Trans-fats are thing of the past in certain food facilities, for example. And insurance companies can’t charge men and women different rates for the same coverage.
Hoa Quatch — La Mesa Patch
Californians will welcome 725 new laws on Jan. 1. Here’s a glance at some of the laws taking effect when you ring in the new year:
- AB 119 prevents insurance companies from charging different rates for men and women for identical coverage.
- SB 782 prevents landlords from evicting tenants who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse or stalking.
- AB 1844—informally known as Chelsea’s Law and authored by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher—will increase penalties, parole provisions and oversight of sex offenders, including a “one-strike, life-without-parole penalty” for some.
- AB 1871 allows people to lease out their cars when they are not being used—alleviating the need to purchase additional insurance.
- AB 537 will make food stamps an acceptable form of payment at farmers markets through an EBT process.