Legislative Agenda

The Stronger California Network will launch the 2017 agenda in March. Check back for our 2017 priorities! 

Read the full 2016 legislative agenda.

Read the full 2016 case for support, including citations.

2016 Legislative Agenda

Ensure Fair Pay and Job Opportunities

  • Pay Equity for Women in the Workplace – AB 1676.
    • Bill updates: signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 30
  • 2016 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights — SB 1015.
    • Bill updates: signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 12
  • Minimum Wage Increase and Indexing – SB 3.
  • Apprenticeship Programs: Building and Construction Trades – AB 2288.
    • Bill updates: signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 27

Expand Access to Affordable, Quality Early Childhood Care and Education

  • Child Care Budget Request
  • The Stable Child Care Assistance Bill – AB 2150.

Support Family-Friendly Workplaces

  • Reliable Scheduling Act –SB 878.
  • Expand Paid Family Leave – AB 908.
  • Leave Protection for Working Parents –SB 654

Build Economic Security by Addressing Poverty

 

Read the Women’s Legislative Caucus announcement of their 2016 priorities and priority bills.

 

Highlights from 2015

Legislative wins, including passage of:

  • The California Fair Pay Act, the strongest state equal pay law in the country (SB 358-Jackson)
  • A bill expanding the Kin Care Law to allow employees to use a portion of their sick time to address family care emergencies or when a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking (SB 579-Jackson)
  • An Earn and Learn bill to fund high wage job training (SB 342-Jackson)

Budget wins addressing poverty and workforce development, including:

  • The establishment of a refundable state earned income tax credit for low-income families (SB 38-Liu and AB 43-Stone)
  • Funding for basic skills training at community colleges to support underprepared students (AB 770-Irwin)
  • Funding of $265 million into child care and preschool programs

 

Download a full copy of the 2015 legislative agenda.

 

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