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New state laws cover roadkill to retirement – and a lot more


January 9, 2019

As the echoes of fireworks died away early on Jan. 1, a bunch of new laws went into effect.

They range from new rules for strangulation of a domestic partner to qualification for welfare to hit-and-run accidents, to equal pay and fair work hours.

Here are some that we think may have impacts on local residents in general:

Salvaging Roadkill

One big change, particularly for rural residents such as in Sweet Home, is that, as of Jan. 1, deer and elk struck by vehicles can be legally salvaged in Oregon.

The law was changed during the 2017 Oregon State Legislative session. The new rules appl...

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