California will ring in 2020 with hundreds of new state laws addressing a range of issues including monthly limits on gun purchases, more protections against high-interest loans, increased pay for low-wage jobs and the end of touring circus shows featuring exotic animals.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed almost 1,200 new laws this year, though not all of them take effect Jan. 1. Taken as a whole, the list embodies the uniquely Californian approach to governing. Most reflect the largely liberal viewpoint of the Legislature and its Democratic majority.

Reference LA Times Article 12/27/2019


California will bar surveillance by drones and other electronic equipment in places where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Californians will have more control over how their personal information is used and shared by companies. Consumers can also opt out of information sharing and request that companies delete their personal data.