Several new laws are set to take effect when we ring in the New Year next week.
Among them, changes to the state's election laws.
A legislative oversight committee will be formed to study the state's elections laws and to look at elections initiatives in other states.
A pilot project for instant-runoff voting allowing voters in a primary to also mark their second and perhaps third choices, which would eliminate the need for a runoff primary.
Another new law prevents state employees from smoking in state vehicles.
The law is an effort protect State Employees' health.
Also, a new law gives motorists 60 days to re-inspect a car that failed inspection without paying another inspection fee.