Heres some: Personal Sex Offender Info to be Published for Anyone Convicted of Felony Child Pornography Involving Victims Younger Than 16 Signed into law in September of 2008, SB1187 is one of the new California laws that go into effect January 1, 2010. Anyone convicted of felony child pornography charges will soon see his (or her) name, photograph, physical description, address, and criminal history on the California Megan's Law website. Increase in Homestead Exemption in Bankruptcy Filing In the past, the California homestead exemption was $50,000 for a single person, $75,000 for a married couple and $150,000 for the disabled and the elderly. As of January 1, 2010, the homestead exemption increases across the board by $25,000 each, courtesy of AB1046. Anti-Paparazzi Claims Make Publishers of Photos Liable If you are a paparazzo, you may soon cost the first publisher of your photos a pretty penny. AB524 states that a publisher, who causes (or condones) a paparazzo in pursuit of photos or audio recordings to engage in behavior that a reasonable person would define as offensive, is liable for fines between $5,000 and $50,000. This law has the heaviest impact on publishers in search of first time publication rights. Office/Friendly Betting Pools AB 58: It is now an infraction to participate in a betting pool with less than $2,500 at stake. Domestic Violence Investigations AB 532: Allows police to obtain a search warrant to seize guns or other deadly weapons from within a house after a report of domestic violence or a mental health incident. DUI Offenders and Licenses SB 598: Will give a reported DUI offender the opportunity to apply for a restricted driver's license with an ignition interlock device placed on their vehicle.