What is new for 2014? Nationwide: 40,000 new laws and in California more than 800 new laws will take effect this year. Track the new changes with Rocklin and Roseville Today’s online series, which provides a short description of each new law with a link to the California bill number.

Highlighted below are a few of the more interesting new California laws:   

  • Minimum Wage: Increases to $9/hour effective July 1, 2014.
  • Transgender Rights: K-12 students may use bathroom facilities and play on sports teams that identify with their gender.
  • Bicyclists: Drivers must give bicyclists a 3 feet clearance when passing – effective September 14, 2014.
  • Texting and Driving: Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use voice recognition software to write, send or read a text while driving.
  • Parking: Parking is free at meters that do not work.