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New California laws going into effect July 1, 2019

Posted: 5:35 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 20:35:59-04
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SACRAMENTO (KGTV) -- Summer of 2019 will see several new laws and taxes go into effect throughout the state.

Among those new laws are increases to California's gas tax, new regulations on ammunition sales and a law requiring doctors to tell patients if placed on probation.

See the list below for more:


Senate Bill 1448 - Patient’s Right to Know Act

Starting July 1, doctors will be required to notify patients if placed on probation for serious professional misconduct involving harm to patients.

Misconduct doctors would need to tell their patients about includes sexual misconduct, drug abuse and criminal convictions.


Prop 63. - Ammunition sales

Starting July 1, new rules for purchasing bullets will go into effect. The new rules require background checks every time someone wants to purchase ammunition.

The law is part of Proposition 63, which voters approved in 2016. A fee is also required for each transaction.


Gas tax increase

Beginning July 1, 2019, California’s gas tax is set to rise again by nearly 6 cents per gallon. The increase comes as gas prices in some states could drop below $2 per gallon by the end of the year, according to GasBuddy .


Assembly Bill 748

Also taking effect July 1 is Assembly Bill 748. The bill requires body camera video and audio of police shootings and use of force incidents to be released within 45 days of the event unless it would interfere with the investigation.