New Laws Take Effect on January 1, 2020
A wide range of new state laws take effect on January 1, 2020. Here is what you need to know –
Enhances criminal penalties for violence committed in a place of worship.
Mandates insurance coverage of tick-borne illnesses.
Doubles fines for illegally passing a school bus.
Eliminates statute of limitations for prosecution of criminal sexual assault.
Makes mammograms more accessible. Specifically requires coverage for comprehensive ultrasound screenings if a mammogram demonstrates heterogeneous or dense breast tissue, or when medically necessary as determined by a licensed physician. The new law also requires coverage for diagnostic mammograms.
A consumer protection bill that targets abusive and unscrupulous alternative retail energy and gas suppliers; also holds harmless suppliers that play by the rules in the competitive retail electric or natural gas markets.
Adds motorcycles to the types of vehicles for which an eligible applicant may be issued a set of license plates for veterans with disabilities.