New laws will affect just about every Californian

By Michael Picarella
Acorn Staff Writer

Beginning yesterday, Jan. 1, many new bills became state laws that might affect you.
Children under the age 18 must wear helmets whenever they ride bikes, scooters, skateboards, skates or anything else on wheels; injured workers will get an increase in their compensation benefits. Many other bills also became law.
A complete list of bills, some enacted and others vetoed by Gov. Gray Davis, is available online at

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