New Laws for 2014

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sun, December 29 2013 at 9:53 PM, Updated: Sun, December 29 2013 at 11:29 PM

It's hard to believe that 2013 is almost out the door.

2014 arrives this week and with it several new laws.

NBC 5's Roma Villavicencio decided to see just how much Rogue Valley residents know about these new laws. You can see how they did in the video above.

Here's also a summary of some the new laws.

Minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.10/hour, the second highest in the nation.

Universities and employers will no longer be able to require anyone to give them access to personal social media pages, like Facebook and Twitter. 

Fines will double if you are caught talking or texting on your cell phone while driving, meaning the maximum fine will cost you $500.

Anyone under 18 will not be able to use a tanning bed without a not from a doctor.

The state will raise cigarette taxes by 13 cents to $1.31 a pack.

Pets need to be tethered correctly.  If there is not a reaonable length for more than 10 hours in a 24 hour period, you will be cited.

Landlords will be able to require tenants to maintain renter’s liability insurance.

Websites that post pictures of mugshots must remove the mugshot for free if you can prove the person was found not guilty or the charges were dropped. 

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About the Author

Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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