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Dozens Of New State Laws Go Into Effect Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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More than 80 new state laws are scheduled to go into effect beginning Friday.

Though the Legislature is still battling it out over the state’s budget, they have been able to pass a few pieces of legislation that will have an immediate impact on Iowans.

Some deal with public safety, such as the new blood alcohol limit of .08 percent for boaters and the new texting while driving law.

House File 474 designates August 7th as Purple Heart Day, while Senate File 397 creates a criminal offense for impersonating a decorated military veteran.