New California Laws Effective July 1, 2014

A number of new laws became effective on July 1st.  For the most part, when a bill is enacted into law in California, its effective date is governed by Government Code § 9600, which sets forth when an enactment takes effect.  Since 1974, the general rule regarding a legislative action’s effective date is that it becomes effective on January 1, of the year following the enactment.  Prior to 1974, from the years 1967 through 1972, the legislature addressed legislation substantively annually.  Prior to 1965, the legislature met every year, but legislation was substantively considered only in odd-numbered year, with even-numbered reserved for ... Read More >