New laws go into effect on January 1st of each year, unless otherwise specified. Regulations implementing the new laws can lag for years and some changes are “self-implementing” and never go into regulation.
Given this, staying apprised of changes and compliant with new rules can be a challenge. To help, CALA distributes official Implementation Plans to members as soon as DSS releases them. In the meantime, members also have access to bill summaries of current new laws, as well as laws from recent years .