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New Year / New Laws #1039847

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The beginning of legal same-sex marriage in Maryland this New Year’s Day noted; scenes shown of gay couples marrying.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The new laws taking effect today reviewed; details given about laws in California and Illinois restricting employers from asking for user names or passwords for social media sites, a Washington law requiring residences to have carbon monoxide detectors, a Florida law making it legal to flash headlights to warn of a speed trap, and laws involving the minimum wage and light bulbs. [Job applicant Johnny VELOZ‡, Electronic Privacy Information Center Marc ROTENBERG†- react to the social media law.] [Kent, Washington Fire Department Chief Kyle OHASHI†- comments on deaths from CO2 buildup caused by indoor use of generators during a power outage.]

Snow, Kate;
Williams, Pete

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