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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND North Dakota texting ban, other new laws take effect Monday
BISMARCK About 300 new state laws take effect in North Dakota on Monday, including the mandatory use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and the texting-while-driving ban.
The latest batch of laws approv... Posted on 7/29/11 at 10:00 PM
Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the December mass shooting in the state, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead.
It might be time to change the ordinance that prohibits snowball fights and kite flying on the streets of Jamestown.
The prohibition against these things may still stay in place but the reference to activities spooking horses or teams may be removed from the books.
About 300 new state laws take effect in North Dakota on Monday, including the mandatory use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and the texting-while-driving ban.
The latest batch of laws approved by state lawmakers earlier this year affects people across the state.
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers appear content to allow smoking to continue in bars and truck stops, and have little enthusiasm for increasing the state’s tobacco taxes to deter cigarette and smokeless tobacco use, an Associated Press survey of legislators says.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, December 31, 2010
Lawmakers this week will press the military’s top uniformed officers for the first time on whether they think repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” makes sense or would be too disruptive.
The testimony from each of the service chiefs on Capitol Hill will be crucial to the debate in Congress on whether to repeal the 17-year-old law, which bans gays from serving openly in the military.
By Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press
, February 22, 2010
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Texting while driving, smoking in public and cooking with artery-clogging trans fats will be that much harder under a bevy of state laws set to take effect around the country on Friday.
The mother of slain University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin says that in the six years since her daughter was killed there has been progress in strengthening laws dealing with sex offenders.
But Linda Walker said there is still work to do.
Tom Clancy got there first. His 1994 novel, “Debt of Honor,” features a scene where a Boeing 747 is crashed into the Capitol during a joint session of Congress.
A June report by the Continuity of Government Commission in Washington opens with the same scenario. But unlike a Clancy novel, where federal agencies — especially the Pentagon — work smoothly under duress, the disaster as imagined by the commission leads to paralysis, not action.
On Aug. 30 two letters suggested that since we no longer submit to certain laws found in the Book of Leviticus we are now free to ignore what Leviticus (and the rest of Scripture) teaches about homosexuality. But these letters failed to distinguish between the Old Testament ceremonial laws (given only to the Jews and only for a temporary period of time) and the universal moral laws (which apply to all people of all times).
Government records will be more open in South Dakota, Florida is cracking down on illicit prescription drug sales and downing a cold one at the corner bar will be easier in Utah.
New laws taking effect Wednesday reflect states’ concerns with holding police more accountable, expanding the use of DNA to solve crimes and offering certain tax breaks.
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