The California State Senate and Assembly passed several hundred bills that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last year, most of them taking effect this week.
New minimum wage and vaccine rules number among the biggest changes on the statewide level. The senate bill requiring that all children in child care and public and private schools be up-to-date on vaccines took full effect this week. Because vaccination status is only verified at certain points during a student’s school career, the change won’t be sweeping for already-enrolled, unvaccinated children.