2017-2018

AB 55 Hazardous Materials Management- (Signed by the Governor)                                                  

Increases oversight of refineries by requiring an owner or operator claiming exceptions to certain contractor and subcontractor requirements to file public copies of those contracts.

 

AB 261 School Board Voting-Student Members- (Signed by Governor)                                         

Guarantees that all Student School Board Members have the ability to vote on all matters before the board through what is known as a preferential vote.

 

AB 435 Contra Costa, Sonoma, Marin, and Alameda Child Care Subsidy Pilots- (Signed by Governor)                                       

Authorizes Contra Costa County to develop and implement an individualized pilot county child care subsidy plan.  This pilot program will result in the maximization of existing child care dollars and the expansion of child care services.

 

AB 456 Addressing Shortage of Social Workers – (Signed by the Governor)

Removes barriers that impede clinical social workers from advancing into their careers and providing services.

 

AB 462 Wage Information Data Access- (Signed by Governor)                                                       

Provides greater transparency on the effectiveness of mental health services by allowing the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to receive and analyze quarterly employment information.

 

AB 670 Part-Time Playground Workers- (Signed by Governor)                                                    

Extends equity in compensation and benefits for part-time playground employees in schools.

 

AB 1379 Certified Accessibility Specialists (CASp) Program Funding- (Signed by Governor)              

Limits egregious examples of lawsuit abuses by increasing education and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The bill temporarily collects a $4 fee on business licenses and renewals, or building permits, so local governments can increase CASp training and certification.

 

AB 1502 Free or Reduced Lunch Direct Certification- (Signed by Governor)      

Provides the Department of Education with the necessary flexibility to increase the number of eligible students automatically certified for free or reduced price lunches.

 

AB 1565 Employee Compensation and Benefits – (Signed by the Governor)

Ensures that workers receive their earned pay and benefits by providing additional clarity to Thurmond’s 2017 bill that created incentives for general contractors.

 

AB 1701 Contractor Liability- (Signed by Governor)

Protects workers by making contractors liable for wages and benefits left unpaid by their subcontractors.

 

AB 2334 Protecting Workplace Safety – (Signed by the Governor)

Improves workplace safety by positioning California law to prevent against federal safety deregulation.

 

AB 2514 Expanding Bilingual Education – (signed by the Governor)

Supports the creation and expansion of dual language immersion programs in schools.

 

AB 2920 Addressing Transportation Services and Homelessness – (signed by the Governor)

Authorizes Berkeley and Placer County to vote on a potential sales tax increase to fund local mental health, public safety and transportation programs.

 

AB 2960 Improving Access to Childcare and Early Education- (signed by the Governor)

Creates a website to assist families in accessing local child care and early educational programs.

 

AB 3089 College Grants for Foster Youth – (signed by the Governor)

Connects foster youth to college financial aid.

 

AB 3224 Protecting against Reducing Social Service Programs – (signed by the Governor)

Protects eligibility determinations for Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs programs from privatization that threatens to reduce benefits.