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New 2019 laws address pets, courts and police


Last updated 1/10/2019 at 9:27pm

Everything from animals sold at pet stores to Breathalyzers required for convicted drunk drivers and cutbacks on plastic straws will be affected by new California laws that took effect Jan. 1.

Here are a few of the legal changes:

Assembly Bill 485 prohibited the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and requires that these animals be obtained from animal shelters or rescue groups.

Senate Bill 439 established 12 years as the minimum age for prosecution in juvenile court, unless a minor younger than 12 years old has committed murder or rape.

Senate Bill 1391 eliminated the ability...

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