All ages to be affected by changes
By Timm Herdt
SACRAMENTO — California will usher in 2012 with 745 new laws on its books — and if you like shark fin soup, are in the habit of carrying around an unloaded handgun, or are the parent of a teenager who frequents tanning salons — there are some you need to be aware of.
It was a relatively slow year for new laws as the Legislature, constrained by falling state revenues, passed the fewest bills in nearly 50 years.
Gov. Jerry Brown pared things down more by issuing 125 vetoes.