Forty-five laws passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2013 took effect on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles already began accepting applications for the new driver authorization card. Lawmakers estimated as many as 60,000 Nevadans will apply for the new card, which will be issued Thursday when the DMV reopens after the holiday.
Motorists in Clark County will be paying more for gas. An additional tax of 3.4 cents will be added when you fill up to pay for new roads and repair old streets.
Filmmakers who base their productions in Nevada will also be eligible for a tax credit beginning in 2014.
Thousand will have insurance coverage through the new healthcare exchange.
Marijuana dispensaries also look to become a legal reality in 2014, but there is still more work to be done. State officials said they'll miss the April 1 deadline to begin accepting applications from medical marijuana providers and growers. Regulations must still be approved before applications can be taken, which will likely be pushed back to the summer
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