State Legislative Overview – August 2018 (Part 2)

August is generally a slow month for changes in laws at the state level.

Most state legislatures are in recess and not many laws passed during the 2018 legislative session become effective in August, but this doesn’t mean there is no activity.

California, for one, never stops pumping out bills and signing them into law. A few other states had extraordinary sessions while others which meet infrequently throughout the year had some noteworthy acts. Those of us who don’t follow us on social media might have missed some of these, but being informed of changing laws is crucial to a civic society.

Here’s a breakdown by topic for categories that each had less happening:



Money and Finances



Animals and Pets

  • California used to require impounded puppies and kittens without their mothers be held for 6 days then euthanized unless a shelter requested to take them. AB2791, signed into law August 24th, changed that and now allows them to be released to shelters immediately.



Education and Child Care


IDs and Credentials

See part 1 of this post for law changes related to guns, alcohol, marijuana, drugs, policing and litigation, and the environment.

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