Tax, donation and drunk driving laws start in '11 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Tax, donation and drunk driving laws start in '11

HONOLULU (AP) - Several new Hawaii laws go into effect with the new year, including measures raising taxes, increasing campaign finance transparency and cracking down on drunk driving.

Starting Jan. 1, political contributions may no longer be deducted from taxable income.

Corporations that contribute more than $1,000 to a candidate or candidate committee must file a report with the Campaign Spending Commission.

People who have been arrested for DUI will have to blow into an ignition interlock device to test their breath for alcohol before their cars will start.

The Hawaii House Blog says other new laws define acceptable pet enclosures, establish a chief technology officer within the governor's office and require health insurance for screening of colorectal cancer.

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