New laws for the new year

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Effective Jan. 1, hundreds of new laws went into effect. Some residents may have heard about, but others possibly not. Several of the new laws impact veterans. Among these are legislation that makes honorably discharged veterans exempt from paying state or local business license fees for selling or providing services, if the veteran is sole proprietor. Another law exempts automotive adaptive equipment sold to veterans with service-connected disabilities from sales and use taxes. Pro bono civil legal assistance for veterans has been enhanced, and animal adoption fees at shelters for veterans adopting emotional support animals will now be waived. Public safety will also be impacted. Human trafficking convictions are now included in the list of crimes that disqualify persons from drivin
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