LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Over 700 new laws went into effect in the state of California Sunday, ranging from child car safety to banning shark fin soup.

Starting New Year's Day, California residents can register to vote online, minors will be prohibited from purchasing over-the-counter cough syrup, possessing shark fins will be illegal and classrooms must teach about the contributions of gays and lesbians to American history.

Children in California under the age of 8 or shorter than 4 feet must use car booster seats under a new law. Previously, California law required children remain in a booster seat until age 6 or until they weighed 60 pounds.

Also, a new law allows for inmate-produced goods to be sold to non-profit organizations.

Here's a list of just some of the 760 bills Gov. Jerry Brown managed to sign off in 2011:
  • Health insurers must include coverage for autism;
  • Stores will be banned from selling expired infant food or formula;
  • All ballot initiatives will be voted on in November elections, instead of June primaries;
  • The importation, production and sale of beer with added caffeine will be banned;
  • A $4 million fund will be devoted to work on a high-speed rail system between L.A. and San Diego;
  • Schools can suspect students for bullying classmates on social networking sites;
  • Illegal immigrants accepted into public universities and community colleges will be eligible for scholarships;
  • Courts can revoke, for up to a decade, the driver's license of anyone convicted of three or more DUIs;
  • Foster care will be extended beyond age 18 to 21.

Some new laws take effect later in 2012.