800 New Laws Will Go into Effect in 2013 in California

California approved a law exempting clergy members opposed to gay marriage from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies.
California coaches and administrators in K-12 schools, as well as higher education employees who have regular contact with children, will be required to report suspected child sexual abuse.
Another law bans the use of dogs when hunting bobcats or bears.
Some young undocumented immigrants will be able to get a driver license. Californians between the ages of 16 and 31 who qualify for President Obama’s work permit program will also be eligible for a license.
California voters could potentially register to vote on election day with a provisional ballot, as long as 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.
Two laws ban businesses and schools from demanding that potential employees or students share social media credentials and private content.
In the health care sector, another new law mandates that after getting a mammogram, women must be informed if they have dense breast tissue.
Effective January 1, 2013 California requires the CO2 detectors be installed in condominiums and apartments.

December 28, 2012

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