SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – These new California laws take effect Thursday when the new fiscal year begins:
– California’s ban on buying more than one pistol in a 30-day period applies to semi-automatic center fire rifles, including some that fit the California definition of an assault rifle.
—California will establish an ombudsman to defend and address complaints from student loan borrowers faced predatory practice.
– Laura’s Act, a 2002 measure that allows judges to demand intensive mental health. ambulatory treatment, becomes permanent. To qualify, a person must have a serious mental illness and a recent history of psychiatric hospitalizations, imprisonment, or violent behavior.
– Three state prisons for minors stop accepting new arrivals and will close in 2023.