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Old 09-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by el chivo View Post
it's hard enough keeping up with new laws, but not too long ago I was re-reading the penal code and last year's changes weren't even on there.

How are we supposed to make sure we're following laws if they're not even on the books yet? Sure, they're in force, just no way to know it.

Ok, we can read about them on Calguns, but there ought to be an official state source for these changes.
El Chivo,

What source are you getting your Penal Code information from? A lot of private sources may not be timely in updating their materials.

The Penal Code (and the other state codes) are kinda like living documents. They're subject to change at any time. Nearly all laws that are passed during a legislative session become effective on January 1st of the following year. That's when nearly all changes become effective in the code. Printed copies of the code are generally revised after January 1 of each year. However, a particular law may set a different date for it to become effective. Laws can also contain an "emergency" clause making them effective upon the governor's signature.

Here is a like to the State of California's library of codes:
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