Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Oh what we can do when people put us in the legislature
From Stateline.org...Other laws that go into effect on July 1 include the following:
- Mississippi allows municipalities to ban the hourly rental of hotel or motel rooms. (Darn it, if you stop in MS you'll have to pay for the entire day, and no one ever expects to have to spend a full day in Mississippi, my apology to Biloxi and Oxford.)
- Leaving a job because of the transfer of a spouse from one military assignment to another won’t disqualify you from unemployment benefits in Georgia.
- Georgia’s Legislature also approved a measure that restricts a maximum jury award for pain and suffering caused by medical malpractice to $350,000. (Hum, GA wants to keep their doctors.)
- New York aims to protect college students by prohibiting the unrestricted marketing of credit cards on campuses. (NY offering a little bit of help to the tuition burdened parents.)
- Idaho provides for the prosecution of parents or guardians who knowingly allow their child to become a habitual truant.
- The Slam Spam E-Mail Act seeks to reduce the amount of junk e-mail sent to Georgians, making it a felony with up to five years in prison for anyone found guilty of sending 10,000 spam e-mails in any 24-hour period, more than 100,000 in any 30-day period or 1 million in any one-year.
- Fish hooks won’t be needed anymore in Georgia. The state legalized “noodling,” where sportsmen catch catfish with their bare hands. ( I'm guessin' the noodling guy swapped votes with the spam ma'am for these laws.)