Updated February 1, 2016

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California Assembly Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description

Sponsor

Contact

Status

AB 188 (Garcia)

Would amend 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. Fiscal effect: unknown CAPPA

Vivian Ericson
916-319-2058

Introduced: 1/27/15

Committee on Appropriations

Held Under Submission

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 CDSS 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 Consumer Protection

AB 598
(Calderon)
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. Would require completion of the developmental profile that is inclusive of the results of parent survey of the child’s developmental progress, at least 9 site visits per year by FCCHEN administering organization, and the adoption of a curriculum appropriate to the children’s ages. FCCHEN to maintain developmental profile for each child.
 CCCRRN

Stacey Reardon
916-319-3063

Introduced: 2/24/15

Amended: 1/4/2016
Amended: 1/14/16
Amended:
1/21/16

Hearing: Cancelled

Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection

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 adjustment to be, among other things, at least equal to the amount of the inflation adjustments given to K–12 education programs. Fiscal effect: unknown CA Child Development Administrators Association (CCDAA)

Matt Canty
916-319-2054

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

Committee on Appropriations

Held under Submission

AB 1161 (Olsen & Atkins) Would expand the definition of an eligible pupil for school-based early mental health intervention (EMHI) 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. Fiscal effect: $315K GF Children Now, Time for Kids

Allison Wescott

916-319-2012

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

Committee on Appropriations

Held under Submission

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 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 be used for assisting families with the identification, transportation, and enrollment of children in another day care or 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: Cancelled

AB 1484
(Weber)

Would exclude from income 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 that is 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.  

 

Amended: 1/4/16

Committee on Rules

AB 1567
(Campos)

Would amend After School and Education (ASES) Program by giving 1st priority enrollment to youth experiencing homelessness, 2nd priority enrollment to pupils in CalWORKs assistance units, and 3rd priority enrollment for programs serving middle and junior high school pupils, to pupils who attend the program daily.    

Introduced: 1/4/16

 

AB 1644 (Bonta)

Would amend existing School-based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services for Children Act of 1991 by expanding definition of a pupil eligible for services under the Act to include a child who attends a preschool program at a publicly funded elementary school and a child enrolled in transitional kindergarten. In addition, would establish a 4-year pilot program, the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Support Program, to provide outreach, free regional training, and technical assistance for local educational agencies in providing mental health services at school sites.    

Introduced: 1/11/16

AB 1679 (Weber)

Would exclude from income 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 that is 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.

     Introduced: 1/19/16
 AB 1712 (Obernolte)  

Would authorize CA Department of Education contractors providing early care and education services to use a digital signature and that the digital signature have the same force and effect as a manual signature if specified requirements are met.

     Introduced: 1/26/15
California Senate Bills      

SB 3
(Leno)

Would increase the minimum wage, on and after 1/1/2016, to not less than $11 per hour, and 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

In Assembly Committee on Appropriations

Hearing postponed
by committee

 

California Budget Bills
(Including Trailer Bills)

     
AB 1598 (Weber)

Budget Act of 2016

    Introduced: 1/7/19
AB 825 (Leno)

Budget Act of 2016

    Introduced: 1/7/16
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