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New laws range from guns to pumping gas


January 10, 2018

With the new year comes a whole slew of new laws.

In addition to the distracted driving (“Cell Phone”) law, which went into effect pronto on Oct. 1, the Oregon Legislature passed about 750 bills in 2017, many of which took effect Jan. 1. They cover the gamut, from pumping gas to gun ownership by people who are deemed a danger to themselves.

Here are some highlights of what changes Oregonians may notice this year:

Cell Phones

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anybody by now, but if you’re touching your phone (or one of numerous other portable devices) as you drive, you’re probabl...

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