It’s said that as California goes, so goes the rest of the country. Well, maybe that USED to be the way it was…but nowadays, Cali is way out there on the fringes of reality. Need proof? Take a look at some of the laws (thanks to AP!) that are hitting the books in 2019!
Drinking Straws: Dine-in restaurants can only provide straws for your drinks if you request it.
In elections, officials must give voters a chance to “re-do” their signature if it doesn’t match what they have on file. Also, voters have the chance to “track” their ballots sent in by mail.
“Climate Change”: 60% of Cali’s energy has to come from renewable sources by 2030, which is 10% higher than previous laws. They tried this in Arizona (Tom Steyer was behind both), and it failed miserably here. California is much more amenable to high energy bills…theirs have gone up about 300% since Steyer started his war on energy.
Gender Bias: Thanks to the #MeToo movement, which has pretty much gotten off the front page elsewhere in the country because it’s been found to have been mostly made up; in Cali, if you choose to be neither male, nor female, you can actually have your driver’s license say you are an “X” gender.
Wildfires: Utility companies can actually bill their customers for future legal bills and fines resulting from the devastating 2017 wild fires, even if it’s found in the mass of lawsuits waiting to be heard, that it was the company’s fault.
Guns: If you are convicted of any domestic violence charge in Cali, you lose the right to own a gun. Also, you can never own a gun if you spend more than a year in a mental institution. And unless you’re in the military, law enforcement, or hold a hunting license, anyone under 21 is not allowed to own a gun.
Criminal Justice: You can now get out of any crime in Cali if you can show a judge that your mental state played a major role in your crime, including murder. The same goes for someone who abetted in a crime. Also, juveniles cannot be tried as an adult for any crime even murder, and if you’re under 12 you can’t be charged with anything in the criminal justice system unless it was for murder or rape (but you still can’t be tried as an adult!).
Thanks Cali! I think I’ll just stay in Arizona!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!