Episode 241 - New California Laws in 2024

California Underground Podcast: Discussing California Politics Through a Lens of Sanity

10-01-2024 • 1 hr 5 mins

Are you a Californian who feels like your views on politics in California are not popular? Do you feel like no one will agree with you? Feels like when you meet someone who does agree you are part of a secret underground club of people who think like you? Then join us on the California Underground Podcast to hear others who share your views and solutions to save our beautiful state.


On this episode, we discuss the new laws that are going into effect in California in 2024 (including some laws that were vetoed) and what you should know about them.


Takeaways

  • California is facing a busy year ahead, with various bills and elections on the horizon.
  • Housing bills, including those related to affordable housing, are a major topic of discussion.
  • The expansion of the legal definition of gravely disabled raises concerns about civil rights and privacy.
  • The California ID system and the jury stipend are also important issues to consider.
  • The expansion of Medi-Cal and the move towards universal healthcare are significant developments in the state. Local elections have a significant impact on daily life and should not be overlooked.
  • Government is not always the most effective steward of helping the poor.
  • Banning books in schools raises concerns about censorship and the importance of parental involvement.
  • New laws in California include a ban on gas-powered lawn equipment and the designation of a state mushroom.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and New Year's Resolutions

03:00 Discussion on the Busy Year Ahead

10:05 Discussion on Housing Bills

18:25 Expansion of the Legal Definition of Gravely Disabled

29:26 Discussion on California ID and Jury Stipend

36:11 Expansion of Medi-Cal and Universal Healthcare

38:31 Health Insurance and Deficit

39:00 Affordability and Priorities

39:44 Implications for Gavin Newsom

40:23 Increasing Costs for Healthcare and Mortgages

40:53 Government's Role in Helping the Poor

41:54 Christianity and Universal Healthcare

42:21 Limiting Hand Count Votes in Elections

43:18 Sacramento's Involvement in Local Politics

43:58 Importance of Local Elections

44:53 Decentralizing Sacramento

47:16 Veto of Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers

49:20 Fast Food Workers' Raise and Layoffs

49:49 Tax on Guns and Ammo

51:09 Carry and Conceal Weapons Law

56:23 Banning Books in Schools

59:31 Banning Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

01:00:06 State Mushroom and Other Weird Laws

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