If you're wondering about the more than 800 bills passed by the General Assembly this year, here's a rundown of some of the things you can and can't do in Virginia under new state laws. All the laws became effective Tuesday.
Children must be immunized against mumps.
In 1981, there will be no legal state holiday for Columbus Day, but Oct. 19, 1981 will be a legal holiday known as Yorktown Day.
An air pollution inspection program for motor vehicles is required for the Northern Virginia and Richmond areas. Inspections will be required beginning Jan. 1, 1982.
The state minimum wages goes from $2.35 to $2.65 an hour.
Tenants must be given at least 120 days notice before conversion of rental property to condominiums.
Beer may be served in paper or plastic cups. Glasses were required under old regulations.
Savings and loan associations can periodically renegotiate interest on home loans.
Abduction of one's own child becomes a felony.
Nearly all existing exemptions from jury duty are eliminated.
It is a felony to sabotage public utilities in a manner which could produce radioactive emissions.
It is illegal to distribute or sell drug-related paraphernalia or publications advertising such paraphernalia to minors.
Men as well as women can be prosecuted under state prostitution laws.
Anyone failing to pay a road toll can be charged with a misdemeanor.
Congressional Medal of Honor winners can obtain special license plates free.
Insulin and insulin syringes are exempt from the retail sales tax.