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Several Laws Take Effect in Michigan


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Dozens of laws took effect in Michigan on Thursday, impacting schools, gas stations and courtrooms.


D'annunzio's Law extends the statute of limitations from 10 to 20 years for kidnapping, attempted murder and manslaughter. It's named for Brandon D'annunzio who died from a serious head injury after a fight outside an East Lansing bar. It took 11 years for police to identify a suspect, but by then, the statute of limitations had run out.

New drivers now have to put the phone away. Kelsey's Law also kicks in Thursday. It bans all people with a level one or two graduated drivers license from using a cell phone behind the wheel.


There's also a new law on the books aimed at protecting school athletes. It requires the state to train educators about concussions. Sudents who suffer the injury will not be able to compete in school sanctioned sports without seeing a doctor first.

 Another law makes it mandatory for all schools to fly the American flag outside and inside the building.

Another law calls for authorities to videotape interrogations of criminal suspects.


Another now requires all gas stations across the state to post their prices for various grades of gasoline in very obvious places.


These are among many approved during last year's lame duck session.

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