for a first offense and $50 for subsequent offenses.


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