OLYMPIA, Wash. - Several new state laws go into effect at the stroke of midnight Tuesday - making us safer, making it tougher to drink and drive, and making it a little easier to make ends meet.
On the safety front, all apartments, condos, hotels and homes will be required to have carbon monoxide monitors.
In the winter of 2006, carbon monoxide killed eight people who were trying to stay warm or cook indoors.
Another new state law makes it tougher for convicted drunk drivers to drive drunk. All ignition interlock devices in our state will now snap a photo as the driver gives a breath sample.