Changes in Local and State Legislation

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

General Legal Issues

3449365132_d51b8c1bb4_oIt’s pretty challenging (and probably a little boring) to keep track of changes in legislation. But, all types of legislation change often, and even small changes can affect you.

For instance, a change in insurance requirements could affect you in a large way if you need to change your auto insurance coverage, but in a small way if there is just a minor wording change in the legislation. Luckily, there are rules in place that require advance publication of dramatic changes to an insurance requirement.

However, there are all types of changes to legislation that you might not know about until it is too late. An example is the Move Over law. It’s obvious a lot of people don’t know about it. And if they do know about it, then they aren’t aware of the consequences it can have for them. That’s why you often see reminders on signs on the side of the road and on social media. These types of changes can make a big difference to you and the people and places the new laws protect.

If you don’t know what the Move Over law is, it’s legislation requiring motorists to change lanes or slow down when emergency or certain other types of vehicles are off to the side with their lights flashing. Read more here.

If you are particularly interested in keeping up with certain changes in legislation it might be helpful to set up a Google alert. This would search for keywords and send you a list of news relating to it. You could also subscribe to industry newsletters or group newsletters that discuss these types of changes.

Don’t underestimate how important it is to keep track of legislation that affects your life.

Attorney Christopher D. Smith, Sr. is designated a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer by the American Board of Certification.  SmithLaw is located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  Attorney Smith concentrates on bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate, estate planning, and elder exploitation cases in the Sarasota and Bradenton area.  Call 941-202-2222 to learn more.  SmithLaw offers free consultations in certain areas, including consumer bankruptcy, probate, and personal injury matters.

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