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California Assembly and Senate Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description

Sponsor

Contact

Status

AB 5
(Gonzalez & Kalra)
Would create the Opportunity to Work Act. Would require employer with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor.    

Introduced: 12/5/16

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing postponed by Committee

AB 11
(McCarty)

Would establish the Early Childhood Innovation Partnerships Grant Program, upon an appropriation by the legislature, for purposes of building a systems approach to deliver health, child welfare, early care and education, and social services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable families. Would also create an advisory council in the CA HHS Agency. Would become effective 7/1/18, and sunset on 1/1/24.

 Children Now, Kidango

 Bryan C. Singh
916-319-2007

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Health

Hearing Cancelled at author's request

AB 26
(Caballero)

Would, until 7/1/22, require the CDE to establish and administer a pilot program in the Counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz to provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to license-exempt child care providers through the local child care resource and referral (R&R) program. The R&R's, in collaboration with others, to develop a community-based model for the outreach, training and technical assistance to license-exempt providers informed by the Informal Care Training Project. Would require counties to file progress reports on 1/1/20 and 1/1/2022.

   

Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Amended: 4/17/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 60
(Santiago &
Gonzalez)
Would require 12 months of continuous eligibility for subsidized child care and development services for low-income families upon initial determination of eligibility.  Child Care Law Center, First 5 CA  Jaspreet Johl
916-319-2053
Jaspreet.johl@asm.ca.gov

 Introduced: 12/7/16

Amended: 3/8/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

 

AB 160 (Stone) Would restore the time limit eligibility for receiving CalWORKS cash aid from 48 months to 60 months cumulatively.

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Coalition of CA Welfare Rights Org

 Nicole Hisatomi

916-319-2019

nicole.hisatomi@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/12/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 177
(Chavez)

Would add to the Child Abuse and Neglect Act by requiring a social worker investigating a report of child abuse and neglect that involves a parent or guardian serving in the
military to notify the Family Advocacy Program of the Department of Defense of the allegation.
   Kelly Ash
916-319-2076
Kelly.ash@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/18/17

Amended: 2/21/17

Committee on Public Safety

Hearing Cancelled at author's request

AB 231 (Chavez)

Would, beginning FY 2018-19, 1) define income eligibility for subsidized child care and development at or below 75% of State Median Income (SMI), adjusted for family size and adjusted annually; and 2) would establish a phasing out scale for eligibility up to 85% of SMI. Would require the annual verification of family income to determine ongoing eligibility.    Kelly Ash
916-319-2076
Kelly.ash@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/26/17

Amended: 2/21/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing cancelled at author's request

AB 258
(Arambula)

Would authorize Fresno County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to the local child care and development planning council and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors for approval. Upon approval, the location child care and development planning council may hold a public hearing. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/25. Technical Amendments. Amended to ensure that all individualized plans offer families participating in CalWORKS State 2 and 3 child care receive the same treatment and benefits as families accessing other types of subsidized child care per existing statute.
 Fresno County Superintendent

 Genesis Tang
916.319.2031
Genesis.Tang@asm.ca.gov

Lupe Jaime
559.497.3846
ljaime@fcoe.org

Introduced: 1/21/17

Amended: 2/23/17

Amended: 3/6/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

 

AB 273
(Aguiar-Curry)

Would amend existing language pertaining to the Child Care and Development Services Act to include for purposes of eligibility parents engagement in an  education program for English as a second language or to attain a high school diploma or general Education development certificate.  Women's Foundation of California, Women's Policy Institute and Parent Voices  Kimberly Kollwitz
916.319.2004
Kimberly.kollwitz@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/1/17

Amended: 5/17/17

Assembly Floor

 

AB 300
(Caballero)

Would authorize Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties to develop individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to the local child care and development planning council and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/25. Amended to include clean-up language pertaining to Santa Clara County’s pilot individualized county child care subsidy plan. Amended to ensure that all individualized plans offer families participating in CalWORKS State 2 and 3 child care receive the same treatment and benefits as families accessing other types of subsidized child care per existing statute.
 

First 5 Monterey County, Monterey
County Local Child Care Planning Council, Santa Cruz County Local Child Care Planning Council, San Benito County Local Child Care Planning
Council, First 5 Association of CA

 

Enedina Garcia
916-319-2030
enedina.garcia@asm.ca.gov

Francine Rodd
First 5
Monterey County
831-444-8549 x 20
francine@first5monterey.org

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 4/6/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 312
(O’Donnell)

Would make a number of adjustments in calculations in relationship to preschool-aged children with special needs as reported by the special education local plan area (SELPA).  

Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education, CA Association of School Business Officials

 

Tanya Lieberman
916-319-2087

tanya.lieberman@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 2/28/17

Committee on Appropriations

AB 377 (Frazier)

Would authorize Counties of San Diego and Solano County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to their respective local child care and development planning councils and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required
to approve the plans and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/25. Amended to ensure that all individualized plans offer families participating in CalWORKS State 2 and 3 child care receive the same treatment and benefits as families accessing other types of subsidized child care per existing statute.

   

 Introduced: 2/9/17

Amended: 3/20/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 435
(Thurmond)

 

Would authorize the Counties of Contra Costa County, Marin and Sonoma to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plans to be submitted to their local child care and development planning councils and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/23. Amended to include cleanup language pertaining to Alameda County’s pilot individualized county child care subsidy plan. Amended to ensure that all individualized plans offer families participating in CalWORKs Stages 2 and 3 child care receive the same treatment and benefits as families accessing other types of subsidized child care per existing statute.

Alameda County Board of Supervisors  

 Introduced: 2/13/17

Amended: 4/17/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 480

(Gonzalez Fletcher)

Would make technical, non-substantive changes provisions relating to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families and individual participating in welfare-to-work activities as a condition of eligibility for aid. Existing law requires that necessary supportive services be available to participants in welfare-to-work activities, including child care andancillary expenses among other additional supports. Ancillary expenses to additionally include the cost of infant and toddler diapers as of 1/1/18, implemented via all county letter pending adoption of regulations.

   

 Introduced: 2/13/17

Amended: 3/30/17

Amended: 5/2/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 540
(Mullin)

Would limit the total cost for administration and support services for organizations holding an Alternative Payment Program contract to 17.6 percent of the total contract amount.

   

Introduced: 2/3/17

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 603
(Quirk-Silva)

Would require Alternative Payment (AP) Programs to development electronic time sheet process for monthly attendance records or invoices effective 1/1/19 and make available to child care providers by 1/2/19. Would require AP programs to offer reimbursement to providers via direct deposit transfer into provider’s financial institution account by 1/1/19.

 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930  

Introduced: 2/14/17

Amended: 3/29/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

Ab 605 (Mullin)

Would require the CDSS to adopt regulations on or before 1/1/19, to develop and implement a birth to entering first grade license option for day care centers. Lists proposed regulations transitions from one age group to another, continuity of care, and more.

   

Introduced: 2/14/17

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 676
(Limon)

Would require early educator to attend a one-time, two-hour peer led training on occupational health and safety risks specific to the child care profession and on how to identify and avoid those risks. Department of Industrial Relations identified to select training entity with experience providing occupational health and safety training to early educators to develop the curriculum and provide periodic updates on health and safety issues for early educators.

 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930

Bryn Sullivan
916-319-2037
bryn.sullivan@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/15/17

Amended: 3/27/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

 

AB 752
(Rubio)

Would prohibit a CDE-contracted child care and development agency from expelling or unenrolling a child
due to behavioral concerns unless the agency has pursued and documented reasonable steps to maintain the child’s safe participation in the program and
determines, in consultation with parent/legal guardians,
that the child’s continued enrollment presents a continued serious threat to the child or other enrolled
children, and has referred the parents or legal guardians
to other potentially appropriate placements, the local child care resource and referral agency, or any other referral service available in the local community. Would
prohibit the CDSS from issuing a citation to or imposing a civil penalty on a facility that contracts with the CDE for a
violation solely related to the behavior of a child when the facility is in the process of complying with the procedure.

 Kidango  

Krystal Moreno
916-319-2048
krystal.moreno@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/15/17

Amended: 4/18/17

Assembly Floor

AB 1106
(Weber)

Would, with exceptions, require an AP program to have no less than 36 months to expend funds allocated to that program in any fiscal year. Would require, for purposes of determining eligibility for services, that income of a person on state or federal active duty in the military not include the amount of the basic allowance for housing if equal to the lowest rate of allowance for military housing area in which the person resides.

CAPPA Crystal Quezada
916-319-2079
crystal.quezada@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Amended: 4/3/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 1164

(Thurmond)

Would establish the Emergency Child Care Bridge for Foster Children. Contingent upon a series of appropriations, would 1) authorize county welfare departments to administer the program and distribute vouchers or payment for child care and development services for a specified period of time to an eligible child or the child of a teen parents involved in the child
welfare system; 2) provide child care navigators through the R&Rs to assess and assist child welfare involved families in identifying potential opportunities for an ongoing child care subsidy; and 3) offer trauma-informed training and coaching provided by the R&Rs to child care programs working with children in the foster care system. Would require R&Rs to enter into a memorandum of understanding, contract or other formal agreement with the county child welfare agency as a condition of receiving funds.

Children Now, LA Area Chamber of Commerce
 Isabella Gonzalez
916-319-2015
isabella.gonzalez@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Amended: 3/27/17

Amended: 4/18/17

Assembly Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

AB 1302
(Grayson)

Would make non-substantive changes to law pertaining to the rules and regulations on eligibility, enrollment and priority services needed to implement child care and development programs.

    Introduced: 2/17/17

AB 1520
(Burke)

Would create the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017. Would make legislative findings and declarations regarding child poverty in California with the intent of creating legislative intent to move toward reducing child poverty by 50% over 20 years and funding programs and services proven to reduce child poverty. Would require annual reports from the DOF on impact that Governor’s budget proposals will have on the child poverty rate. Child care and early care and education, home visiting programs and after school/summer school programs listed as potential and proven programs for funding.

 GRACE

Luis Quinonez
Alayde Loredo Contreras
916-319-2062
luis.quinonez@asm.ca.gov
alayde.loredocontreras@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Amended: 4/17/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/26/17

SB 18
(Pan)

Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to the needs and well-being of children and youth in California. The bill would create, until 11/30/24, the Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Youth. Would require the committee to develop “California’s Promise to its Children and Youth,” a framework for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts.

 
 Common Sense Kids Action

 Darrin Walsh
916-651-4006
darrin.walsh@sen.ca.gov

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 4/3/17

Committee on Rules

SB 55 (Jackson) Would extend the DASH (Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program) until 1/1/23. DASH, administered by the California Department of Education (CDE), recognizes after school programs that meeting healthy eating and physical activity requirements, inclusive of staff training.    Brandon Darnell

Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/15/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/25/17

SB 63 (Jackson) Would establish the New Parent Leave Act. Would prohibit an employer for refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service and at least 1,250 hours of service during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Would prohibit an employer from refusing to hire, or discharging, fining, suspending, expelling, or discriminating against, an individual exercising the right to parental leave. In addition, would require employer to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan  CA Employment Lawyers Association, First 5 CA, Legal Aid at Work  

Introduced: 12/22/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Amended: 4/17/17

Committee on Appropriations

 Hearing: 5/25/17

SB 78 (Leyva) For FY 2017-18, and for each FY thereafter, would
continuously appropriate $99.1M more to the CDE for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. Would, commencing with increases to the minimum wage implemented in 2018-19 and each year thereafter, would require the Department of Finance (DOF) to annually adjust the total program funding amount for each minimum wage increase using a specified calculation, provided that the adjustment. Requires additional funding adjustments per state law. Amendment reflects technical correction.
 California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance

 Phillip Vander Klay
916-651-4020
phillip.vanderklay@sen.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/11/17

Amended: 4/4/17

Amended: 4/25/17

Committee on Appropriations

 Hearing: 5/25/17

SB 232
(Bates)
Would require the CA Department of Social Services
(CDSS), in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) to design and implement a 5-year Parental Empowerment Grant Pilot Project to provide monetary grants to organizations operating programs to assist CalWORKs recipients achieve economic independence. An organization receiving a grant may utilize the grant funds in any reasonable manner consistent with the program elements
or other requirements established by CDSS, inclusive of housing, transportation, and child care expenses for program participants. The bill would appropriate $50M from the General Fund for the effort.
 

Heidi Wettstein
916.651.4036
Heidi.Wettstein@sen.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 3/14/17

Amended: 4/27/17

Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 5/25/17

 

SB 401
(Pan)
Would amend existing law pertaining to the provision of indoor space for child care in an office building meeting the needs of state employees, changing it from requiring no more the 2,100 square feet to accommodate 20 children to requiring indoor and outdoor activity space to comply with Title 22 requirements.    

Introduced: 2/15/17


In Assembly

Committee on Human Services

SB 441
(Cannella)
Would provide that an AP Program that operates an individual contract in an amount of less than $3M, or a migrant AP Program that operates an individual contract in any dollar amount, shall receive a base support reimbursement that does not exceed 22% of the total contract amount, for each individual contract.    

Introduced: 2/15/17

Amended: 3/21/17

Amended: 4/18/17


Committee on
Appropriations

Hearing: 5/25/17

 

 

SB 526
(Nielson)
Would make non-substantive changes to provisions pertaining to the licensing and regulation of community care facilities.    

Introduced: 2/16/17

Committee on Rules

 

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

  
 
AB 96
(Ting)
Budget Act of 2017    

Introduced: 1/10/17

Committee on Budget

SB 72
(Mitchell)
Budget Act of 2017    

Introduced: 1/10/17

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Omnibus Education Trailer Bill
ACLU = American Civil Liberties Union
AFSCME = American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

CAEYC = California Association for the Education of Young Children
CAPPA = California Alternative Payment Program Association
CAFB = California Association of Food Banks
CCCCA = California Child Care Coordinators Association

CCDAA = California Child Development Administrators Association
CCLC = Child Care Law Center
CCRRN = California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
CDA = California Dental Association
CDE = California Department of Education
CDSS = California Department of Social Services
CDPI = Child Development Policy Institute

CFT = California Federation of Teachers
CHAC = California Hunger Action Coalition
CIWC = California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative
CSAC = California School - Age Consortium
CTC = Commission on Teacher Credentialing

CCALA = Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles
CWDA = County Welfare Directors' Association
CSAC = California State Association of Counties

CTA = California Teachers Association
CWDA= County Welfare Directors' Association
DDS = Department of Developmental Services
DHS = Department of Health Services
DMH = Department of Mental Health
First 5 = First 5 Commission of California

HHSA = Health and Human Services
LCC = League of California Cities

LACOE = Los Angeles County of Education
LAC CPSS = Los Angeles County Commission for Public Social Services

LAUSD = Los Angeles Unified School District
MALDEF = Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
NASW = National Association of Social Workers
NCYL = National Center for Youth Law
PG&E = Pacific Gas and Electric Company
SEIU = Service Employees International Union
TCI = The Children's Initiative
US DHHS =  United States Department of Health and Human Services