New laws for California 2012 edition

2012 bring a number of new laws into effect in California. The Mission Viejo Patch has compiled a list of all the new laws. Take a look to see how these laws will effect you.

Some of the key laws:

  • California students will be the first in the U.S. to receive mandatory classroom instruction about the contributions of gays and lesbians to the development of the United States.
  • It will now be illegal to sell or distribute shark fins, a Chinese delicacy, due to the rampant slaughter of sharks.
  • Minors will need a prescription to buy any drug containing destromethorphan, an ingredient in many popular over-the-counter cough medicines including Robitussin, NyQuil and Dimetapp.
  • Women may take up to four months’ pregnancy disability leave.
  • Government and third parties are prohibited from gathering information about what books you read or buy over the Internet, unless they obtain a court order.
  • Apartment building landlords will have to start providing recycling services for 7 million California tenants.

See also –

California Business Law Blog:

New California Employment Laws for 2012;
New Probate Laws for 2012;

CHP – CHP List of New Traffic Laws

Californality – New California Laws 2012

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