ALERT! New California Laws that Start on January 1, 2013

December 31, 2012 22:27 pm · 24 comments

Click on the “play” button above to learn about a few new laws that start on January 1, 2013.

The report will start after the advertisement (sorry).

1 Connie Dobbs December 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Is there a printable list? I found the new tax laws. Oh, dear.

2 fore Connie..... December 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New California Laws 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012

The State of California has many new laws for 2013, so what are the new California laws for 2013 that everyone’s buzzing about?

Let’s see what is legal and illegal in 2013 while examining the very long list of new California laws signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

The following 873 new California laws are effective on January 1, 2013 unless stated otherwise.

LIST OF NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS
2013

Assembly Bills Signed Into Law
•AB 16 – High-Speed Rail Authority. Sets a policy for the High-Speed Rail Authority to encourage purchasing high-speed train rolling stock and equipment manufactured in California consistent with federal and state law and continued investment in California businesses.
•AB 40 – Elder and dependent adult abuse, reporting.
•AB 41 – High-Speed Rail Authority, conflicts of interest, disqualification.
•AB 45 – Charter-party carriers of passengers, alcoholic beverages, open containers. Requires that bus and limousine drivers be held responsible for telling all underage passengers that drinking alcohol is illegal. If alcohol is being transported in a bus or limousine with underage passengers on board, a person at least 25 years old must be on board to guarantee there is no underage consumption.
•AB 53 – Insurers, procurement contracts, minority/women/disabled veteran business enterprises. Requires major California Insurance industry insurers to encourage greater economic opportunities for women, minority, and disabled-veteran business enterprises by reporting data to the Insurance Commissioner.
•AB 57 – Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
•AB 102 – Budget. Contains necessary statutory changes to achieve savings assumed in the 2011 Budget Act for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB).
•AB 103 – Budget. State cash resources.
•AB 106 – Budget. Makes statutory changes necessary to implement human services-related portions of the 2011 Budget Act.
•AB 112 – Budget. Contains necessary statutory and technical changes in the area of state government in order to enact modifications to the 2010 Budget Act.
•AB 119 – Budget. Contains necessary statutory and technical changes to implement changes to the 2011 Budget Act.
•AB 137 – Health care coverage, mammographies.
•AB 146 – State Air Resources Board, membership.
•AB 174 – Office of Systems Integration, California Health and Human Services Automation Fund.
•AB 178 – State teachers’ retirement.
•AB 197 – Public employees’ retirement.
•AB 216 – Voters, residency confirmation.
•AB 232 – Community Development Block Grant Program, funds.
•AB 233 – Personal income taxes, voluntary contributions, California YMCA Youth and Government Fund.
•AB 252 – Alcoholic beverage control, licensees.
•AB 276 – Central Coast Hospital Authority.
•AB 278 – California Homeowner Bill of Rights. Halts the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protects struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages.
•AB 296 – Department of Transportation, paving materials.
•AB 317 – Mobile homes.
•AB 318 – Franchise Tax Board, administration, penalties, legal holiday.
•AB 324 – Juvenile offenders, recall of commitment.
•AB 340 – Pension Reform Law. Requires current state employees and all new public employees to pay for at least 50 percent of their pensions and establishes this as the norm for all public workers in California. Eliminates state-imposed barriers that have prevented local governments from increasing employee contributions. Bans abusive practices used to enhance pension payouts.
•AB 342 – Office of Planning and Research. Designates the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to serve as the state liaison with the United States Department of Defense.
•AB 367 – Board of Behavioral Sciences, reporting.
•AB 374 – Funeral directors and embalmers.
•AB 377 – Pharmacy.
•AB 389 – Bleeding disorders.
•AB 391 – Secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers, electronic reporting.
•AB 401 – School safety. Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act.
•AB 432 – Transit, Sacramento County.
•AB 439 – Health care information.
•AB 441 – Transportation planning.
•AB 472 – Controlled substances, overdose, punishment.
•AB 480 – Insurance, solid waste facilities.
•AB 481 – Political Reform Act of 1974, campaign disclosure.
•AB 482 – Ventura Port District, dredging contracts.
•AB 491 – General acute care hospitals, cardiac catheterization.
•AB 492 – Public transportation agencies, administrative penalties.
•AB 510 – Radiation control, health facilities and clinics, records.
•AB 511 – Aeronautics, meteorological towers.
•AB 517 – Ratifies the compact for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
•AB 523 – Ethanol, Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
•AB 526 – Delinquency and gang intervention and prevention grants, evidence-based principles and practices.
•AB 549 – Recycling, electronic waste.
•AB 573 – Alcoholic beverages, tied-house restrictions.
•AB 578 – Public utilities, natural gas pipelines, safety.
•AB 589 – Medical school scholarships.
•AB 593 – Domestic violence, battering, recall and resentencing.
•AB 610 – Vehicles, specialized license plates, Veterinary Medical Board.
•AB 633 – California State University, acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles.
•AB 644 – Schools, average daily attendance, online instruction.
•AB 685 – State water policy.
•AB 733 – Pupil records, privacy rights.
•AB 737 – Boating and Waterways, Harbors and Watercraft Commission.
•AB 744 – Intellectual Property.
•AB 761 – Optometrists.
•AB 787 – Tribal-state gaming compacts.
•AB 792 – Health care coverage, California Health Benefit Exchange.
•AB 794 – Local education facility bonds, anticipation notes.
•AB 801 – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers.
•AB 805 – Common interest developments.
•AB 806 – Common interest developments.
•AB 812 – Solid waste, recycled asphalt.
•AB 819 – Bikeways.
•AB 837 – Solid waste, plastic products.
•AB 838 – Charter-party carriers of passengers, reports.
•AB 843 – State Board of Equalization, non-monetized bullion and numismatic coins, adjustment date.
•AB 845 – Solid waste, place of origin.
•AB 861 – Public Utilities Act, remedies for violation, gas and electrical corporation executive officer compensation incentives.
•AB 880 – Ecological reserves, Mirage Trail.
•AB 890 – Environment, CEQA exemption, roadway improvement.
•AB 907 – Processors of farm products.
•AB 929 – Debtor exemptions, bankruptcy.
•AB 969 – Medi-Cal, clinical laboratory and laboratory services.
•AB 970 – University of California and California State University, system-wide student fees.
•AB 999 – Long-term care insurance.
•AB 1019 – State government.
•AB 1047 – Vehicles, motorcycle safety.
•AB 1073 – Energy, solar thermal power plants, conversion to solar photovoltaic technology.
•AB 1083 – Health care coverage.
•AB 1126 – Transaction and use tax, rate.
•AB 1162 – Wildlife, poaching.
•AB 1165 – Domestic violence, probation, terms.
•AB 1181 – Weights and measures.
•AB 1199 – School bonds, citizens’ oversight committee.
•AB 1200 – Elections, central committees.
•AB 1203 – Public school employee organizations, unelected members, paid leaves of absence.
•AB 1217 – Surrogacy agreements.
•AB 1224 – Veterans, veterans’ farm and home purchases. Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to adopt implementing regulations necessary to allow financing of cooperative dwelling units.
•AB 1225 – Cemeteries, veteran’s commemorative property.
•AB 1246 – Instructional materials.
•AB 1248 – Local public employees’ retirement, City of San Diego.
•AB 1253 – Counties, recommended budget.
•AB 1266 – Vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles.
•AB 1277 – Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law.
•AB 1301 – Retail tobacco sales, STAKE Act.
•AB 1320 – Alcoholic beverages, licenses.
•AB 1325 – Business filings, fictitious business name statements.
•AB 1337 – Parent and child relationship.
•AB 1345 – Local government, audits.
•AB 1354 – Civil procedure, discovery, objections.
•AB 1359 – Public social services, CalFresh.
•AB 1404 – Vehicles, additional registration fees, vehicle-theft crimes.
•AB 1406 – Dissolution of marriage, proceedings.
•AB 1413 – Elections.
•AB 1422 – Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, submission to voters.
•AB 1427 – Food facilities, sanitization.
•AB 1432 – Crimes.
•AB 1434 – Child abuse reporting, mandated reporters.
•AB 1435 – Child abuse reporting, athletic personnel.
•AB 1436 – Allows same-day voter registration, giving Californians the right to vote with a provisional ballot if the conditional voter registration is deemed effective. Same-day registration will be permitted once the Secretary of State certifies California’s new statewide voter database, VoteCal.
•AB 1442 – Pharmaceutical waste.
•AB 1443 – Home furnishings, inspections, reimbursement
•AB 1445 – Jails, county inmate welfare funds.
•AB 1446 – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, transactions and use tax.
•AB 1447 – Automobile sales finance, sellers.
•AB 1451 – High school athletics, California High School Coaching Education and Training Program.
•AB 1452 – Vehicles, child passenger restraints. Adds a requirement to the existing Booster Seat Law that parents be notified about where, and at no cost, the child passenger restraint system can be inspected and proper installation instruction can be given.
•AB 1453 – California Health Care Coverage Law. Defines exactly what essential health benefits are provided at the state level, clarifying the broad language of the Obamacare federal health care law. Law effective January 1, 2014. Read California Health Care Coverage Law for more.
•AB 1456 – Gas corporations, safety performance metrics, rate incentive program.
•AB 1458 – California Transportation Commission.
•AB 1459 – The Atmospheric Acidity Protection Act of 1988.
•AB 1460 – California Commission on Industrial Innovation.
•AB 1464 – Budget. 2012-13 Budget.
•AB 1465 – Budget. Transportation.
•AB 1467 – Budget. Health.
•AB 1468 – Health.
•AB 1470 – Budget. Mental health, State Department of State Hospitals.
•AB 1471 – Human services.
•AB 1472 – Budget. Developmental services.
•AB 1477 – Budget. Budget Act of 2012.
•AB 1478 – State Parks, finances.
•AB 1481 – Public safety.
•AB 1484 – Budget. Community redevelopment.
•AB 1485 – Budget. Budget Act of 2011, augmentation.
•AB 1486 – California Environmental Quality Act, exemption, Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System.
•AB 1487 – State government, state funds.
•AB 1488 – State Department of State Hospitals.
•AB 1489 – Budget. Public health, Medi-Cal, nursing facilities.
•AB 1492 – California timber industry. Protects thousands of jobs by eliminating regulatory fees on California companies, allowing extra time to harvest timber and preventing excessive civil liability for wildfires.
•AB 1494 – Budget. Healthy Families Program, Medi-Cal, program transition, expansion.
•AB 1496 – Budget. Criminal justice realignment.
•AB 1497 – Budget. Budget Act of 2012.
•AB 1498 – Department of Technology, state contracts, information technology goods and services acquisition.
•AB 1499 – Budget. Elections, ballot order for statewide measures.
•AB 1502 – Budget. Budget Act of 2012, augmentation.
•AB 1505 – Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans’ benefits, reinstatement. Reinstates state veterans benefits that were denied solely on the basis of sexual orientation when the federal government first reinstates those benefits.
•AB 1508 – Junk dealers and recyclers, nonferrous materials.
•AB 1509 – Political Reform Act of 1974, statement of economic interests.
•AB 1511 – Real property, disclosures, transmission pipelines.
•AB 1517 – Public contracts, information technology goods and services.
•AB 1518 – Weighmasters, automated weighing systems.
•AB 1519 – County employee retirement boards.
•AB 1521 – Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, academic achievement, assessment instrument. Allows English speaking pupils enrolled in a dual immersion program to take the primary language assessment.
•AB 1522 – Family law, monetary awards.
•AB 1524 – Commercial air carriers, hot air balloons.
•AB 1525 – Elder or dependent adult financial abuse, money transmission agents, training materials.
•AB 1526 – California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program.
•AB 1527 – Firearms. Long gun open carry ban. Prohibits open carry of unloaded long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, in public places.
•AB 1529 – Trial courts, restructuring and bail forfeiture.
•AB 1531 – State claims.
•AB 1532 – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
•AB 1533 – Medicine, trainees, international medical graduates.
•AB 1534 – Vehicles, dealers, used vehicle sales, labeling requirements.
•AB 1536 – Vehicles, electronic wireless communications, prohibitions. Allows drivers to dictate, send or listen to text-based communications while driving as long as they do so using technology designed and configured to allow fully voice-operated, hands-free operation.
•AB 1540 – Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, invasive weeds, South American spongeplant.
•AB 1548 – Practice of medicine, cosmetic surgery, employment of physicians and surgeons.
•AB 1550 – Vehicles, veterans’ organizations license plates fees. Increases the fees required to issue, renew, and personalize specialized veterans’ license plates to fund veterans’ organizations.
•AB 1551 – Housing.
•AB 1558 – Liability, flood control and water conservation facilities.
•AB 1559 – Firearms. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2014, the Department of Justice will only charge one fee for a single transaction on the same date and time for taking title or possession of any number of firearms. The new law also clarifies the process for issuance of permits for short-barreled rifles used in the motion picture industry.
•AB 1565 – Public contracts, school districts, bidding requirements.
•AB 1566 – Aboveground storage tanks, enforcement.
•AB 1567 – Firefighting equipment, firefighting endorsement.
•AB 1569 – Community mental health services, assisted outpatient treatment.
•AB 1572 – Service authorities for freeway emergencies, San Diego County.
•AB 1573 – School attendance, residency requirements, foster children.
•AB 1575 – Pupil fees.
•AB 1578 – Indian Valley Watermaster District.
•AB 1580 – Health care, eligibility, enrollment.
•AB 1581 – Advertising, business location representations, floral businesses.

•AB 1583 – Bulk merchandise pallets.
•AB 1585 – Community development.

•AB 1588 – Professions and vocations, reservist licensees, fees and continuing education.

•AB 1589 – State parks, sustainability and protection.
•AB 1593 – Parole, intimate partner battering.
•AB 1595 – Vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles.
•AB 1598 – Public contracts, public works, installation.

•AB 1599 – Mortgages and deeds of trust, foreclosure.
•AB 1600 – Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.
•AB 1606 – Local public employee organizations, impasse procedures.
•AB 1612 – Administrative practices.
•AB 1614 – Fort Ord Reuse Authority.

•AB 1616 – Food safety, cottage food operations. California Homemade Food Law. Clears the way for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to begin selling homemade food products to stores, restaurants and directly to the public. Read California Homemade Food Law for more.
•AB 1620 – Hazardous waste, contained gaseous material.
•AB 1621 – Physicians and surgeons, prostate cancer.
•AB 1623 – Weights and measures, inspection fees.
•AB 1624 – Multiple-party accounts.
•AB 1626 – Election materials, public examination, writ of mandate, elections official.
•AB 1631 – Arbitration, legal representation.
•AB 1640 – CalWORKs benefits, pregnant mothers.

•AB 1642 – County recorder, recordation of documents.
•AB 1643 – Public officers, County of Sacramento.
•AB 1647 – Solid waste, waste tires, enforcement.
•AB 1650 – Public utilities, emergency and disaster preparedness.
•AB 1652 – California American Portuguese Veterans Memorial.

•AB 1654 – Public employment, disqualification from employment.
•AB 1656 – San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority.
•AB 1658 – Vehicles, specialized license plates.
•AB 1660 – Representation of minors, permits. Establishes a system to prevent registered sex offenders from representing minors who are performing or seeking to perform in the entertainment industry. (Commences after the Legislature appropriates the necessary funding from fees that will be established under this bill and included in the 2013-2014 proposed budget.)
•AB 1662 – County boards of education, members.

•AB 1663 – Pupil instruction, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Requests the Regents of the University of California to set a tuition fee for the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science program.
•AB 1665 – California Environmental Quality Act, exemption, railroad crossings.
•AB 1668 – School accountability, academic performance, dropout recovery high schools. Expands the current definition of a “dropout recovery high school” to help better identify the schools that enroll pupils who have not been enrolled for at least 180 days.
•AB 1670 – Estates, administration.
•AB 1672 – Housing-Related Parks Program.
•AB 1674 – Child custody, visitation.
•AB 1675 – Farm labor contractors, licenses, civil penalty.
•AB 1677 – Corporation taxes, filing requirements, tax-exempt organizations.
•AB 1679 – Landlord-tenant relations, security deposits.

•AB 1680 – Dissenting shareholders’ rights.
•AB 1683 – Revocable trusts.
•AB 1694 – Gas pipeline safety inspections.
•AB 1699 – Affordable housing.
•AB 1700 – Property taxation, change in ownership, exclusion, cotenancy interests.
•AB 1701 – Underground storage tanks, local agencies.

•AB 1705 – Pupil assessment, high school exit examination, eligible pupils with disabilities.
•AB 1706 – Vehicles, transit bus weight.
•AB 1707 – Child Abuse Central Index.

•AB 1708 – Allows California drivers to show proof of active vehicle insurance coverage using a mobile electronic device, such as a smart phone. Insurers can either offer vehicle policy ID cards electronically or in a paper copy to covered drivers.
•AB 1710 – Nursing home administrators, fees and fines.
•AB 1712 – Minors and non-minor dependents, out-of-home placement.
•AB 1713 – Child abuse reporting.
•AB 1715 – Underground storage tanks, tank case closure.
•AB 1718 – Real estate broker licenses.
•AB 1719 – Supplemental instructional materials, English language development: mathematics.

•AB 1720 – Service of process, private investigators.
•AB 1723 – Postsecondary educational institutions, meetings, live video and audio transmission.

•AB 1724 – Voting, polling place procedures.
•AB 1727 – Support orders, termination.
•AB 1729 – Pupil rights, suspension or expulsion, alternatives and other means of correction. Clarifies existing law to only allow suspension or expulsion of a student only after other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct.
•AB 1731 – Newborn screening program, critical congenital heart disease.
•AB 1732 – Pupils, suspension or expulsion, bullying, impersonation.
•AB 1733 – Health.
•AB 1739 – Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund, Veterans’ Home Allied Council, operation of facilities and activities.
•AB 1743 – Student athletes, scholarships.
•AB 1744 – Employee compensation, itemized statements.
•AB 1747 – Life insurance, nonpayment premium lapse, notice.
•AB 1748 – California Community Colleges, fair market value of leases.
•AB 1750 – Rainwater Capture Act of 2012.
•AB 1751 – Child support, access to information.
•AB 1757 – Family law, adoption.
•AB 1761 – California Health Benefit Exchange.
•AB 1770 – California Transportation Financing Authority.
•AB 1775 – Wage garnishment, exempt earnings. Raises the amount of wages that are exempt from garnishment. New law effective July 1, 2013.
•AB 1776 – State government, Pacific leatherback sea turtle.
•AB 1777 – Disposition of cremated remains.
•AB 1779 – Intercity rail agreements.
•AB 1782 – Weighmasters, exemptions.
•AB 1783 – Public contracts, small business preferences.
•AB 1784 – Mountain lions.
•AB 1793 – Public health, federal funding, public health emergencies.
•AB 1794 – Unemployment insurance, use of employer reports, reporting and payroll, enforcement.
•AB 1797 – Mobile Home Park Purchase Fund.
•AB 1799 – Pupil records, pupil transfers.
•AB 1801 – Land use, fees.
•AB 1803 – Medi-Cal, emergency medical conditions.
•AB 1805 – Military or overseas voters.
•AB 1806 – Veteran interment, veterans’ remains organizations.
•AB 1807 – Family law, child custody.
•AB 1812 – Alcoholic beverages, beer.
•AB 1817 – Child abuse reporting.
•AB 1821 – Security personnel, firearm qualification cards.
•AB 1822 – California Architects Board.
•AB 1823 – Veterans’ homes, accounting for charges.
•AB 1824 – Bail.
•AB 1830 – Water service, mobile home parks.
•AB 1835 – Sex offenders.
•AB 1838 – Common interest developments, association records.
•AB 1839 – Veterinary medicine, veterinary assistants.
•AB 1842 – California Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery, Endowment Fund.
•AB 1844 – Social media privacy. Prohibits employers from demanding user names, passwords or any other information related to social media accounts from employees and job applicants. Employers are banned from discharging or disciplining employees who refuse to divulge such information under the terms of the bill. This restriction does not apply to passwords or other information used to access employer-issued electronic devices. The new privacy law is not intended to infringe on employers’ existing rights and obligations to investigate workplace misconduct.
•AB 1845 – Unemployment compensation benefits, overpayment assessments, termination, income tax withholding.
•AB 1846 – Consumer operated and oriented plans.
•AB 1847 – City of Long Beach, grant of public trust lands.
•AB 1851 – County, city, and district initiative petitions.
•AB 1854 – Vehicles, inflatable restraint systems.
•AB 1855 – Employment, contractors, sufficient funds.
•AB 1856 – Foster care services, cultural competency.
•AB 1859 – School facilities, charter schools.
•AB 1865 – Residential tenancies, eviction, notices.
•AB 1867 – Health facilities, equipment standards.
•AB 1869 – Office of Patient Advocate, federal veterans health benefits.
•AB 1875 – Civil procedure, depositions.
•AB 1877 – Repossession agencies, exemptions.
•AB 1886 – Aquaculture.
•AB 1888 – Vehicles, commercial driver’s licenses, traffic violator school.
•AB 1890 – Vehicles, toll highways, motorcycles.
•AB 1896 – Tribal health programs, health care practitioners.
•AB 1899 – Postsecondary education benefits, crime victims.
•AB 1904 – Professions and vocations, military spouses, expedited licensure. Requires boards under the Department of Consumer Affairs to expedite the licensure process for military spouses and domestic partners of military members on active duty in California.
•AB 1907 – Inmates, psychiatric medication.
•AB 1908 – Classified employees, notice of layoff.
•AB 1909 – Foster children, placement, suspension and expulsion, notifications.
•AB 1915 – Safe routes to school.
•AB 1916 – State parks, operating agreements, Mount Diablo State Park.
•AB 1922 – Heavy-duty vehicles, smoke emissions.
•AB 1925 – Real property, rent control.
•AB 1927 – Easements, maintenance, arbitration.
•AB 1928 – Foster homes, residential capacity.
•AB 1929 – Elections, casting ballots.
•AB 1930 – Civil service examinations, announcement.
•AB 1933 – Beverage containers, handling fees, enforcement.
•AB 1938 – Mobile homes, rental agreements.
•AB 1950 – Prohibited business practices, enforcement.
•AB 1951 – Housing bonds.
•AB 1953 – Rental housing, tenant notice.
•AB 1955 – Public postsecondary education, campus law enforcement agency and student liaison.
•AB 1956 – Juvenile offenders, tattoo removal.
•AB 1960 – State contracts, reports. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender businesses.
•AB 1961 – Coho salmon, habitat.
•AB 1962 – Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.
•AB 1964 – California Workplace Religious Freedom Law. Outlaws employer discrimination against an employee or job applicant based on religious clothing or hairstyle. Read Workplace Religious Freedom Law for more.
•AB 1965 – Land use.
•AB 1966 – Natural resources, oil and gas, drilling.
•AB 1967 – Pupil instruction, health and science education, organ and tissue donation.
•AB 1971 – Theft of junk, metals, and secondhand materials.
•AB 1973 – Protected species, take, Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project.
•AB 1985 – Trusts and estates, construction of instruments.
•AB 1986 – Redistricting.
•AB 1987 – Pupil instruction, independent study, leadership course.
•AB 1991 – Child care, exemption from licensure, public recreation programs.
•AB 1998 – County surplus property.
•AB 2005 – Oil spills, non-tank vessels, contingency plans and financial responsibility.
•AB 2006 – Credit union services.
•AB 2009 – Communicable disease, vaccinations.
•AB 2010 – Reverse mortgages, counseling.
•AB 2012 – Economic Development and International Trade. California International Trade & Investment Law. Designates the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development as responsible for international trade and investment activities to drive exports and increase direct foreign investment in California. Read California Trade & Investment Law for more. Law effective immediately.
•AB 2015 – Criminal procedure, telephone calls, arrested custodial parents.
•AB 2019 – Foster care.
•AB 2020 – Vehicles, driving under the influence, chemical tests. States that a person arrested on suspicion of DUI will no longer be given the option of a urine test. In previous years, the choice was given between a urine test or a blood test.
•AB 2026 – Income taxes, credits, film, extension.
•AB 2029 – Bail Fugitive Recovery Persons Act.
•AB 2030 – Building standards, press boxes.
•AB 2035 – Electronic benefits transfer cards.
•AB 2040 – Prostitution, human trafficking, expungement.
•AB 2041 – Regulations, adoption, disability access.
•AB 2046 – Property taxation, change in ownership, exclusion, floating homes.
•AB 2051 – Contempt of court, domestic violence.
•AB 2055 – Search warrants, tracking devices.
•AB 2060 – Juveniles, educational decisions.
•AB 2062 – Political Reform Act of 1974, statements of economic interests, electronic filing.
•AB 2066 – Residential care facilities for the elderly, revocation of licenses.
•AB 2068 – Vehicles, license plates, legislative and congressional members.
•AB 2069 – Workers’ compensation, peace officer benefits.
•AB 2073 – Courts, electronic filing and service of documents.
•AB 2078 – Sexual activity with detained persons.
•AB 2080 – Vote by mail ballots.
•AB 2082 – Public lands, State Lands Commission, violations.
•AB 2084 – Blanket insurance.
•AB 2094 – Domestic violence, probation, fee.
•AB 2103 – Employment, wages and hours, overtime.
•AB 2104 – Vehicles, conditions or regulations, vehicles or animals.
•AB 2106 – Civil procedure, motion to set aside and vacate a judgment and motion for a new trial.
•AB 2109 – Communicable disease, immunization exemption. Forced child vaccination law.
•AB 2111 – Vehicle registration, exemptions.
•AB 2114 – Swimming pool safety.
•AB 2118 – Household goods carriers.
•AB 2122 – Standardized testing, testing accommodations.
•AB 2125 – School district employees, merit system, appointments.
•AB 2126 – California State University, regulations.
•AB 2127 – Work release.
•AB 2131 – Local government, tax collectors, continuing education.
•AB 2133 – Veterans, priority registration. Increases, from 4 to 15, the number of years after leaving active duty that a veteran, who is a resident of California, is eligible for priority registration for enrolling in classes at the CCC, the CSU and the UC.
•AB 2138 – Health insurance fraud, annual fee.
•AB 2140 – Public employees’ retirement, State Bargaining Unit 5, contribution rates.
•AB 2142 – Public employees’ health benefits, premiums.
•AB 2146 – Political Reform Act of 1974, local campaign reform, County of San Bernardino.
•AB 2149 – Elder and dependent adult abuse, settlement, gag order.
•AB 2150 – Mobile home parks.
•AB 2160 – Insurance, retention risk. Gives the Insurance Commissioner the ability to prohibit California insurance companies from counting unstable investments in the Iranian energy and military sectors as part of their capital-asset requirements. The bill is consistent with and furthers the goals of the “Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act” signed by U.S. President Obama.
•AB 2161 – Energy, renewable energy resources.
•AB 2167 – Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, financial matters.
•AB 2169 – Property Acquisition Law, conservation easements.
•AB 2171 – Public postsecondary education, community college, expulsion hearing. Allows California Community College districts to require student applicants to disclose any prior expulsion from another community college and allows denial of admission for specified serious or violent offenses.
•AB 2174 – Fertilizer, reduction of use.
•AB 2180 – Local health care districts, employment contracts.
•AB 2181 – State government, prompt payment of claims.
•AB 2184 – Alcoholic beverages, tied-house restrictions.
•AB 2188 – Commercial motor vehicles, commercial driver’s license program, federal compliance.
•AB 2189 – Vehicles, driver’s licenses. Allows a car rental company to verify a renter’s identity by comparing the driver’s license photo to the driver renting the vehicle.
•AB 2191 – Political Reform Act of 1974, county central committees.
•AB 2193 – Long-term English learners. Creates standard definitions of “long-term English learner” and “English learners at risk of becoming long-term English learners,” to properly identify these students so they receive appropriate assistance.
•AB 2194 – Corporations for prevention of cruelty to animals, humane officers, criminal history.
•AB 2198 – Department of Veterans Affairs, reporting requirements. Recalibrates reporting requirements in the annual county veterans service officers’ report to ensure these programs are maximizing support to veterans.
•AB 2201 – Elder California Pipeline Safety Act of 1981, civil penalties.
•AB 2202 – Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, State Council. Extends the January 1, 2013 sunset to 2016 for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to reconvene a task force to review and make recommendations regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
•AB 2205 – Hazardous waste, ores and minerals, geothermal waste.
•AB 2207 – Property taxation, welfare exemption, nature resources and open-space lands.
•AB 2209 – Juveniles, dependent children, placement.
•AB 2212 – Human trafficking, civil penalties.
•AB 2219 – Contractors’ workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
•AB 2221 – Public records.
•AB 2222 – Criminal history records.
•AB 2230 – Recycled water, car washes.
•AB 2237 – Contractors, definition.
•AB 2243 – Commercial space travel. Limits liability for space-flight companies.
•AB 2245 – Environmental quality. California Environmental Quality Act, exemption, bicycle lanes.
•AB 2246 – Public health, food access.
•AB 2247 – Public transportation, offenses.
•AB 2251 – Victim restitution, victim’s contact information.
•AB 2252 – Dental coverage, provider notice of changes.
•AB 2253 – Clinical laboratory test results, electronic conveyance.
•AB 2259 – Infrastructure financing districts, America’s Cup and waterfront district venues.
•AB 2262 – School districts, governing boards, notification, parent rights and responsibilities.
•AB 2269 – Pupil instruction, Labor History Month.
•AB 2270 – Sales and use tax, use tax, administration.
•AB 2271 – Franchise Tax Board, seasonal clerks.
•AB 2272 – Mobile homes, injunctions.
•AB 2273 – Common interest developments, required documents.
•AB 2274 – Vexatious litigants. Allows courts to dismiss meritless lawsuits that were filed only for the purpose of harassment or delay. This bill also closes a loophole in which vexatious litigants could avoid closer judicial scrutiny of their meritless lawsuits.
•AB 2278 – School districts, state administrators, evaluations.
•AB 2279 – School districts, emergency apportionments, trustees. Authorizes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to remove a state-appointed trustee from a school district that received an emergency loan after three years, provided the district has adequate fiscal systems in place and the Superintendent determines the district’s future compliance with its fiscal plan is probable.
•AB 2280 – California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.
•AB 2284 – Irrigation. Illegal Narcotics Growing Abatement. Allows law enforcement to pull over vehicles on forest roads with visible irrigation supplies to question the driver. Law aims to stop irrigation of illegal marijuana grows. Read Marijuana Grow Crackdown Law for more.
•AB 2292 – Juveniles, reunification orders.
•AB 2296 – California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
•AB 2297 – California Retail Food Code, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled.
•AB 2298 – Insurance, public safety employees, accidents.
•AB 2301 – California Insurance Guarantee Association, definitions.
•AB 2303 – Insurance omnibus.
•AB 2307 – School employees, reemployment.
•AB 2308 – Land use, housing element, regional housing need.
•AB 2314 – Real property, blight.
•AB 2315 – Governor’s appointments, Office of Patient Advocate.
•AB 2322 – California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
•AB 2323 – State Board of Equalization, administration, opinions.
•AB 2326 – Execution of documents.
•AB 2327 – Charitable organizations, enforcement.
•AB 2332 – Income taxes, deductions, disaster losses, County of Santa Cruz.
•AB 2343 – Criminal history information.
•AB 2348 – Health. Access to birth Control. California Birth Control Law. Allows registered nurses statewide to start handing out drugs, including birth control, without a doctor’s signature and without the patient seeing a doctor. Read California Birth Control Law for more.

•AB 2349 – Alcoholic beverages, tied-house restrictions, advertising.
•AB 2354 – Travel insurance.
•AB 2356 – Tissue donation.
•AB 2357 – Inmates, temporary removal.
•AB 2358 – California Ronald Reagan Statue Law. Allows for the construction of a Ronald Reagan memorial statue at the California State Capitol in Sacramento at no cost to taxpayers.

•AB 2363 – Commercial fishing, Dungeness crab.
•AB 2364 – Civil procedure, attachment.
•AB 2365 – Family law, child custody.
•AB 2367 – School gardens, sale of produce. Allows schools to sell produce from their school gardens as long as existing health and safety requirements are met.
•AB 2368 – School security, security departments, school police departments.
•AB 2370 – Mental retardation, change of term to “intellectual disabilities.”
•AB 2371 – Veterans, criminal defendants, mental health issues and restorative relief. Provides restorative relief to a veteran defendant who acquires a criminal record due to a mental disorder stemming from military service.
•AB 2372 – Deposition transcripts, costs.
•AB 2374 – Consumer credit reports, security freezes.
•AB 2378 – Rendering, enforcement.
•AB 2383 – Vehicles, confidential records, access by certain public officials.
•AB 2386 – Employment and housing discrimination, sex, breastfeeding. Expands the definition of “sex” under the Fair Employment and Housing Act to include breastfeeding. New law says that if an employer holds it against a female because she breastfeeds or might breastfeed, it is a form of gender or sex discrimination.
•AB 2388 – Santa Clara County Open-Space Authority, authorization to contract.
•AB 2393 – Family law, child support formula.
•AB 2396 – Employment of infants, entertainment industry.
•AB 2399 – Mental health, state hospitals, injury and illness prevention plan.
•AB 2402 – Department of Fish and Game, Fish and Game Commission.
•AB 2405 – Vehicles, high-occupancy toll lanes.
•AB 2406 – Insurance, rates.
•AB 2410 – California Elective Office Felony Conviction Law. Permanently bans elected officials and others from running for elective office in California if they are convicted of a felony involving a violation of the public trust. Read Elective Office Felony Conviction Law for more.
•AB 2433 – San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority, terms of board members.
•AB 2435 – Education finance, indirect cost rates.
•AB 2440 – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, contracting.
•AB 2443 – Vessels, registration fee, Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Program.
•AB 2445 – State Capitol.
•AB 2452 – Political Reform Act of 1974, online disclosure.
•AB 2462 – Public postsecondary education, academic credit for prior military academic experience. Requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to determine which courses should be awarded credit for prior military academic experience using standards of the American Council on Education.
•AB 2464 – Professional sports facilities, safety.
•AB 2466 – Human trafficking, seizure of assets.
•AB 2467 – Protective orders, electronic monitoring.
•AB 2475 – Military service protections, real and personal property rights.
•AB 2476 – Veterans affairs. Service member obligations or liabilities, rate of interest.
•AB 2477 – Vehicles, commercial vehicles, video event recorders.
•AB 2478 – Student residency requirements, veterans. Expands the current exemption given to veterans from paying non-resident tuition at California Community Colleges by one year, as specified.
•AB 2483 – Victims of stalking, address confidentiality.
•AB 2488 – Vehicles, buses, length limitations.
•AB 2489 – Vehicles, license plates, obstruction or alteration.
•AB 2490 – Veterans, correctional counselors. Requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop policies to assist veteran inmates in pursuing veteran’s benefits.
•AB 2491 – Pupil instruction, gifted and talented pupil program, standard for pupil identification.
•AB 2492 – The False Claims Act.
•AB 2497 – California State University, Early Start Program. Requires the Legislative Analyst’s Office to report information measuring the effect of the California State University’s Early Start Program on mathematics and English proficiency.
•AB 2498 – Department of Transportation, Construction Manager/General Contractor project method.
•AB 2502 – Vehicles, conditional sale contracts.
•AB 2508 – Public contracts, public health agencies.
•AB 2509 – Surface mining and reclamation plans, exempted activities.
•AB 2515 – Indian gaming, local agencies.
•AB 2516 – Independent System Operator.
•AB 2519 – Real estate appraisers: licensing.
•AB 2520 – Horse racing, harness or quarter horses.
•AB 2521 – Landlord and tenant, personal property remaining on premises after termination of tenancy.
•AB 2530 – Inmates in labor. Under the new law, California prisons are no longer allowed to use leg irons, waist chains and handcuffs behind the body on women who are pregnant or who are in recovery following the birth of a child unless deemed necessary for the safety of the inmate, the staff or the public. The bill also requires that shackles be removed for emergency medical treatment.
•AB 2531 – State hospitals, prohibited items. Allows state hospitals to develop lists of contraband items, with input from patients and employees, to minimize dangers to staff and patients.
•AB 2537 – Pupil discipline, suspensions and expulsions. Clarifies that possessing an imitation firearm, over-the-counter medicine or student’s prescription medicines are not “zero tolerance” offences that automatically require expulsion. Eliminates an existing $500 fine imposed on a principal who fail to notify law enforcement of certain crimes allegedly committed by students.
•AB 2544 – Forestry and fire protection, land purchases and property use.
•AB 2548 – California Veterans Board.
•AB 2552 – Vehicles, driving under the influence, alcoholic beverage or drug.
•AB 2554 – Contractors.
•AB 2555 – Free or reduced-price meals, summer school session, waivers.
•AB 2559 – Local government, pipeline projects, approval.
•AB 2564 – Environmental quality, pipelines, project applicants.
•AB 2567 – Sewer collection agency, schedule of fees.
•AB 2570 – Licensees, settlement agreements.
•AB 2572 – Los Angeles Community College District, governing board elections.
•AB 2580 – Public contracts, job order contracting.
•AB 2583 – Alternatively fueled vehicles, state fleet, public parking.
•AB 2584 – Electrical corporation, investigations.
•AB 2608 – Medi-Cal, local educational agency billing option.
•AB 2609 – Fish and Game Commission.
•AB 2610 – Tenants, foreclosure and unlawful detainer.
•AB 2612 – Courts, witness fees.
•AB 2616 – School districts, truancy. Provides school administrators with more discretion when determining if students are truant and in imposing consequences for truant students to focus truancy reduction efforts away from law enforcement and courts.
•AB 2618 – Sales and use taxes, auction, vehicles.
•AB 2620 – Tidelands and submerged lands, granted public trust lands.
•AB 2641 – Nonprofit corporations, Internet Web site. Creates a single website at GO-Biz with the necessary information and forms that nonprofit organizations can use to set up new organizations and comply with California’s statutory and regulatory requirements, simplifying the incorporation, filing and renewal processes for California nonprofits.
•AB 2643 – Property taxation.
•AB 2649 – Tidelands and submerged lands, City and County of San Francisco, seawall lots.
•AB 2654 – Mining liens, definitions.
•AB 2657 – Electronic court reporting.
•AB 2659 – Vehicles, driver’s licenses. Allows licensed drivers of military commercial vehicles to qualify for a California commercial driver’s license without additional California driving tests.
•AB 2660 – Vehicles, peace officer vehicles, window tinting or glazing.
•AB 2662 – Education.
•AB 2663 – Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security. Teachers’ Retirement Law.
•AB 2664 – County employees’ retirement, electronic signatures.
•AB 2666 – Mortgage loan originators.
•AB 2667 – Personal property, fraudulent transfers.
•AB 2668 – Corporate agents, indemnification.
•AB 2669 – Environmental quality, California Environmental Quality Act.
•AB 2671 – Jobs, Economic Development and Economy. Small business financial development corporations, loans and loan guarantees.
•AB 2674 – Employment records, right to inspect. Gives employees and former employees the right to obtain copies of their personnel records within a certain time frame, but no later than 30 days after the request. The new law does not apply to pre-employment records like letters of reference.
•AB 2675 – Employment contract requirements. Provides exemptions to a 2011 law. Requires written commission agreements such as an exemption for one-time bonuses.
•AB 2677 – Public works, wages, employer payment contributions.
•AB 2679 – Transportation, omnibus bill.
•AB 2680 – Agricultural land, Williamson Act, lot line adjustments, contracts.
•AB 2682 – Agriculture.
•AB 2683 – Probate matters, guardianships, estates.
•AB 2684 – Civil actions, interpreter costs, indigent.
•AB 2685 – Attorneys, annual membership fees.
•AB 2686 – Franchise Tax Board, Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate.
•AB 2688 – Property taxes, sales and use taxes.
•AB 2690 – Civil law, tort claims.
•AB 2691 – Political Reform Act of 1974, online and electronic filing.
•AB 2692 – Electoral districts and precincts.
•AB 2693 – Horse racing.
•AB 2697 – Housing Omnibus Act.
•AB 2698 – Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000.
•ABx1 19 – Budget. Contains necessary statutory changes to achieve savings assumed in the 2011 Budget Act for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
•ABx1 26 – Budget. Eliminates redevelopment agencies and directs the resolution of their activities.
•ABx1 27 – Budget. Creates an alternative voluntary redevelopment program.
•ABx1 28 – Budget. Clarifies the obligations under existing law for out-of-state retailers to collect and remit use tax on sales of tangible personal property to California residents.

Senate Bills Signed Into Law
•SB 9 – Sentencing.
•SB 12 – Vehicles, aerodynamic devices.

•SB 35 – Voter registration agencies.
•SB 71 – State agencies. Boards, commissions and reports.
•SB 81 – Budget. Budget Act of 2011.
• SB 83 – Budget. Budget Act of 2011, Citizens Redistricting Commission.
•SB 95 – Budget. State cash resources.
•SB 98 – Budget. Nursing.
•SB 114 – Teachers, retirement.
•SB 118 – State Controller’s Office, reimbursement for expenses.
•SB 121 – Pupils, foster children, special education.
•SB 122 – Healing Arts.
•SB 124 – Claims against the state, appropriation.
•SB 135 – Hospice facilities.
•SB 143 – Surface mining, idle mines.
•SB 149 – Mobile home and special occupancy parks, permit invoice, notice.
•SB 192 – Validations.
•SB 200 – Delta levee maintenance.
•SB 255 – Health care coverage, breast cancer.
•SB 289 – Clinical laboratory techniques, training and instruction.
•SB 298 – Charter schools, at-risk pupils, Los Angeles County Board of Education.
•SB 323 – California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. Makes California law governing Limited Liability Companies more consistent with the law of other states and the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, while continuing to protect shareholder rights.
•SB 345 – Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
•SB 379 – Telecommunications, universal service, regulation.
•SB 415 – State highways, relinquishment.
•SB 475 – Local agencies, open meetings, teleconferences.
•SB 477 – School district reorganization, bonded indebtedness, Wiseburn Unified School District, Centinela Valley Union High School District.
•SB 488 – Political Reform Act of 1974, slate mailers.
•SB 533 – Inglewood Unified School District, emergency loan.
•SB 535 – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
•SB 542 – Inmate Welfare Fund.
•SB 561 – Internet crimes, data collection.
•SB 592 – Dairy cattle supply liens.
•SB 615 – Multiple employer welfare arrangements, benefits.
•SB 623 – Health. Extends until January 1, 2014 an ongoing pilot program allowing nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants to perform non-surgical abortions.
•SB 628 – Acupuncture, regulation.
•SB 630 – Hospitals, licensure.
•SB 632 – Marriage and family therapists.
•SB 659 – Immunizations, disclosure of information, tuberculosis screening.
•SB 661 – Crime, picketing.
•SB 691 – Unemployment insurance, use of information.
•SB 708 – Funds transfers.
•SB 728 – Medi-Cal, durable medical equipment reimbursement.
•SB 730 – Claims against the state, appropriation.
•SB 736 – County road commissioner, Merced County.
•SB 754 – School funding, economic impact aid.
•SB 760 – Sexually violent predators, evaluations.
•SB 778 – Alcoholic beverages licensees, contests and sweepstakes.
•SB 803 – California Youth Leadership Project.
•SB 804 – Health care districts, transfers of assets.
•SB 807 – California State Military Law. Revises military policy regarding the California State Military (state militia), its ranks, responsibilities and provisions. Read California State Military Law for more.

•SB 825 – Residential tenancies, foreclosures.
•SB 829 – Public contracts, public entities, project labor agreements.
•SB 863 – California Workers Compensation Reform Law. Aims to reduce workers compensation costs for businesses in California while increasing benefits to employees injured on the job. Read California Workers Compensation Reform Law for more.

•SB 874 – School districts, community college districts, parcel taxes, exemptions.
•SB 875 – Real estate licensees.
•SB 880 – Common interest developments, electric vehicle charging stations.
•SB 900 – California Homeowner Bill of Rights. Halts the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protects struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages.
•SB 920 – Medi-Cal, hospitals.
•SB 921 – Military Department. Office of the Inspector General, California Military Whistleblower Protection Act.
•SB 923 – Retirement savings plans.
•SB 935 – Ballast water.
•SB 937 – Alcoholic beverages.
•SB 951 – Health care coverage, essential health benefits.
•SB 954 – Controller, offset payments.
•SB 955 – Public employees’ retirement, pension fund management.
•SB 960 – California State University, campus-based mandatory fees.
•SB 965 – State and local government.
•SB 976 – Finance lenders, exemptions.
•SB 978 – Securities transactions, exemption from qualification requirements.
•SB 979 – Financial institutions.
•SB 980 – Mortgage loans.
•SB 987 – Public employees’ retirement.
•SB 989 – Bail, extradition.
•SB 991 – Marriage, solemnization.
•SB 993 – School curriculum, social sciences, Bracero program.
•SB 996 – County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, heart trouble presumption.
•SB 1001 – Political Reform Act of 1974, lobbyists and committees, fees.
•SB 1003 – Local government: open meetings: cease and desist letters.
•SB 1006 – Budget. State government.
•SB 1008 – Budget. Public social services, Medi-Cal.
•SB 1009 – Budget. Health and human services.
•SB 1013 – Budget. Child welfare services, realignment.
•SB 1014 – Budget. Public social services, alcohol and drug programs.
•SB 1015 – Budget. Taxation, administration.
•SB 1016 – Budget. Education finance.
•SB 1018 – Budget. Public resources.
•SB 1020 – Budget. Public Safety Realignment.
•SB 1021 – Budget. Public safety.
•SB 1022 – Budget. Correctional facilities.
•SB 1023 – Budget. Public safety, realignment.
•SB 1028 – Budget. Education finance.
•SB 1029 – Transportation infrastructure. Modernizes regional transportation systems and links them to the state’s future high-speed rail line through a $4.7 billion investment matched by $7.9 billion in federal and local dollars for statewide transportation improvements.
•SB 1033 – Budget. State and local government.
•SB 1036 – Budget. Public social services, in-home supportive services.
•SB 1038 – Budget. State government.
•SB 1039 – State government, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.
•SB 1041 – Budget. Human services.
•SB 1045 – Metal theft, damages.
•SB 1047 – Emergency services, seniors.
•SB 1048 – Juveniles.
•SB 1051 – Reports of death/injury/abuse, developmental centers and state hospitals, mandated reporters.
•SB 1052 – Public postsecondary education, California Open Education Resources Council.
•SB 1053 – Public postsecondary education, California Digital Open Source Library.
•SB 1055 – Landlord and tenant, payments.
•SB 1058 – Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund.
•SB 1064 – Child custody, immigration.
•SB 1065 – State claims.
•SB 1067 – Peace officers, mutual aid.
•SB 1069 – Deficiency judgments.
•SB 1070 – Career Technical Education Pathways Program. Extends an existing technical education program at middle schools, high schools and community colleges until 2015.
•SB 1075 – Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.
•SB 1076 – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, tire inflation regulation.
•SB 1081 – Public health care, Medi-Cal, demonstration projects.
•SB 1082 – Protection of victims, address confidentiality.
•SB 1087 – Organized camps.
•SB 1088 – Pupils, readmission.
•SB 1090 – Local government, omnibus bill.
•SB 1091 – Witness testimony, support persons.
•SB 1092 – Vehicles, brokers of construction trucking services, surety bonds.
•SB 1094 – Land use, mitigation lands, nonprofit organizations.
•SB 1095 – Pharmacy, clinics.
•SB 1096 – Citizens Redistricting Commission.
•SB 1102 – State transportation improvement program.
•SB 1103 – Cal Grant Program, annual report.
•SB 1105 – Workers’ compensation, liens.
•SB 1107 – Automated License Data System, nonprofit conservation organizations.
•SB 1108 – English learners, reclassification. Requires the California Department of Education to analyze the way school districts reclassify English learners and recommend to the Legislature and state board any changes necessary to improve education in California.
•SB 1116 – California Pollution Control Financing Authority, Capital Access Loan Program.
•SB 1121 – Inmates, assessments.
•SB 1128 – Energy, alternative energy financing.
•SB 1131 – Public cemetery districts, interments.
•SB 1133 – Human trafficking.
•SB 1134 – Persons of unsound mind, psychotherapist duty to protect.
•SB 1140 – Marriage.
•SB 1144 – Crimes, public safety omnibus.
•SB 1145 – Animal fighting.
•SB 1148 – Fish and Game Commission, Department of Fish and Game. Establishes a permanent mitigation bank program and strengthens the wild and heritage trout program.
•SB 1158 – Income taxes, administration.
•SB 1161 – Communications, Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet Protocol enabled communications service.
•SB 1162 – Animal control, tranquilizers.
•SB 1164 – Insurance.
•SB 1169 – Natural community conservation planning.
•SB 1170 – Senior insurance.
•SB 1171 – Maintenance of the codes.
•SB 1172 – California Gay Conversion Therapy Law. Outlaws homosexual conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, for kids and teens under 18.

•SB 1177 – Restitution for crime victims.
•SB 1186 – Disability access.
•SB 1188 – Elections.
•SB 1191 – Landlord-tenant relations, disclosure of notice of default.
•SB 1193 – Human trafficking, public posting requirements.
•SB 1195 – Audits of pharmacy benefits.
•SB 1196 – Claims data disclosure.
•SB 1197 – Income taxes, credits, film, extension.
•SB 1198 – Department of Veterans Affairs, publicity of benefit programs for homeless veterans. Requires CalVet to provide veterans with information about federal veteran pensions, federal housing vouchers, and CalFresh.
•SB 1199 – Radiologic technologists.
•SB 1200 – Academic content standards, recommended modifications.
•SB 1201 – Los Angeles River Access Law. Establishes state recognition of the Los Angeles River as an actual river, not simply a flood control channel, which the general public must have access to. Requires the County of Los Angeles to provide objects that are suitable for public recreational and educational purposes on the L.A. River.
•SB 1202 – Dental hygienists.
•SB 1206 – Child abduction prevention.
•SB 1210 – Collection of criminal fines and penalties.
•SB 1215 – Optometry.
•SB 1216 – Reinsurance, professional reinsurers.
•SB 1217 – State hospitals, Patton State Hospital.
•SB 1219 – Recycling, plastic bags.
•SB 1221 – Mammals, use of dogs to pursue bears and bobcats.
•SB 1225 – Intercity rail agreements.
•SB 1228 – Small house skilled nursing facilities.
•SB 1229 – Real property, rentals, animals.
•SB 1234 – Retirement savings plans.
•SB 1236 – Professions and vocations.
•SB 1238 – Massage therapy.
•SB 1241 – Land use, general plan, safety element, fire hazard impacts.
•SB 1249 – Department of Fish and Game, lands, expenditures.
•SB 1254 – Peace officers, deputy sheriffs.
•SB 1255 – Employee compensation, itemized statements.
•SB 1257 – Utility user tax, exemption, public transit vehicles.
•SB 1264 – Child abuse reporting, mandated reporters.
•SB 1266 – Resource conservation lands, appraisal process.
•SB 1272 – Political party organization, county central committees.
•SB 1274 – Healing arts, hospitals, employment.
•SB 1275 – Vacancies in office, special elections.
•SB 1278 – Planning and zoning, flood protection, Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley.
•SB 1280 – Public contracts, University of California and community college districts, competitive bidding, best value.
•SB 1281 – Criminal procedure, not guilty by reason of insanity.
•SB 1287 – Sport fishing licenses. Requires the Department of Fish and Game to issue a reduced fee sport fishing license to active military personnel who are recovering service members.
•SB 1288 – Hunting licenses. Requires the Department of Fish and Game to issue a reduced hunting fee license to military personnel who are recovering service members.
•SB 1289 – Postsecondary education, private student loans.
•SB 1290 – Charter schools, establishment, renewal, and revocation.
•SB 1291 – Unemployment benefits, training, teacher credentialing.
•SB 1292 – School employees, principals, evaluation. Authorizes school districts to assess the performance of school principals and establishes provision to guide that evaluation process.
•SB 1294 – Public employee health benefits: Mariposa County.
•SB 1298 – Allows driverless cars to be operated on public roads for testing purposes if each vehicle has a fully licensed and bonded operator in the driver’s seat to take control if necessary. Instructs the DMV to adopt regulations that govern the licensing, bonding, testing and operation of autonomous vehicle technology. Instructs the DMV to adopt the new regulations as soon as practicable but no later than January 1, 2015.
•SB 1299 – Victims of crime, compensation.
•SB 1301 – Prescription drugs, 90-day supply.
•SB 1303 – Vehicles, automated traffic enforcement systems.
•SB 1308 – Public Employment and Retirement. State human resources functions.
•SB 1309 – Human resources.
•SB 1315 – Imitation firearms, regulation, County of Los Angeles. Authorizes Los Angeles County to enact and enforce an ordinance that is stricter than state law regarding the manufacture, sale, possession or use of any BB device, toy gun, replica of a firearm or other device that is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm and that expels a projectile that is no more than 16 millimeters in diameter.
•SB 1316 – School attendance, early and middle college high schools.
•SB 1319 – Child welfare.
•SB 1327 – State government, business information, Internet website.
•SB 1329 – Prescription drugs, collection and distribution program.
•SB 1331 – County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission.
•SB 1339 – Commute benefit policies.
•SB 1341 – Corporation Tax Law, charitable corporations, exemptions, revocation.
•SB 1342 – Counties, recording, real estate instruments.
•SB 1349 – Social media privacy. Prohibits public and private postsecondary educational institutions from requiring students, prospective students and student groups to disclose user names, passwords or other information about their use of social media. The new privacy law does not affect the institution’s right to investigate or punish student misconduct.
•SB 1351 – Peace officers.
•SB 1357 – Removal from office, grand jury accusation.
•SB 1359 – Personal income taxes, contributions, California Breast Cancer Research Fund, California Cancer Research Fund.
•SB 1360 – Vessels.
•SB 1365 – Emergency medical services, immunity.
•SB 1367 – Deer, archery season, concealed firearms. Revises the Fish and Game Code authorizes a peace officer, whether active or honorably retired, or a person with a valid license to carry a firearm on his or her person while engaged in the taking of deer with bow and arrow, but prohibits taking or attempting to take deer with that firearm.
•SB 1370 – Prevailing wages, public works, director, code list.
•SB 1371 – Victim restitution, fines, default.
•SB 1377 – Protection and advocacy agencies.
•SB 1381 – Mental retardation, change of term to “intellectual disability.”
•SB 1382 – County employees’ retirement, retiree organizations.
•SB 1386 – Municipal water districts, water storage, groundwater.
•SB 1387 – Metal theft.
•SB 1388 – Parking, parking meters. prohibitions at parking locations.
•SB 1391 – CalFresh benefits, overissuance.
•SB 1393 – Alcoholic beverage control, licensees, returns.
•SB 1394 – Dwelling safety, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Implements recommendations of the State Fire Marshal to enhance effective use of smoke alarms in residences and delaying the date by which an owner must install a carbon monoxide device in an existing hotel from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2016.
•SB 1395 – State Auditor.
•SB 1402 – Economic development, California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program.
•SB 1403 – Domestic violence, permanent restraining orders and elder abuse orders.
•SB 1404 – School property, Civic Center Act.
•SB 1405 – Accountancy, military service, practice privilege. Authorizes accountants to have their licenses placed on a military inactive status while engaged in active duty in the National Guard or armed forces.
•SB 1407 – Medical information: disclosure.
•SB 1408 – Bar pilots, Monterey Bay and the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.
•SB 1409 – The Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012. Strengthens the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military. The new law requires the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to serve as a liaison between the State of California and the U.S. Department of Defense to coordinate and collaborate on clean energy policy. The OPR will work directly with state energy agencies, including the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, to ensure the U.S. military is included in the development and implementation of state energy and environmental policy.
•SB 1410 – Independent medical review.
•SB 1413 – Adjutant General, support programs. Allows the Adjutant General to establish support programs, acquire facilities and solicit and accept donations for the benefit of military personnel and their families.
•SB 1421 – Mobile homes, resident-owned mobile home parks.
•SB 1425 – Juveniles, dependent children.
•SB 1433 – Domestic violence, protective orders.

•SB 14

3 Ancient Mariner December 31, 2012 at 11:33 PM

That’s a lot of new laws.
Wasn’t going to go into them in depth – there’re too many.
How can you possibly know if you’ve broken a law when they keep passing so many new ones? You might have become a lawbreaker without knowing it.
Keep your mouth shut and wait for your attorney to arrive.

4 Duck December 31, 2012 at 11:49 PM

That’s it ?
Cool !

5 V January 1, 2013 at 4:45 AM

That is just overwhelmingly stupid…we do not have good enforcement of the laws that are on the books now.

6 DoReMi January 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM

The 1/4 cent hike is not what I am angry about. It’s the fake promise that this will help that I am furious about. If I believed that ANYP amount would cure our problems I would glady hand out thousnands. But. I. Do. Not Believe. ANY. Amount will help.

It’s all going towards pensions for executives and managers, aid to illegals and dopers. Nothing will aleviate the stress on our school financials. Ever. It has been this way for 30 years. It is sucker money from idiots.

7 Jojo Potato January 1, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Holy *&^*#. How many have a broken already? It doesn’t make sense for lawyers to make the laws that they make their living off of. This has become what an engineer would call an unsustainable system. More and more and more without any limit and we all lose. I hope it blows up soon.

8 AnonoGod January 1, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Lots of pointless laws and high taxes… Taxes don’t help schools money does.. Not the same thing..

Californians have some of the highest taxes yet bad schools.. But that’s what you get when you have a bazillion pet projects then only give a nickel to each one..

9 JAFO January 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM

It’s said that, “Ignorance of the law is no defense.” Juxtapose that legal theory with Nancy Pelosi’s infamous defense of ObamaCare, “We have to pass this bill so we can find out what’s in it,” and you have oxymoronic legislative nonsense in a nutshell. Many states have shown the wisdom to require their part-time legislators to complete their work in only one or two months a year. Just think of how much a similar requirement might simplify the legislative work product in Sacramento or Washington, DC.

10 Lando January 1, 2013 at 9:40 AM

The sales tax is just going to go into Jerry Brown’s pockets. F that guy!

11 Jeff January 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Just more ways our government wants to tell you how to live your lives. They know what is best for us, comrades.

12 Jeff January 1, 2013 at 10:12 AM

To add – maybe if the f•••ing politicians spent half their time on their law-making duties, we would have a budget in place.

I hate politicians. And lawyers. All of you are the scourge of America

13 Moznpeg January 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

See, when we turn our backs on the Creator of the universe, we get all scribbled and confused. Instead of putting God first, we’ve decided to put, in our human thinking, very intelligent men and women to figure it out for us. Think about it.
I care about you all.
Moznpeg

14 Teacher wannabe January 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

@Lando: you are an idiot. @Jeff. If you don’t like it move out of state…or better yet, leave the country.

15 Captain Bebops January 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I would suggest at least one more new law: for every new law passed two must be retired.

16 The Real McCoy January 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM

@Moznpeg – your god is dead and no one cares. Get over it.

17 anon January 1, 2013 at 2:08 PM

@McCoy- God is not dead, the progressive state is now God.

18 View From The Center January 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM

@ The Real McCoy –
Why would you write such a mean spirited comment?

19 Bobby Sands January 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

The list of 799 new laws, 561 by the Assembly and 238 by the Senate is very enlightening for those that give a rip about California. For those of you in Claycord who want to flee the state, enjoy your journey. The new laws for 2013 provide new aid for special interests. The special interests extend from the Rights of the Disabled to Homeowners to Drivers of cars and freedom from Pedophiles. The one thing, that is constant is that the laws reflect the special interests of the folks who live in the state.

The best thing that Claycordians can do is to vote out of office those that represent you by enacting more laws that no one can ever remember. That means all of the politicians. On the other hand if you care about anything then you can be sure that there is a new law passed just for you. Check them out. I did.

20 Always Right January 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM

While the rest of the country is worred about going over the cliff, California is already over and down.

Democrats have controlled the legislature (both houses) for over 40 years. A republican governor can stop much of this stupidity, but when you have a Democrat governor, these absurd laws move through like poop through a goose.

21 Howard K Mullins III January 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM

G-d is not dead. G-d is what the left fears the most above personal freedom.

For the left, there can be no other authority or deity other than themselves. They salivate for control over everything. Whats really sad is that so many people want to be controlled down to the number of toilet tissues used each day.

Guys like me will eventually be imprisoned or deported, all assets confiscated, family torn apart, just because I believe in individual freedoms and I am not afraid to speak my mind. There are millions of people in communist countries dying for the freedom we once took for granted.

The cycle will continue and eventually (in a few generations) some people will decide they would rather not be under the control of the government and that they want the freedom of choice given to us by G-d, Then the changes will happen and freedom will prevail for a while until the left gets back its power and takes control once again. And so it goes.

I really don’t know why I waste my time with some of you. It’s pointless. Arrogant, ignorant, drunk with a power they believe was given to them but that they are incapable of understanding and certainly do not deserve. Near useless pawns in a world where their hatred makes them feel powerful for a few moments, then that feeling disappears like dust in the wind. People of no values, responsibility, accountability, character, to be used by the powerful and then tossed away like rubbish when no longer needed. Those same people won’t even know they have been cast aside like trash, so ignorant and powerless they are. They gave up self determination of a lie.

Now, I’ll be told to leave and call an idiot and all sorts of bad names. And I will leave. Teacher Wannabe and Real McCoy and those like them are just too ignorant to understand just how worthless they are to the uber left power scheme.

22 opie January 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Non wich will be enforced except the same old City Council trying to make a name for themselves, in other words another year of hot air and no action. The city should take more time off as things run great without a council and city manager.

23 Jeff January 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Teacher wannabe – if you dont stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Its people like you who have ruined America. My new years resolution os already in place – leave this state to the loonies like you to fend for themselves when the bottom falls out. Good luck with sales tax, the rampant release of criminals, furloughs and reduced pensions.

And add to that what Howard said.

Mindless souless FOOLS running this country right now. Go get an education, wannabe. Start with American History.

24 Fred P. January 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

@Teacher wannabe #14 …

It looks as thought your posts are limited to insulting others for their opinions….. calling others “idiots” or telling others to move out of the state/country…..

If that’s your thought process, I sure as he** would not want my kids or grandkids taught by the likes of you. You might want to reconsider your profession – something that’s within your capabilities….

I’ll leave it at that – maybe someone under the age of 5 can explain it so you can understand it.

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