Archive for July, 2009

New Laws Go Into Effect Today

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Many of the bills that passed in this year’s legislative session enact new laws, and most of those go into effect today, July 1. Lots of those are of only of interest to lawyers, but a few dozen affect the public. The Division of Legislative Services has helpfully produced a summary of notable legislation “that is of interest to the citizens of Virginia and is likely to have an impact on their daily lives.” That includes a ban on text messaging while driving, a prohibition on smoking in restaurants, and an exemption of the first five digits of social security numbers from FOIA requests.