Updated August 5, 2015

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

AB 47
(McCarty)

Would require, on or before January 1, 2017, that all eligible children who do not have access to transitional kindergarten or the federal Head Start program, have access to the state preschool program the year before they enter kindergarten, if their parents wish to enroll them, contingent upon the appropriation of sufficient funding in the annual Budget Act for this purpose. Would state intent of the legislature to provide sufficient funding in the annual Budget Act for this purpose. Fiscal effect: yes
 Early Edge California

Bryan  Singh

916-319-2007

 

Introduced:
12/1/14
Amended: 4/22/15
Amended: 5/6/15
Amended: 5/6/15
Amended: 6/1/15
Amended: 7/2/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

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 to no less than 30 percent of facilities by 7/1/16, no less than 40 percent of facilities by 7/1/17 and then each year by 1/1/18.  Deletes language pertaining to increase by 10 percent random sampling based on annual citations issued by CDSS. Fiscal effect: $20 million ongoing CCDAA supports this bill.
 

Kelsey Castillo

916-319-2057

Introduced: 1/6/15
Amended:4/7/15
Amended: 6/25/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

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. Fiscal effect: unknown
CAPPA

Vivian Ericson

916-319-2058

Introduced: 1/27/15

Committee on Appropriations

Held under Submission

AB 233
(Lopez)

Would amend existing sections of the California Education Code pertaining to child care and development services under the Alternative Payment Program contracted by the CDE. Among amendments are 1) authorizing funds to be used to allow for maximum parental access as well as choice; 2) requiring subsequent to enrollment, a child be deemed eligible for services for a period of 12 months, 3) deleting requirement for tracking absences; and 4) authorizing providers to collect family fees. Fiscal effect: unknown.
CAPPA

 Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/4/15
Amended:4/9/15
Amended: 5/6/15

Committee on Appropriations

Held under Submission

AB 271
(Obemolte)

Would authorize CDE-contracted programs, including AP Programs and providers, to maintain any records electronically, in compliance of state and federal standards as determined by the CDE, 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. Any conversion from a paper record to an electronic format, as well as the storage of the electronic record, shall comply with the minimum standards as described in law. In addition, would authorize AP Programs and providers to use an digital signature, which shall have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature if the requirements for digital signatures and their acceptable technology meet legal requirements as defined. Fiscal effects: unknown
CAPPA

 John Heyer

916-319-2033

Introduced:2/10/15
Amended: 4/7/15
Amended: 5/28/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

AB 427
(Weber)

Would exclude from income the amount of 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 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. Would not affect the priorities for federal and state subsidized child development services    Joe Kocurek
916-319-2079

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended: 3/26/15
Amended: 5/6/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

AB 433
(Chu)

Would require a deceased child to continue to be included as a member of a qualified family for the month in which his/her death occurred, and the following month. Would prohibit sanctions imposed on parents during a defined period of grieving and require the County to assist the family with access to mental health and other services.  Western Center on Law and Poverty  

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended: 3/26/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

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 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

Hearing: Cancelled

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. Specifies that private school instruction at the elementary level includes kindergarten. CCDAA supports this bill.   

Matthew Hamlett

916-319-2079

Introduced: 2/25/16
Amended: 3/19/15
Amended: 6/1/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

AB 762 (Mullen)

Amends existing law that stipulates CDSS to develop guidelines and procedures to authorize licensed child day care centers with a toddler component program to serve children between 18 months and three years of age beginning 1/1/16. Expresses legislative intent to provide continuity of care to CA's children and parents in the implementation of this program.  California Head Start Association, CA Assoc for the Education of Young Children

Miriam Farouk

916-319-2022

Introduced: 2/25/15
Amended: 4/8/15
Amended: 6/1/15
Amended: 7/16/15
Amended: 8/18/15

Senate Floor

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 adjustments to be among other things, at least equal to the amount of the inflation adjustments given to K-12 education programs. Fiscal effect: Unknown CCDAA Supports this bill.  CCDAA

 Matt Canty
916-319-2054

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

Committee on Appropriations

Held under Submission


AB 833
(Bonta)

Would authorize Alameda County to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan as a pilot project to sunset until 1/1/2021. Plan to ensure that child care subsidies received by the county are used to address local needs, conditions, and priorities of working families in the community. Would require the plan to be submitted to the local planning council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors for approval; would require CDE/ EESD review and approval of plan and subsequent modifications.  Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council Jacqueline Orpilla
916-319-2018

Introduced: 2/26/15
Amended: 3/26/15
Amended: 4/22/15
Amended: 6/19/15

In Senate Committee on Education

Suspense File

AB 1207 (Lopez)

Amends and adds to Health and Safety Code pertaining to mandated child abuse reporting in child care and development programs. Specifies training requirements, the requirements of the Office of Child Abuse Prevention and Community Care Licensing Division to inform child care facilities on detecting and reporting child abuse and the responsibilities of mandated reporters, and information on consequences when fail to report incidents of known or reasonably suspected child abuse or neglect. Addresses training requirements for providers.
Child Care Law Center  
Kristi Lopez

916-319-2039

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 6/10/15

In Senate Committee on Appropriations

Suspense File

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 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 Human Services

Hearing: Cancelled

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.
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: 8/27/15

SB 277 (Pan & Allen)

Would eliminate the exemption existing specified immunization requirements based upon personal beliefs for purposes of admitting a child into a private or public elementary or secondary school, child care center or family child care home, but allow certain exemptions. Would exempt pupils in a home-based private schools or students enrolled in independent study who do not receive classroom-based instruction. Pupils who submitted letter or affidavit on file prior to 1/1/16 at a school, child care and development program stating beliefs opposed to immunization allowed to remain enrolled until pupil enrolls in next grade span. Would allow for temporary exclusion from above-referenced programs if child exposed to a disease and documentation exists showing lack of proof of immunization until local health officer satisfied that child no longer at risk of contracting or transmitting disease. Family medical history added as circumstance for physician to not recommend immunization. 

Vaccinate California Darin Walsh

916-651-4006

Introduced: 2/19/15
Amended:
4/9/15
Amended: 4/22/15
Amended: 5/5/15
Amended: 5/7/15
Amended: 6/11/15
Amended: 6/18/15
Enrolled: 6/29/15
Chaptered: 6/30/15

Approved by Governor
June 30, 2015

SB 311 (Beall)

Would authorize the Alum Rock Union Elementary School district located in Santa Clara County and a preschool program, in consultation with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and First 5 Santa Clara County to develop and implement an individualized eligibility part-day preschool subsidy plan for children residing in the school districts as a pilot project until June 30, 2021. Additional state funds shall not be appropriated for purposes implementing this article. Fiscal effect: Yes

 
Anna Alvarado

916-651-4015

Introduced: 2/23/15
Amended: 4/6/15
Amended: 6/1/15
Amended: 7/6/15

In Assembly
Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 8/27/15

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. Specifies requirements for certification of provider organization, rules for adding providers to an existing unit, and creates limit of one statewide bargaining unit for family child care providers. In addition, would require a Governor or designee 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 barriers that prevent them from gaining greater skills and accessing post secondary education, and issue recommendations annually to improve the quality of care offered by licensed and licensed-exempt family child care providers. Would require CDE and CDSS to remove at their request family child care provider's home address and telephone number from collective bargaining unit mailing list. Amendments provide focus on the workforce issues of compensation and training while deleting items pertaining to unmet need for service.

 SEIU State Council, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
 Jennifer Troia
916-651-4170

Introduced: 2/26/15
Amended: 4/14/15
Amended: 6/1/15
Amended: 8/17/15

In Assembly
Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 8/27/15

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 Appropriations

Held under Submission

SB 645 (Hancock)

Would, commencing January 1, 2016, and until July 1, 2017 authorize an After School Education and Support (ASES) program to suspend operations for up to 5 school days in a fiscal year and prohibit an adjustments in the grant as a result of the suspension. Authorizes the program to determine the specific grades to serve based on local needs. Expresses legislative intent to provide full-day ASES for each day child attends.

California After School Coalition Reese Estoista
916-651-4009

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 4/6/15
Amended: 6/2/15
Amended: 7/7/15
Amended 8/17/15

In Assembly
Committee on Appropriations

Hearing: 8/27/15

SB 792 (Mendoza)

Would, beginning 9/1/16, 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. Would require annual vaccination between August 1 and December 1.  Would require any person hired as a teacher in a day care center to present evidence of a current tuberculosis clearance. Specifies circumstances under which a person would be exempt from the immunization requirement based on medical safety, current immunity or a written statement declining the influenza vaccination. Deletes language pertaining to including statement on probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicate immunization. Violation of the provisions would not be subject to a crime.

Health Officers Association Dorian Almaraz
916-651-4755

Introduced: 2/27/15
Amended: 4/7/15
Amended: 4/30/15
Amended: 6/22/15
Amended: 7/2/15
Amended: 8/17/15
Amended:8/19/15

Assembly Floor

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)

AB 93 (Weber)

Budget Act of 2015 (includes child care and development items)    

Approved by Governor
June 24, 2015

AB 104 (Committee on Budget)

Education finance: education omnibus trailer bill    

Approved by Governor
June 24, 2015

SB 79

(Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Human Services (TBL) - inclusive regulatory compliance of licensed child care facilities.
   

Approved by Governor
June 24, 2015

SB 94 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Budget Trailer Bill: Child Care and Development Priority Enrollment: Underserved Areas - Would extend priority enrollment for CSPP and General Child Care to children placed by a child welfare agency with relative or foster parent and children of teen parents with open dependency cases. Would lift the sunset date for San Mateo County's individualized subsidy program. Amendments would create parameters for first priority enrollment awarded to children involved with child protective services or at risk of child abuse and neglect including financial hardship, to maintain a sibling set, or to ensure appropriate reunification services for parent and child.
   

Introduced: 1/9/15
Amended: 6/12/15
Amended: 6/29/15
Amended: 8/24/15

In Assembly Committee on Budget

Hearing: 8/27/15

SB 97 (Committee on

Budget Act of 2015 (includes child care and development items)    

Approved by Governor
June 24, 2015

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