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New Laws: Bills The Governor Signed, And Rejected, In 2020

FILE: The state capitol is shown on Jan. 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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The coronavirus pandemic has upended life for everyone. Legislators were no exception. This year, they:

But even with their reduced workload, lawmakers tackled numerous thorny issues, sending legislation to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that could impact life in California for years to come — to allow more workers to take paid family leave, make it easier to get mental health care, and ban flavored tobacco, among others.

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