California, home to some of the country’s largest bakeries, has banned all new bakeries from opening on Monday unless they are opened 24 hours, and they must be in a location with a 24-hour entrance.
The rules, which went into effect on Thursday, come amid rising tensions in the state, which has seen a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment, as well as an influx of asylum seekers.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who signed the new law, told a Sacramento newspaper on Thursday that the new rules “put our state on notice.”
“We’ve got to stop this madness,” he said.
The state’s new law prohibits a bakery from opening if the space is occupied by more than 25 people, and if it is occupied more than 24 hours by more then 20 people.
The new rules are among the toughest in the nation, and require that a bakery be in one of three locations, located in downtown San Francisco, in Los Angeles or the East Bay, or in an area with a proximity of at least 30 miles.
It also requires that a space be located within 100 feet of an elementary or middle school or elementary or high school, or within 200 feet of a senior center, nursing home, day care center, library, daycare center, senior center or day care facility, and must be accessible to the public.
California, which had been one of the fastest-growing states in the country, has had a growing Muslim population and a surge in anti.immigrant sentiment.
Many of the state’s largest employers have refused to hire new workers from the Middle East.
In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which oversees the federal district courts in San Francisco and Sacramento, ruled that California’s new regulations violated the First Amendment.
The court ruled that the restrictions were likely unconstitutional.
California’s bakeries are required to keep a closed space at all times, and have to follow a strict 24-Hour Rule.
The bakery chain Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which opened in April in the historic Mission District of San Francisco’s Mission district, is one of several California-based companies that have responded by refusing to sell products from Muslim countries, or that will open.
The chain, which owns bakeries in Los Gatos, Fremont, Antioch and Oakland, has said that it has made concessions to appease Muslim customers.
A spokeswoman for Sweet Cake by Melissa told Business Insider on Thursday the company has already started opening its first location in California in the Mission district.
In October, California’s largest labor unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the California Nurses Association, joined the boycott of Sweet Caked By Melissa.
The SEIU has also issued a call to action on social media to demand that the California Attorney General investigate the businesses that have decided to close and said it will file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board if that does not happen.
The unions have also said that they are working with the Attorney General’s office to demand an end to the discriminatory and anti-‘religious discrimination’ of California’s anti-discrimination law.
Last week, the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest business association, called for an end of the discriminatory rules.
The business group said that a business can choose to close an entire shop or choose to keep an area open to the general public, but it must abide by the rules.
“We believe this is a violation of California consumers’ right to know, including their right to a fair and open marketplace,” the group said in a statement.
“In addition, the law discriminates against small businesses that are not covered by the California labor code.”