IT’S THE LAW — in California, starting Monday!


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New California laws that will take effect on Monday:

– first year of community college will be free for all new students (must be full time)
– recreational marijuana legal to purchase 
– vehicle registration will cost $25 to $175 more based on the value of your car 
– minimum wage up to $11 per hour
– Sanctuary State law will limit local cooperation/resources with ICE
– guns banned at all public schools even for those with concealed carry permits
– all ammunition purchases (or pickups) must be made in person
– gender identity no longer a requirement on IDs
– baby changing tables will be required in all restrooms, including men’s
– pet stores will only be able to sell rescue animals (sp. dogs, cats, rabbits)
– employers will no longer be able to ask for your salary/benefits history, and must provide a pay-scale for the job upon request
– wearing a seat belt on buses will become mandatory for those with seat belts. Buses carrying children aged 8-16 must provide seat belts
– free tampons and pads must be in at least half of all restrooms in public schools that serve low-income areas (defined as 40% poverty or more)

Come Monday, making this sort of pun will be a misdemeanor.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)