This story appeared on Calmatters
Several significant laws take effect Jan. 1 that will affect schools, workplaces and pocketbooks. Here’s a collection you can click through.
Of the 1,000 or so laws that the California Legislature passes each year — and the smaller number signed by the governor — the vast majority are technical or not that consequential.
But some do have an impact on policies on key issues, and a smaller number can affect the daily lives of Californians.
These laws change the rules in crime, healthcare, housing, schools, workplaces and on the streets. And they can hit the pocketbook.