New Laws Take Effect Today

New Laws Take Effect Today

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- There are 278 new ways to get yourself in trouble with the law this morning.

The new laws passed by the Utah Legislature and signed by the governor take effect today.

Among those laws is the first major rewrite of the state's complicated liquor control scheme. It will now be somewhat harder and somewhat more expensive to get a drink. The state's markup on liquor increased, and new controls on who can enter private clubs are part of the changes.

Plus, senior citizens no longer get into state parks for free.

And the penalty for trout poaching has gone up. It's now 25 dollars per fish.

If it's all too confusing and you get caught -- you can now make bail with a debit or credit card.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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