Every year New Year’s Day greets New Yorkers with a slew of new laws. Here a few that you should be aware of:
NEW YORK STATE:
- Loosening of Bankruptcy Rules. The home equity exemption has been raised from $50,000 to $200,000. Be aware that this rule does not go into effect until January 22, 2011.
- Rebate Rules Need to be Clearer. In response to numerous complaints that rebate policies were difficult to understand new rebate rules are now in effect. The new law requires businesses to show whether rebates are for cash, credit for future purchase or some other form, along with fees.
- Roadway Safety Rules. Personal injury lawyers should be aware of this one. If a police or emergency vehicle is stopped on the side of the road, you must change lanes and allow an empty lane. If you can’t change lanes, then you must reduce your speed. This is to protect police officers from getting injured while making a stop.
- Tanning Salons. Otherwise known as the Snooki law (I’m kidding), you know have to over Bat Mitzvah age to obtain that Jersey Shore glow.
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