Updated October 13, 2015

Info-graph for Requirements for Approving Legislation

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California Assembly Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description Sponsor



AB 47

Preschool for All Act of 2015  Early Edge California

Bryan  Singh


Vetoed by Governor
October 9, 2015

Veto message, in part:

“Last year's education omnibus trailer bill already codified the intent to make preschool and other full-day, full year early education and care opportunities available to all low-income children. The discussion on expanding state preschool. which takes
into account rates paid to providers as well as access and availability for families, should be considered in the budget process as it is every year. A bill that sets an arbitrary deadline, contingent on a sufficient appropriation, is unnecessary.”

AB 53 (Garcia) Child passenger safety seat - rear facing requirements

Approved by Governor
September 21, 2015

AB 74
Incremental implementation to unannounced annual inspections of child care and development facilities  

Kelsey Castillo

Vetoed by Governor
September 30, 2015

Veto message, in part:

”Earlier this year, the 2015-16 Budget Act increased the frequency of inspections of licensed child care facilities to once every three years. Further increasing the frequency of these inspections may be a worthy goal, but the cost of this change should be considered in the budget process.”

AB 271

Allows electronic maintenance of records by California Department of Education (CDE)-contracted programs and digital signature CAPPA

 John Heyer

Approved by Governor
October 4, 2015

AB 433

CalWORKs allowance for deceased child of a qualified family Western Center on Law and Poverty  

Approved by Governor
October 6, 2015

AB 762 (Mullen)

Toddler program considered extension of the infant center or preschool license, without the need for a separate license California Head Start Association, CA Assoc for the Education of Young Children

Miriam Farouk

Approved by Governor
September 30, 2015

AB 833

Authorizes Alameda County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan as a pilot project until 1/1/2021 Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council Jacqueline Orpilla

Approved by Governor
October 7, 2015


AB 1207 (Lopez)

Mandated child abuse training requirements targeted to child care facilities Child Care Law Center  Kristi Lopez
Approved by Governor
October 1, 2015
California Senate Bills      

SB 277 (Pan & Allen)

Immunization requirements for enrollment of children in schools, including child care and development programs

Vaccinate California Darin Walsh

Approved by Governor
June 30, 2015

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

Orientation training for family child care providers

 Jennifer Troia

Vetoed by Governor
October 11, 2015

Veto message, in part:

“…the bill prematurely anticipates what will be necessary to comply with the new federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.
“California will need to be in compliance with an abundance of new requirements, not all of which are clear at this juncture. The
[CDE] is currently working with stakeholders to update our state's plan, to be submitted by March 1, 2016, after further federal guidance is issued. Public input will be sought prior to the finalization of the plan.
“As part of that work, I will direct the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care to work with the department and review how the state can best position itself to meet those requirements efficiently and effectively, including the delivery of any training.”

SB 792 (Mendoza)

Immunizations required of staff and volunteers working in child care and development programs

Health Officers Association Dorian Almaraz
Approved by Governor
October 11, 2015
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