New Law

Firearms seized during recent sweeps are shown on display at a news conference on May 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, California. California Attorney General Kamala Harris hosted a meeting of the state's district attorneys to develop recommendations on reducing gun violence. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Calif. Law Takes Effect On Microstamping Guns

A California law that requires all semiautomatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps a code with the weapon’s make, model and serial number on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.


Cars drive by a sign notifying of a new texting while driving law in California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

It’s Now L-E-G-A-L To Hands-Free Text And Drive In California

Lawmakers in Sacramento just updated the rules to allow hands-free texting while driving.


Cockfighting file photo. (credit: CBS)

Governor Brown Signs Law That Will Double Cockfighting Fines

The fine for staging a cockfight will double in California under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.


(credit: CBS)

LA City Ordinance Requiring Porn Actors To Wear Condoms Goes Into Effect Monday

An ordinance mandating adult video stars to wear condoms on shoots in the city of Los Angeles goes into effect Monday.



Torrance Democrat’s Bill Banning Teens’ Use Of Tanning Beds Signed Into Law

California will become the first state to make it illegal for teenagers under age 18 to use tanning beds under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.


(credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Law To Require Carbon Monoxide Alarms In Most Homes

It’s a “silent killer” that causes an average of 400 deaths each year in America, but now a new law is trying to change that.


(credit: Kevin Horan/Getty Images)

AP: California Denies First Medical Parole

California parole officials rejected a plea on Tuesday from a quadriplegic convict who had hoped to become the first state prison inmate released under a new law aimed at cutting the number of inmates and the cost of care in the nation’s largest state prison system.


(credit: Nicolas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

New Law May Bring Fines To Online Impersonators

A law taking effect with the new year will make impersonating someone online through social network pages, texts or e-mails a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail.


New Law Makes It Easier To Transfer To Cal State

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that guarantees community college graduates admission to California State University.