Wednesday, January 2, 2013

California new laws, a partial list carried in the news

The Sacramento Bee/Jim Sanders, 6/2/13. "California 2013:  New laws take effect today."

"New California laws target issues ranging from picketing at funerals to restrictions on employers' right to examine the Facebook pages of their workers. Much of the legislation was pushed by Democrats, who dominate both houses of the Legislature. Gov. Jerry Brown signed 876 bills in the past legislative session, most of which take effect today, including this sampling. ....

Internet bullying
AB 1732 specifies that forms of illegal Internet bullying include false profiles, impersonations and "burn pages" created to house abusive posts. (Assemblywoman Nora Campos, D-San Jose)

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Plastic bag recycling
SB 1219 extends until January 2020 a program ensuring plastic bags are accepted for recycling at supermarkets and large stores that include a pharmacy. (Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis)

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Pension system changes
AB 340 alters California's massive public employees pension system by capping benefits, lowering benefit formulas for workers hired after Jan. 1, and by requiring current and future employees to begin paying half the cost of their pension within five years. (Former Assemblyman Warren Furutani, D-Los Angeles)

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Same-day registration
AB 1436 allows qualified residents to register to vote up to and on Election Day, but would not take effect until 2014 at the earliest. (former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles)."    Read article, includes other laws of interest.

Related article - Huffington Post/ Ventura County Star/Timm Herdt 12/31/12, includes embedded news video video, 2:17 minutes, and 16 slides.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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