SACRAMENTO (AP / CBS13) – July 1 not only marks the start of a new fiscal year for the state of California, but also marks the entry into force of some new laws.
California has new regulations on Thursday, covering everything from buying semi-automatic rifles to helping homeowners affected by wildfires.
Here’s an overview of the new laws:
– California’s ban on purchasing more than one pistol in a 30-day period applies to semi-automatic center shot rifles, including some that meet the California definition of an assault rifle.
– California will create an ombudsman to defend and deal with complaints from student loan borrowers facing predatory practices.
-Laura’s Law, a 2002 measure that allows judges to demand intensive outpatient mental health treatment, becomes permanent. To qualify, a person must have a serious mental illness and a recent history of psychiatric hospitalization, incarceration, or violent behavior.
– Portions of two laws to help homeowners who lost property in fires during the state of emergency come into force, including provisions to cover living expenses.
– Three state jails for juveniles will stop accepting new receptions and will close in 2023.
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