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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.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
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