Updated April 23, 2015

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California Assembly Bills      
Bill Number (Author) Brief Description Sponsor Contact Status

AB 47
(McCarty)

Would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to report to the Legislative and Department of Finance (DOF) by 6/1/2016 a plan for expanding the state preschool program for all eligible low-income children without current access to one year of state preschool or transitional kindergarten. Report to contain an analysis of the need for new facilities for preschool expansion.
 

Bryan  Singh

916-319-2007

 

Introduced:
12/1/14

Committee on Education
Hearing:4/29/15

AB 53
(Garcia)
Would require properly securing a child under 2 years of age in an appropriate rear facing child safety seat, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches in height, while the child is riding in a motor vehicle while transported by a parent, legal guardian or other driver.
   

Introduced:
12/1/14
Amended: 4/14/15

Committee on Transportation
Hearing: 4/20/15

Committee on Appropriations

AB 74
(Calderon)
Would require the Department of Social Services (CDSS) to conduct annual unannounced inspections of licensed facilities, including child care centers and family child care homes, as of 1/1/18. Specifies incremental steps to increasing the percent of facilities subject to annual unannounced inspections to no less than 30 percent of facilities by 7/1/16, no less than 40 percent of facilities by 7/1/17 and then each year by 1/1/18.  Fiscal effect: unknown CCDAA supports this bill.
 

Kelsey Castillo

916-319-2057

Introduced: 1/6/15
Amended:
4/7/15

Committee on Aging and Long Term Care
Hearing: 4/21/15

AB 148 (Holden)

Would place a ballot measure entitled K-14 School Investment Bond of 2016 before the voters at a statewide 2016 election. Revises the requirements for construction and modernization of school facilities. Included allowances for joint use agreements for early childhood education and child care centers.
   

Introduced: 1/15/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Education

AB 188
(Garcia)

Would amend the Education Code to allow agencies contracting with the CDE for the Alternative Payment (AP) Program to be reimbursed for making eligibility determinations at a rate of three percent of the total contract amount. CAPPA

Vivian Ericson

916-319-2058

Introduced: 1/27/15

Committee on Appropriations

AB 233
(Lopez)

Would amend existing sections of the California Education Code pertaining to child care and development services contracted by the CDE. Among amendments are 1) authorizing funds to be used to allow for maximum parental access as well as choice; 2) providing for an eligibility determination of every 12 months; 3) deleting requirement that monthly records be maintained in original form as created; 4) requiring resource and referral agencies to provide at least four referrals; and 5) authorizing providers to collect family fees.
CAPPA

 Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/4/15
Amended:
4/9/15

Committee on Education

Hearing: 4/29/15

AB 271
(Obemolte)

Would authorize CDE-contracted programs, including AP Programs and providers, to maintain any records electronically, in compliance of state and federal standards as determined by the CDE, regardless of whether the original documents were created in electronic format and to retain a case record using either electronic or other alternative storage technologies. In addition, would authorize AP Programs and providers to use an electronic signature.Fiscal effects: unknown
CAPPA

 John Heyer

916-319-2033

Introduced: 2/10/15
Amended:
4/7/15

Committee on Appropriations
Suspense File

AB 427
(Weber)

Would exclude from income the amount of the basic allowance for housing provided to an individual who is on federal active duty, state active duty, active duty for special work, or Active Guard and Reserve duty in the military equal to the lowest rate of the allowance for the military housing area in which the individual resides for purposes of determining eligibility for child care and development services.    Joe Kocurek
916-319-2079

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 433
(Chu)

Would require a deceased child to continue to be included as a member of a qualified family for the month in which his/her death occurred, and the following month. Would prohibit sanctions imposed on parents during a defined period of grieving and require the County to assist the family with access to mental health and other services.     

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 492

Would provide that necessary CalWORKs supportive services also include vouchers in the amount of $50 per month for diaper products for every child two years of age or younger enrolled in child care.  

Andrea San Miguel
916-319-2237

Introduced: 2/23/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services
Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 589
(Lopez)

Would require online child care posting services to include specific information about each child care provider on the website profile or page that lists provider information, including but  not limited to a description of the trustline registry and a description of the availability of free child care referrals in every county. the DPSS would be charged to responding to complaints about the website.  CCCRRN

 Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/24/15

Committee on Human Services
Hearing: Cancelled

Committee on Privacy and Protection

AB 598
(Rendon)

Would amend existing law pertaining to Family Child Care Home Education Networks (FCCHENs) by requiring that the tools used to make an assessment of family child care providers be appropriate to those settings.  CCCRRN Stacey Reardon

916-319-2063

Introduced: 2/24/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 648

Would establish the Virtual Dental Home program to expand the virtual dental home model of community-based delivery of dental care to the residents of this state who are in greatest need, including those enrolled in schools, Head Start and preschool programs. CA Dental Assoc, The Children's Partnership Gina Frisby
916-319-2028

Introduced: 2/24/15

Committee on Appropriations
Suspense FIle

AB 713 (Weber)

Would require a child to have completed one year of kindergarten before he or she may be admitted to the first grade beginning with the 2017-18 school year. CCDAA supports this bill.   

Matthew Hamlett

916-319-2079

Introduced: 2/25/16
Amended: 3/19/15

Committee on Appropriations
Hearing: 4/22/15

AB 743 (Eggman)

Would create the CalWORKs Self-Sufficiency through Education and GI BIll Exemption Act of 2015. Would exempt from consideration as income, for purposes of determining CalWORKs eligibility, available income or property, education, training, vocation or rehabilitation benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for active duty personnel, veterans, and dependents, or spouses of those who died in the line of duty or have a service connected disability. Would establish exemption from time limit requirements if participating in self-initiated education and program and require supportive services, inclusive of child care, to continue during break periods. Coalition of California Welfare Rights, Orgs, Inc. (CCWRO), Western Center on Law and Poverty (WCLP)  

Introduced: 2/25/15
Amended:
4/9/15

Committee on Appropriations

AB 762 (Mullen)

Would require CDSS to adopt regulations, on or before, January 1, 2018 to develop and implement an integrated license for a child care center serving children from birth to kindergarten. CDSS, in consultation with specified stakeholders, to adopt regulations by 1/1/18 to develop and implement the single integrated license that addresses age group transitions, and conversions of existing licenses. Would repeal the provisions relating to a toddler program component effective January 1, 2018. California Head Start Association, CA Assoc for the Education of Young Children

Miriam Farouk

916-319-2022

Introduced: 2/25/15
Amended: 4/8/15

Committee on Apropriations

AB 765
(Ridley-Thomas)

Would provide that the standard reimbursement rate (SRR) is not intended to fund mandated costs imposed upon child development programs due to actions of law relating to  minimum wage requirements, health insurance requirements, new or increased fees, new or expanded program requirements, or other cost increases due to legislative action. In addition, would require raising the SRR as needed to provide a living wage, reasonable health insurance, and retirement benefits for employees to support the recruitment and retention of skilled and trained teachers, to support the financial stability of programs and educational quality, and to achieve gender pay equity. Would define cost-of-living adjustments to be among other things, at least equal to the a mount of the inflation adjustments given to K-12 education programs. CCDAA Supports this bill.  CCDAA
 

Introduced: 2/25/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 833
(Bonta)

Would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to establish a statewide centralized eligibility list to consolidate child care waiting lists and a statewide quality rating and improvement system to improve the quality of early learning.    Jacqueline Orpilla
916-319-2018

Introduced: 2/26/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 891 (Campos)

Would give first priority for enrollment in After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs to youth experiencing homelessness and second priority to students in CalWORKs assistance units and third priority enrollment, for programs serving middle and junior high school pupils, to pupil who attend the program daily. Would prohibit a program that charges family fees from charging a fee to a family with youth experiencing homelessness or a family who is part of a CalWORKs assistance unit. Would require schools to provide fee transportation to and from school to students entitled to free or reduced meals. Would require that a $200 supplement to the amount of cash aid provided under the program be paid to a CalWORKs recipient 19 years of age and under verification of receiving a high school diploma or its equivalent. Would require the design of a youth subsidized employment program for youth 15 to 19 years of age who are eligible for benefits under this bill and require the program to provide needy youth with paid employment, occupations skills training and other relevant services. Child Defense Fund - CA Western Center on Law & Poverty, National Association of Working Women

Erasmos Viveros

916-319-2027

Introduced: 2/26/15
Amended: 4/28/15

Committee on Human Services
Hearing: 4/8/15

AB 982
(Eggman)

Would include homeless families as part of the intended priority for child development programs. Would expand the list of entities that can identify a child in need of child care and development services to include a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths, a Head Start program, or a transitional shelter. National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth  
Laura Ayala


916-319-2013

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Appropriations

AB 1114
(Bonilla)

Would change the sunset date for the SPI to provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day kindergarten programs from 7/1/17 to 7/15/17 Gutted and amended to address health care eligibility and enrollment.
   

Introduced: 2/27/15

AB 1133 (Achadjian)

Would expand the definition of an eligibility pupil for school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services to include a pupil who attends a state preschool program at a publicly funded elementary school and a pupil who is in transitional kindergarten. Would require State Public Health Officer, in consultation with the SPI and the Director of Health Care Services, to establish a 4-year pilot program to provide outreach, free regional training, and technical assistance for local educational agencies in providing mental health services at school sites. Adds to findings and declarations an example of a model framework for multi-tiered systems and supports for implementing EMHI as cost effective.  Children Now, Time for Kids Tiffany Ryan
916-319-2035

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Health

Hearing: 4/21/15

AB 1161 (Olsen & Atkins)

Would establish the California Preschool Investment Fund, which would authorize the CDE to accept monetary contributions to the fund for purposes of preschool education until 1/1/2012. Five counties, via application by the counties' local child care and development planning council, will be selected by the CDE/EESD based on a number of factors to be included in the pilot. The CDE to develop a system for accepting  monetary contributions to the program and to allocate credits to contributors on a first-come, first-served basis. The aggregate amount of credit shall not exceed $250 million for each calendar year.  

Alison Wescott

916-319-2012

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Revenue and Taxation

Hearing: 4/20/15

AB 1207 (Lopez)

Would amend existing law pertaining to mandate child abuse reporting by requiring child care licensee applications to take training in the duties of mandated reporters under the child abuse reporting laws as a condition of licensure, and a child care administrators or employees of a licensed child care facilities to take the training during the first six weeks of employment by the facility. Training to include, but not limited to, training in child abuse and neglect identification and child abuse and neglect reporting. Child Care Law Center  
Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Public Safety
Hearing: 4/21/15

AB 1314 (Thurmond)

Would express intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would improve access to early care and education programs for working families.    

Introduced: 2/27/15

AB 1387 (Chu)

Would delete the requirement that moneys collected from the imposition of certain penalties and deposited in the Child Health and Safety Fund be used for assisting families with the identification, transportation, and enrollment of children in another center or family child care home upon the revocation or suspension of the license of a center or family child care home.    Daphne Hunt
916-319-2089

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 3/26/15

Committee on Human Services
Hearing: 4/28/15

AB 1467 (Bloom)

Would increase the amount of civil penalties to be imposed for a licensing violation against community care facilities (inclusive of child development centers and family child care homes), and would impose civil penalties for a repeat violation of those provisions. In addition, would delete a requirement that moneys collected from the imposition of certain penalties to be used for assisting families with the identification, transportation, and enrollment of children in another day care of family day care home upon the revocation or suspension of the license of a day care or family day care home.  
Sean MacNeil

916-319-2050

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/28/15

California Senate Bills      
SB 3
(Leno)
Would increase the minimum wage, on and after 1/1/2016, to not less than $11 per hour, on and after 7/1/2017, to not less than $13 per hour. Would require automatic adjustment of the minimum wage using a specified formula on January 1 of each year, starting on 1/1/19, to maintain employee purchasing power diminished by the rate of inflation that occurred during the previous year. Amendments mostly technical.
Western Center on Law and Poverty, California State Council of the service Employees International Union (SEIU)
 

Introduced:  12/2/14
Amended: 3/11/15

Senate Committee on Appropriations
Suspense File

SB 23

(Mitchell)

Would prohibit imposing a condition to cash aid (CalWORKs) on a recipient to disclose information regarding incest, rape or use of contraceptives. Would prohibit denying an increase in aid to a family currently receiving aid upon the birth of a new child.  WCLP, CWDA, ACLU  

Introduced: 12/1/14

Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

SB 114
(Liu)

Would enact the Kindergarten through grade 1 Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 to authorize an unspecified amount of state general obligation bonds, as scheduled, to provide aid to school districts, county superintendents of schools, county boards of education and charter schools. The proposed bond act would become operative only if approved by the voters at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, and the bill would provide for its submission to the voters at that election.Fiscal effect: yes Technical Amendments.

California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Joyce Roys-Aguilera

916-
651-4025

Introduced: 1/13/15
Amended: 3/19/15
Amended:
4/7/15

Committee on Education

Committee on Government Finance
Hearing: 4/22/15

SB 174
(Wolk)

Would require the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to implement a 2-year-pilot project in the Counties of Sacramento and Yolo to conduct a study of the relationship between crisis respite care and incidents of reported child abuse in those counties, and report the results of the study to the Legislature. Would express Legislative intent to provide state funding for crisis nurseries in the Budget Act of 2015 for community services and this pilot project would sunset 1/1/2018.

   

Introduced: 2/5/15
Amended:
4/7/15

Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

SB 212 (Mendoza)

Would impose additional punishment of three to five years imprisonment on anyone 18 or older who receives a drug conviction when the offense takes place upon the ground of, or within, 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool. Fiscal impact: yes


California District Attorneys Association

Indira McDonald

91
6-651-4032

Introduced: 2/11/15

Committee on Appropriations

SB 268

Would increase the amount of federal gross income, up to $250,000 and would increase the amount of employment-related expenses incurred during a taxable year to be taken into account in determining the amount of the household and dependent care credit necessary for gainful employment from $3,000 to $4,000 if there is one qualifying dependent and from $6,000 to $12,000 if there are 2 or more qualifying dependents for taxable years beginning 1/1/2015.

  Emily Reeb

916-651-4034

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended: 3/23/15
Amended: 4/20/15

Committee on Government and Finance

SB 277 (Pan & Allen)

Would eliminate exemption from immunizations based upon personal beliefs for purposes of admitting a child into a private or public elementary or secondary school, child care center or family child care home. Would not apply to a home-based private school if all the pupils are residents of the household or are members of a single family. 

Vaccinate California Darin Walsh

916-651-4006

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended:
4/9/15

Committee on Education

Hearing: 4/15/15

SB 311 (Beall)

Would authorize the Alum Rock Union Elementary School district located in Santa Clara County to develop and implement an individualized eligibility part-day preschool subsidy plan for children residing in the school districts as a pilot project until January 1, 2022

 
Anna Alvarado

916-651-4015

Introduced: 2/23/15

Committee on Appropriations

SB 401 (Nguyen)

Would  exempt child care facilities licensed as centers or crisis nurseries from the 35 square footage requirements if the facilities is located in an office building. 

  Emily Reeb

916-651-4034

Introduced: 2/25/15
Amended: 4/6/15

Committee on Human Services


Hearing: 4/28/15

SB 472 (Canella)

Would make technical, non-substantive changes to law pertaining to income tax credit for employment-related child care and dependent care expenses.

   

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Rules

SB 548
(De Leon)
(Co-author: Assembly Speaker Atkins

Would authorize family child care providers to form, join and participate in the activities of provider organizations and to seek the certification of a provider organization to act as the exclusive representative for family child care providers on matters related to state-funded child care programs. In addition, would require an unspecified entity to perform a study and best practices for engaging families in their children's early care and education in family child care settings, and would require a certified provider organization and the state to form a Joint Committee on child Care Training, Education, and Quality Improvement to identify gaps in the training available to family child care providers and barriers that prevent them from gaining greater skills and accessing postsecondary education, and issue recommendations annually to improve the quality of care offered by licensed and licensed-exempt family child care providers. Would require CDE and CDSS to remove at their request family child care provider's home address and telephone number from collective bargaining unit mailing list. 

 SEIU State Council  Jennifer Troia
916-651-4170

Introduced: 2/26/15
Amended: 4/14/15

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

Committee on Education: 4/22/15

SB 567
(Liu)

Would require a child to be deemed eligible for the remainder of the program year subsequent to enrollment in a state or federally funded child care program to promote continuity of services.

  Darcel Sanders
916-651-4025

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/21/15

SB 579 (Jackson)

Would extend sick leave provisions to allow employer to permit an employee to use sick leave to address a child care or school emergency or attend to the preventive care of a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner and would prohibit an employer from denying an employee the right to use sick leave or taking specific discriminatory action against an employee for using, or attempting to exercise the right to use, sick leave to address a childcare or school emergency. Would require an employer to provide paid sick days upon the request of an employee to address a child care or school emergency. 

 
Jennifer Richard
916-651-4019

Introduced: 2/26/15
Hearing: 4/15/15

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

Hearing: 4/22/15

SB 645 (Hancock)

Would increase appropriations by specified amounts to the After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs annually in fiscal years (FY) 2015-16 and 2016-17. Commencing with FY 2017-18, would require the DOF to adjust the amount upwards using a specified formula. Amendments reflect adjustments to the appropriation amounts and clarify the formula for determining appropriations. 

California After School Coalition Reese Estoista
916-651-4009

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 4/6/15

Committee on Education

Suspense File

SB 670 (Jackson)

Would declare that it is the intent of the Legislature to enhance and expand that state's early care and educational system.

   

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Rules

SB 792 (Mendoza)

Would, beginning 9/1/16, prohibit a child development center or a family child care home from employing any person who has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Specifies circumstances under which a person would be exempt from the immunization requirement based on medical safety and current immunity. 

Health Officers Association Dorian Almaraz
916-651-4755

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 4/7/15

Committee on Health
Hearing: 4/28/15

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

 AB 103

(Weber)

 Budget Act of 2015
   

 Introduced: 1/9/15

Committee on Budget

SB 69

(Leno)

Budget Act of 2015    

Introduced: 1/9/15

(TBD)

Omnibus Education Trailer Bill    

(Pending)

(TBD)

2015-16 Budget Trailer Bill - Suspension of Licensing Fee Exemption    

(Pending)

(TBD)

Department of Social Services Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation - Community Care Licensing Next Phase Quality Enhancement    

(Pending)

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