New California laws and fees effective July 1, 2019

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California to have highest gas prices in nation when new gas tax kicks in July 1

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Gas tax increase (ongoing new taxes)

Beginning July 1, 2019, California’s gas tax is set to rise again by nearly 6 cents per gallon, in addition to federal tax, 2 california excise taxes, and fuel tank storage tax, etc. (see below)

Prop 63. – Ammunition sales (ongoing new fees)

New rules for purchasing bullets will go into effect. The new rules require background checks every time someone wants to purchase ammunition.  The law is part of Proposition 63, which voters approved in 2016. A fee is required for each transaction, each transaction requires a background check.

Assembly Bill 748

Also taking effect July 1 is Assembly Bill 748. The bill requires body camera video and audio of police shootings and use of force incidents to be released within 45 days of the event unless it would interfere with the investigation.

Senate Bill 1448 – Patient’s Right to Know Act

Starting July 1, doctors will be required to notify patients if placed on probation for serious professional misconduct involving harm to patients.  Misconduct doctors would need to tell their patients about, including but not limited to, sexual misconduct, drug abuse and criminal convictions.

Endnote commentary

California’s gas taxes are unbearable. How much do you REALLY pay in gasoline tax in California. That is not crystal clear. There are actually two excise taxes on gas in the state — a primary excise and a secondary excise tax.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune breakdown chart above, Californians will be paying about 76.7 in gas taxes per gallon.

Many Californians and families will choose between gas or less food and unhealthy food choices.

Be that as it may, added fees and newly added background checks each time someone purchases ammo is punitive in nature, a deterrent to hit people where it hurts. You can see the logic behind assault rifles, but background checks — you pay for — each purchase? This encourages the sales of ammo, people will stock up. It accomplishes more and more ammo in the hands of owners.

Branson Hunter



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2 Responses to New California laws and fees effective July 1, 2019

  1. Dan OBrien
    Dan OBrien June 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Its Dark days ahead Ben….. The middle Class is dead and now they plan to kill the working class….. Kind of makes you think why they are making it so hard to buy ammo in the State.

    Thank God we Conservatives think ahead, if you got my drift.

  2. Branson Hunter
    Branson Hunter June 24, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    I’m thinking ahead too. At my age, given the future I feel I am blessed to have a shorter lifespan than most people.For over a year and a half, I have not had one sick day, not one headache, no internal pain or any symptoms of any disease or illness. I take no pharmaceutical drugs or prescriptions. The only point is –with a clear mind I say we all are taxed donkeys and very often there is no vote. That is the norm. Officials that spend the money haven’t shown they respect our money. They spend it like it all they have to do is kick us and we rollover. The wasteful spending has been and is the most egregious in Twentynine Palms. Yet, the independent Twentynine Palms water district shows great concern and efforts in terms of keeping fees, rates, assessments, and taxes at a minimum. Now the MUSC is move forward with a sizeable bond tax increase, and casino gambling money of $100,000 will pay to advertise for the school District’s tax bond measure because taxpayers’ money cannot be used for the advertising of tax increases.


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