Welcome to 2018. There are almost 900 new laws in California this year. Some of the more interesting are:

  • Prospective employers cannot ask for your pay history – AB 168 – and employment applications will no longer have a criminal conviction history box – AB 1008.
  • The minimum wage will gradually increase until it reaches $15 in 2022 – SB 3.
  • Sexually assaulting an unconscious or severely intoxicated person will become a crime ineligible for probation – AB 2888.
  • It is now illegal to skydive while intoxicated – AB 295.
  • Beauty salons and barber shops can give free beer or wine to their customers, before 10 pm – AB 1322.
  • California is now a sanctuary state – SB 54.
  • A series of bills designed to increase affordable housing in the state.