Delaware’s Blend of New Laws

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The first state in the Union, Delaware continues to be its bold and unique self. Among the laws passed this year in Delaware is a mix of loosening laws against marijuana to strengthening laws against resisters. They have also loosened some laws pertaining to the sale of liquor and operation of liquor stores.  Overall, it seems like Delaware was attempting to be more welcoming of all of its citizens, but they eclectic mix of laws is very interesting and warrants getting an immigration lawyer.

 

Providing Driver Licenses to Special Education Students

One new law that passed Delaware’s legislative system was a law to provide students receiving special education a graduated driver’s license upon completion of driver’s education in school. The one provision of the law is that the student must be under the age of 22 to receive this graduated license. Among the benefits to this law is the ability that special education students would gain to drive themselves to their workplace. Many of them work before or after school, and their transportation can be somewhat burdening on their parents who are trying to work their own jobs to stay afloat.

 

laws on fire alarmsDon’t Pull Fire Alarms, You Will Go to Jail

Delaware has stomped down hard on those who want to incite terror on unsuspecting victims by pulling fire alarms or anything else that would be a terroristic threat. Under their new law, participating in this kind of unintelligent behavior would hold the possibility of being put in jail for up to five years.

 

Loosening laws on Marijuana and Liquor

It is now legal to be in private possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in Delaware. Among other changes to the law is the change to the penalty for simple possession, which has now been reduced to a nice, cheap $100 fine.

 

As far as the liquor laws are concerned, one law allows for the sale of liquor to begin earlier during the holiday season in Delaware; stores may open at 8am on Fridays and Saturdays and 10am on Sundays during October, November, and December.

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