What Are Some New Laws Recently Passed in Michigan?

A number of laws recently passed by the Michigan state legislature come into effect in 2016, notes MLive, such as a law passed in September of 2015 that allows Michigan drivers, when pulled over by police, to show proof of insurance on their mobile devices in lieu of paper copies. The law comes into effect on Jan. 5, 2016.

Another Michigan state law passed in September 2015 requires police to present “clear and convincing” evidence that all confiscated property is linked to a crime, states MLive. The law comes into effect gradually throughout January and February 2016. Another recent bill, signed into law in October of 2015, bans the possession of powdered alcohol products in Michigan after Jan. 26, 2016, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

The Michigan Achieving a Better Life Act, also signed into law in October of 2015, takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The ABLE act authorizes tax deductible savings accounts for disabled Michiganders to pay for housing, transportation, education, job training, legal fees and other expenses, according to the Office of the Governor of Michigan. A companion bill, which was simultaneously passed, excludes funds in ABLE accounts from being counted when determining eligibility for assistance programs.