“Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"

State Legislation

Last Updated: February 21, 2018
Dates of Importance:

  • March 22 - April 2: Spring Recess 

Upcoming Legislative Hearings (click here to be directed to CalChannel):

  • March 6, 2018 Assembly Human Services @ 1:30 pm in Room 437
  • March 12, 2018 Assembly Revenue and Taxation @ 2:30 pm in Room 126

The CAPPA Public Policy Committee and CAPPA staff review each piece of legislation and decide whether or not part or the entire bill could have an effect on subsidized child care, Alternative Payment Programs, low-income families, child care centers, CalWORKs, non-profits, business issues such as independent contractor issues, licensing, children, etc. If a bill is identified with an impact, the CAPPA board and public policy committee are asked to review the bill.  

Once reviewed and based on the approved policy principles a decision will be made for CAPPA to either support, oppose or remain neutral on a bill.  


Keep up-to-date on the bills that are important to our field with CAPPA's all new extensive bill tracking system. 

This database is updated daily. 
Visit CAPPA's Bill Tracking Page HERE.  (This is a member only benefit and you must be signed in to view). 
Email CAPPA if you need your log-in information.

For the 2017-18 legislative session, The Assembly introduced 3,239 Assembly bills and the Senate introduced 1,490 Senate bills. To 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. 

Active 2017-18 Bills

Assembly Bills (AB):

Senate Bills (SB)

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: