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New California Laws 2015

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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

Smoking In Private Homes Used As Daycare Centers, Now Illegal In California

January 5, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A new California law bans tobacco smoking inside private homes used as family day care centers - even when children aren't there.

State Government

New California Law Limits The Use Of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

January 5, 2015 | Katie Orr

Frequently signing a contract means signing away your right to sue. But a new California law that takes effect in January will limit the use of "mandatory arbitration agreements."

Undocumented Immigration In California

Thousands Apply For Undocumented Driver Licenses

January 2, 2015 | Katie Orr

Thousands of undocumented Californians are applying for driver licenses.

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State Government

New Laws Loosen California Alcohol Tasting Rules

January 2, 2015 | Ben Adler

Two new laws took effect January 1 loosen the rules for alcohol tastings in California - one in retail outlets and one for underage college students taking beer and wine courses.

New Laws: Pets In Restaurants

January 2, 2015 | Steve Milne

Dining out with your pet is now legal at some restaurants under a California law that began on January 1.

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State Government

Applications To Be Accepted For Undocumented Driver Licenses

January 1, 2015 | Katie Orr

It’s estimated that over a million undocumented immigrants will apply for California driver licenses during the next three years. They can start applying January 2.

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State Government

New California Law Targets Massage Therapists

December 31, 2014 | Ed Joyce

A new California law regulating massage therapists is intended to decrease illicit massage parlors while increasing professional standards.

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State Government

New Law Affects Teens Who Use The Internet

December 31, 2014 | Bob Moffitt

A new law that takes effect in 2015 was written to protect California teenagers who use social media from themselves and from some advertisers.