New Connecticut Laws Go Into Effect for 2015

Dozens of new laws go into effect in Connecticut Wednesday, July 1.

From now on, drivers charged with operating a vehicle under the influence will need to install an ignition interlock device in their cars in order to get their licenses back, according to the state Department of motor vehicles. They require drivers to pass a breath test in order to turn on the car and administer additional tests at random while the car is in use.

People who were born and adopted in Connecticut and are at least 18 will now have a chance to see their birth certificate. To be eligible, the adoption also has to have been finalized after Oct. 1, 1983.

Another law makes changes to college sexual assault procedures. Now, sexual assault victims can be examined and treated at a college or university's health care facility.

Starting Wednesday, parents can provide a notarized exemption statement to their kids' school to excuse them from immunizations.

Click here for the full list of new laws effective July 1, 2015.

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