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New state laws include security deposit cap, new ADU rules, hidden-fee ban

Under Assembly Bill 1909, bicyclists like this one at Tiburon Boulevard and San Rafael Avenue on Jan. 7 no longer have to wait for the green light for vehicles to cross an intersection and can go when the pedestrian signal activates. (Nick Shorten Jr. / For The Ark)

A new year means new laws taking effect in California, and some of the changes on the books for 2024 include a requirement that police tell drivers why they’re being pulled over, capped security deposits for renters and no more hidden “junk” fees on goods and services.


Workers will also see higher minimum wages — and minimum salaries — while cursive returns to the classroom, the golden chanterelle becomes the official state mushroom and cities and towns face even more pressure to build new housing.

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