Friday, May 24, 2024

New Laws Effective on October 1, 2023


Dear Neighbor,

A number of new laws that are effective on October 1st were passed during the 2023 legislative session that address several issue areas to improve our great state.

New laws include wrong-way driving prevention with a test program on 120 highway exit ramps determined high risk for wrong-way drivers, gun violence prevention, and prohibiting hand-harvesting of ecologically important horseshoe crabs or their eggs from state waters.

Additionally, to address the growing number of residents living with Alzheimer’s Disease, we established a Dementia Services Coordinator tasked with the coordination of services across state agencies and an evaluation of existing policies. This will lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of all forms of dementia while keeping the Alzheimer’s State Plan up to date.

These are just some of the laws that take effect on October 1st– click on the website address below to view the full list.

Click Here for a Full List of Laws Effective October 1st utm_source=Press+Department&utm_campaign=9c07fba086-

Your calls, emails, and testimony at public hearings during this year’s legislative session had a direct influence on these new laws. Thank you for your input, and please continue sharing your views and making your voice heard during our legislative process.
As always, if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact my office at (860) 240-8585 or email me directly at

Editor’s Note: There are more than 90 laws which go into effect on October 1st. To view them go to:

Then, click on the law you are most interested in reading and knowing more about.


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