New Laws Set to Hit Home in 2014



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Along with the new year comes another slate of new federal, state and municipal laws, several of which are aimed at improving — or at least regulating — what goes on in and around our homes, ranging from switching on a light to lighting up a joint. While the biggest changes are arguably from rules designed to protect consumers from predatory mortgage lending as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, there are many others that potentially will hit us where we live. And even those that might not be taking effect close to home in 2014 might one day reach us if they’re viewed as successful — especially at generating revenue.