New laws go into effect Friday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dozens of new laws will go into effect in Hawaii on Friday.

Some of them mean the public will need to pay more.

The cost to register a car will go up $20, and the weight tax for that car will increase by a penny per pound.

For most drivers, that could range from $40 to $100.

Also on Friday, tougher animal cruelty laws will go into effect.

One of them makes killing or trying to kill a pet that belongs to someone else first-degree animal cruelty.

Another new law gives the Attorney General and City Prosecutor more tools to combat prostitution.

From now on, they will be able to provide security and protection to witnesses in cases that involve promoting prostitution.

Click HERE for a complete list and explanation of these laws.

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