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