8 New Laws/Laws Changing in New York State in 2020
There are new laws coming into effect in 2020 and without knowing what they are, you may already be breaking one.
News10 put together a list of a bunch of laws that are either changing or coming into effect with the new year. Since most of these aren't widely advertised, here's a list of some of the more common ones that you should know about.
- Brianna's Law in regards to boating safety has been expanded. Now, "individuals born after Jan. 1, 1993 must complete a boater safety course before operating a motorized watercraft."
- Better access to IVF: more insurance policies must cover IVFs
- 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to pre-register to vote so that when they turn 18, they're already registered
- As of January 15th, adoptees will be able to access their birth certificates after the age of 18
- Minimum wage is increasing to $12.50 in the Capital Region
- As of March 1st, plastic bags will not be available anywhere "that is required to pay New York state taxes"
- As of August 12th, New Yorkers have three years to file sexual harassment
- As of September 1st, the legal limit for hunters to be considered intoxicated was lowered to .08 from .10