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Here are a few of the new California laws that went into effect January 1, 2019:


AB 748: Police transparency                        

Passed in 2018. Introduced by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). Read bill text                        


Requires that body camera footage be released within 45 days of a police shooting, or when an officer’s use of force causes death or great bodily harm.



SB 1391: Juvenile justice                        

Passed in 2018. Introduced by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Read bill text                        


Prohibits 14- and 15-year-old criminal defendants from being prosecuted as adults.



SB 1200: Gun control                        

Passed in 2018. Introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley. Read bill text                        


Eliminates fees for requesting gun violence restraining orders and allows law enforcement officers who confiscate guns under the program to seize ammunition as well.


AB 516: Temporary license plates                        

Passed in 2016. Introduced by Asm. Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco). Read bill text                        


Requires auto dealers to issue temporary paper license plates when new cars are purchased, rather than current dealer logos, to ensure all drivers pay required tolls.


SB 3: Minimum wage increase                        

Passed in 2016. Introduced by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)*. Read bill text                        


Raises minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour for employees of businesses with 26 or more employees and from $10.50 to $11 for employees of businesses with 25 or fewer employees.


AB 1884: "Straws upon request"                        
Passed in 2018. Introduced by Asm. Ian Calderon (D-Whittier). Read bill text                        

If you're at a full-service restaurant and would like to sip your drink through a single-use plastic straw, you'll now have to ask for one. Restaurants can be fined for repeated violations.




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 TOGETHER WE CAN: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness

California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) launched an eighteen month review of this issue and has just released the report, Together We Can: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness.


While not a comprehensive study of mental illness, it’s an actionable roadmap for change calling for California to make an immediate and strong commitment to address this complex issue. “One of the greatest policy failures of our time was dismantling our state mental health care institutions without having adequate community-based treatment in its place,” said MHSOAC Commissioner and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. “Our jails shouldn’t be used in place of treatment. We believe we should, and can, do better.”

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Member Discounts

Members and Corporate 100 Partners, as a thank you for being a fundamental part of our organization, CSSAF is now offering all current members and Corporate 100 Partners an exclusive discount code to use whenever you rent a car through Enterprise. Be sure to reserve your next rental car through and contact us to access the code.


Please note, CSSAF does not receive monetary proceeds from this arrangement. This discount was arranged solely to serve as an additional benefit to our members.


For more info, please call 916-375-8000 or email



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