New Year, New Laws

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From the basic to the byzantine, California has 745 new laws on the books for 2012. Some of them put the state in new territory, such as a law that mandates teaching the contributions of gays and lesbians. Others, like the California Dream Act, grant tuition benefits to undocumented immigrants. And yet others are clearly signs-of-the times, like a law that bans jurors from texting or tweeting during deliberations.


Bonnie Eslinger, staff writer for the Palo Alto Daily News

Jim Sanders, reporter for the Sacramento Bee

Ben Adler, state government reporter for Capital Public Radio.