Updated April 11, 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

Hearing: 4/19/17

 

AB 11
(McCarty)

Would establish the Early Childhood Innovation Partnerships Grant Program, upon an appropriation by the legislature, for purposes of building a systems approach to deliver health, child welfare, early care and education, and social services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable families. Would also create an advisory council in the CA HHS Agency. Would become effective 7/1/18, and sunset on 1/1/24.

 Children Now, Kidango

 Bryan C. Singh
916-319-2007

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Health

 

AB 26
(Caballero)

Would require the CDE to establish a pilot program in the County of Monterey to provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to license-exempt child care providers through the local child care resource and referral program.

   

Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

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@asm.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: 4/25/17

 

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 1/1/25. Amended to include clean-up language pertaining to Santa Clara County’s pilot individualized county child care subsidy plan.  

First 5 Monterey County, Monterey
County Local Child Care Planning Council, Santa Cruz County Local Child Care Planning Council, San Benito County Local Child Care Planning
Council, First 5 Association of CA

 

Enedina Garcia
916-319-2030
enedina.garcia@asm.ca.gov

Francine Rodd
First 5
Monterey County
831-444-8549 x 20
francine@first5monterey.org

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 4/6/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

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).  

Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education

 

Tanya Lieberman
916-319-2087

tanya.lieberman@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 2/28/17

Committee on Education

Hearing: 4/26/17

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

Hearing: 4/25/17

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

Hearing: 4/25/17

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 and ancillary expenses among other additional supports. Ancillary expenses to additionally include the cost of infant and toddler diapers.

   

 Introduced: 2/13/17

Amended: 3/30/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

AB 540

(Mullin)

Would limit the total cost for administration and support services for organizations holding an Alternative Payment Program contract to 17.6 percent of the total contract amount.

   

Introduced: 2/3/17

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Human Services

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.

 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930  

Introduced: 2/14/17

Committee on Appropriations

Ab 605 (Mullin)

Would require the CDSS to adopt regulations on or before 1/1/19, to develop and implement a birth to entering first grade license option for day care centers. Lists proposed regulations transitions from one age group to another, continuity of care, and more.

   

Introduced: 2/14/17

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Human Services

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 with experience providing occupational health and safety training to early educators to develop the curriculum and provide periodic updates on health and safety issues for early educators.

 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930

Bryn Sullivan
916-319-2037
bryn.sullivan@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/15/17

Amended: 3/27/17

Committee on Appropriations

 

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.

 Kidango  

Krystal Moreno
916-319-2048
krystal.moreno@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/15/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

AB 1106
(Weber)

Would, with exceptions, 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

Amended: 4/3/17

Committee on Appropriations

AB 1164

(Thurmond)

Would establish the Emergency 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
 Isabella Gonzalez
916-319-2015
isabella.gonzalez@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Amended: 3/27/17

Committee on Appropriations

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 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.

 GRACE  

Luis Quinonez
Alayde Loredo Contreras
916-319-2062
luis.quinonez@asm.ca.gov
alayde.loredocontreras@asm.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/17/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

SB 18
(Pan)

Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to the needs and well-being of children and youth in California. The bill would create, until 11/30/24, the Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Youth. Would require the committee to develop “California’s Promise to its Children and Youth,” a framework for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts.

 
 Common Sense Kids Action

 Darrin Walsh
916-651-4006
darrin.walsh@sen.ca.gov

 Introduced: 12/5/16

Amended: 4/3/17

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

In Suspense

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  CA Employment Lawyers Association, First 5 CA, Legal Aid at Work  

Introduced: 12/22/16

Amended: 3/23/17

Committee on Appropriations

 

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: 4/19/17

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.
 

Heidi Wettstein
916.651.4036
Heidi.Wettstein@sen.ca.gov

Introduced: 2/6/17

Amended: 3/14/17

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

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
Appropriations


Hearing: 4/17/17

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

Amended: 3/21/17


Committee on
Human Services

Hearing: 4/25/17

 

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

 

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