• California lemon law specialist Kurt Delsack explains the newest change in the California lemon law. If you live in California and think you have a lemon, call: 1.888.ExLemon (395.3666) or go to http://www.lemonlawspecialists.com and submit the form for a free consultation with a CA attorney. The new California lemon law bill, signed into law September 28, will give used car buyers more protection than ever before. The law, effective starting July 2012, will require all used and new car dealers to check the vehicle identification number (VIM) against a federal database. This database will have a more comprehensive list than existing commercial services because than law will require all states, insurance companies, salvage yards and junkyards to provide information on vehicles written off in a flood, fire or accident. The system is used by state motor vehicle departments and police, and is open to the public for a small fee.