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California Legislative File Bill List

CAAEYC reviews bills that we believe are of interest to early childhood professionals. If you have a bill that you would like our CAAEYC Public Policy Committee to review, please contact CAAEYC at Jean Goulart, CAAEYC Public Policy Chair.

State Legislation

Bill#  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Recommended Position

AB 2
Santiago

Community colleges: California College Promise - It is the intent of the Legislature that funding provided to support the California College Promise be used by the community college to advance the goals outlined in Section 76396.1.

1/17/2019 – Referred to Comm. on Higher Ed and Appr.

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AB 5
Gonzales

Worker Status – Independent Contractors
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to include provisions that would codify the decision of the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903, and would clarify the decision's application in state law.

Introduced 12/3/2018

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AB 6
Reyes

Early childhood education: Office of Early Childhood Education. Would establish in the department the Office of Early Childhood Education in order to ensure a holistic implementation of early childhood education programs and universal preschool. The bill would require the office to have specified responsibilities, including the responsibility of coordinating services with the State Department of Social Services and the California Health and Human Services Agency, to ensure that social and health services are provided to children in early childhood education programs and to identify families eligible for early childhood education financial assistance

1/17/2019 – Referred to Com. On ED. And Hum. S

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AB 23
Burke

Workforce Training Programs
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to incentivize systems that better facilitate communication and partnerships between businesses, labor advocates, and educational institutions for the purpose of creating tailored workforce training programs that both increase worker participation and further the attainment of increased skills.

Introduced 12/3/2018

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AB 123
McCarty

Early childhood education: state preschool program: transitional kindergarten: access: standards. Would make various findings and declarations regarding early childhood education and would provide that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would do certain things relating to early childhood education, including expanding the state preschool program and enabling local educational agencies to blend the program with transitional kindergarten. AB 125 M

Introduced 12/3/2018

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AB 124 McCarty

This bill would enact the Preschool Facilities Bond Act of 2020 which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $500,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a preschool facility grant program. The bill would provide for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the _____, 2020, statewide general election.

1/24/2019 Referred to Com. on ED.

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AB 125 McCarty

Early childhood education: reimbursement rates. Would provide that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a single regionalized state reimbursement rate system for childcare, preschool, and early learning services that would achieve specified objectives.

Introduced 12/3/2018

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AB 167
Rubio

Childcare and Development Services: infants and toddlers: state funding.

The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to address the childcare crisis by appropriating sufficient funding in the annual Budget Act or another statute to childcare and development programs and family childcare home education networks to serve an additional 20,000 infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age with high-quality childcare. Priority to high need communities.

1/24/2019 – Referred to Com. On HUM. S. & ED.

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AB 194
Reyes

Childcare and development services. Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to early care and education programs and would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to appropriate $1,000,000,000 to immediately improve access to alternative payment programs and general childcare and development programs.

Introduced 1/10/2019

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AB 197
Weber

Would require, commencing with the 2021–22 school year, school districts offering kindergarten to implement a full‑day kindergarten program. Would provide that a minimum school day for full‑day kindergarten is the same number of minutes per school day that is offered to 1st grade pupils.

2/4/2019 – Referred to Com. on ED.

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AB 244
Voepel

Expresses legislative intent to raise the Cal Grant Program awards from 10K to 15K annually.

Introduced 1/18/2019

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AB 324
Aguiar-Curry

AB 212 – Update Bill – Allocating funding to LPC's and deleting some previous requirements and adding new components such as serving staff in licensed centers and FCC homes who serve primarily subsidized children.

1/30/2019

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AB 378
Limon

Family Child Care Homes
This bill is addressing unionization opportunities for FCC Homes and exempt providers

Introduced 2/5/2019

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AB 452
Mullin

Childcare: Early Childhood Program Grants
$25-35 Million for child care facilities renovation, repair, and purchase. Available to existing child care contractors serving subsidized children

Introduced 2/11/2019

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SB 174
Leyva

ECE Reimbursement Rates – Companion to AB 125
This bill would provide that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a single regionalized state reimbursement rate system for childcare, preschool, and early learning services to achieve specified objectives. The bill would require the State Department of Education, on or before January 1, 2021, to create a plan for the single regionalized state reimbursement rate system described above and ensure that the plan's methodology includes certain things, including that the state's diverse early childhood education teachers and providers will be competitively compensated.

2/6/2019 - Referred to Com. on ED.

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SB 234
Skinner

This bill would require a large family daycare home to be treated as a residential use of property for purposes of all local ordinances. In addition, it will clean up many licensing regulations as they related to FCC homes.

Introduced 2/7/2019

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