New Laws for California

By Schonauer Law on Feb 05, 2015 at 06:53 AM in Law News

January 1, 2015 signaled the beginning of hundreds of new laws in California. One of these laws found its genesis in the Isla Vista shooting while others from broader environmental issues.

AB 60: Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for driver's licenses starting in 2015. Applicants, among other items, must provide proof of identity and California residency to the DMV, but will not be required to provide a social security number or proof of legal status.

AB 1014: Gun Violence Restraining Orders

At-risk individuals more likely to commit violent crimes will be denied the right to possess and purchase firearms. The bill requires a judge to sign a special Gun Violence Restraining Order to temporarily put a hold on the person's right to own a firearm.

AB 2308: Identification Cards for Recently Released Inmates

This bill ensures eligible inmates from state prisons will have a valid driver's license upon release.

AB 1512: County Jails and Inmate Transfers

This bill allows county jails to transfer inmates to other counties.

AB 1523: Liability Insurance for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

This bill would require residential care facilities that care for the elderly to purchase and maintain liability insurance in the event of possible negligence cases or injuries sustained by residents.

AB 1585: Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking

This bill protects victims of human trafficking forced into illegal acts. The victim would be allowed to petition the court and seek relief if they are able to prove that a conviction occurred result of his or her involvement as a victim of human trafficking and solicitation.