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New Laws Affecting Residents Kick in July 1

From taking licenses away from those delinquent on state taxes to help for children being bullied at school, there are a host of new state laws of which readers should be aware.

Several new laws take effect today in California and will affect Temecula residents as well. Here are a few of which Patch thought you'd want to be aware.

AB 9, authored by Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), requires schools to implement bullying complaint procedures and alternative discipline policies for bullying.

AB 69, authored by Jim Beall (D-San Jose), grants counties access to the Social Security Administration to determine seniors who are eligible to receive food stamps.

AB 300, authored by Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco), imposes minimum standards for sterilizing, sanitizing and maintaining safety at body piercing, tattoo and permanent cosmetic businesses.

AB 341, authored by Wes Chesbro (D-Arcata), requires recycling for businesses and apartment buildings of more than four units that have more than four cubic yards of waste per week.

AB 959, authored by Brian Jones (R-Santee), allows welfare and food stamp recipients an extra month to file quarterly reports.

AB 1156, authored by Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park), revises the definition of bullying, gives bullied victims priority for transferring schools and requires bullying-prevention training.

AB 1215, authored by Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills), mandates used vehicle dealers to participate in a program for flagging salvaged vehicles and junk as well as raises the maximum document-processing fee for vehicles.

AB 1424, authored by Henry Perea (D-Fresno), mandates that the state suspend licenses from the state’s highest tax delinquents.

SB 190, authored by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), changes the enforcement of mechanics liens and requires a person to forfeit his lien if he includes labor or materials in a claim that were not furnished to the property in the claim.

SB 222, authored by Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Elaine Alquist (D-Santa Clara), ensures that all women receive maternity coverage regardless of their health insurance policies.

SB 424, authored by Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield), authorizes a design professional to convert a lien assuming that certain requirements are satisfied.

SB 510, authored by Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), authorizes a broker to appoint a manager of a branch office and delegate supervising responsibility to him.

SB 841, authored by Lois Wolk (D-Davis), imposes indemnity obligations on local agencies that fail to obtain approval.

PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - What do you think of these new laws? Have an opinion on any of them? Share it with us in the comments.

Jeff Walters July 04, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Our lected officals need to be paid based on thier performance for the people, period. They need to pay for thier own gas because none of them do. They need to pay for thier own health care becuase none of them do. They need to be held accountable for everything they do, just like we are.If we break the law we get fined and or inprisoned, so should they. Wake up people and do something for the betterment of this great state.
Murrieta mom July 04, 2012 at 06:06 AM
It's about time to help our future leaders of tomorrow, aka our children, having better steps for all the bullying that takes place in school. Administrators really need better education on handling bully problems. it's sad how many teachers truly don't know how to handle or what is bullying. Especially those clever students knowing how to work the system & do bully in way that takes some time to catch on by the school. Thats my favorite law was to hear to attempt more improvement
PIPPI July 04, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Had enough people??? Vote libertarian , unless you like being told what to do and how to do it and when to do it.
buttithought July 04, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Way to go Stacey......vote Libertarian.........we need to remain sovereign. happy 4th !!!
Temecula Bob July 05, 2012 at 06:52 AM
What is going on... why do we pay taxes to have people working full time to make laws like these? Why are our lawmakers even working full time? Welfare welfare welfare. Government butting into business more and more. Do you know how hard it is to even start a business in California anymore? Try checking out what it takes to even open a simple hot dog stand in California. What happened to common sense?

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