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On list of the nation's 'most interesting' laws for 2013, California has 27



California lawmakers passed 27 of the 81
California lawmakers passed 27 of the 81 "most interesting" state laws, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures
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Of the 81 state laws highlighted on its annual list of the nation's most interesting laws that take effect on New Year's Day, the National Conference of State Legislatures included 27 passed by the California state legislature.

The 27 laws listed by the NCSL and highlighted below represent just a small portion of the more than 900 bills signed into law in 2012 by Gov. Jerry Brown and those new in 2013.

Use of dogs to pursue bears and bobcats Animals, Agriculture and Wildlife

Amends Labor Code relating to employment Children and Families

Amends Welfare and Institutions Code relating to juveniles Corrections and Judiciary

Adds to Education Code, relating to postsecondary education Education

Adds to Labor Code relating to employment Employment

Adds to Labor Code relating to employment Environment

Amend Government Code, relating to imitation firearms Gun Control

Amends and adds to Family Code relating to surrogacy agreements Health

Amends several current laws relating to public employees' retirement Pensions

Amends Vehicle Code relating to vehicles Transportation