Why the California travel mug fiasco is getting even worse
The latest from California.
Read More The latest from the state is a flurry of travel mug laws passed by the legislature that were supposed to be intended to deter muggers, but they actually serve to discourage travel by those who need to travel the most.
This isn’t the first time that California has enacted travel mug legislation.
In November 2014, California became the first state to pass a travel mug law.
And last year, California passed a similar law in response to the shooting of a young black man by a white officer.
But the laws in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing and subsequent protests against racial profiling in the United States have gotten even worse since then.
It’s now been six months since a new travel mug bill passed the state legislature, and many Californians aren’t happy about it.
The California Travel Mug LawsThe new law is meant to deter the worst muggers who target vulnerable people who are out of reach.
“If you’re trying to go anywhere you want, you should have a travel card,” said Sarah Bunch, an organizer with the Los Angeles-based advocacy group Stop Travel Mugging.
“If you can’t travel, it’s going to make a difference in the communities where you’re at.”
But the legislation was meant to stop muggers from getting away with what is essentially a slap on the wrist.
The new legislation will only apply to people who commit crimes in California and doesn’t affect the millions of people who travel through the state each year.
For example, a man who is traveling to visit his brother in the U.S. and is stopped by a police officer will not be penalized.
That’s because the law only applies to crimes committed in California.
People who are traveling by bus, train, plane, or boat are exempt.
The new legislation also exempts anyone who has a valid driver’s license or is carrying a valid passport, and it doesn’t apply to those traveling to places like Disneyland.
However, it will still take a crime committed in a public place to trigger a law.
“If somebody is driving down the street and someone is on a cell phone, you can be stopped, but that person isn’t going to be able to get out of the car and they’re going to have to go through the whole process,” Bunch said.
“You’re not going to go to jail for that.
It’s not going away.”
The law only comes into effect if the person who committed the crime commits a felony in California, but there are some exceptions.
If a person commits a misdemeanor in California while driving, the law doesn’t take effect for three months.
But the new travel law also makes a change in how muggers can be prosecuted.
Under the new law, they must go through a civil court proceeding and present evidence to prove they didn’t know the victim was a minor.
If a mugger is convicted of a felony and sentenced to prison, he or she must complete a diversion program and must get a license to operate a motor vehicle.
That means if the offender gets out of jail, the new bill does not apply.
But that hasn’t stopped people from threatening to sue the state.
California Travel Mug Law supporters say the new legislation is necessary to deter potential muggers.
But many people are concerned about the way the legislation will affect people who just want to travel without a ticket or with a friend.
“I’m not going anywhere and I want to get a mug of beer,” said Kate Kelly, a 27-year-old college student from Los Angeles.
“I’m traveling for fun and it’s really important to me to be safe and I’m going to see people I’m interested in.
But I’m also going to pay for it.
If I can’t pay for a mug, I’m not getting a mug.”
But other supporters of the bill say that it’s important to be vigilant, and they have a simple solution.
If you know someone who needs help with a mugging, you just need to contact a local law enforcement agency and have them assist the person in a safe way.
If the police officer doesn’t have any way to help, they can refer the matter to the state attorney general’s office.
The attorney general can then investigate the matter.
California Travel MugsLegislation passed in the past has only been used to stop the worst of muggers but this time, the travel mug is not going nowhere.