Yesterday wasn't just about the fiscal cliff deal. Via Mediaite, the following laws took effect as of January 1, 2013.
Strip clubs in Illinois must now charge $3 at the door and even better, all the proceeds must go to charity. It's called a “skin” tax and all the proceeds will go to rape crisis centers.
In California, it's now legal for "driverless" cars to go on the road... a human must always be in the passenger seat of all computer-driven cars.
In Wellington, Kansas, a new law limits each household to no more than four cats. Want to adopt more homeless kitties? Too bad!
Concord, Massachusetts took a big environmental leap forward and outlawed plastic bottles today. Watch out with your Poland Spring at the gym: they're now considered contraband.
Although Illinois doesn't appear to be close to any major shark fishing outlets, there's good news for the Hammerheads and Great Whites: the state has banned the sale and trade of shark fins.