Mon 6/17: Call your CA legislators! Important bills are now in their committees!

Action #1 – Ask Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to vote yes on the following bills… 

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote “YES” on AB-12, AB-61 and AB 392.

Contact: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19): SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 email
Not your people?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Action #2 – Ask Assemblymember Monique Limón to vote yes on the following bills… 

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote “YES” on SB-18, and SB 392.

Contact: State Assemblymember Monique Limón (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700 email
Not your people?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

CA legislature progress update.

Our assemblymembers and state senators created a record 2,576 new bills on a strict timetable for the 2019 CA legislative term.Here’s a update of +140 bills that are interesting to us and groups, like the Sierra Club, that we coalition with. You will recognize a number of these bills as the subject of calls or emails we’ve asked you to make.

  •  Black words – the bill has passed and will be assigned to a committee in the next house
  • Blue words –  the bill has NOT passed and won’t continue to the next house.
  • Red words means that a bad bill is continuing to the next house
  • N/S = “Not scheduled”
  • * = Senate Committee, ** = Assembly Committee

Economic/Finance/Commercial

  • * AB-25 California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.  Judiciary – N/S
  • AB-539 California Financing Law: consumer loans: charges. – Banking
  • AB-818 Local government finance: vehicle license fee adjustment amounts.
  • AB-857 Public banks. – Banking
  • AB-1525 Cannabis: financial institutions.
  • SB-203 Public bank.

Education

  • AB-2 Community colleges: California College Promise. (2 year free community college)  – Education
  • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports. – APPR
  • AB-123 Early childhood education: state preschool program: access: standards. – Education
  • AB-1505 Charter schools: petitions. – Education
  • AB-1506 Charter schools: statewide total: authorization restrictions. (Verify)
  • AB-1507 Charter schools: location: resource center. – Education
  • AB-1578 School Pavement to Parks Grant Program. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Education
  • SB-468 Taxation: tax expenditures: California Tax Expenditure Review Board. – Rev. and Tax
  • SB-756 Charter schools: moratorium.

Environmental 

  • Economic/Government Regulations
    • AB-296 Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions. – Env. Qual.
    • AB-1276Green New Deal. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1673 California Environmental Quality Act: judicial challenge: litigation transparency: identification of contributors. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-1 California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Env. Safety and Toxic
    • ** SB-25 California Environmental Quality Act: projects funded by qualified opportunity zone funds or other public funds. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – Nat Res. – N/S
    • ** SB-632 California Environmental Quality Act: injunction: vegetation treatment projects.  (Sierra Club removed opposition after amendment – SUPPORT) Nat Res. – N/S
  • Energy
    • AB-56 Electricity: procurement by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority. (OPPOSE)
    • AB-961 Community Energy Benefits (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology. – Rules
    • AB-1690 Biomass electrical generation facilities: contract extension requirements – converted to 2 year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB 386 California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: irrigation districts. This one has been converted into a 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-457  Biomethane: gas corporations. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – Utilities and Energy
    • SB-772 Long duration bulk energy storage: procurement. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
  • Emergency/Safety monitoring
    • * AB-38 Fire safety: low-cost retrofits: Fire Hardened Homes Revolving Loan and Rebate Fund: regional capacity review. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) Nat Res. 6/25
    • AB-39 Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports. (Senate – Education) (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – APP
    • AB-191 Building standards: exemptions: rebuilding after disasters. Converted to 2-year bill (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • *AB-936 Oil spills: response and contingency planning. (Sierra Club SUPPORTNat Res. 6/25
    • AB-1083 Energy and energy infrastructure procurement requirements: California Council on Science and Technology. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – Rules
    • SB-160  Emergency services: cultural competence. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Gov. Org.
    • SB-169 Pipeline safety: records. (Assembly Governmental Organization) (Sierra Club SUPPORT)  – Gov. Org.
    • ** SB-182 Local government: planning and zoning: wildfires. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Housing 7/3
    • SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – APPR
    • ** SB-551  Oil and gas: decommissioning, cleanup, and remediation: costs. Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Nat Resources N/S
  • Public lands
    • AB-342 Public lands: leasing: oil and gas: prohibition. (Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th) (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – APPR
    • AB-345 Oil and gas: operations: location restrictions. Converted to 2 year bill (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-585 Public lands: oil, gas, and mineral leases. (Límon bill – Sen. Natural Resources and Water  – Senator Jackson, June 11th) – APPR
  • Vehicle standards/use
    • AB 40 Zero-emission vehicles: comprehensive strategy. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-210 Smog check: exemption. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • AB-753 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program: fuels: fueling infrastructure. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) Transportation
    • AB-1411 Integrated action plan for sustainable freight. (Sierra Club (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
    • AB-1406 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. – Transportation
    • SB-44 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles: comprehensive strategy. – Transportation
    • SB-210 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Transportation
    • SB-402 Vehicles: off-highway vehicle recreation: County of Inyo. 
    •  (Sierra Club – OPPOSE) – Transportation
    • SB-767 Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Water/Parks/Wildlife
  • Waste Reduction /Pollution /monitoring
    • * AB-161 Solid waste: paper waste: electronic proofs of purchase. – Judiciary 6/25
    • AB-966 Reducing emissions in cement plants. Converted to 2-year bill (Sierra Club endorsement)
    • AB-1080 California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Env. Qual.
    • ** SB-54 California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Nat Res. N/S
    • ** SB-463 Natural gas storage wells: monitoring and reporting. – Nat Res. N/S
  • Wildlife/Human health
    • AB-273 Fur-bearing and nongame mammals: recreational and commercial fur trapping: prohibition. – Passed Natural Resources and Water  6/2, now in APPR
    • * AB-454 Migratory birds: California Migratory Bird Protection Act. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Nat Res. 7/9
    • * AB-1254 Bobcats: take prohibition. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Nat Res. 7/9
    • AB-1788 Pesticides: use of anticoagulants. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – Env. Qual.
    • SB-458 Public health: pesticide: chlorpyrifos (Sierra Club SUPPORT)
  • Water systems/Safety
    • AB-134 Safe Drinking Water Restoration. – Env. Qual. 
    • AB-1204 Public water systems: primary drinking water standards: implementation date. Converted to 2-year bill. (Sierra Club – OPPOSE)
    • SB-200 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. (Indivisible CA) Env. S & T
    • SB-307 Water conveyance: use of facility with unused capacity. (Sierra Club SUPPORT) – APPR
    • SB-559 Department of Water Resources: grant: Friant-Kern Canal. (Sierra Club  OPPOSE) –Water/Parks/Wildlife

Employment

  • * AB-160 Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference. – Judiciary – N/S
  • * AB-1022 California Antihunger Response and Employment Training Act of 2019. – Human Serv. – 6/24

Guns

  • * AB-12 Firearms: gun violence restraining orders. (post) – Public Safety 6/18
  • AB-18 Firearms: excise tax.
  • * AB-61 Gun violence restraining orders. (Sen. Public Safety – Senator Jackson to vote on this June 18th) Public Safety 6/18
  • AB-893 22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  – APPR
  • * AB-1669 Firearms: gun shows and events. – Public Safety 7/2
  • SB-281 Cow Palace Authority.

Health 

  • AB-4 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE) (Indivisible CA) – Health
  • AB-174 Health care coverage: financial assistance. – Health
  • AB-333 Whistleblower protection: county patients’ rights advocates. – Labor/P.E. & Retirement
  • AB-414 Health care coverage: minimum essential coverage. – Health
  • AB-666 Pupil mental health: model referral protocols.
  • AB-1246 Health care coverage: basic health care services. – Health
  • AB-1611 Emergency hospital services: costs. – Health
  • **SB-29 Medi-Cal: eligibility. (CAUSE(Indivisible CA) – Health 6/25
  • **SB 276 Immunizations: Medical Exemptions (post) – Health 6/20
  • **SB-361 Medi-Cal: Health Home Program. – Health 6/25

Health – Women

  • AB-31 Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups.
  • SB-24 Public health: public university student health centers: abortion by medication techniques. (Ass. Health -Límon voted “YES” – now in “Higher Ed”)
  • ** SB-464 California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. – Health 6/25

Homelessness/Poverty/Tenants Rights

  • AB-10  Income taxes: credits low-income housing: farmworker housing. – Housing
  • AB-58 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. – Housing
  • AB-67 Homeless integrated data warehouse. – Housing
  • AB-302 Parking: homeless students. – E.Q.
  • * AB-307 Homeless youth: grant program. Human Services 6/24
  • AB-344 New Beginnings California Program. – APPR
  • AB-694 Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2019. – Housing
  • * AB-728 Homeless multidisciplinary personnel teams. Human Services N/S
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • * AB-1188 Dwelling units: persons at risk of homelessness. – Judiciary 6/25
  • AB-1434 Public social services: SSI/SSP.
  • AB-1481 Tenancy termination: just cause.
  • * AB-1482 Tenancy: rent caps. – Judiciary – July 9th
  • AB-1534 Regional Homeless Management Planning Act.
  • ACA-1 Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval. (verify)
  • ** SB-18 Keep Californians Housed Act. – Housing and Comm. Dev. 6/19
  • SB-48 Low Barrier Navigation Center developments.
  • SB-248 Taxation: renters’ credit. – Rev. & Tax
  • SB-282 Supportive housing for parolees. – Public Safety
  • ** SB-329 Discrimination: housing: source of income. – Housing and Comm. Dev. 6/19
  • ** SB-330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019. – Housing and Comm. Dev. N/S
  • ** SB-450 California Environmental Quality Act exemption: supportive and transitional housing: motel conversion. – Natural Resources – N/S
  • SB-529 Tenant associations: eviction for cause.
  • ** SB-573 Homeless Emergency Aid program: funding. Housing and Comm. Dev. N/S
  • ** SB-687 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.  – Housing and Comm. Dev. 7/3
  • ** SB-744 Planning and zoning: California Environmental Quality Act: permanent supportive housing. – Housing and Comm. Dev. 7/3
  • AB-816 California Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program.
  • SCA-1 Public housing projects.

Housing

  • AB-68 Land use: accessory dwelling units. – Housing
  • AB-725 General plans: housing element: above moderate-income housing: suburban and metropolitan jurisdictions.
  • AB-1486 Surplus land. – Gov. Finance
  • ACA-1  Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
  • SB-50 Planning and zoning: housing development: incentives.
  • SCA-3 Property taxation: change in ownership: inheritance exclusion.

Immigration

  • AB-1332 Sanctuary State Contracting and Investment Act. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-1378  Standby guardianship of minors.
  • ACR-1 Immigration: public charges. (CAUSE) – At 3rd reading in Senate

Law Enforcement

  • * AB-392 Peace officers: deadly force. (post)(Indivisible CA) – Public Safety 6/18
  • SB-22 Rape kits: testing. (Assembly Public Safety) – APP
  • * SB-230 Law enforcement: use of deadly force: training: policies. – Public Safety

Prison Reform

  • * AB-32 State prisons: private, for-profit administration services. Public Safety 7/2
  • * AB-45 Inmates: medical care: fees. Public Safety 6/25
  • ACA-6 Elections: disqualification of electors.
  • AB-277 Parole: reintegration credits.

Transportation

  • AB-285 California Transportation Plan. (Senate Transportation Committee) – Env. Qual.

Voting/Elections/Campaign reform

  • AB-59 Elections: polling places: college and university campuses. – Elections & Const. Amend.
  • AB-177 Election day holiday. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-363 Elections: vote by mail ballots. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-646 Elections: voter eligibility. (Indivisible CA)
  • AB-1217 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures. (Indivisible CA) Elections & Const. Amend.
  • AB-1784 Elections: open-source paper ballot voting systems. Elections & Const. Amend.
  • ACA-6  Elections: disqualification of electors.
  • SB-27 Primary elections: ballot access: tax returns. Elections & Const. Amend.
  • SB-47 Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: disclosures. (Indivisible CA) Elections & Const. Amend.
  • SB-71 Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign expenditures: limitations. Elections & Const. Amend.
  • SB-72 Conditional voter registration: provisional ballots. Elections & Const. Amend.
  • SB-139 Independent redistricting commissions.
  • SB-359 Elections: referendum.Elections & Const. Amend.

Here’s a map of the process…

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