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New Laws in California

Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

With the New Year comes new rules, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law 760 bills addressing various social issues and special projects.

Here are some of the new laws for 2012 listed by the Los Angeles Times:

  • Defendants extradited to California will have an additional $100,000.00 added to their bail.
  • Importation and production of beers that have caffeine as an ingredient are banned.
  • Schools can suspend a student for cyber-bullying.
  • An individual younger then 18 cannot be supplied with a drug containing dextromethorphan, which is used to reduce coughing.
  • Smuggling cellular phones into state prisons is a crime, and additional prison time can be given to inmates with cellular phones.
  • A $25,000 fine will be imposed for child prostitution convictions.
  • Selling live animals on sidewalks, parking lots or streets is a crime.

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