July 1 is new law day

July 1, 2010
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It’s July 1, and that means new laws take effect in Indiana. Many of the 115 new laws passed by the General Assembly this year become effective today.

Don’t be offended if the cashier at your favorite liquor store or supermarket asks for your ID, even if you are obviously older than 21. The new law requires everyone to be carded.

If you owe money on your child support, best to stay away from our state’s riverboat casinos and horse-racing facilities. They are required to withhold cash winnings from delinquent parents who owe more than $2,000 and are at least three months behind in payments.

Pharmacies and other retailers will have to warn you that if you buy more than 3.6 grams of medicine with ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, you’re committing a crime. Look out for signs posted about the warning.

The courts can require the defendant in a domestic violence case to wear a GPS tracking devices as a condition of bail.

Certain courts also may now establish a problem-solving court for alternative treatment and rehabilitation.

If you drive your car while committing or attempting to commit operating while intoxicated, and kill a pregnant woman, you could be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

If you try to find out if your neighbor has a gun permit, you may have trouble. A new law says information submitted by someone to get or renew a gun permit and the name, address, or any other info that may be used to identify that person is confidential and not open to public inspection.

There are obviously many more laws that take effect today. You can read them all at http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm.
 

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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