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New year, new laws: What California residents should expect in 2016




Michael Tran and Katie Rodriguez pass a cyclist on their Hoverboards while displaying ease of use on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
Michael Tran and Katie Rodriguez pass a cyclist on their Hoverboards while displaying ease of use on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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The new year is right around the corner, and with it brings new policies and politics.

California is expected to see a range of new laws from restrictions on carrying guns, a higher minimum wage, vaccination requirements for students, reproductive service notifications, as well as new laws regulating hoverboards and boozy bike rides.  

In 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed 807 bills into law. California gained national attention for its death dignity law that allows doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients with lethal doses of drugs.

New actions moved forward to regulate medical marijuana in the state and a controversial law passed that requires more children to be immunized before starting school.

How will the new laws change the everyday lives of California residents?

Guest:

John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times