What will these new California state laws look like in Sacramento?

We’re checking out four new California state laws set to begin in 2024, and how they may be translated in Sacramento.

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A slew of California state laws will take effect in the new year, and as residents of Sacramento we must ask — which ones will affect us the most?

Though Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed dozens of bills this year, we’re breaking down how four of these laws will impact people in the City of Trees.

SB 525: Health care minimum wage

What it does: SB 525 raises the minimum wage for healthcare workers to $23 per hour by June 1, 2024, with additional $1 raises the following two years.

Local ties: Health care is one of the largest employment industries in the Sacramento region.

AB 436: Cruising

What it does: AB 436 prohibits the adoption of city and county laws that ban cruising and low-riding vehicles.

Local ties: Sacramento repealed its 34-year-old ban on cruising in June 2022, with cities like San Jose and Modesto following suit shortly after.

SB 478: Hidden fees

What it does: SB 478 would make it mandatory that apps and websites used for things like food delivery, lodging, or ticket sales display the true cost to the customer.

Local ties: Impacted sites include Airbnb, Ticketmaster, and DoorDash.

SB 76: Alcohol in entertainment zones

What it does: SB 76 allows for the implementation of “entertainment zones” outside of local bars and restaurants during events like street festivals, where customers can consume alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, as long as they’re within the zone boundaries.

Local ties: Sacramento is currently working to both increase the quality of its nightlife and earn the title of the City of Festivals.

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