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New Laws Will Go into Effect Jan. 1

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New Laws Will Go into Effect Jan. 1

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Many new laws will go into effect around the country Jan. 1. Texting while driving will become a federal offense in some states, Minnesotans will only be able to buy American flags made in the U.S., and if you're stranded on the tarmac in New York, pretzels and water will be headed your way.

Guests:

Michael Gianaris, New York State Assemblymember (D-Queens)

William Pound, executive director of National Conference of State Legislatures

Daniel Gonzalez, reporter, The Arizona Republic