It's 2015. Happy New Year. With the new year, comes new laws all over the country, including in Michigan.

All over the United States, new laws take effect on January 1. Hey, that's today!

Some Michigan highlights, because honestly, who cares about Montana?

In Michigan, rape evidence may be better organized and tracked under laws designed to help ensure kits aren't caught in the sort of backlog found when more than 11,000 untested boxes were discovered in a Detroit Police storage facility in 2009.

In Michigan, buying cough and cold medicines for the purpose of making methamphetamine will be illegal under another series of measures intended to crack down on meth makers. The laws also prohibit asking someone to buy the ingredients and require state police to add meth offenders to a national database.

In Michigan, lawmakers closed a loophole so motorcyclists can no longer buy a temporary permit every riding season without taking a safety or skills test needed for a full endorsement."

And here's my favorite rom New York!

"SOCIAL MEDIA

In New York in February, it becomes illegal to pose for a photo with a lion, tiger or other big cat. The measure, which specifically prohibits contact between members of the public and big cats at animal shows, passed after self-portraits with the animals started becoming more popular online, particularly with some young men on dating sites."

No more big animal selfies in New York. I think thats OK...I can live without that.

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