More than 250 new state laws took effect on the first of January. The BGA’s Policy Team reviewed them all—yes, we were super popular at New Year’s parties —and picked a handful that will touch the lives of residents across the state for this handy-dandy primer. 

For parents

If you are a new parent or have school-age children, you will want to pay attention to these new rules and programs.


For drivers

If you have a license or are planning to get one, there are changes to look out for in 2019.


For employees

Make sure your company is following these new rules.


For good government nerds

Last but not least, here are some of the laws that will start working to improve your government in 2019—the BGA’s bread and butter. See more in our June roundup.