State Legislation

NOTE:  For CAPPA Members ONLY, please click here to access real time bill tracking information.  Email CAPPA if you need your log in information.

 UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS:

  • Tuesday, June 26: ASM Judiciary @ 9:00am
    • SB 63 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  • Tuesday, June 27: ASM Human Services @ 1:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 27: SEN Human Services @ 1:30pm
    • AB 164 (Arambula) Food assistance
    • AB 236 (Maienschein) CalWORKs: housing assistance.
    • AB 480 (Gonzalez-Fletcher) CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: necessary supportive services. 
  • Wednesday, June 27: ASM Appropriations @ 9:00am
  • Wednesday, June 28: SEN Education @ 9:00am
    • AB 26 (Caballero) Child care and development: child care resource and referral programs: assistance to license-exempt child care providers.
    • AB 603 (Quirk-Silva) Child care: alternative payment programs: child care providers
  • Wednesday, June 28: SEN Labor and Industrial Relations @ 9:30am
    • AB 1565 (Thurmond) Work hours: overtime compensation: executive, administrative, or professional employees. 
  • Wednesday, July 5: SEN Education @ 9:00am
    • AB 60 (Santiago) Subsidized child care and development services: eligibility periods. 
    • AB 676 (Limon) Child care and development: occupational health and safety training.
    • AB 1164 (Thurmond) Foster care placement: funding. 
  • Tuesday, July 11: ASM Human Services @ 1:30pm
    • SB 380 (Bradford) CalWORKs: child support
  • Tuesday, July 11: SEN Human Services @ 1:30pm
    • AB 910 (Ridley-Thomas) CalWORKs Family Unity Act of 2017.
    • AB 1520 (Burke) Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force
  • Wednesday, July 12: SEN Education @ 9:00am
    • AB 19 (Santiago) Community Colleges: enrollment fee waiver.
  • Wednesday, July 12: ASM Education @ 1:30pm
    • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts.
    • SB 135 (Dodd) Pupil instruction: media literacy: model curriculum.
    • SB 138 (McGuire) School meal programs: free and reduced-price meals.

 

The Assembly has introduced 1689 Assembly bills and the Senate has introduced 808 Senate bills. Click here to see all of the legislation that has been identified to be of interest to our field. Also, to track and/or review legislation or to create your own tracking list, click here.   

Click here to access information and resources to help you follow the legislative process.

Legislation with Fact Sheets, Coalition/Templates & Sign-On Opportunities

In the spirit of partnership and sharing, we will be supporting the field with legislative and advocacy information, background fact sheets and letter templates to communicate positions and/or to sign on as part of a broader coalition. Assembly Bills (AB) and Senate Bills (SB) that are being tracked are noted below.  The bill link will take you to the page noting the most recent version of the bill along with bill history and bill analyses when available.  As fact sheets and sample templates become available, they too will be hosted.  Please email us if you would like to have a bill hosted here.  

To search for bills. click here. 

Assembly Bills (AB)

Senate Bills (SB)

Click HERE to be directed to 2-year bills which have been archived. These bills will be revisited in January 2018

It is important that we as a field, are united and strong in our "asks".  To that end, below are two considerations that we hope to see in all advocacy platforms that are put forth:

  • All provider types and programs must be lifted together; not one part of the child care and early learning system at the expense of another.
  • The mixed delivery system of public and private child care and early learning programs are jointly funded to ensure that absolutely all slots are filled and not one dollar is sent back to Sacramento at the end of the fiscal year.  

Legislative Resources:

  • To see a 2017-18 Roster of New California Legislators from the CA Chamber Click Here to Download
  • To find your legislator click here 
  • To search for a specific piece of legislation. Click here.
  • To see the Department of Finance Bill Analyses Click here.
  • To see a visual of How a Bill Becomes a Law Click here
  • To search California Law and the 29 codes Click here. 
  • To see A Closer Look at How Legislation Works in California Click here.

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October 3, 2016:

Vaccination changes due to changes in law.  HERE is information provided by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.