CA Senator Dave Min Announces Six New Laws To Be Enacted on January 1, 2023

California Senator Dave Min. (Keyang Pang / UNE)

SACRAMENTO, CA —California Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced that eight bills he authored in 2022 will go into effect in 2023. At the end of his first two-year Legislative Session in the State Senate, Min has authored 16 bills that have been signed into law by the Governor, including leading legislation to combat climate change, reduce domestic violence, help small businesses, prevent gun violence, invest in education, bolster our state’s cybersecurity, and fight hate and discrimination.

“I am truly humbled by what our office has been able to get done in my first two years in office,” said Senator Min. “The job we have here in California is to show that our government can work, and that it can be responsive to the needs and wants of the people we represent.  I am proud of the work we have done in proposing and enacting bold but thoughtful laws that will make the lives of Californians better, both now and in the future. I want to thank and acknowledge my amazing staff for their incredible work.”

The following bills authored by Senator Min will go into effect starting January 1, 2023.

  • SB 935: Clarifies that Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) can be renewed as many times as necessary.
  • SB 915: Prohibits the sale and transfer of firearms on all state owned property, effectively placing a ban on gun shows held at the state’s 74 fairgrounds.
  • SB 1161: Requires the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University to develop a survey tool to improve ridership and reduce street harassment on public transit.
  • SB 1299: Extends the University of California’s youth STEM program, California State Summer School for Mathematics (COSMOS), for five more years. Applications for the 2023 COSMOS Program will open next month.
  • SB 844: Requires the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSCI) to produce four reports to incentivize future investments in the state’s cybersecurity infrastructure.
  • SB 863: Authorizes domestic violence death review teams to investigate near-fatal incidents.

Min also spearheaded the following legislation signed by the Governor that will go into effect later next year.

  • SB 975: Provides financial relief and consumer protections for individuals who have been coerced into taking on debt without their knowledge or consent.
  • SB 1384: Requires federally licensed firearm dealers to have digital video surveillance systems onsite and requires dealers to carry a policy of general liability insurance for victim compensation.

In addition to the Senator’s bill package this year, he was able to secure $31.75 million in key local and regional projects in the 2022-23 State Budget.

  • $16.95 million to the Orange County Fire Authority for a new Wildland Hand Crew Station that will house up to 60 personnel, 30 vehicles, HeloPods, and fire equipment.
  • $10 million to the City of Costa Mesa for the park upgrades at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, TeWinkle Athletic Complex, Fairview Park Mesa, and Shalimar Park.
  • $4.8 million to the City of Tustin for modernization and infrastructure improvements at Centennial Park, located near the City’s Historic “Old Town Tustin” District.

The new local funding follows $40.1 million secured for AAPI communities to combat anti-Asian hate. Directed by the Asian and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the latest investments will address key issues that impact AAPI communities throughout the state, with an emphasis on educational programs. This 2022 allocation also includes a second round of “Stop the Hate” grant funding under the $156.5 millionAAPI Equity Budget enacted last year to fight the crisis of hate with stronger community outreach, education, as well as added health and victim services for underserved communities.

During the entire 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Min authored a total of 16 bills that were signed into law, including eight bills signed into law last year. Those bills included SB 264, which ended gun shows at the Orange County Fairgrounds; SB 374, which recognizes reproductive coercion as a form of domestic abuse; SB 500, which requires all autonomous vehicles to be zero emissions by 2030; and SB 654, which protects children by barring unsupervised visits with abusive parents.