New Laws: Bills The Governor Signed, And Rejected, In 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has upended life for everyone. Legislators were no exception. This year, they:
- took an unprecedented two-month pause in the spring
- passed a state budget shrunken by the pandemic-induced recession
- chucked an estimated three-quarters of the bills introduced this year because of their truncated session
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.
SEE WHAT MADE THE CUT: