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New California Laws Take Effect July 1. Know This

New California Laws Take Effect July 1. Know This

New California Laws Take Effect July 1. Know This

A number of new laws that will tighten control of the firearms business, establish a new state holiday, and seal criminal records come into force in California on July 1. Here is a quick summary of the legislation that takes effect on Saturday:

Civil Actions Vs. Firearms Manufacturers

The weapon business Responsibility Act (AB 1594), which establishes a new code of ethics for the firearms business, makes it simpler for Californians to sue weapon merchants in civil court.

Firearm retailers will be obliged to set up and execute policies that ban the sale of firearms to traffickers, individuals barred from possessing firearms by state or federal law, and individuals who the retailer has a good faith belief pose a risk to themselves or others.

A year ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that forbids the production, sale, importation, or offer for sale of any firearms deemed to be “abnormally dangerous.”

Victims of gun violence, government employees, and the Attorney General are all eligible to pursue civil actions against members of the firearm business for transgressions of the code of conduct.

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Old Criminal Records Being Sealed

Almost all convictions on a person’s criminal record will be able to be permanently sealed under SB 731 if they have completed all required prison sentences and have been free of convictions for at least four years.

Currently, there are eight million Californians with a record of an arrest or conviction. Old convictions will be automatically sealed for an estimated 225,000 people on July 1. More than one million people will be qualified to ask a judge for a seal.

Supporters of the measure believe that it will aid those with criminal histories in finding new employment. Convictions for sex offenses will not be able to be sealed.

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