Updated March 22, 2017

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California Assembly and Senate Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description

Sponsor

Contact

Status

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

Committee on Labor and Employment

AB 11
(McCarty)
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 26
(Caballero)
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 &
Gonzalez)
Would require 12 months of continuous eligibility for subsidized child care and development services for low-income families upon initial determination of eligibility.  Child Care Law Center, First 5 CA  Jaspreet Johl
916-319-2053
Jaspreet.johl@asm.ca.gov

 Introduced: 12/7/16

Amended: 3/8/17

Committee on Appropriations

 

AB 160 (Stone) Would restore the time limit eligibility for receiving CalWORKS cash aid from 48 months to 60 months cumulatively.

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Coalition of CA Welfare Rights Org

 Nicole Hisatomi

916-319-2019

nicole.hisatomi@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/12/17

Committee on Appropriations

AB 177
(Chavez)

Would add to the Child Abuse and Neglect Act by requiring a social worker investigating a report of child abuse and neglect that involves a parent or guardian serving in the
military to notify the Family Advocacy Program of the Department of Defense of the allegation.
   Kelly Ash
916-319-2076
Kelly.ash@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/18/17

Amended: 2/21/17

Committee on Public Safety

Hearing Cancelled at author's request

AB 231 (Chavez)

Would, beginning FY 2018-19, 1) define income eligibility for subsidized child care and development at or below 75% of State Median Income (SMI), adjusted for family size and adjusted annually; and 2) would establish a phasing out scale for eligibility up to 85% of SMI. Would require the annual verification of family income to determine ongoing eligibility.    Kelly Ash
916-319-2076
Kelly.ash@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/26/17

Amended: 2/21/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing cancelled at author's request

AB 258
(Arambula)

Would authorize Fresno County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to the local child care and development planning council and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors for approval. Upon approval, the location child care and development planning council may hold a public hearing. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/25. Technical Amendments.    Genesis Tang
916.319.2031
Genesis.Tang@as
m.ca.gov
Lupe Jaime
559.497.3846
ljaime@fcoe.org

Introduced: 1/21/17

Amended: 2/23/17

Amended: 3/6/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing Postponed

 

AB 273
(Aguiar-Curry)

Would amend existing language pertaining to the Child Care and Development Services Act to include for purposes of eligibility parents engagement in an  education program for English as a second language or to attain a high school diploma or general Education development certificate.  Women's Foundation of California, Women's Policy Institute and Parent Voices  Kimberly Kollwitz
916.319.2004
Kimberly.kollwitz@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/1/17

Committee on Appropriations

 

AB 300
(Caballero)

Would authorize Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties to develop individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to the local child care and development planning council and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/22.    

Introduced: 2/6/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 312
(O’Donnell)

Would make a number of adjustments in calculations in relationship to preschool-aged children with special needs as reported by the special education local plan area (SELPA).    

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 2/28/17

Committee on Education

AB 377 (Frazier)

Would authorize Counties of San Diego and Solano County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to their respective local child care and development planning councils and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required
to approve the plans and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/25.

   

 Introduced: 2/9/17

Amended: 3/20/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 435

(Thurmond)

Would authorize Contra Costa County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan to be submitted to the local child care and development planning council and the Board of Supervisors for approval. The California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) would also be required to approve the plan and any subsequent modifications. Authorization would sunset 1/1/23. 

   

 Introduced: 2/13/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 480

(Gonzalez Fletcher)

Would make technical, non-substantive changes provisions relating to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families and individual participating in welfare-to-work activities as a condition of eligibility for aid. Existing law requires that necessary supportive services be available to participants in welfare-to-work activities, including child care. 

     Introduced: 2/13/17

AB 540

(Mullin)

Expresses legislative intent to create legislation that would establish an optional statewide child care and education subsidy policy program to increase and encourage couth and regional collaboration among subsidized early care and education programs and providers to increase access to subsidized services for children and families, promote flexibility to meet the unique needs of children and families in each county or region, and maximize the utilization of the allocated funding with the county or region. In addition, would require child care resource and referral services to be provided in a manner responsive to the social needs of a defined geographic area of services.

    Introduced: 2/3/17

AB 603
(Quirk-Silva)

Would require Alternative Payment (AP) Programs to development electronic time sheet process for monthly attendance records or invoices effective 1/1/19 and make available to child care providers by 1/2/19. Would require AP programs to offer reimbursement to providers via direct deposit transfer into provider’s financial institution account by 1/1/19.

   

Introduced: 2/14/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/4/17

Ab 605 (Mullin)

Would make technical, non-substantive changes to provisions of CA Child Day Care Facilities Act with respect to licensure and regulations of centers serving infants and  toddlers.

    Introduced: 2/14/17

AB 676
(Limon)

Would require early educator to attend a one-time, two-hour peer led training on occupational health and safety risks specific to the child care profession and on how to identify and avoid those risks. Department of Industrial Relations identified to select training entity to develop the curriculum and provide periodic updates on health and safety issues for early educators.

 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930  

Introduced: 2/15/17

Committee on Human Services

 

AB 752
(Rubio)

Would prohibit a CDE-contracted child care and development agency from expelling or unenrolling a child due to behavioral concerns unless the agency has explored and documented steps to maintain the child’s safe participation in the program and determines, in consultation with parent/legal guardians, that the child’s continued enrollment presents a continued serious threat to the child or other enrolled children. Would require the agency expelling or un-enrolling the child to facilitate the child’s transition to a more appropriate placement.

   

Introduced: 2/15/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/4/17

AB 1106
(Weber)

Would require an AP program to have no less than 36 months to expend funds allocated to that program in any fiscal year. Would require, for purposes of determining eligibility for services, that income of a person on state or federal active duty in the military not include the amount of the basic allowance for housing if equal to the lowest rate of allowance for military housing area in which the person resides.

CAPPA Crystal Quezada
916-319-2079
crystal.quezada@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Human Services

AB 1164

(Thurmond)

Would establish the Child Care Bridge for Foster Children. Contingent upon a series of appropriations, would 1) authorize county welfare departments to administer the program and distribute child care vouchers for a specified period of time to foster children between birth and 4 years old or the children of a teen parents involved in the child welfare system; 2) provide child care navigators through the R&Rs to assess and assist child welfare involved families in identifying potential opportunities for an ongoing child care subsidy; and 3) offer trauma-informed training and coaching provided by the R&Rs to child care programs working with children in the foster care system.

Children Now, LA Area Chamber of Commerce
 

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Human Service

Hearing: 4/4/17

AB 1175
(Ting)

Would make non-substantive changes to provisions pertaining to the development of standards for the implementation of quality
child care and development services.

   

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Revenue and Taxation

AB 1238
(Kiley)

Would amend existing law to extend fee waivers for processing requests to the Department of Justice for federal level criminal offenses to human resource agencies tracking volunteer information provided to community-based organizations, defined as an organization whose main focus is the care and security of children, the elderly, the handicapped or the mentally impaired for the local community.

   

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Public Safety

AB 1302
(Grayson)

Would make non-substantive changes to law pertaining to the rules and regulations on eligibility, enrollment and priority services needed to implement child care and development programs.

    Introduced: 2/17/17

AB 1467
(O'Donnell)

Would make non-substantive changes to provisions pertaining to the development of standards for the implementation of quality child care and development services.

    Introduced: 2/17/17

AB 1520
(Burke)

Would create the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017. Would make legislative findings and declarations regarding child poverty in California with the intent of creating legislative intent to move toward reducing child poverty by 50% over 20 years and funding programs and services proven to reduce child poverty. Would require annual reports from the DOF on impact that Governor’s budget proposals will have on the child poverty rate. Child care and early care and education, home visiting programs and after school/summer school programs listed as potential and proven programs for funding.

   

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Human Services

SB 18
(Pan)
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.  Common Sense Kids Action

 Darrin Walsh

916-651-4006

darrin.walsh@sen.ca.gov

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Committee on Rules

SB 55 (Jackson) Would extend the DASH (Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program) until 1/1/23. 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.    Brandon Darnell

Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/15/17

Committee on Appropriations

 

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.  California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance

 Phillip Vander Klay

916-651-4020

phillip.vanderklay@sen.ca.gov

Introduced: 1/11/17

Committee on Education

Hearing cancelled at author's request

SB 232
(Bates)
Would require the CA Department of Social
Services (CDSS), in consultation with the
County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) to design and implement a 5 year Parental Empowerment Grant Pilot Project to provide monetary grants to organizations operating programs to assist CalWORKs recipients achieve economic independence. An organization receiving a grant may utilize the grant funds in any reasonable manner consistent with the program elements or other requirements established by CDSS, inclusive of housing,
transportation, and child care expenses for program participants. The bill would appropriate $50M from the General Fund for the effort.
   

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 3/14/17

Committee on Human Services

SB 401
(Pan)
Would amend existing law pertaining to the provision of indoor space for child care in an office building meeting the needs of state
employees, changing it from requiring no more the 2,100 square feet to accommodate 20 children to requiring indoor and outdoor activity space to comply with Title 22
requirements.
   

Introduced: 2/15/17
Committee on
Human Services
Hearing: 4/4/17

SB 441
(Cannella)
Would provide that an AP Program that operates a total contract amount of less than $3M shall receive a base support reimbursement that does not exceed 22% of the total contract amount.    

Introduced: 2/15/17
Committee on
Education

Hearing: 3/29/17

SB 526
(Nielson)
Would make non-substantive changes to provisions pertaining to the licensing and regulation of community care facilities.    

Introduced: 2/16/17

Committee on Rules

SB 782
(Skinner)
Would make non-substantive changes to the findings and declarations pertaining to the federal Head Start program, including that
Congress has recognized the importance of the supporting the transition of children from the preschool program into elementary school.
   

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Rules

SB 791
(Glazer)
Would make non-substantive changes to the payment provision relating to reimbursement rates for subsidized child care services. Specifically, would address the provision that the payment made to a child care facility is the same as the fee paid for the same service by families of nonsubsidized children if the following requirements are met by the facility: 1) it has authorization for payments from an AP program or county welfare department; 2) the facility is operating under licensing standards for child care facilities; and 3) the facility has less than a majority of enrolled subsidized children.    

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Rules

 

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

  
 
AB 96
(Ting)
Budget Act of 2017    

Introduced: 1/10/17

Committee on Budget

SB 72
(Mitchell)
Budget Act of 2017    

Introduced: 1/10/17

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Omnibus Education Trailer Bill
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