New California Laws 2016

Hundreds of new California laws took effect on Jan. 1. Capital Public Radio looked at the tangible impacts of these laws on the lives of Californians.

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State Government

K-12 Students Have More Online Privacy Protections in 2016

January 7, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new law now in effect in California restricts the way technology companies use information about K-12 students.

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State Government

New California Law Protects Digital Privacy

January 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Law enforcement agencies in California will need to get a warrant to access your digital records, including your physical location, under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

State Government

California College Police Get New 'Tools' For Investigations

January 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California college and university police departments will have the authority to use "pretext phone calls" and body-cameras, starting January 1, 2016.

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State Government

New Places For More Beer In California

January 4, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Two new California laws expand where brewers and sellers can distribute beer.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: New California Laws 2016

January 4, 2016

New year, new laws. Capital Public Radio’s news team has been combing through some of the policies taking effect January 1. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins Insight with a look at what they found.

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State Government

Pregnancy Centers Must Comply With Abortion Information Law

December 31, 2015

Several anti-abortion pregnancy centers must comply with a new state law that requires them to provide their clients with information on their health care options including abortion, three judges have ruled in recent decisions.

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State Government

Prohibition-Era Restrictions On California Liquor Distillers To Be Lifted

December 31, 2015 | Ben Adler

You wouldn’t believe what California distillers have had to do to sell their own craft liquor in tasting rooms. But that’s about to change.

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State Government

New Calif. Law Prohibits Discrimination Based on Immigration Status

December 30, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

A new California law provides civil rights protections to undocumented workers, or non-English speakers.