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New California laws cover immigration, marijuana, education

FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first laws...
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a student at Fairmeadow Elementary School pays for lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school ...
In this Sept. 4, 2017 photo, Union workers and minimum wage activists gather for a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles. California state lawmakers...
In this Aug. 16, 2016 photo, a row of general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California state la...
File - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist displays a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic...

FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first laws...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a student at Fairmeadow Elementary School pays for lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school ...

In this Sept. 4, 2017 photo, Union workers and minimum wage activists gather for a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles. California state lawmakers...

In this Aug. 16, 2016 photo, a row of general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California state la...

File - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist displays a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 laws then signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, most of them taking effect Monday.

One makes California a sanctuary state in response to the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.

And while sales of recreational marijuana will become legal under a 2016 voter initiative, it will be illegal to take and drive or carry open containers of cannabis while behind the wheel.

Another law aims to make getting a college education more affordable, while several try to help ex-convicts get jobs.

The minimum wage goes up, smaller businesses must offer unpaid maternity and paternity leave, and drug companies will now have to give warning before big price increases.

Schools can't engage in "lunch shaming" by denying students lunch because their parents haven't paid meal fees.


Updated : 2021-05-19 09:01 GMT+08:00