SACRAMENTO (AP) — These new California laws take effect Thursday, when the new fiscal year begins:
—California’s ban on buying more than one handgun in a 30-day period expands to semiautomatic centerfire rifles, which include some that meet California’s definition of an assault rifle.READ MORE: Oakland To Spend $5.8 Million To Fill Vacant Police Officer Positions
—California will create an ombudsman to advocate for and field complaints from student loan borrowers faced with predatory practices.
—Laura’s Law, a 2002 measure that allows judges to require intensive mental health outpatient treatment, becomes permanent. To qualify a person must have a serious mental illness and recent history of psychiatric hospitalizations, incarceration or violent behavior.READ MORE: Strome Scores as Rangers Beat Sharks 1-0
—The state’s three prisons for juveniles stop accepting new admissions and will close in 2023.MORE NEWS: Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Alameda County Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases 'Mildly Symptomatic'
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