New California Laws 2012
Hundreds of new state laws took effect January 1st, 2012. In this series of reports we take a closer look at some of the most significant and talked-about laws Californians will now have to observe.
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The new year will make California the first state in the nation to ban indoor tanning for all minors.
Starting this year, California college students who are undocumented immigrants are now eligible to receive privately-funded scholarships. That’s the first half of the two-part “DREAM Act." The second half starts in 2013, barring a voter referendum.
A law intended to prevent the intimidation of California farm workers who attempt to unionize takes effect starting in the new year. It’s a compromise reached by farm workers, Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Governor Jerry Brown.
A new California law intended to expand summer school programs takes effect January 1st.
We continue our series on new California laws that take effect January 1st with a look at a measure that could help older teens in the foster care system turn their lives around. The law will extend benefits for foster kids from age 18 to 21.
This measure was approved in 2010 but took more than a year to put into place, because it’s a fundamental change to kindergarten in California.
Starting next year, injection drug users will have easier access to clean syringes. Two new laws are part of an effort to prevent transmission of diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV.
You won’t be able to buy alcohol at self-checkout aisles in California grocery stores under a new law that takes effect January 1st.
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