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State of California New Laws of 2011

January 1, 2011 by  
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State of California New Laws 2011Welcome to the Golden State.
As you may be aware each year the State of CA makes new law effective the 1st of the year. This year was no exception and see some of the new laws the are effective January 1, 2011.Wireless from AT&T

Hoa Quách from La Mesa Patch reports and highlights some of the laws with a description of what they are:
  • AB 119 – prevents insurance companies from charging different rates for men and women for identical coverage.
  • SB 782 – prevents landlords from evicting tenants who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse or stalking.
  • AB 1844— informally known as Chelsea’s Law and authored by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher—will increase penalties, parole provisions and oversight of sex offenders, including a “one-strike, life-without-parole penalty” for some. 
  • AB 1871 – allows people to lease out their cars when they are not being used—alleviating the need to purchase additional insurance.
  • AB 537 – will make food stamps an acceptable form of payment at farmers markets through an EBT process.
  • SB 1411 makes it a misdemeanor to maliciously impersonate someone via a social media outlet or through e-mails.
  • SB 1317 –  allows the state to slap parents with a $2,000 fine if their K-8 child misses more than 10 percent of the school year without a valid excuse. It also allows the state to punish parents with up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor.
  • AB 715 – makes a change to the California Green Building Standards code. The change will require new California buildings to be energy efficient.
  • SB 1449 – makes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana an infraction with a penalty of a $100 fine.
  • AB 12 – allows foster youth to acquire state services until the age of 21.
  • SB 1399 – allows California to medically parole state prison inmates with physical incapacitating conditions and ultimately shifts some of the cost of care to the federal government.
  • AB 97 – bans the use of trans-fats in food facilities.
New Laws Report is a list of all bills enacted in a calendar year during the Regular Session of the Legislature. The list identifies the bill and chapter number, lead author, and the subject of the measure. All bills on the list become effective on January 1 following the year of enactment, unless otherwise noted.
For complete the complete list which are 725 new laws please click to download them at: StateofCANewLaws2011

Sources: http://lamesa.patch.com

Note: AB = Assembly Bill        SB = Senate Bill
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