CLOSE

It’s that time of year when both federal and state legislatures deliver new laws for the general public to cover a wide range of issues that affect all of our individual and collective communities.

Check out how the new state and Federal level laws will impact you this summer.

Effective this week, Ohio employers are mandated to provide two weeks of unpaid leave to partners or parents of injured members of the Armed Forces while Ohio state governed health insurance plans must now offer parents the opportunity to cover their children up to age 28.

Curious as to how the new laws will impact the simpler things in life? Everyone’s been talking about how important it is to maintain vehicle safety by refraining from text messaging while driving. This week it’s officially illegal to text behind the wheel, but the state plans to give you time to break the bad habit.

From July 1st through December 31st, warnings can only be issued for being caught behind the wheel texting, but as of January 1st of next year, full citations will also be implemented. Across the Ohio River, Kentucky minors can no longer use cell phones at all behind the wheel.

Warnings and citations will be issued if you're caught texting behind the wheel.

Traveling to Indiana any time soon? Plan on drinking responsibly? Either way, you have to show your state issued ID regardless of your age. All of these laws are in an effort to level the playing field and keep local residents in tune with ways to stay safe in our communities. How do you respond to each of the new legislative reasoning?

For additional details, visit WCPO.com to day and be sure to place your thoughts in the comments section below.

Feel free to join the discussions on FACEBOOK. As you know, our Facebook profile page has bounced its capacity twice so the WizNation crew needs you to help spread the word and opt to stay connected to us by joining one of our group pages here – WIZNATION or WIZNATION CREW.

For faster updates and special notices, follow us on TWITTER (@1011WIZF). As always, keep up with us onBLACKPLANET and check out all of our video exclusives on YOUTUBE, too. Tell us what you think and don’t forget to post your comments below right here on WIZNATION.COM.

Also On 101.1 The Wiz:
×