Effective January 1, 2019, the CDCR has issued new emergency regulations that allow some people serving indeterminate life terms for non-violent crimes (i.e., some third-strikers) to be considered for early parole. Infrastructure Is Critical to Prison Operations. Secretary Diaz extended the suspension of intake. 2018, a final version of those rules was approved by the Office of Administrative Law. The CDCR has announced that the 67 year-old prison will officially shut down by the end of September 2021. As employers continue to grapple with the ever-changing legal landscape of COVID-era regulations, 2021 will bring changes to the traditional realm of employment law in dozens of jurisdictions. 1,080 workers from the Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon areas will lose their jobs as a result of the decision. On March 24, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order N-36-20 suspending the intake of new inmates into CDCR facilities for 30 days. Compared to prior years, there are significantly fewer new laws and regulations taking effect the first of the year. Every year in Illinois, several new laws passed in the previous legislative session take effect on Jan. 1. Californians will barely notice most of the hundreds of new laws going into effect in 2021, as many affect small groups of … For the period from March 24 through August 24, 2020, intake was mostly suspended, with only very limited intake occurring in May and June 2020. A new Connecticut law requires pharmacists to dispense a 30-day emergency supply of diabetes-related drugs and devices, with a price cap, for diabetics who … And with the new year comes a bevy of new laws. New California laws going into effect in 2021 Bay Area's stay-at-home order likely to be extended, state officials say The controversial Calif. law that could ruin Christmas for Santas – As 2020 comes to a close, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to highlight some new roadway safety laws that take effect in 2021. Beginning Jan. 1, several new laws will go into effect, including safe space for emergency vehicles and rescuing children from hot cars, that … Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in the new year. CDCR is responsible for maintaining the state’s 34 p risons, which collectively consist of about 5, 000 b uildings covering over 42 m illion square feet and contain over 22, 000 i ndividual pieces of equipment and utility systems. License points for distracted driving (AB 47, Daly; 2019) Using a cell phone in a handheld manner while driving is currently punishable by a fine. With the new year just over a week away, the California Highway Patrol on Wednesday sought to highlight some of the traffic laws that will take effect in 2021.