Dozens of new laws took effect in states around the country when the calendar hit Jan. 1 on Friday.
California will require that businesses based in the state have at least one member of their board of directors who is a racial or sexual minority. Companies employing 100 or more employees must disclose diversity statistics to the state.
Georgia will require that entertainment productions applying for the state’s tax credit to undergo an audit. The controversial tax credit program cost the state nearly $900 million in tax revenue in 2019.