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New California Laws in Effect 2019

Here are a few changes coming to food, transportation and your workplace in California 2019.

Posted: Dec 26, 2018 6:43 PM
Updated: Dec 26, 2018 6:49 PM

A new year means new laws for our state of California. 

Healthier Meals 

Senate Bill 1192. California restaurants will be required to make milk or water the default beverage that's served with kids meals. That's opposed to sugary soda or juice

Straws Upon Request 

Assembly Bill 1884. Sit-down restaurants in California will only provide a straw when the customer requests it. California will be the first state to ban the offering of plastic straws. the bill goes into effect July 1st.

Craft Whiskey

Senate Bill 1164. You'll soon be able to buy your favorite whiskey direct from a craft distillery. The new bill allows liquor lovers to get up to 2.25 liters of alcohol per day. That's about three bottles.

California IDs

Senate Bill No. 179. Effective January 1st, people who apply for a California drivers license or ID can expect a new gender category section. Applicants can choose between male, female or nonbinary. Those who select "nonbinary" will get a card with an "x" in the gender category of their cards.

Helmets, Please

Assembly Bill No. 3077. Teens and kids under 18 will need to strap on a helmet before heading out. Those spotted on a bike, scooter, skateboard or skates without a helmet will get a fix-it ticket.

Loud Drivers, Not Allowed

Assembly Bill No. 1824. A mandatory fine comes into effect for loud drivers on the road. Those cited for modified or loud exhaust or muffler systems will have to pay up.

Minimum wage

MW-2019. In 2019, companies with 25 or fewer employees must pay workers at least $11 per hour. Larger companies must pay workers at least $12 per hour.

Equal Representation

Senate Bill 826. Publicly traded companies based in California must have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019.

Daylight Savings

Assembly Bill 7. Californians may never have to "fall back" an hour again. Back in November, voters approved Prop 7.  That gave the state legislature the power to end daylight saving time. But the amendment still needs to get the thumbs up from both the state and the federal government to go into effect. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3168528

Reported Deaths: 37121
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles107315615262
San Bernardino2644571667
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2271952375
Orange2232882638
Santa Clara980571234
Kern90213590
Fresno852741043
Sacramento834081157
Alameda70334894
Ventura65581507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54951489
Stanislaus44184788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30308293
Santa Barbara26820265
Solano26494111
Imperial25581493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24935247
Kings19904160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16652151
Madera13858151
Santa Cruz12771130
Marin11954163
Yolo11087138
Shasta9951129
Butte9757134
El Dorado800259
Sutter794383
Napa789347
Lassen526916
San Benito516648
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada333274
Mendocino327736
Amador304932
Lake267332
Humboldt249425
Glenn201522
Colusa18549
Calaveras169523
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3903
Mariposa3514
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
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