The following new laws become effective in Arizona on August 9, 2017:
The Motor Vehicle Division cannot suspend the licenses of those who fail to respond to their citations.
Dog racing is now illegal across the state.
For spouses or dependents of military members killed in the line of duty, free car registrations become available.
The minimum wage will be increasing for workers, who can now expect $10 an hour.
Homeowners with short-term rental homes on sharing websites like Airbnb and Homeaway will now have state taxes collected from the companies. The website companies will then forward the taxes to the Department of Revenue.
In upcoming elections, pamphlets must be mailed to every household with registered voters showing what will be on the ballots.
Got one of those plastic covers on your license plate to thwart photo radar? They are now illegal.
Other laws range from expanding who can teach in Arizona classrooms and when police need warrants to track cell phones to exactly how much of someone’s foot a podiatrist can amputate (it’s a toe — not a foot).
Legislation to bar the state’s newest drivers from using cell phones does not take effect until July 1, 2018.
And a bill to set up procedures for people to argue about what they are charged by out-of-network hospitals does not become law until Jan. 1, 2019.