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New California Laws For 2019

  

Editor's Note: This is a look at laws taking effect in 2019. For a look at laws passed in 2018, see our roundup here.

Every year hundreds of new California laws take effect Jan. 1. Many of them won't have much effect on your daily life. Here's a closer look at some that might in 2019.

We'll be posting more stories throughout December, so check back to learn more about the impacts of each law.

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California Restaurants Must Make Milk Or Water The Default Kids Meal Drink Starting In 2019

December 17, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Restaurants in California that offer kids meal combos will be required to serve milk or water as the default drink options. Parents will still be able to request soda or juice for their kids.

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State Government

Lactating Moms Will Get More Space To Pump Under New California Law

December 17, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Starting January, employers will need to better accommodate lactating mothers who choose to pump at work.

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State Government

New California Law Cracks Down On Animal Sales In Pet Stores

December 17, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores will have to be sourced from shelters and rescue groups under a new California law.

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State Government

California's Minimum Wage Will Increase January 1

December 17, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

Companies with 26 people or workers will see California's minimum wage increase by a dollar, to $12 an hour.