Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year, New Laws

A brand-new year always brings brand-new laws. Let's take a look at what our elected legislators have been up to:

In Oregon, Demon Tobacco
has been banned from public school campuses.

Would-be high school athletes in California
must now sign pledges to not use performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids.

Florida students who have severe allergies
may now inject themselves with epinephrine to prevent allergic reactions.

In Michigan,
all teachers must be fingerprinted, even if they've already done so in the past. Whether or not teachers who are already employed will have to pay for this is subject to the collective bargaining process. The same source also tells us that the Wolverine State has also passed a number of laws designed to shield children from sex-offenders.
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