5 New Laws You Should Know About In 2020

Now that we have officially entered into the new year, many people look forward to new things. New changes in life, new eating habits, new attituted, etc.

Sadly though, it also brings with it new laws that were signed into legislation last year.

Don't get me wrong, sometimes the laws are really beneficial, though I would argue that we don't need 99% of them at all. But then there are also some really stupid laws.

Take a look at 5 of the most interesting laws for 2020.

Minimum Wage Increase

According to CNN, “Twenty-one states and 26 cities and counties, mostly in California, will raise the minimum wage on New Year’s Day. In 17 of those jurisdictions, the new rate will reach or exceed $15 an hour. Four more states and 23 more cities and counties will join later in the year, with 15 of them raising wages to $15 an hour or more. Illinois and St. Paul, Minnesota, will raise their minimum wages twice in 2020.”

Data Privacy

This one is generally viewed as being good, but honestly, the reason they have the data in the first place is that you gave them permission to take it, but no one reads the terms and conditions anymore. Right now it only applies to residents of California but companies are going to have to disclose exactly what data they collect from its users. Also, if they want their data deleted from the company's records they have the right to request that and the companies must comply.

Booster Seats

In Washington State, kids will have to sit in a booster seat, until they are 4'9″ or until they reach the age of 13, which is ridiculous because there is nothing inherently about being 13 years old that suddenly makes them safer in the vehicle.

No Texting While Driving

Have a habit of texting while driving? Or maybe even just at red lights? Well, if you live in Florida or Massachusetts you may get a ticket for texting if you're the one behind the wheel, even if you're stopped at a red light.

Freedom of Hair

I didn't even know this was a thing, but apparently in California schools and businesses were allowed to ban certain hairstyles. In 2020, that goes away and you're free to have whatever hairstyle you wish.