CA PUBLIC SAFETY + REHABILITATION

New Laws for 2022 in California

New Laws:

  • The law will prohibit the use of conversion therapy on minors.
  • A new law will make it a crime to sell or give away electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
  • A new law will require that all California schools teach digital citizenship starting in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • The law will require all driver’s education courses to include instruction on how to deal with police during a traffic stop.
  • Another new law will make it illegal to buy or sell assault weapons in California. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Health and Human Services:

  • The Health and Human Services department is also getting a makeover. New laws will be put in place to better protect patients’ information and privacy. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective system that will benefit everyone involved.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services will be required to provide free access to contraception for all Californians.
  • A new law will also require the department to provide education on the importance of voting, with a focus on young people and communities of color.
  • A new law will require all health insurance plans to cover the cost of HIV prevention medication. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2022.

Conversion Therapy on Minors

Conversion therapy on minors is now banned in California. This means that therapists are not able to attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, especially if they are under the age of 18. This law will help protect LGBTQ+ youth from harmful and dangerous practices.

The Health and Human Services department is also getting a makeover. New laws will be put in place to better protect patients’ information and privacy. The goal is to create a more efficient and effective system that will benefit everyone involved.

Illegal to Buy or Sell Assault Weapons

Starting in 2022, it will be illegal to buy or sell assault weapons in California. This law is part of a larger effort to reduce gun violence in the state.

It will also be illegal to possess an assault weapon if it was purchased before 2022. Those who already own assault weapons will have to register them with the state.

Penalties for violating these laws will include a fine and up to one year in jail.

These are just a few of the new laws that will go into effect in California in 2022. Be sure to stay up to date on all the latest news and changes so you can be prepared for what’s to come! With these and other new laws, California will continue to be a leader in protecting the rights of its citizens.