California’s new laws for 2016
December 28, 2015
The New Years is right around the corner and it comes with new laws regarding requirements for graduating high school, gun rights, internet privacy and many other issues. Here are some of the laws that will likely impact state residents.
SB 172: Suspends the California High School Exit Exam and allows student who did not receive a diploma because they failed the exam to graduate. SB 172 permits students who earned the units but failed the exam going back to the 2003/2004 school year to receive diplomas.
SB 707: Prohibits people with valid concealed firearm license from bringing a gun on a college or university campus or within 1,000 feet of any school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12.
SB 178: This bill prohibits officers or government entities from examining citizens’ emails, text messages, Internet search history and other digital data without a search warrant, wiretap order, order for electronic reader records or subpoena. The law does not apply to certain emergency situations.
AB 1014: Shortly after a man with mental health issues killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13 others, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that temporarily prohibits gun ownership for people determined by the courts to be a threat to themselves or others. Family members, friends and law enforcement personnel can seek to have guns removed from citizens.
AB 329: Makes participation in sex education courses mandatory for students in grades 7 through 12 unless parents opt-out. Schools are required to teach comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention.