New California Laws for 2020

California will ring in 2020 with hundreds of new state laws addressing a range of issues including monthly limits on gun purchases, more protections against high-interest loans, increased pay for low-wage jobs and the end of touring circus shows featuring exotic animals.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed almost 1,200 new laws this year, though not all of them take effect Jan. 1. Taken as a whole, the list embodies the uniquely Californian approach to governing. Most reflect the largely liberal viewpoint of the Legislature and its Democratic majority.

Click here to read more from the L.A. Times about new California laws in these categories:

  • Guns
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • On the Job
  • Housing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Privacy
  • Environment and Wildlife
  • Politics