LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several new California laws have gone into effect as of Friday.
One of California’s new gun laws lets family members ask a judge to remove firearms from a loved one who a judge deems dangerous.
The law was drafted after a 2014 deadly shooting rampage occured near the UC Santa Barbara campus.
Police had visited the shooter just weeks before the rampage occured, when his family was worried about his mental health.
However, police had no authority to search the apartment let alone take any of the individual’s guns.
Six students died and 14 others were hurt.
Another new law now bans concealed weapons from school campuses, while another requires toy companies to make toy guns in bright colors, so that police can easily tell them apart from real weapons.
Despite some loud opposition, because of a new vaccine law, students can no longer use religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccine requirements in school.
Parents and guardians can however delay the vaccinations, but only if they’ve already filled out paperwork, which was due by Friday afternoon.
Hoverboards were one of the most popular gifts this holiday season, but some kids may not be able to use them that much now.
New laws say that hoverboard riders need to be at least 16 years old and wear a helmet while riding the craft.
One of the most emotional debates in 2015 centered around the assisted suicide bill.
Doctors are now allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to their terminally ill patients who want to die.
This law, however, will go into effect 90 days after a special session which could happen this month.