Updated March 26, 2015

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

AB 15
(Holden)
Would express Legislature intent to enact legislation that would provide for a living wage for work performed by parties who contract with the state. CCDAA has a Support Position on this Bill.      Introduced:
12/1/14

AB 47
(McCarty)

Would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to report to the Legislative and Department of Finance (DOF) by 6/1/2016 a plan for expanding the state preschool program for all eligible low-income children without current access to one year of state preschool or transitional kindergarten. Report to contain an analysis of the need for new facilities for preschool expansion.
 

Bryan  Singh

916-319-2007

 

Introduced:
12/1/14

Committee on Education

AB 53
(Garcia)
Would require properly securing a child under 2 years of age in an appropriate rear facing child safety seat while the child is riding in a motor vehicle while transported by a parent, legal guardian or other driver.
   

Introduced:
12/1/14

Committee on Transportation and Appropriations

Hearing: 3/23/15

AB 74
(Calderon)
Would require the Department of Social Services (CDSS) to conduct annual unannounced inspections of licensed facilities, including child care centers and family child care homes, as of 1/1/18. Specifies incremental steps to increasing the percent of facilities subject to annual unannounced inspections and the frequency of inspections each year up to 1/1/18.
 

Kelsey Castillo

916-319-2057

Introduced: 1/6/15

Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

AB 148 (Holden)

Expresses the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to submit a general obligation bond measure to the voters during the 2016 calendar year to fund the modernization and construction of school facilities.    

Introduced: 1/15/15

AB 188
(Garcia)

Would amend the 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. CAPPA

Vivian Ericson

916-319-2058

Introduced: 1/27/15

Committee on Human Services
Hearing: 3/24/15

AB 233
(Lopez)

Would amend existing sections of the California Education Code pertaining to child care and development services contracted by the CDE. Among the amendments are authorizing an eligibility determination process of not less than once every 12 months to promote continuity of care, deleting certain reporting requirements, and allowing the establishment of reimbursement rates that best meet the needs of the community that do not exceed market rate ceilings. In addition, deletes a significant portion of the section pertaining to fraud and overpayment to focus on best practices, CAPPA

 Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/4/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/14/15

AB 271
(Obemolte)

Would authorize CDE-contracted programs, including AP Programs and providers, to maintain any records electronically regardless of whether the original documents were created in electronic format and to retain a case record using either electronic or other alternative storage technologies. In addition, would authorize AP Programs and providers to use an electronic signature. CAPPA

 John Heyer

916-319-2033

Introduced: 2/10/15

Committee on Human Appropriations

AB 427
(Weber)

Would make non-substantive changes to provision pertaining to legislative declarations concerning early primary programs. Current law expresses legislative intent that school districts establish primary programs coordinate the programs with the Demonstration of Restructuring in Public Education program and the county inter-agency children's services coordination council whenever possible.    

Introduced: 2/19/15

AB 433
(Chu)

Would express Legsilative intent to provide a grieving period and appropriate referrals to services when a CalWORKs recipient miscarries or when a child in the home of a CalWORKs recipient dies, with out interruption of services.    

Introduced: 2/19/15

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 DPSS would be charged to responding to complaints about the website.  CCCRRN

 Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/24/15

Committee on Human Services

Committee on Privacy and Protection

AB 598
(Rendon)

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.  CCCRRN  Stacey Reardon

916-319-2063

Introduced: 2/24/15

Committee on Human Services

AB 762
(Mullin)

Would require CDSS to adopt regulations, on or before, January 1, 2018, to develop and implement an integrated license for child care center serving children from birth to kindergarten. Would repeal the provisions relating to a toddler program component effective January 1, 2018. California Head Start Association (CHSA)  

Introduced: 2/25/15

Committee on Human Services

AB 713 (Weber)

Would require a child to have completed one year of kindergarten before he or she may be admitted to the first grade beginning with the 2017-18 school year.  

Matthew Hamlett

916-319-2079

Introduced: 2/25/16
Amended: 3/19/15

Committee on Education

AB 762 (Mullen)

Would require CDSS to adopt regulations, on or before, January 1, 2018 to develop and implement an integrated license for a child care center serving children from birth to kindergarten. Would repeat the provisions relating to a toddler program component effective January 1, 2018. California Head Start Association

Miriam Farouk

916-319-2022

Introduced: 2/25/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/14/15

AB 765
(Ridley-Thomas)

Would make non-substantive changes to the provisions that require the SPI to implement a plan that establishes reasonable child care standards and assign reimbursement rates. CCDAA has a Support Position on this Bill.  CCDAA
 

Introduced: 2/25/15

AB 833
(Bonta)

Would state legislative intent to enact legislation that would improve early childhood education and development.    

Introduced: 2/26/15

AB 891 (Campos)

Would give first priority for enrollment in After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs to youth experiencing homelessness and second priority to students in CalWORKs assistance units. Would prohibit a program that charges family fees from charging a fee to a family with youth experiencing homelessness or a family who is part of a CalWORKs assistance unit. Would require schools to provide fee transportation to and from school to students entitled to free or reduced meals. Would require that a $200 supplement to the amount of cash aid provided under the program be paid to a CalWORKs recipient 19 years of age and under verification of receiving a high school diploma or its equivalent. Would require the design of a youth subsidized employment program for youth 15 to 19 years of age who are eligible for benefits under this bill and require the program to provide needy youth with paid employment, occupations skills training and other relevant services.  

Erasmos Viveros

916-319-2027

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Education
Committee on Human Services

AB 982
(Eggman)

Would include homeless families as part of the intended priority for child development programs. Would expand the list of entities that can identify a child in need of child care and development services to include a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths, a Head Start program, or a transitional shelter.    
Laura Ayala


916-319-2013

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/14/15

AB 1114
(Bonilla)

Would change the sunset date for the SPI to provide the Legislature with an evaluation of kindergarten program implementation in the state, including part-day and full-day kindergarten programs from 7/1/17 to 7/15/17    

Introduced: 2/27/15

AB 1161 (Olsen & Atkins)

Would establish the California Preschool Investment Fund, which would authorize the CDE to accept monetary contributions to the fund for purposes of preschool education until 1/1/2012. Five counties, via application by the counties' local child care and development planning council, will be selected by the CDE/EESD based on a number of factors to be included in the pilot. The CDE to develop a system for accepting  monetary contributions to the program and to allocate credits to contributors on a first-come, first-served basis. The aggregate amount of credit shall not exceed $250 million for each calendar year.  

Alison Wescott

916-319-2012

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Revenue and Taxation

AB 1207 (Lopez)

Would amend existing law pertaining to mandate child abuse reporting by requiring child care licensee applications to take training in the duties of mandated reporters under the child abuse reporting laws as a condition of licensure, and a child care administrators or employees of a licensed child care facilities to take the training during the first six weeks of employment by the facility. Training to include, but not limited to, training in child abuse and neglect identification and child abuse and neglect reporting.    
Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/27/15

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 1387 (Chu)

Would express intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would revise the appeal procedures for a deficiency of a community care facility (inclusive of child development centers and family child care homes) licensed by the CDSS.    

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 to be used for assisting families with the identification, transportation, and enrollment of children in another day care of 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 Rules

California Senate Bills      
SB 3
(Leno)
Would increase the minimum wage, on and after 1/1/2016, to not less than $11 per hour, 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.
   

Introduced:  12/2/14

Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

SB 23

(Mitchell)

Would prohibit imposing a condition to cash aid (CalWORKs) on a recipient to disclose information regarding incest, rape or use of contraceptives. Would prohibit denying an increase in aid to a family currently receiving aid upon the birth of a new child.  WCLP, CWDA, ACLU  

Introduced: 12/1/14

Committee on Appropriations

SB 114
(Liu)

Would enact the Kindergarten through grade 1 Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 to authorize an unspecified amount of state general obligation bonds, as scheduled, to provide aid to school districts, county superintendents of schools, county boards of education and charter schools, the California Community Colleges, the University of California, the Hastings College of the Law, and the California State University to construct and modernize education facilities. The proposed bond act would become operative only if approved by the voters at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, and the bill would provide for its submission to the voters at that election.

  Joyce Roys-Aguilera

916-
651-4025

Introduced: 1/13/15

Committee on Education
Hearing: 3/25/15

Committee on Government Finance

SB 174
(Wolk)

Would require the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to implement a 2-year-pilot project in the Counties of Sacramento and Yolo to conduct a study of the relationship between crisis respite care and incidents of reported child abuse in those counties, and report the results of the study to the Legislature. Would express Legislative intent to provide state funding for crisis nurseries in the Budget Act of 2015 for community services and this pilot project would sunset 1/1/2018.

   

Introduced: 2/5/15

Committee on Human Services

SB 212 (Mendoza)

Would impose additional punishment of three to five years imprisonment on anyone 18 or older who receives a drug conviction when the offense takes place upon the ground of, or within, 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool. Fiscal impact: yes


California District Attorneys Association

Indira McDonald

91
6-651-4032

Introduced: 2/11/15

Committee on Public Safety

Hearing: 4/7/15

AB 268

Would increase the allowable expenses for child care from a $3,000 deduction per child to a $4,000 deduction per child and from a $6,000 deduction per child to a $12,000 deduction per child. Amendment technical.

  Emily Reeb

916-651-4034

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amendment: 3/23/15

Commitee on Government and Finance

SB 311 (Beall)

Would make non-substantive changes to law that provides Legislative intent that in providing child development programs the Superintendent of Public Instruction give priority to children of families that qualify under applicable federal statutes or regulations as recipients of public assistance and other low-income and disadvantaged families.

 
Anna Alvarado

916-651-4015

Introduced: 2/23/15

Committee on Rules

SB 401 (Nguyen)

Would exempt child care facilities licensed as centers or crisis nurseries from the 35 square footage requirements if the facility is located in an office building.

  Emily Reeb

916-651-4034

Introduced: 2/25/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/14/15

SB 472 (Canella)

Would make technical, non-substantive changes to law pertaining to income tax credit for employment-related child care and dependent care expenses.

   

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Rules

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

Would authorize family child care providers to form, join and participate in the activities of provider organizations and to seek the certification of a provider organization to act as the exclusive representative for family child care providers on matters related to state-funded child care programs. In addition, would require an unspecified entity to perform a study and best practices for engaging families in their children's early care and education in family child care settings, and would require a certified provider organization and the state to form a Joint Committee on child Care Training, Education, and Quality Improvement to identify gaps in the training available to family child care providers and issue recommendations to improve the quality of care offered by licensed and licensed-exempt family child care providers.

   Jennifer Troia
916-651-4170

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

Committee on Rules

SB 567
(Liu)

Would require a child to be deemed eligible for the remainder of the program year subsequent to enrollment in a state or federally funded child care program to promote continuity of services.

  Darcel Sanders
916-651-4025

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Human Services

Hearing: 4/14/15

SB 579 (Jackson)

Would extend sick leave provisions to allow employer to permit an employee to use sick leave to address a child care or school emergency and would prohibit an employer from denying an employee the right to use sick leave or taking specific discriminatory action against an employee for using, or attempting to exercise the right to use, sick leave to address a childcare or school emergency.

 
Jennifer Richard
916-651-4019

Introduced: 2/26/15

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations

SB 645 (Hancock)

Would increase appropriations by specified amounts to the After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs annually in fiscal years (FY) 2015-16 and 2016-17. Commencing with FY 2017-18, would require the DOF to adjust the amount upwards using a specified formula.

California After School Coalition Reese Estoista
916-651-4009

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Education

SB 670 (Jackson)

Would declare that it is the intent of the Legislature to enhance and expand that state's early care and educational system.

   

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Rules

SB 749 (Morrell)

Would make a technical, non-substantive change to a provision related to the trustline registry as it pertains to license-exempt child care providers.

   

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Rules

SB 792 (Mendoza)

Would prohibit a child development center or a family child care home from employing any person who has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles.

Health Officers Association Dorian Almaraz
916-651-4755

Introduced: 2/27/15

Committee on Health
Hearing: 4/8/15

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

 AB 103

(Weber)

 Budget Act of 2015
   

 Introduced: 1/9/15

Committee on Budget

SB 69

(Leno)

Budget Act of 2015    

Introduced: 1/9/15

(TBD)

Omnibus Education Trailer Bill    

(Pending)

(TBD)

2015-16 Budget Trailer Bill - Suspension of Licensing Fee Exemption    

(Pending)

(TBD)

Department of Social Services Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation - Community Care Licensing Next Phase Quality Enhancement    

(Pending)

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