FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO AMIRA MANOR
Greenville Firefighters were called out to a report of smoke at Almira Manor on Cedar Street in Greenville Thursday night just after 9PM. All the residence were moved to the first floor lobby area and the problem turned out to be a blower motor in the laundry room. The motor was fixed and all the residence were assisted back to their rooms. Firefighters were back in service after about an hour.
LAWS TO BE PUT IN EFFECT IN 2009
Over 100 new laws will take effect on January 1st.
Cyberstalking expands the current cyberstalking offense to include harassing a person on two separate occasions through electronic communications, knowingly soliciting that person or family member to commit an unlawful act and creating an Internet site for at least 24 hours that harasses or threatens another person.
In other Internet related bills passed, an Internet Safety Bill was passed that mandates schools to teach Internet safety at least once a year to all students in grades 3 or higher.
The Shingles Vaccine Bill requires insurance to cover the cost of a shingles vaccine that is ordered by a physician for enrollees older than 60.
Soybean Pricing amends the Soybean Marketing Act to define "net market price" and to alter the assessment from cents per bushel to a percentage of the market price for soybeans sold.
And the penalty for violating Scott's Law has been increased to a felony. This law already in effect requires a driver to move to another lane of traffic if possible or slow down when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights. The Secretary of State can only suspend a license for violating "Scott's Law" if the violation results in damage to property or death or injury.
These bills will become laws in 2009