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Highlights of Public Acts Effective October 1, 2008 Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Posted by janis6 in updates.
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PA 08-66 requires parents’ Social Security numbers be recorded on a birth certificate’s confidential section and  applies existing law governing recording SSNs on marriage licenses to civil union licenses.

PA 08-114 creates two new offenses of (1) endangerment of a highway worker and (2) aggravated endangerment of a highway worker that apply when a driver commits certain acts in a highway work zone subject to a fine of up to $500 if no physical injury occurs or up to $1,000 if there is a physical injury.

PA 08-106 and PA 08-122 both concern limits for lead in children’s products and prohibit the sale of toys or other articles marketed for children under age 16 that contain asbestos.  They also require the DCP to compile a list of toxic substances that should not exist in children’s products.

PA 08-115 prohibits telephone and cable television providers from charging an installation fee to a resident of a nursing home when the resident changes rooms within the facility.

PA 08-167 requires businesses Social Security numbers to create a privacy protection policy that must ensure confidentiality of Social Security numbers.

PA 08-26 replaces state boating safety rules and regulations with federal standards including operation of vessels and personal watercraft by unlicensed youth under age 16 in most instances.

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