Skip to comments.No More Happy Hour in Utah? New State Laws Set to Ring in 2012
Posted on 12/29/2011 12:12:03 PM PST by Zakeet
From laws banning happy hour in Utah and shark fin sales in Oregon to tougher voter identification requirements in at least four states, a wide range of new legislation is set to ring in the new year.
According to The National Conference of State Legislatures, which earlier this week issued its annual list of new laws, the legislation will cover education, drug and alcohol policy, criminal justice and human trafficking, among other areas.
In some cases, the laws could add to the cost of doing business. Other new rules will regulate what Americans eat and drink.
California, for example, will prohibit virtually any business transaction involving beer which contains caffeine as a separate ingredient.
New laws in Utah will make any daily drink specials illegal essentially banning happy hour. And the sale, trade, or distribution of shark fins will be prohibited in Oregon and California.
California will also become the first state to require students to learn about the societal contributions of gays and lesbians. The state will also implement a new law requiring certain retailers and manufacturers to list on their websites what measures they take to ensure their operations are free from human trafficking. Plus another new law in the state will require individuals under 18 to present a prescription for any drug containing dextromethorphan, or DXM, an ingredient in many over-the-counter cough syrups that can be used as a recreational drug.
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No more shark fins in two states that border the Pacific? How about the entire shark? Are sharks getting that rare?
So when can we expect to see this vital information posted on the Free Republic home page?
“Jim Robinson is proud to state that Free Republic never has had, and never will, have any part in human trafficking.”
never will, have => never will have,
What precisely have gays (since Kaliforia has decided that groups are more important to individuals) contributed to society other than “Queer eye for the Striaght guy” and AIDS?
The mish-mash of the other laws mentioned in the article may be contemporaneous — otherwise, they have nothing in common. Maybe the good (voter ID), the bad (no caffeine in beer), and the ugly (no Happy Hour). Then there's the thilly lawth (GLBT indoctrination in schools).
GLBT ith not thilly. It ith thinithter. When are they going to play up the social contributions of rock ribbed religious conservatives?
I can think of a lot of things, but I would probably get banned from this site for life if I tried to describe them.
No more sharks to jump! That is a sad, sad prospect.
I suspect that sharks, like other dominant predators, are critically important for the health of prey populations.
Holie Mackeral Der Andy!
Yeah we in biiiiggg trouble Kingfish!