New California Laws Effective January 1, 2018

Heads up Malibuites – these laws affect YOU! Lots of changes in 2018 and they start tomorrow!

New California laws that go into effect January 1:

– first year of community college will be free for all new students (must be full time)
– recreational marijuana legal to purchase
– vehicle registration will cost $25 to $175 more based on the value of your car
– minimum wage up to $11 per hour
– Sanctuary State law will limit local cooperation/resources with ICE
– guns banned at all public schools even for those with concealed carry permits
– all ammunition purchases (or pickups) must be made in person
– gender identity no longer a requirement on IDs
– baby changing tables will be required in all restrooms, including men’s
– pet stores will only be able to sell rescue animals (sp. dogs, cats, rabbits)
– employers will no longer be able to ask for your salary/benefits history, and must provide a pay-scale for the job upon request
– wearing a seat belt on buses will become mandatory for those with seat belts. Buses carrying children aged 8-16 must provide seat belts
– free tampons and pads must be in at least half of all restrooms in public schools that serve low-income areas (defined as 40% poverty or more)

(Compiled by Laura Friedman, CA District 43 Assembly Person and shared by Nichol Simmons. Thank you!!)

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms. Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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