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2018 Top 10 New Laws

2018 Top New Laws


1.  California’s lowest-paid workers are getting a raise, as the 2016 law to phase in a minimum-wage increase has raised that pay to $11 an hour for most businesses. Workers at the smallest companies will see their minimum wages rise to $10.50 an hour.

2.  Californians will pay a new $75 fee to refinance a mortgage and make other real estate transactions, money to be spent on providing more low-income housing in the state.
Local law enforcement officials across California have new, strict limits on how much they can help federal immigration authorities — a law that pushes back against President Trump’s policies on illegal immigration.

3.  No California school employee can carry a concealed weapon onto campus, a change from the former rules in which school officials had discretion over the issue.

4.  You can be fined $20 for not wearing a seatbelt on a commercial bus. Drivers will tell you to buckle up.

5.  Farm animals in California can no longer be given antibiotics without a veterinarian's prescription — a law designed to help lessen the spread of infections that are resistant to antibiotics

6. Local law enforcement officials across California have new, strict limits on how much they can help federal immigration authorities — a law that pushes back against President Trump’s policies on illegal immigration.

7.  California schools can no longer deny a lunch to a child whose parents haven’t paid their meal fees.

8. Big donors to state ballot measure campaigns will have to be better identified in political advertisements in 2018.

9. When you apply for a new job in California, you can no longer be asked, “How much did you make at your last job?

10.  Some California cities will allow sales of marijuana for all uses, the first retail transactions since voters fully legalized pot in November 2016.



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