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Dozens of Oregon Laws Take Effect in New Year

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SALEM, OR - Dozens of new laws will be taking effect across Oregon as the new year arrives on Wednesday.
    
Expect a few higher fines and fees, new crimes to avoid committing and new workplace rules.
    
Tobacco taxes will go up, and it will be illegal to smoke cigarettes in a car with a minor.
    
Minors will be barred from tanning beds unless they have a note from a doctor. Employers won't be allowed to demand access to social media accounts of their workers. Fines will go up for using a cellphone while driving.
    
Tying up a dog in a manner that causes an injury to the animal will be a crime.

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