With 2017 behind us, 2018 brings several new state laws that take effect on January 1st. There’s a few highly technical ones you’re unlikely to notice, including one that creates a new safety code for electrical supply facilities. But there’s also a few that could impact you directly.
Here’s the ones you’ll want to know about.
- If you’re in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing, don’t talk on your cell phone unless you’re using a hands free device. Otherwise it’s a $50 fine. Senate Bill 0954
- With an additional certificate, barbers can now make house calls for their services. Senate Bill 0032
- School districts and charter schools now have a school transportation supervisor program to oversee transportation services. In addition, bus drivers must now be 25 years or older and complete a training program. House Bill 0322
- Your vehicle headlights can only be white or amber. The only exceptions to this are emergency vehicles, school buses, mail carriers and law enforcement. Senate Bill 0194
Go deeper: A full list of new legislation from passed by the state General Assembly can be found here.