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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:57 PM


40,000 New Laws Take Effect In 2014

(CNN) - It may have been the least productive year for Congress in history, at least in terms of passing laws fewer than 60 of which made it through the House and Senate and were signed by President Barack Obama.

Across the country, however, state lawmakers were busy getting more than 40,000 bills passed, ones that tackle everything from drones to food stamp benefits.

In Illinois for example, teenagers will no longer get to use tanning beds without a doctor's note. If you live in Delaware, visit the shark fin buffet while you can, a new law will make it illegal to own, sale, or distribute the controversial delicacy. And in California, new laws take effect that will let students take part in school sports, or use bathrooms based on their gender identity, regardless of the gender noted in their birth certificates.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:12 PM

1. I have to question this. They're saying states averaged 800 new laws each? I wonder if many of the

laws are simply being renewed this year. I don't see how states could agree on 800 new laws in one session. Sounds like stuff from the "small government crowd."

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:24 PM

2. I question the 40k number myself. Perhaps I will a better report later... eom


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