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OC Register: 7 new laws OC state legislators wrote this year

Orange County, CA (December 30, 2023) - Under the new legislation, introduced by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Irvine, the sale, possession and transport of all species of an invasive saltwater algae, Caulerpa, is banned in California. The invasive species, typically found in tropical regions, was mostly recently discovered by a diver in Newport Harbor in 2021.