New California laws take effect July 1 – NBC Bay Area


California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an emergency bill exempting restaurants from a new law banning “junk fees” that takes effect Monday.

Other laws that took effect Monday are:

  • “No Roughies Law.” Bars and nightclubs are now required to make date-rape testing kits available to customers. Also, those businesses must post signage to inform customers that the kits are available.
  • Rental Security Deposit. A new law benefiting tenants provides that any new rental agreement will only require a one-month security deposit. Existing rental agreements with higher deposits will not be affected. Landlords can still demand an additional fee at the end of the lease term, provided any damages exceed a month's deposit.
  • Right to Repair Act. When people need repairs on their devices, manufacturers are required to provide customers or repair shops with the parts, tools and instructions needed to service or repair an electronic device. This law applies to any cellphones, home appliances, televisions and video recording devices priced over $50.

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