Questions tagged [regulations]

Regulations: these are typically used to refer to rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. Although they are not laws, regulations have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often include penalties for violations.

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Is there a hidden meaning in this EU regulation?

In Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 Annex VIII Section IV is stated, that: "Switch Any mechanism to enable the driver to halt the operation of an AVAS (‘pause function’) shall comply with the ...
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Where do executive agencies obtain their power to effectively legislate?

Large portions of the Code of Federal Regulations are enacted by executive agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration, rather than by Congress. The ...
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UK Spring Water Regulations

I just saw a post talking about how various brands of spring water in the UK are not meeting regulations because they are bottled at a different location to the spring. Looking online, most sites (...
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Can state or city police officers enforce the FCC regulations?

Suppose I'm using an amateur radio transceiver in my car. I'm not breaking any traffic laws, but I am talking in a secret code, which is illegal under the FCC regulations. Can a state or city police ...
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Does gdpr.eu violate GDPR compliancy?

As I understand it, the GDPR does not permit sending of personal information (which includes the IP address) without prior consent by the user. If that's true, it's basically impossible to fetch any ...
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How does copyright over content that is not behind paywalled content work?

I’m sorry but I like international law and consortiums exclusion right to ownership generally, so I would like that sort of answer to: How does copyright over online content that is not behind ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

I just stumbled upon this article, where it talks about a recent law change: Norway banned Russian citizens or companies from flying drones or other aircraft in the country on 28 February I can ...
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MDR - Is an app that supports physiotherapy patients in doing their exercises regularly a medical device according to the MDR?

With the introduction of the medical device regulation (MDR), there is a lot of ambiguity about which risk-class specific software is. And developing a medical device is linked to a lot of work and ...
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Self-building a residential house on top of green belt land that previous had a non-residential building

Green belt land is land that, generally speaking unless you have an exception, is impossible to build upon. Although there are some exceptions, such as being able to replace an existing building or ...
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Do Game Boys lose their CE certification if modified?

On the Game Boy color and Game Boy Advance I found the CE sign. I think this sign is mandatory and without it they may not be sold in the EU (at least commercially). For both of these 2 models there ...
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Finding statute/regulation that requires specific loan reporting in Kentucky

As of October 3rd of this year (2022), the state database provider for the state of Kentucky is requiring lenders it licenses for deferred check cashing to report some additional information when ...
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Can you be denied a concealed weapons permit in NY if you don't have social media or give references?

Since the Bruen decision, NY has changed the requirements to get a concealed weapons permit. They have since required applicants to demonstrate “good moral character” and (1) attending an in-person ...
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What are the different regulations affecting different classifications of firearms?

I'm having a hard time tracking down a plain-language and short summary of the different rules or regulations regarding the different classifications of firearms in Canada (prohibited, restricted, non-...
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Apart form tax and less regulation what are the benefits of registering a company offshore?

Apart from tax and less regulation what are the benefits of registering a company offshore? I also mean why would one register a company offshore and the incorporate a subsidiary in the country where ...
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Regulating fares in the UK transport system - who can unfair 'unregulated' fares be reported to?

I went to book a train from South Wales to Yorkshire and the tickets cost £363. This is obscene and completely beyond its true market value. It is the same price as a flight from UK to USA. I have ...
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How are food products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) still being sold?

All food products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) were banned from being sold in stores in the US starting January 1st, 2021: To allow for time for reformulation, the agency is ...
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Must the USCIS abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or is the CFR just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding?

I wonder whether the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or the CFR is just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding (...
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Net neutrality in India

I'm confused about laws regarding net neutrality in India. However I found some information on Wikipedia article on Net neutrality in India Few excerpts from this article — At present, there are no ...
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What is the difference in England between regulations and an Act?

In England for example sometimes are cited the coronavirus regulations rather than say the Highway and safety Act. What are the differences between these two types of instruments?
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Is "Official guidance" actually supported by UK statute law?

In the UK, I want to know whether a government publication marked "Official Guidance" has any weight in statute law; and if so, which law(s)? Specifically, I am referring to the following ...
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Legal difference between Binary Options regulated by CFTC and gambling regulated by U. S. member states

I have trouble to understand the exact (legal) difference between binary options and gambling. Binary options are regulated in the United States by the CFTC and gambling is regulated by each U.S. ...
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In the US, can a person openly refuse to obey regulations that have been ruled to be against the law?

As an example, some school districts in Texas are openly disobeying the ban on mandatory masking in schools, which was recently confirmed to be legal by a Federal appellate court. So we have a ...
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Legality of liquid rocket engine testing

Suppose a group of aeronautical engineering students are developing a liquid engine for a rocket. What UK laws and regulatory authorities deal with the creation and subsequent testing of a liquid ...
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Car with tinted windows: will rolling down the windows keep me out of trouble in Mexico?

My car has 4 tinted front/rear windows + tinted rear windshield, and Mexico has anti-tinting laws that cause the police to remove tints on the spot. Will rolling down the windows keep me out of ...
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Legal requirement to publish land sale prices?

Is it a legal requirement in the UK to publish purchase prices for land (not property) or can this be omitted from such a public register on commercially sensitive grounds?
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What are the EU criteria for defining a product as 'sustainable'?

I'm writing an academic paper in the field of material science and was trying to find working guidelines to define product sustainability. In particular, I was trying to see if, within the EU, there ...
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List of state and federal authorities having regulatory control over microbreweries

Upstate New York (USA) here. I have been homebrewing beer for many years and I am interested in opening up my own microbrewery/brewpub. Before I consult an attorney and CPA I want to do some of my own ...
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What constitutes a "religious belief"

Reading this article I have to wonder what "religion" all these SF police employees belong to that denies them access to the vaccine. Do they have to declare which religion they're a part of ...
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My landlord (in the UK) says i dont have to have a written agreement, is this correct?

My tenancy is an oral agreement and I wanted a written tenancy and my landlord is saying legally it is not necessary. He showed a website that also states it is not essential to have a written tenancy
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When there is a legal requirement for someone to be 'qualified and competent' to carry out a job, how would this be tested?

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were recently introduced in England and require that landlords carry out an inspection and testing of the ...
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Is there a legal standard for the dimensions on a mailbox flag?

I am specifically referring to the red flag on many curbside mailboxes, generally made out of plastic, which is toggled when mail is delivered. I'm quite certain, regardless, that any recognizable ...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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How Many Days After the Comment Period Could You Expect a Proposed Rule to become a Fully-Implemented Final Rule?

When a Proposed Rule is issued by a United States government agency, and the rule is in the Comment Period, how long does it take for the Final Rule to be implemented after the Comment Period has ...
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Buying a handgun at age 18 in Virginia

Can a person buy a handgun and handgun ammo legally at 18 from a private sale in Virginia?
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Public procurement laws or regulations similar to HIPAA or PCI?

United States here, and potentially also involving two states, New York and Vermont. If a business is a vendor that sells goods to the federal government (as a GSA awarded contractor) and also sells ...
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How do laws affecting racial and gender justice programs work?

Recent COVID19 relief packages in the United States include racial justice measures, such as additional funds without repayment for farmers on the basis of race. Although the COVID19 relief itself ...
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Can the need for FDA authorization of a tool to find infectious people be bypassed by labeling?

Background. OTC (over-the-counter, i.e. not requiring a prescription) rapid antigen covid-19 tests are the tests which detect pieces of viral proteins using lateral flow paper strips. Infected ...
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Which rules have more power?

So, there are dormitory regulations and country laws. In the first rules, nothing told about privacy. But according to country law, there is. For example: "Dormitory assistant has the right to ...
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Are websites mandated to retain I.P. addresses fr five years or not under this regulation or id is a mis interpretation?

If one searches about "Indonesia data retention law 5 years" one will find that there seems t be a regulation in Indonesia that states that one must retain ll collected data fr five years ...
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Mathematical models for money lending and antidiscrimination laws in the US

Are there any federal or state laws in the US regulating which models can banks and money lenders use to decide for/against lending money to an individual? I am interested on this topic in the context ...
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When do Georgia State Election Board rules become effective?

A recent article in the Georgia Star (a Trump-leaning venue) claims that some emergency rules regarding Georgia's election had expired by Nov 3, because they were voted on in a July 1 meeting and that ...
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Construction Regulation on Common Element

FS489 indicates that the purpose of said statute is the necessity to regulate the construction industry in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare. It provides exemption for owners to ...
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Why do some states only allow kWh pricing by regulated utilities?

I was reading this article on EV-charger pricing schemes. There are some vague references to states requiring per-minute pricing, but 0 explanations of that thing. A little research has suggested ...
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Is it legal to sell eyeglasses without a current prescription?

I lost a pair of eyeglasses and contacted the store from which I bought them asking if they could sell me an identical replacement. A clerk there said that they can't because my "prescription ...
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Dropservicing business in the US - is this legal for industries like law, accounting/bookkeeping and other regulated industries?

I am looking to get into the business of dropservicing - finding a white label provider of certain services and then re-selling those services to retail customers. For myself, I'm sticking to ...
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Canada's Trademark Act

I am considering applying for a trademark. The trademark I would like to register is the product name of a product that I am importing and selling. The name is an invented word (e.g. something to the ...
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Sanctions against dealing in Bitcoin

Some countries are treating dealing in Bitcoin as seriously as drug-dealing and money laundering [0]. Suppose that you are a citizen of another country (and normally live in it) that does not have ...
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Can I shoot my homemade bow and arrow in my backyard in Beaverton Oregon?

I have a PVC homemade bow in my backyard that I want to shoot. Can I shoot it at a target that is up against the fence? I will put cardboard around it, but I have neighbors on three sides of my house ...
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Can a person or business be charged for shipping something that is prohibited in one state but is federally legal?

New York state is banning all flavored nicotine products and nicotine base for making e-juice tomorrow. What would happen of somebody in say, California shipped one of these banned products to New ...
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Who regulates the information related to the nutrients of a product?

On almost all the products we buy in supermarkets, we see a table like the following: However, can I producer give wrong information in these kinds of explanatory notes on the products? Who regulates ...
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