In some states, the new laws include legalization of gay marriages and marijuana usage.
In New York State, the new laws include:
A new sales tax exemption designed to encourage solar energy use;
A law to provide new protections for domestic violence;
Laws to help craft brewers distribute their products;
A prohibition on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors;
New ways for colleges to provide health insurance for students.
According to Getman, residents with questions about their states' laws should contact a competent attorney of their own choosing in that state to make sure they understand their rights and responsibilities.