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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:26 PM

Barack Obama's birthday declared Illinois holiday as many US states introduce niche laws for 2018

Source: Independent

Other new laws focus on barbers, nappy changing and marijuana
Maya Oppenheim @mayaoppenheim 7 hours ago

The advent of a new year means the ushering in of new laws in the US which include everything from changing the rules around nappy changing, to marijuana consumption, and pet custody in divorce proceedings.

The arrival of 2018 also welcomes a new law which means Barack Obama’s home state will commemorate his birthday.

Illinois has ruled every 4 August will be Barack Obama Day to honour the former president’s legacy.

Obama, whose birthday falls on 4 August, began his political career in the Illinois Senate in 1997 and served there until his election to the US Senate in 2004.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/barack-obama-birthday-illinois-state-holiday-chicago-senator-us-president-a8139421.html

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