COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The start of 2024 brings more than two dozen new laws to the state, affecting a variety of people, practices and professions.
Some of the laws were passed by state lawmakers or voters as far back as 2020.
Among the new laws:
*An increase in the minimum wage
*Eliminating customer plastic bags in stores by June 1
*Minimum standards for ambulance services
*Increased ability for farmers/ranchers to repair their own equipment
*More limits on insurance carriers regarding pet policies
*Requiring medical providers to seek informed consent before examining sedated/unconscious patients
*Continuing remote participation in eviction hearings
*Establishing campaign contribution limits for city office candidates
*Doubling fines for commercial truck drivers who speed on steep highway grades
*Easing application process for disabled veterans regarding homestead property tax exemptions
*Improve communication/family time between children and parents in jail or prison*
*Protections/medical standards for people with eating disorders
*Allowing many employees to fine for benefits under family/medical leave act
To read more about the new laws, visit: https://www.coloradopolitics.com/news/new-laws-for-a-new-year-laws-hit-the-books-on-jan-1/article_940e64e2-a67f-11ee-9482-777a22355c22.html.