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Regulatory Radar

Delivered monthly, the Regulatory Radar is a briefing on emerging regulatory issues produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  These summaries of recent regulatory decisions keep you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.

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Congress passes anti-sex trafficking bill

REGULATORY RADAR - On March 21, 2018, Congress passed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. The bill expands the existing criminal sex-trafficking law to rope in facilitation of trafficking by web sites.

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Oregon passes prescription drug price law

REGULATORY RADAR - On March 12, 2018, Oregon signed the Drug Transparency Act into law, joining the growing number of states that have implemented laws requiring transparency of prescription drug price increases.

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Canada proposes warning labels on unhealthy foods

REGULATORY RADAR - The government of Canada has proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to require front-of-package labeling for products that contain threshold levels of certain nutrients the Canadian government has flagged as being of public health concern, specifically sodium, saturated fats, and sugars. The proposed amendments will also change food-labeling regulations related to nutrient content claims and high-intensity sweeteners.

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United States works to ban bump stocks

REGULATORY RADAR - On March 23, 2018, the Department of Justice proposed a rule change that would effectively ban bump stocks, a modification that makes semi-automatic guns fire automatically.

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Washington passes net neutrality bill

REGULATORY RADAR - On March 5, 2018, Washington became the first state to make it illegal for internet service providers to slow down and block content online.

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Washington passes sexual harassment in the workplace bill

REGULATORY RADAR - Washington state legislators have unanimously passed a bill that addresses sexual harassment in the workplace.

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New York appeals court rules in favor of LGBT rights

REGULATORY RADAR - On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII’s ban on gender bias. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

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Florida passes gun control bill

REGULATORY RADAR - In March, 2018, Florida passed a school safety bill that includes the tightening of gun control regulations. The bill passed with a vote of 67-50.

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