State Medical Marijuana Laws
SB 174 "Carly's Law" (Act 2014-277) Allows University of Alabama Birmingham to conduct effectiveness research using low-THC products for treating seizure disorders for up to 5 years. HB 61 (2016) Leni's Law allows more physicians …
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Cybertechnology and the Law
(8 days ago) Cybertechnology and the Law. New technologies are outpacing the laws that govern their use. However, a focus on outcomes and principles, rather than specific technologies or prescribed processes, can help avoid outdated cybersecurity laws and unintended consequences. Involving a broader group of technology, legal and policy experts in policy
Body-Worn Camera Laws Database
(9 days ago) The law also requires that recordings taken within a home are considered private unless they depict the commission of a crime, record any encounter between law enforcement officer and a person that results in death or bodily injury, or the discharge of the officer’s weapon, record any encounter that is the subject of a complaint or a legal
Cybersecurity Legislation 2021
(1 days ago) Amends Law 20 of 2017, the Law of the Department of Security, in order to add functions and powers to the Office of Security Information Management, which are essential to really achieve the implementation of the system interoperability of communications and that it …
Cybersecurity Legislation 2020
(1 days ago) Amends the Military Law, establishes civilian cybersecurity reserve forces within the state militia to be capable of being expanded and trained to educate and protect state, county, and local government entities, critical infrastructure, including election systems, businesses, and citizens of the state from cyber attacks.
Self Defense and “Stand Your Ground”
(6 days ago) The common law principle of “castle doctrine” says that individuals have the right to use reasonable force, including deadly force, to protect themselves against an intruder in their home. This principle has been codified and expanded by state legislatures.
Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships
(2 days ago) 4. The victim is related to the defendant or the defendant's spouse by blood or court order as a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister or by marriage as a parent-in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepparent, step-grandparent, stepchild, step-grandchild, brother-in-law or sister-in-law…
Net Neutrality 2020 Legislation
(2 days ago) Substituted by SB 7508 4/2/20. Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state transportation, economic development and environmental conservation budget for the 2020-2021 state fiscal year and relates to net neutrality provisions. New York. AB 10777.
State Plastic Bag Legislation
(2 days ago) The law allows individual counties the option of placing a 5-cent fee on paper bags, with 2 cents going to local governments and 3 cents to the state's Environmental Protection Fund. Five other states enacted legislation in 2019— Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Oregon and Vermont.
Cryptocurrency 2021 Legislation
(8 days ago) Amends law and appropriating money for courts, Guardian Ad Litem Board, Uniform Laws Commission, Board on Judicial Standards, Board of Public Defense, and human rights; modifies criminal, civil, data practices, and forfeiture law. Includes cryptocurrency in the definition of money. Minnesota: HF 1078 SF 970
Net Neutrality Legislation in States
(7 days ago) Further, the law prohibits a person engaged in the provision of broadband internet access service in the state from: (1) Blocking lawful content, applications, services, or nonharmful devices; (2) Impairing or degrading lawful internet traffic on the basis of internet content, application, or service, or use of a nonharmful device; or (3
Determining Legislative Intent & Rules of Statutory
(2 days ago) a. If you judged by the numerous law review articles currently available on this topic, you would conclude that the status of the law is very unsettled. In fact, at the federal level and in the legal academic fields, the issue of statutory interpretation is very unsettled. b. Comments to the Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act (1995) by
(3 days ago) Common Law Exceptions to the At-Will Presumption . Over the years, courts have carved out exceptions to the at-will presumption to mitigate its sometimes harsh consequences. The three major common law exceptions are public policy, implied contract, and implied covenant of good faith.
Broadband 2019 Legislation
(7 days ago) Existing law establishes the California Broadband Council in state government for the purpose of promoting broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state and broadband adoption throughout the state, imposes specified duties on the council relating to that purpose, and specifies the membership of the council.
Price Gouging State Statutes
(5 days ago) In most states, price gouging is set as a violation of unfair or deceptive trade practices law. Most of these laws provide for civil penalties, as enforced by the state attorney general, while some state laws also enforce criminal penalties for price gouging violations.
Default Definitions of “Person” in State Statutes
(Just Now) the law contain definitions of person that include corporate entities. California CAL. [SUBJECT] CODE There is no general definition for purposes of the California Codes. "Person" is usually defined for a particular code or a particular part of a code. Colorado COLO. REV. STAT. §2-2 …
Automated License Plate Readers: State Statutes
(7 days ago) Mont. Code Ann. §§ 46-5-117 to -119. Prohibits the use of license plate readers by an agency or employee of the state or any subdivision of the state on any public highway. Provides exceptions for specific agencies or purposes, such as state or local law enforcement, if specified requirements are met.
Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn
(2 days ago) A New York law enacted Jan. 15, 2013, moves that state's law from a permissive to a mandatory duty for mental health professionals to report when they believe patients may pose a danger to themselves or others but protects therapists from both civil and criminal liability for failure to report if they act "in good faith."
COMPACTNESS IN THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS
(4 days ago) Compactness & the Law zGeneral compactness ignored by most courts even though many state constitutions contained compactness requirements zCompactness added indirectly in Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960) City of Tuskegee, AL zThornburg v. Gingles (1986) (N.C.) used a compactness test to test violations of Voting Rights Act – § 2.
Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
(1 days ago) The law also doesn't affect the application of federal or Hawaii security regulations or rules to employment. Employers and their employees can't aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce unlawful discriminatory practices or try to do so. Idaho : Fair employment practices law: Employers can't fail or refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise
Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers
(1 days ago) Responsibilities,” 60 SMU Law Review 1633 (2007). 5 W. Kent Davis, “Answering Justice Ginsburg’s Charge that the Constitution is ‘Skimpy’ in Comparison to our International Neighbors: A Comparison of Fundamental Rights in American and Foreign Law,” 39 S. Tex. L. Rev. 951, 958 (1998). 6 Id. at 958-959. .
California Condo Statutes
(2 days ago) 1, 2014. Former Part 5, entitled "The Family Law Act," consisting of §§ 4000-5317, was added Stats 1969 ch 1608 § 8, operative January 1, 1970, and repealed Stats 1992 ch 162 § 3, operative January 1, 1994.] SECTION 1 Note. Title 6 (commencing with Section 1350) of Part 4 of Division 2 of the Civil Code is repealed. SEC. 2.
State Statutes Related to the Indian Child Welfare Act
(6 days ago) The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is a federal law that governs the removal and out-of-home placement of American Indian children. The law was enacted after recognition by the federal government that American Indian children were being removed from their homes and communities at a much higher rate than non-Native children.
Daylight Saving Time State Legislation
(9 days ago) Provides that if Congress amends the law to allow states to observe DST year-round, it is the intent of the Washington Legislature that DST will be the official year-round standard of time. Requires a review of the impacts the state time zone and DST have on commerce.
Nebraska Condominium Laws Condominium Property Act
(2 days ago) (3) The apartments shall not be used for purposes contrary to law, morals, or normal behavior; (4) Each co-owner shall carry out at his or her sole expense any works of modification, repair, cleaning, safety, and improvement of his or her apartment,
Safe Harbor: State Efforts to Combat Child Trafficking
(5 days ago) The law enables the fund to pay for services and treatment administered by the Department of Children and Family Services including residential housing, health services, and social services. Funds can also be used to develop child trafficking training for law enforcement and to provide grants to other service providers.
NEBRASKA Nebraska Condominium Act 76-825. Act, how cited.
(Just Now) the law of the jurisdiction in which the condominium is located. (19) Person means a natural person, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or other legal or
Putting the Brakes on Idling Vehicles
(6 days ago) Before a similar federal law went into effect in March 2018, all but five states had increased their truck weight limit by between 400 pounds and 550 pounds to account for on-board idle reduction technologies (IRTs). Idling—running a vehicle’s engine while it is stationary—wastes an estimated 6 billion gallons of fuel into the air each
Financial Literacy 2021 Legislation
(2 days ago) Current law requires the State Board to develop curriculum, materials, guidelines, and standards for all grades within existing mathematics curriculum or other appropriate subject matter curriculum, for use by local boards of education and governing authorities of …
Social Host Liability for Underage Drinking Statutes
(9 days ago) Md. Criminal Law Code §10-121 (b) Penalties. -- An adult who violates §10-116 or §10-117 of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to: (1) a fine not exceeding $ 2,500 for a first offense; or (2) a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
Payday Lending 2020 Legislation
(8 days ago) Existing law, among other things, prohibits a licensee from entering into an agreement for a deferred deposit transaction with a customer during the period of time that an earlier written agreement for a deferred deposit transaction for the same customer is in effect. A knowing and willful violation of the provisions of this law is a crime.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
(Just Now) Workplace harassment law: Employers must promote a workplace that is free of sexual harassment and must adopt a policy prohibiting sexual harassment (see “Employer Policy Requirements” in this summary). Sexual harassment is defined in the same manner as the fair employment practices law.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) State
(9 days ago) State policymakers have implemented various approaches for targeting per- and poly-fluoroalkyls (PFAS) substances. In recent years, states have enacted legislation to restrict PFAS in firefighting foam, regulate the presence of PFAS in drinking water, food packaging and consumer products, and allocate funds for cleanup and remediation, among other measures.
Seven Sentencing Principles
(9 days ago) The law allows rule violations—such as missing appointments or drug tests—to be addressed with sanctions such as electronic monitoring or strict curfews rather than prison time. The law also calls for focusing supervision and treatment on people with the highest risks and needs.
Prohibiting PBM “Gag Clauses” that Restrict Pharmacists
(5 days ago) Between 2016 and Aug. 23, 2018, at least 30 states enacted laws among at least 41 state legislatures that considered prohibiting gag clauses in contracts that restrict pharmacists. The most recent laws, signed in March -June 2018, include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
The Supreme Court and the Indian Child Welfare Act
(8 days ago) The law applies to Indian children who are the subject of a child welfare proceeding such as foster care, adoption placements or termination of parental rights. These children must be members of a federally recognized tribe or eligible for membership in such a tribe. ICWA grants tribes jurisdiction over these cases, sets minimum federal
States Restrictions on New Nuclear Power Facility Construction
(8 days ago) McKinney's Public Authorities Law § 1020-t In no event shall the authority construct or operate a nuclear powered facility in the service area (which is defined in McKinney's Public Authorities Law § 1020-b as “the counties of Suffolk and Nassau and that portion of the county of Queens constituting LILCO's [the Long Island lighting company
Autonomous Vehicles Self-Driving Vehicles Enacted
(1 days ago) Authorizes law enforcement or a public employee who is engaged in directing traffic or enforcing parking laws and regulations, to remove a vehicle that uses autonomous technology without a valid permit that is required to operate the vehicle on public roads. The bill authorizes the release of the vehicle after the registered owner of, or person
Mortgage Fraud State Statutes and Resources
(Just Now) Unless the conduct is prohibited by some other provision of law providing for greater punishment, a violation of this Article involving a pattern of residential mortgage fraud is a Class E felony. Yes : Texas : Tex. Penal Code Ann. §32.46 and §32.49 2011 Chapter 389