As 2019 is winding down we’re gearing up for entrance into a new decade, and one of the best ways to prepare for the future is to be informed of the changing laws or new laws in your state. I’ve compiled a few changes to Arizona state law that may have an effect on you this upcoming New Year.
- New Arizona Travel IDs
Effective in October 2020, TSA will only accept an updated Travel ID (in the form of a specialized driver license or ID card, different from your current Arizona driver’s license) as valid identification for travelers in airports. Obtaining your new Arizona Travel ID is a simple process, costs $25, and will allow you to travel seamlessly on any flight! Get started now so you’ll be prepared for your holiday 2020 travel.
- Increased Auto Liability Insurance Minimums
Starting in 2020, minimum limits on Automobile Liability Coverage required for all drivers in Arizona will be increased from $15,000/$30,000/$10,000 to now $25,000/$50,000/$15,000. It may cost you a little more in premiums, but it will also give you more piece of mind that all or at least a larger portion of your property damages and medical bills will be covered in the unfortunate event of an accident.
- Minimum Wage Increase
Last, but certainly not least, effective January 1st, 2020, minimum wage in Arizona will increase to $12.00 per hour. Understanding changes in labor laws is vital whether you are an employee or are an employer operating a small business.
With a New Year always comes change, but staying up-to-date on new laws will help you make smart and informed decisions for your future.
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