SALEM, Ore. — With a new year comes new laws that will go into effect in Oregon as of New Year’s Day.
Beginning 2013, you’ll have to put out your cigarette if you’re on any state-owned properties. In the wake of the Penn State scandal, higher education workers will become mandatory reporters of child abuse beginning this year.
Motorcycle drivers under 51 years will now have to complete a safety course and have a state endorsement to drive their bike. Employers in Oregon will no longer be allowed to post job openings unless they are willing to hire unemployed applicants.
In addition to hiking sales tax up to seven-and-a-half percent, beginning in 2013, California employers can no longer force staff to provide passwords to their social media accounts; the same goes for those applying for jobs.