Letters to the Editor

Don’t keep new laws secret from Californians

It went almost without notice that Gov. Jerry Brown signed over 800 bills again this year. He signs about that many every year.

Was life in California so bad last year that we needed another 800 laws to control the actions of Californians? Almost every bill included a fine or penalty to force compliance. Yet there is no requirement that the state notify the citizens or businesses that a rule has changed. You only know if you happen to see a report somewhere or when you are found in violation.

The state knows where every business is located but never sends messages to businesses to let them know about new legislation. Why the secrecy?

Jeff Schanbacher, Clovis