We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.
Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old.
In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.
As of 2015 the final state to raise its age of general consent was Hawaii, which changed it from 14 to 16 in 2001. forbids the use of the United States Postal Service or other interstate or foreign means of communication, such as telephone calls or use of the internet, to persuade or entice a minor (defined as under 18 throughout the chapter) to be involved in a criminal sexual act.
Smoking Restrictions Tobacco Taxes Tobacco Control Program Funding Laws Restricting Youth Access to Tobacco Products Tobacco Product Samples/Minimum Sales Amounts for Tobacco Products Sales of Tobacco Products from Vending Machines Licensing Requirements for Tobacco Products Smoking Protection Laws Advertising & Promotion Product Disclosure Divestment Liability Use of Tobacco Settlement Dollars Fire Safety Standards for Cigarettes Preemption Activity View the State of Tobacco Control: 2012 Report for Nebraska Search the SLATI Database and customize your own criteria Select a different state It is unlawful for any person to smoke in a public place or place of employment, including restaurants, bars and gaming facilities.
Public place means an indoor area to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted, whether or not the public is always invited or permitted.
Get familiar with these laws, so you and your partner know what is or isn’t legal in your state. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
Keep in mind that the laws may be different depending on the type of sexual behavior—vaginal, anal or oral—and the gender of your partner.