Legislative Agenda

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Our 2018 legislative agenda
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Accountability Act – SB 1300
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 30, 2018
  • Personal Rights: Sexual Harassment – SB 224
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 30, 2018
  • The California Healthy Youth Act in Charter Schools – AB 2601
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 18, 2018
  • Salary History – AB 2282
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on July 18, 2018
  • SHARE Act (Stop Harassment & Reporting Extension) – AB 1870
    • Vetoed by Gov. Brown on Sept. 30, 2018; Passed by CA Senate and Assembly
  • Lactation in the Workplace – SB 937
    • Vetoed by Gov. Brown on Sept. 30, 2018; Passed by CA Senate and Assembly
  • Stop Forced Waivers of Workers’ Rights – AB 3080
    • Vetoed by Gov. Brown on Sept. 30, 2018; Passed by CA Senate and Assembly
  • Domestic Worker Rights Implementation Act – SB 2314
    • Vetoed by Gov. Brown on Sept. 22, 2018; Passed by CA Senate and Assembly
  • CalWORKS & CalFresh – SB 926
    • Passed by CA Senate and Assembly
  • Protect Victims from Retaliation Act – SB 1038
    • Ordered to inactive by Assembly on Aug. 27, 2018
  • Pay Data Reporting – SB 1284
    • Suspended by CA Assembly on Aug. 16, 2018
  • Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit – AB 2023
    • Suspended by CA Assembly on Aug. 16, 2018
  • SSI/SSP Increases – AB 3200
    • Author withdrew bill on Aug. 6, 2018
  • Ending Deep Childhood Poverty – SB 982
    • Referred back to Appropriations Committee June 27, 2018
  • Employment Protections For Victims Of Sexual Harassment – AB 2366
    • Suspended by CA Assembly May 25, 2018
  • The California Money Bail Reform Act – SB 10
    • Note: Due to recent amendments made to SB 10, the Stronger California Coalition no longer has a full consensus of support for this bill.
  • Child Care Budget Request: $1 Billion to Increase Access to Affordable Child Care

Read the full 2018 legislative agenda.

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Highlights from 2017

Legislative wins, including passage of:

  • Employers: Salary Information – AB 168
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12
  • Unlocking Opportunities for Families Bill – AB 273
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12
  • New Parent Leave Act – SB 63
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12
  • Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors on CalWORKS – AB 557
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12
  • Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in Shelters, Schools & Universities – AB 10
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12
  • The California Values Act – SB 54
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 6
  • CalWORKS: Welfare-to-Work: Necessary Diaper Supportive Services  – AB 480
    • Signed into law by Governor Brown on Oct. 12

Budget win to increase child care funding.

Read the full 2017 legislative agenda.

Highlights from 2016

Legislative wins, including passage of:

  • Pay Equity for Women in the Workplace – AB 1676
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 30
  • 2016 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights — SB 1015
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 12
  • Minimum Wage Increase and Indexing – SB 3
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on April 4
  • Apprenticeship Programs: Building and Construction Trades – AB 2288
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on September 27
  • Expand Paid Family Leave – AB 908
    • Signed into law by Gov. Brown on April 11

Budget win to repeal the Maximum Family Grant Rule.

Read the full 2016 case for support, including citations.

Read the full 2016 legislative agenda.

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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