Updated April 15, 2014

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

AB 273
Would enact the CA Partnership for Infants and Toddlers Act of 2013 and require the SPI by 3/1/2014 to apply to CA Children and Families Commission for funding from moneys received by the Commission pursuant to the California Children and Families Program.  Funds to be used to make supplemental grants of $2,500 annuallyper child available to qualifying general childcare and development infant and toddler contracting agencies to provide enrolled childrenand families an array of support services. Early Edge CA (Preschool California), California Child Development Administrators Association, ZERO TO THREE Stacy Reardon



Assembly Committee on Appropriations
Suspense File
AB 364
Would require the CA Department of Social Services (CDSS) to conduct unannounced visits to licensed community care facilities, inclusive of residential care facilities for the elderly, no less than once every two years (an increase from the current once every five years).   Courtney Jensen

Assembly Committee on Appropriations Held Under Submission
AB 641
Would authorize family child care providers to form, join and participate in activities of a provider organization to act as their exclusive on matters relating to child care subsidy programs. Would establish a Family Child Care Parent Advisory Committee to advise and make recommendations to the Governor and the provider organization regarding issues of quality, affordability and accessibility of child care through the subsidy programs.  Stipulates membership appointments with consideration for certain parents who are involved with or received training from organizations focused on child care advocacy or parents whose children receive child care, meeting schedule and reimbursement for travel. Would instruct the CDE to require all R&Rs provide in-person introductory workshops and trainings in substantive topics such as child development and literacy as well as resources to family child care providers who participate in subsidy programs.  Adds to Health and Safety Code a requirement that the Department of Social Services consult with a stakeholder group of family child care providers and parents or guardians to ensure most effective implementation of safety standards for family child care homes.
Bill Wong
Amended: 6/17/13
Amended: 7/10/13

Inactive File
AB 646 (Cooley) Would express intent of Legislature to affirm the employer-education partnership model of a regional P-20 council as a desired structure in CA to help align preschool, K-12, community college, 4-year college, and graduate and professional education programs and funding to advance strategic educational and economic outcomes. NextEd Brendan Repicky
Introduced: 2/21/2013
Amended: 1/6/14
Amended: 1/16/14

Assembly Committee on Appropriations
In Suspense

AB 835 (Muratsuchi) Existing law authorizes the Department to make subordinated loans to certain entities for purchase, development, construction, expansion, or improvement of child care and development facilities or make microenterprise loans available to small or large family child care homes or licensed child care and development facilities serving up to 35 children.  Would authorize the Department of Housing and Community Development, upon the request of the borrower, to modify the terms of a loan if the department determines that the borrower has demonstrated hardship.  Harbor
Gateway Boys
and Girls Club
Brett Williams
3/14/2013 Amended: 6/27/13

In Senate Committee of Appropriations
AB 1152 (Ammiano) Would exempt the California School Age Families Education Program (Cal-SAFE) from any new education financing proposal that would eliminate categorical education programs beginning with the 2013-2014 fiscal year and all subsequent fiscal years. Funding from school districts, charter schools and county offices of education selecting not to maintain or reestablish Cal-SAFE programs shall be restricted to expanding existing or establishing new Cal-SAFE programs. CCDAA Wendy Hill

Assembly Committee on Appropriations
Held under Submission
AB 1178 (Bocanegra) Would establish the CA Promise Neighborhood Initiative to develop a system promise neighborhoods throughout the state to support children’s development from cradle to career. Would specify services to be provided to the participating neighborhoods. CDE to designate 40 CA promise neighborhoods by January 1, 2017, selecting from applications that meet eligibility criteria and demonstrate that they will create a comprehensive, integrated continuum of solutions for community revitalization.
April 2013 amendments provide clarification and specificity to the requirements for selecting eligible entities and implementing a promise neighborhood award.

Introduced: 2/22/13
Amended: 4/23/13
Amended: 1/8/14

Committee on
In Suspense

AB 1187 (Mansoor) Would require the CDSS to amend its foster care state plan to authorize the use of designated state child care and development funds administered by the CDE and ASES funds, in addition to county funds, as the non-federal match for specified child care for children receiving child protective services, foster children, and children at risk of abuse and neglect. County of Orange Saulo Londono

Assembly Committee on Human Services

AB 1454 (Calderon)


Would amend existing law by requiring the Department of Social Services (DSS) to conduct annual unannounced visits of licensed facilities, including child care centers and family child care homes, with more frequent visits occurring under certain circumstances. In addition, would make pre-licensure survey optional at the discretion of DSS if application for licensure at currently licensed facility.   
Courtney Jensen

Introduced: 1/9/14

Amended: 3/17/14

Committee on Appropriations Suspense File

AB 1902 (Bonta)

(Co-authors: Assembly
Members Bonilla, Buchanan,
Gordon, Mullin, and
(Coauthor: Senator Mitchell)

Would eliminate the imposition of fees families are assessed for part-day State Preschool. Authority given to SPI to establish a fee schedule would not apply to
part-day preschool.
Introduced: 2/19/14

Committee on Education
Hearing: 4/23/13

AB 1944 (Garcia)

Existing law requires 11 and 12 year old children eligible for subsidized child care
services and development services use before and after school programs, unless
parent certifies in writing that program does not meet family needs. Would also
delete provision requiring annual reports on the savings generated from the
preferred placement of children in before and after school programs
  Ashley Medina

Introduced: 2/19/14

Committee on Education and referred to Committee on Appropriations
Hearing: 4/9/14

AB 2101 (Levine)

Would authorize Alternative Payment (AP) Program contractors to maintain
records electronically regardless of whether the original records were created in
an electronic format. Would allow AP Programs to use electronic signatures.
California Alternative Payment Program Michael Miller

Introduced: 2/20/14


Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/29/14

AB 2111 (Ammiano)

Would provide that participation by any school district, charter school or county
superintendent of schools in a California School Age Family Education (Cal-
SAFE) program is voluntary and may be paid for with local control funding
formula (LCFF) funds. Any school district, charter school or county
superintendent of schools choosing to offer early learning and education support
programs for the children of the teens parents participating in Cal-SAFE using
LCCF or other funds would be required to meet certain health, safety and quality
SPI, Tom Torlakson

Wendy Hill

Introduced: 2/20/14
Amended: 4/2/14

Committee on Appropriations

AB 2125 (Ridley-Thomas

Deletes provisions pertaining to the standard reimbursement rate for child care and development services. Would establish reimbursement rates that reflect the actual cost of care in each region per unit of average daily enrollment for a 250 day year.
Establishes the regional market rate ceiling at the 85th percentile of the current regional market rate survey for the region.
  Khaim Morton

Introduced: 2/20/14
Amended: 4/10/14

Committee on Education

Hearing: 4/23/14

AB 2302 (Mullin)

Would extend the use of the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund, available for
renovation, repair or improvement of an existing child care facility for lease to
school districts and contracting agencies that provide child care and development
services, to facilities that provide transitional kindergarten programs. Extends
period of lease from 10 to 14 years and sets funding award amounts.
  Miriam Farouk
Introduced: 2/21/14

Committee on Education

AB 2544 (Hernandez)

Would require the SPI, commending with the 2015-16 fiscal year, to annually calculate and apportion a preschool funding grant for each school district and
charter school in the state pursuant to the LCCF to serve four year old children.
Introduced: 2/21/14

Committee on Education

AB 2621 (Garcia & Olsen)

Would require the CDSS to post on its internet website licensing reports or other public licensing document for each child care facility documenting facility inspections, substantiated complaint investigations, a conference with a local licensing agency management representative and the license in which issues of noncompliance are discussed, or a copy of an accusation indicating the CDSS
intent to revoke the facility’s license.
Commission on
the Status of
Elena Lee

Introduced: 2/21/13

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/29/14

California Senate Bills      
SB 154 (Berryhill) Would make technical, non- substantive changes to the law regarding licensing of community care facilities.     Introduced:  1/31/2013

Senate Committee on Rules
SB 192
Would recast the Child Care and Development Services Act  as  the Early Learning and Educational Support Act, as the Early Learning and Education Support Act, and change all references to child care and development to early learning and educational support.  Would consolidate early education center based contracts and require that the Child Care Resource and Referral (R&Rs), and Alternative Payment Program agencies provide families with consumer education to help them make informed choices regarding early learning and support services.  Would add the consideration of resources available in attendance areas of elementary schools ranked in deciles 1 to 3 of the Academic Performance Index to existing methodology used by local planning councils to determine priorities for expansion funds as become available.  The CDE may create a list of high quality early learning and education support resources to demonstrate high quality options available to parents.  If list is created, CDE to post on their website and make information available to resource and referral and alternative payment options.  Deletes sections pertaining to supports for teen parents and infants and toddlers available through their high schools. Amendments technical. SPI Darcel Sanders
Introduced: 2/7/13
 Amended: 3/12/13 Amended: 4/3/13 Amended: 4/16/13 Amended: 5/28/13 Amended: 6/14/13
Amended: 8/5/13

In Assembly Committee on Education Hearing Postponed

SB 443
Would include “organized resident camp” and “organized day camp” within the definition of “organized camp”. Would require camps to provide the local health officer with documentation describing its operating plan and accreditation at least 30 days prior to operation of the camp. Would require camps to have adequate staff to operate the program including but not limited to compliance with specified staff training and supervision regulations and a qualified program director present during operating hours of the camp. Would exempt public recreation programs as defined by the bill from organized camp regulations.
California Collaboration for Youth, California State Alliance of YMCAs Michelle Clarke
Amended: 4/16/13
Amended: 8/7/13

In Assembly Committee on Human Services
Hearing: cancelled
SB 766 (Yee) Would require staff of ancillary child care center to be: registered as a trust-line provider. In addition, would require ancillary centers to comply with requirements relating to provider-child ratios, ensure the presence, at all times, of at least one provider present at the center who is 18 years or older, and ensure that at least one provider present at the center has received training in health and safety inclusive of pediatric first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. (Ancillary centers are those that are ancillary to principal business activity (i.e. health club) and that provide day care services for the children of the clients or customers of the business.)
Sara Rogers
  Amended:  4/1/2013 
Amended: 4/18/2013
Amended: 1/6/14

Senate Committee on Appropriations Held in Submission
SB 837 (Author Steinberg and co-author Bonta and joint authors Beall, Block, de Leon, DeSaunier, Hancock, Hill, Lara, Leno, Liu, and Wolk)
Would establish the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014, requiring all school districts or charter schools that offer kindergarten also a transitional kindergarten (TK) funded with average daily attendance (ADA) allocation. States legislative intent to use state and federal funds to provide early learning and educational support to children from birth to
five years old. The bill defines the learning environment, requires
promoting integration and alignment with the early learning and child care system, authorizes school districts or charter schools administering TK to contract with public local agencies or private local providers to deliver the program, and requires private local providers participating in the delivery of TK to be considered a public school employer. Limits classroom size and ratio of one teacher and one paraprofessional to 20 children. Specifies teacher and paraprofessional qualifications. Provides for fullday,
full-year for children of income-eligible children using federal and
state funds for preschool. Requires the State Board of Education to adopt basic instructional materials for TK. Provides for a five year phase in period. Amendments offer more detail relating to intent and
implementation of bill’s provisions.
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Early Edge California Susanna

Introduced: 1/6/13
Amended: 4/2/14

Passed Committee on Education to Committee on Appropriations

SB 1123 (Liu)

Would modify Education Code relating to the Child Care and
Development Act as follows: 1) makes four year old children enrolled in TK programs deemed eligible for supplemental education and child care services through CSPP if they are also eligible for Cal-Fresh or Medi-Cal or family income is at or below 70% of the SMI; 2) recasts General Child care for infants and toddlers as California Strong Start to serve children
from birth to their third birthday and include parent engagement, full- and part-day options, voluntary home visitation, nutrition services and referrals as needed to health and social services;3) requires the SPI to
develop standards, rules and regulations for the implementation of infant-t
toddler services based on the Early head Start model; 4) establishes supplemental grants to support program elements; 5) deems a child eligible for the program year upon enrollment; 6) establishes minimum staff to child ratios and group sizes for each age group of children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age) and teacher qualifications; 7) increases adjustment factors applied to reimbursement rates for infants and toddlers; and 8) eliminates fees for part-day state preschool

Early Edge California

Lynn Lorber 916-651-4105

Introduce: 2/19/14
Amended: 3/26/14
Amended: 4/3/14

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/22/14

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)
AB 1457 (Skinner)
Budget Act of 2014
    Introduced: 1/9/14
SB 851 (Leno)
Budget Act of 2014
    Introduced: 1/9/14
Committee on Budget and
Financial Review
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