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New California Laws in 2020

California is ringing in hundreds of new laws come January 1st.

Posted: Dec 28, 2019 6:16 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2019 8:00 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 2020 is just a few days away, and the new year brings new laws for California. 

Gun Control

Firearm purchase fees go up to $38.19 on January 1.

A person must be at least 21 years old to buy semi-automatic rifles. 

A person cannot buy guns if they are already banned from buying in another state.

Starting in 2021, Californians will be limited to buying one semi-automatic rifle per month. 

In September, employers, teachers, and co-workers will be able to seek a gun-violence restraining order. 

Gun packages will come with suicide warning labels by June 1. 

Workplace

The minimum wage in California goes up a dollar. Companies with 26 or fewer workers must pay $12 per hour. Large employers must pay at least $13 an hour. 

Companies using independent contractors, such as Uber and Lyft, are subject to new restrictions under Assembly Bill 5. More of those workers will be considered employees, entitled to benefits and protections, such as sick leave and minimum wage.

Healthcare

Californians will be required to have health insurance. 

Doctors will be required to fill out a new standardized form for parents who want to exempt their kids from vaccinations. Doctors with five or more exemptions will be reviewed by the state. 

Undocumented immigrants under 26 years old will be eligible for the state's low-income health insurance. 

Wildlife and Environment

Smoking becomes illegal in most state parks and beaches. Those who break the law are subject to a $25 fine. 

Products with microbeads, such as toothpaste and soaps, are illegal to sell. 

Trapping animals for fur becomes illegal.

Circuses that use exotic animals are banned from California. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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