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New 2010 Laws, A-Z: Cow Tails, Ingredients in Honey & More

California Happy Cows come from California | Photo by lindsayshaver via Flickr
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The Sacramento Bee has put together a nice A-thru-Z list of new state laws in 2010 (also a fancy poster to go along with it). We won't list all of them here, but here are a handful of the ones that we found interesting:

C is for cows. SB 135 makes it a misdemeanor to chop off a cow's tail, except for when it's medically necessary. G is for graffiti. AB 576 legally defines local agencies as "victims" when it comes to graffiti vandalism. That will allow the agencies to seek restitution for cleanup from convicted vandals.

H is for honey. AB 1216 changes the definition of the word "honey," in a bid to thwart deceptive labeling practices. Among other things, it must be no more than 20 percent water.

M is for Milk. SB 572 designates May 22 as Harvey Milk Day, and requires schools to observe the birth date of the assassinated gay rights leader as a "day of special significance."

N is for nitrous oxide. AB 1015 makes it a misdemeanor to sell or give nitrous oxide - aka "laughing gas" to a minor.

S is for sea cucumbers. Among other things,AB 1442would extend the ban on catching sea cucumbers without a state permit. The ban had been set to expire in April.

In the past few days, we've also told you about new laws such as the trans fat ban in restaurants and various
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