“Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"

State Legislation

Last Updated: December 10, 2019  

Click here for the 2019 Legislative Calendar.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Joint Informational Hearing on Census 2020 in Los Angeles and Orange Counties: Coming Soon to Your Community (Asm. Berman; Sen. Pan, Umberg, Chair) Long Beach City Hall @ 11:15am
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 
  • ASM Higher Education (Medina, Chair) - State Capitol, Room 447 @ 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 
  • Joint Hearing on Education (ASM O'Donnell and SEN Leyva, Chairs) - Presentation by the California Association of Student Councils -  State Capitol, Room 4203 @ 1:30pm


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. 

2019 Child Care Informational Advocacy Talking Paper.


Chaptered Bills

2-Year Bills

Inactive Bills



Chaptered Bills

2-Year Bills

Inactive Bills



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

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.  

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 2019 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.


2017-18 Archived Legislation


Legislative Resources:



  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Joint Hearing Assembly Select Committee On Women In The Workplace And Senate Select Committee On Women, Work And Families @ State Capitol Rm 3191, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Click here to listen.
  • Friday, November 22, 2019 - ASM Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Working and Middle Class @ Milton Marks Conference Center, San Francisco, 1-3pm
(Asm. Berman; Sen. Pan, Umberg, Chair)