Updated January 18, 2017

Info-graph for Requirements for Approving Legislation

To help clarify how different kinds of legislative actions move through the process, the California Budget Project has created a simple, easy-to-read table that highlights the key steps. Click here to download the table.

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California Assembly and Senate Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description




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



AB 11
Expresses intent of legislature to enact legislation that would establish the Early Head Start-Early Intervention Partnership and provide funding to establish classroom-based early intervention
services to Early Head Start-Child Care Programs.

 Introduced: 12/5/16

AB 19

Would lower the amount of unmet financial need a student needs to demonstrate qualification for a fee waiver to at least $1 to
increase access to a community college in CA.

Introduced: 12/5/16

AB 26
Proposes non-substantive changes to Family Child Care Home Education Networks.     Introduced: 12/5/16
AB 34 (Nazarian) Would express legislative intent to establish a universal, at birth, and statewide 529 children’s savings account program to ensure
California’s children and families foster a college-bound identity and practice education related financial planning.
    Introduced: 12/5/16
AB 60
(Santiago &
Would require 12 months of continuous eligibility for subsidized child care and development services for low-income families upon initial determination of eligibility.    

 Introduced: 12/5/16

SB 18
Declares intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of CA to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in CA, outlines the research-based essential needs of CA’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial
supports necessary for all children to succeed. Expresses intent of Legislature to enact legislation for ensuring the application of the rights by 1/1/2022.

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Committee on Rules

SB 55 (Jackson) Would extend the DASH (Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program) indefinitely. 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.

Introduced: 12/5/16

Committee on Education

SB 62 (Jackson) Would redefine the term “child” to include a biological, adopted, or foster son or daughter, a stepchild, a legal ward, a son or daughter of a domestic partner, or a person to whom the employee stands in loco parentis for purposes of family or medical leave.    

Introduced: 12/22/16 Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

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, 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. In
addition, would require employer to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan.

Introduced: 12/22/16 Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

SB 78 (Leyva) For FY 2017-18, and for each FY thereafter, would  continuously appropriate $99.3M 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 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.

Introduced: 1/11/17

Committee on Rules


California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

AB 96
Budget Act of 2017     Introduced: 1/10/17
SB 72
Budget Act of 2017     Introduced: 1/10/17
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