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More than 800 California Laws Go Into Effect in 2014

More than 800 California Laws Go Into Effect in 2014

New labor laws in California are being hailed by employees, but cursed by employers.

New protections for workers -- particularly for undocumented immigrants working in the state, punish employers who turn them into immigration authorities as retaliation for them filing complaints.

It's now against the law to extort money from undocumented workers -- basically blackmailing them over their documentation status.

And, outdoor workers be it farm work, construction, or landscapers must get rest breaks in hot weather.

Steve Smith with the California Labor Federation says 2013 is a banner year for workers, while the California Chamber of Commerce says the laws will drive up costs for all businesses and consumers.

Laws affecting women's health are also going into effect in the new year. 

Nurse practicitioners, midwives, and physician assistants can all perform abortions.

And to assure women can get to an abortion clinic, legislators have made permanent a law stating that it is illegal to damage or block access to clinics.

One controversial new law will impact every school by allowing students to declare their gender and then be allowed to access the bathroom or sports team of their chosen gender and be guaranteed protections of their decisions.  

Meanwhile, a law that a decade ago drove a governor from office is back -- driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Proponents say it's important for people to be tested and licensed. Opponents say its a defacto step to automatically granting undocumented immigrants the same rights by merely being in the country.  

Challenges to both laws are expected.  

More than 800 new laws will go into effect in 2014 in California. 

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California's New Laws for 2014

AB 0010 Ch. 351 Minimum wage: annual adjustment. Ch. 401 * Alternative fuel and vehicle technologies: funding programs. Effective September 28, 2013.

AB 0011 Ch. 120 Employees: reserve peace officers and emergency rescue personnel.

AB 0014 Ch. 223 State freight plan.

AB 0016 Ch. 763 Domestic violence: corporal injury.

AB 0020 Ch. 143 Obscene matter: minors.

AB 0021 Ch. 628 Safe Drinking Water Small Community Emergency Grant Fund.

AB 0030 Ch. Water quality.

AB 0032 Ch. 608 * Insurance taxes: income taxes: credits: community development financial institution investments. Effective October 07, 2013.

AB 0034 Ch. 641 State historical resources.

AB 0035 Ch. 571Deferred action for childhood arrivals.

AB 0044 Ch. 258 Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act: bidding practices.

AB 0048 Ch. 728 Firearms: large-capacity magazines.

AB 0056 Ch. 475 School facilities: carbon monoxide devices.

AB 0058 Ch. 547 Medical experiments: human subjects.

AB 0060 Ch. 524 Driver's licenses: eligibility: required documentation.

AB 0061 Ch. 71 Parking: parking meters

AB 0064 Ch. 548 Vehicles: fifth-wheel travel trailers.

AB 0065 Ch. 259 * Crimes: sex crimes. Effective September 09, 2013.

AB 0066 Ch. 578 Electricity: system reliability.

AB 0068 Ch. 764 Parole.

AB 0071 Ch. 402 Salton Sea restoration.

AB 0072 Ch. 8 Municipal water district: board of directors.

AB 0074 Ch. 21 * Human services. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0075 Ch. 22 * Alcohol and drug programs. Effective June 27, 2013. Selected or all provisions operative July 1, 2013.

AB 0081 Ch. 161 * Public safety: domestic abuse. Effective August 27, 2013.

AB 0082 Ch. 23 * Health. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0085 Ch. 24 * Health and human services. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0086 Ch. 48 * Education finance: education omnibus trailer bill. Effective July 01, 2013.

AB 0089 Ch. 25 * Developmental services. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0092 Ch. 26 * State government. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0093 Ch. 69 * Economic development: taxation: credits,deductions, exemptions, and net operating losses. Effective July 11, 2013.

AB 0094 Ch. 50 * Education finance: higher education. Effective July 01, 2013.

AB 0097 Ch. 47 * School finance. Effective July 01, 2013.

AB 0098 Ch. 27 * Property insurance: Seismic Safety Account. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0101 Ch. 354 * Budget Act of 2013. Effective September 26, 2013.

AB 0106 Ch. 355 * Economic development: taxation: credits. Effective September 26, 2013.

AB 0110 Ch. 20 * Assembly Member Blumenfield Budget Act of 2013. Effective June 27, 2013.

AB 0113 Ch. 3 * Budget Act of 2012. Effective May 01, 2013.

AB 0115 Ch. 630 Assembly Member Perea Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

AB 0116 Ch. 62 * Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates. Effective July 11, 2013.

AB 0117 Ch. 193 State government: financial and administrative accountability.

AB 0118 Ch. 631  Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

AB 0119 Ch. 403 Water treatment devices.

AB 0120 Ch. 632  Underground storage tanks: school districts.

AB 0121 Ch. 224  Counties: disposition of real property.

AB 0123 Ch. 476 Pupil instruction: social sciences: farm labor movement: Filipinos.

AB 0127 Ch. 579 Fire safety: fire retardants: building insulation.

AB 0170 Ch. 729 Assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles.

AB 0173 Ch. 262 Postsecondary education: Small Business Procurement and Contract Act.

AB 0176 Ch. 263 Family law: protective and restraining orders.

Laws marked with an asterisk (*) went into effect when they were signed. 

 

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