Gov. Gavin Newsom signed nearly 1,000 bills into Congress in 2022.
The law, which takes effect on 1 January 2023, includes tougher penalties for street racing and will reduce minimum wage gaps and resources for missing or endangered indigenous peoples. I’m here.
Here are some California laws that go into effect on Sunday.
Senate Bill 3 was signed into law in 2016 by the government at the time. Jerry Brown. With this law, California became the first state to set a $15 minimum wage goal.
California’s minimum wage was $10 when Brown signed the bill. SB 3 mandates that the state of California will raise prices slightly each year until he reaches $15 per hour in 2022.
Starting January 1, 2023, the minimum wage will be $15.50 an hour as the state has reached its benchmark. However, some California cities and counties have already set minimum wages higher than the state minimum wage.
After January 1, 2023, women and girls will no longer have to pay extra for pink products.
Under Congress Bill 1287, also known as the “pink tax,” the wording of the bill states that if two goods that are “substantially similar” are priced differently based on gender, the It is illegal to charge different prices for
“The ‘pink tax’ is a gender-based penalty that harms women who haven’t already been paid,” said MP Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.. “This kind of arbitrary gender pricing does not exist in California. [Gavin] Newsom signed the bill to ensure price equality in California. ”
Congressional Bill 1700 requires the Office of the Attorney General to create an online reporting system for users of third-party online marketplaces to report lists of suspected stolen items.
Reported information is available to local law enforcement agencies and the CHP Organized Retail Crime Task Force to assist in investigations.
Senate Bill 1228 prohibits local law enforcement from retaining DNA profiles collected from victims of sexual assault. The law also prohibits the use of a victim’s girlfriend’s DNA for any purpose other than identifying the perpetrator of a crime.
Sen. Scott Weiner said, “It’s already difficult enough for a sexual assault victim to come forward, report a crime, and make the decision to undergo an invasive rape kit test at a hospital.” The last thing we need is a message that if victims come forward, their DNA samples may be used against them in the future.”
Proponents of the law argued that the bill would guarantee the privacy of sexual assault survivors and encourage victims to come forward. is less than 1 of According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, a very small percentage of those who report are tested for sexual assault.
Catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed dramatically in recent years.
Catalytic converter theft claims surged to 14,433 in 2020, a 325% increase in one year, National Insurance Crime Bureau.
California is making a disproportionate amount of claims, according to the agency.In 2021, the state reported about 37% of catalytic converter theft claims.
State legislators are trying to slow the rate at which these expensive car parks are stolen and sold.
Senate Bill 1087 prohibits the purchase of second-hand catalytic converters except from specified sellers. Specifically list who can sell catalytic converters to recyclers and require those recyclers to retain documentation such as a copy of the year, make, model, and vehicle title the catalytic converter was removed from Law already exists.
Jaywalk fears may be a thing of the past.
Congressional Bill 2147 prohibits police from stopping pedestrians for certain pedestrian-specific offenses, such as crossing the road outside of a pedestrian crossing. However, pedestrians may be quoted if the violation involves the risk of a traffic or motor vehicle accident.
California Highway Patrol has until January 1, 2028 to submit a report to Congress on how the law has affected pedestrian safety.
Senate Bill 1472: The Ryan Act expands the standard for “gross negligence” in relation to vehicular manslaughter.
Drivers who die while being involved in street racing, excessive speeding, or speeding over 100 mph can be charged with gross negligence for vehicular manslaughter. Ryan’s Law also imposes state-mandated local programs.
The bill is named after Ryan Keppel, who was repeatedly run over by reckless drivers and died.
Over the past five years, street racing and sideshows have resulted in 264 crashes statewide. Of these wrecks, 30 were killed and 124 seriously injured, he CHP reports.
“Feather Alert” allows law enforcement to request that CHP initiate an alert when an indigenous person is reported to have been abducted, abducted, or gone missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances can do.
Similar to AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts, the ‘Feather Alert’ program uses radio, television and social media to disseminate information about missing Indigenous Peoples.
Murder, rape, and violent crime rates against Indigenous peoples are all higher than the national average, especially among Native American and Alaska Native women.
There are no reliable figures for how many Indigenous women go missing or are killed each year.
The Indian Affairs Bureau estimates that about 4,200 missing persons and murder cases remain unsolved. According to the bureau, these cases lack investigative resources available to identify new information from witness testimony, review new or retained physical evidence, and review the suspect’s new activities. Therefore, it often remains unresolved.
This article originally appeared in Visalia Times-Delta: New Year, New California Laws: Here are some laws that will take effect on January 1st.