Minnesota’s an Enabler, a Fighter, and a Modern State All in One

We’ll start off with the enabling bit, as it also has a humorous story to it. Apparently, Minnesota, for years, was prejudiced against commercial Bingo playing. They even had limited the amount of senior citizen Bingo games to twice a week. Personal injury attorney Bobby Zirkin says a law passed to help the simplification of gambling has changed that. Now, Grandma, Grandpa, and Crazy Old Uncle Harris can all play Bingo as much as they want within the confines of their nursing homes. Minnesota is enabling the gambling addiction that is Bingo, with grandma betting her dentures when she runs out of her cash flow that night.


minnesota terrorism lawsMinnesota is Fighting ISIS

Terrorism has established enough of a proposed pipeline in Minnesota that the state has taken action to counter terrorism recruitment. This legislation was spurred by the news that several of Minnesota’s sons were attempting to join ISIS. Minnesota is going to spend a quarter of a million dollars on counter terrorism in the coming year. As a public service announcement to Minnesotans: If you want out, move away when you go to college and make sure to have an accident attorney in your back pocket.


Minnesota has Joined 21st Century Trends!

Minnesota has jumped on two 21st century trends recently. The first is that Minnesotans have adopted Uber and Lyft just as the rest of the country has. Strange concept to allow complete strangers to drive you around but that is how taxis work too, so it is in the same category. Minnesota is going to require Rideshare drivers to obtain higher liability on their insurance for when they are driving others and on the job. It is their attempt to ensure that Minnesotans stay safe out there. contact a Baltimore accident attorney.


Minnesota also legalized medicinal marijuana, and while that is not completely legalizing it; it is providing a stepping-stone to see how carefully screened individuals handle legalized marijuana. It’s all about baby steps with these changes, not one massive sweep with a new policy in its wake.  However, people in Minnesota, including the doctors prescribing the new medicine, are feeling very skittish about this particular new law. Here’s to hoping it goes over well.…

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Virginia Enacts Multiple Laws, Some More Relevant Than Others

Don’t worry readers; we will start with the relevant new laws first. They are far more important than some of the others that we will get to, though that is in the eye of the beholder I presume. First, employers have lost the ability to require social media passwords and usernames. This law seems to be a response from those that thought their knowledge of social media privacy settings was enough to hide their ill advised uploads, a lawyer can help you on how to defend a theft case.


Virginia has also decided a few of their traffic laws needed updating. First, they legalized the crossing of double yellow lines to pass pedestrians and cyclists on the sides of the road. In other words, they made it legal to do what you were already doing Virginians! Also, they have empowered their citizens to appeal tickets received by means of red-light cameras. Those pesky things catch everything.


equal rights lawHooray Equal Rights

Two laws that passed into legislation pertain to equal rights. One is the law that allows women to breast feed in any public place she is occupying, provided she is there legally. The second law is a law that has legalized an addition to a marriage certificate. Apart from the traditional selections of “bride” and “groom,” Virginia has added the option of designating one’s self as spouse. Naturally, it would seem this came on the heels of the revolutionary Supreme Court decision everyone has been writing about.

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Virginia Workplaces are Hard on the Eyes

Apparently, Virginia has had enough eye related injuries within their workplaces to warrant an updated workplace safety bill. The bill requires notification of any eye related injuries, specifically eye loss injuries. Don’t poke an eye out has taken on an all too real meaning in Virginia.


Now, For the Statriotic (State Patriotism) Laws

Despite the made up word in the title, Virginia must be teaming with state pride to pass this particular law. They have officially declared two state songs. The first, a more traditional song, is “Our Great Virginia.” The popular state song of Virginia has been crowned as well, with the title going to “Sweet Virginia Breeze.” It appears Virginia was confused about what their state songs were, so they went ahead and made it official.…

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