Several New Laws Taking Effect Tuesday

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, August 27 2012 Aug 27, 2012 Monday, August 27, 2012 12:23:27 PM CDT August 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri motorists will need to move over for Transportation Department vehicles and under a new state law, while another new law concerning disruption at worship services is being challenged in court.

Both are among numerous new state laws taking effect Tuesday.

The traffic law requires drivers to change lanes and yield when approaching a stopped Department of Transportation vehicle with amber or white lights.

The other law makes it a misdemeanor to interrupt a "house of worship" with profane language or rude or indecent behavior.

A federal lawsuit contends that the law is too vague and infringes on free-speech rights. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are representing two individuals and two groups who picket outside churches against clergy who allegedly sexually abused children.

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