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California Assembly Bills      

Bill Number (Author)

Brief Description




AB 1567

Chapter 399

Would amend After School and Education (ASES) Program by, effective 7/1/17, giving 1st priority enrollment to pupils identified as experiencing homelessness and pupils identified as being in foster care, 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. Would allow self-certification of the pupil as a homeless youth or a foster youth, and would authorize administrators to obtain this information through the school district liaison designated for homeless children. Beginning 7/1/17, would prohibit charging fees children in the high priority categories. Allows programs to charge family fees, however would be required to waive or reduce the fees for pupils eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Afterschool programs to inform parents/ caregivers of rights of priority enrollment and how to receive it. Adds School Breakfast Program to list of federally funded food programs to which ASES programs will seek to qualify as approved distribution sites. Additional amendments address hours and days of operation for children to fully participate and priority enrollment first for pupils identified as homeless and 2nd to pupils who attend daily.

Western Center on Law and Poverty, Children's Defense Fund- California

 Edison Perez

Introduced: 1/4/16

Amended: 3/29/16

Amended: 5/27/16

Amended: 6/22/16

Amended: 8/15/16


Amended: 8/29/16

Chaptered: 9/21/16



 AB 1712 (Obernolte)

Chapter 324

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.

Knowledge Universe CAPPA

John Thompson

 Introduced: 1/26/15

Amended: 5/27/16

Amended: 8/15/16

Amended: 8/25/16

Chaptered: 9/13/16


AB 2036 (Lopez)

Chapter 497

Would require a service that provides online information about potential child care providers who are not required to be licensed in CA to include specified statements, which must be accessible no more than one click away from provider’s profile, about the CA Trustline registry. Would require the same service that provides online information in CA about potential child care providers required to be licensed to include a statement on its Internet Web site in California about the right to receive information on a substantiated or inconclusive complaint. An online child care job posting service or background check service provider that fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter may be liable for a civil penalty of $1,000 for each offense. Sets conditions for the Attorney General, a city attorney, or a county counsel to bring an action to impose a civil penalty. Grants authority to the Attorney General, city attorney or county counsel to bring a civil cause or action against an online child care job posting service or background check service provider for damages as result of willful violation.


 Kristi Lopez

Introduced: 2/16/16

Amended: 4/6/16

Amended: 4/25/16

Amended: 5/27/16

Amended: 6/16/16

Amended: 8/15/16

Enrolled: 8/30/16

Chaptered: 9/23/16

AB 2296 (Low)

Chapter 144

Expresses legislative intent to clarify that a “digital signature” on communications with a public entity may be used to satisfy the requirements of an electronic signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Defines a digital signature as a type of electronic signature. Would also revise provisions of Government Code by specifying that if a public entity elects to use a digital signature that meets specified requirements, the digital signature has the same force and effect of a manual signature in any communication with the public. Secretary of State

Melissa Apuya

Introduced: 2/18/16

Amended: 3/18/16

Amended: 4/19/16

Amended: 6/21/16

Amended: 8/9/16

Chaptered: 8/19/16


AB 2615 (Wood)

Chapter 470

Amends existing law pertaining to 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program by allowing assessment of family fees, termination of grants for noncompliance with reporting requirements and transfer of funds across school sites. Amends existing law pertaining to After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) by allowing specifying ages to serve based on local needs, allowing fee waivers for certain students, and stating legislative intent that middle/junior high pupils participate in full-day of the program every day in which they participate. Amends existing law pertaining to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program by requiring the CDE to award funds equitably to each geographic region and urban and rural areas of the state to extent possible. Deletes language pertaining to restructuring of a partnership or consortium pursuant that may occur only at the time of grant renewal. Aligns bill with and makes enactment of it dependent upon enactment of AB 1567.    

Introduced: 2/19/16

Amended: 3/18/16

Amended: 4/5/16

Amended: 4/25/16

Amended: 6/15/16

Amended: 8/1/16


Enrolled: 8/29/16

 Chaptered: 9/22/16


AB 2799 (Chau) Would establish the Early Learning Personal Information Protection Act. Would, effective 7/1/17, prohibit an Internet website operator, online service, online application or mobile application used primarily for preschool and pre-kindergarten purposes to knowingly engage in marketing or targeted advertising using information to amass a profile about a pupil or selling/disclosing a pupil’s information.
Common Sense Media Edmundo Cuevas

Introduced: 2/19/16

Amended: 4/7/16

Amended: 6/21/16

Enrolled: 8/30/16

Governor's Desk


California Senate Bills      

California Budget Bills (Including Trailer Bills)


SB 826 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Chapter 23

Budget Act of 2016


Introduced: 1/7/16
Amended: 5/25/16
Proposed Conference Report No. 1: 6/10/16
Enrolled: 6/15/16
Approved by Governor
June 27, 2016

SB 828 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

Chapter 29

School finance: education omnibus trailer bill


Introduced: 1/7/16
Amended: 5/25/16
Amended: 6/12/16
Enrolled: 6/16/16
Approved by Governor
June 27, 2016

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