Wednesday, August 25, 2004

New Laws Take Effect Today

All the new laws passed in the last Arizona legislative session go into effect today, August 25, some specified number of days after the end of the session. There are several Homeowner association bills, some good and some bad. But, the worst bill of all extends last call for drinks in the bars until 2 a.m. They say it will not be more people drinking, but the same people drinking more (duh!). And the police are bracing for the impact with extra patrol cars out. Many bars are having special "late call" celebrations.
I must be so old that I find this to be really weird. Yes, it is Arizona, where people do drink, drive and kill, but even for here, it is outrageous. There are suggestions for selecting "designated drivers" in the paper; are the people ordering late call drinks reading the morning newspaper?