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The Most Important New California Laws of 2016

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 05, 2016

It was a big year, legislatively, in Sacramento: With the budget wrapped up in June, lawmakers passed hundreds of laws dealing with everything from climate change to workers rights. Here’s KQED’s annual roundup of highlights.

All of these bills take effect Jan. 1, unless we note otherwise. 

Climate Change and the Environment

Addressing global warming loomed large in Sacramento, after Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate President pro tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), both made the issue their top priority in 2015. The state’s drought also received some attention, though most of the rules around water use were handled administratively by the state’s water board.

Read the whole story at KQED

 

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