New Laws Take Effect Today – October 1, 2018

Several new laws take effect today, October 1, 2018. These laws range from banning bump stocks, creating extreme risk protection orders to prevent individuals who are at risk of harming themselves or other from possessing guns, to prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

A MarylandReporter article summarizes a large number of bills taking effect by subject categories. Articles in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post also provide a summary of laws taking effect.

A complete listing of bills taking effect today can be found on the General Assembly’s website.

Legislation with an October 1, 2018 effective date


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