New laws in effect Thursday

New laws in effect Thursday

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New laws in effect Thursday

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 1 at 10:46 AM

SEATTLE – A number of new laws took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday ranging from what you put on your body to what you put in it.

As of now, indoor tanners nationwide will have to spend a little more green to look a little more bronze. A 10 percent excise tax for indoor tanning is part of the national health care reform act. About 30 million Americans use tanning beds each year, with the average cost of a session at about $17.

In Washington state, the sales tax on a can of soda goes up two cents. Similar increases to candy, beer and bottled water were already in effect.

Tattoo artists, body piercers and permanent make-up technicians must be licensed.

Stores in Washington and Oregon can no longer sell high phosphorous detergents.

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