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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 James Moses, CAAEYC Public Policy Chair.

State Legislation

Bill #  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Notes / Fact Sheet

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.

5/29/2018 - Waiting for Assembly vote            4/3/19 Appr. Suspense 4/3/19 - Will be heard in Appr. Committee
3/29/19 - Passed higher ed & re-referred to Com on Appr.
1/17/2019 – Referred to
Comm. on Higher Ed

AB 2 Fact Sheet

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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.

5/23 - In Assembly 3rd reading completed. Waiting for vote.        5/2/19 - Re-referred to Com on APPR.
3/25/19 - Referred to Com. on L. & E.
Introduced 12/3/2018

Spot Bill
SB 5 Factsheet

                          

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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

5/28 - Ordered to Senate

4/24/19 - Referred to Com on APPR. Suspense

3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com. on ED.

2/25/2019 - Hearing cancelled at Author's request

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

AB 6 Fact Sheet -
Insiders expect this bill to be significantly amended

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Bill #  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Notes / Fact Sheet

Recommended Position

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.

5/28 - Ordered to Senate 5/3 - Hearing scheduled for Appr. Comm.
4/25 Comm Appr. Suspense
3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com. on J., ED, and E. (Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy)
Introduced 12/3/2018

Fact Sheet - Emailed request. 3/29/19 - requested fact sheet again.
3/26/19 - Amended title is now "Office of Small Business Advocate: Deputy of Business and Workforce Coordination." Duties of Deputy are similar to original bill language.

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AB 123
McCarty - Principal Co-Authors: Dodd & Hill

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

5/28 Ordered to Senate
4/25 Comm. Appr.  
3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com on ED.
12/3/2018 - Introduced

Fact Sheet - James Expecting significant amendments before Fact Sheet is available

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AB 124 McCarty - Principal Co-Authors: Dodd & Hill

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.

Dead for this year
5/8 - Appr. Suspense
4/25 Comm. Appr.
3/29/19 - Referred to Com on Ed.
1/24/2019 - Referred to Com. on ED. (1st Committee)

AB 124 Fact Sheet

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(Active Bill; In Committee Process)

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.

In full Assembly awaiting vote 5/8 Appr Suspense
4/25 Comm. Appr.  
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on Ed.
3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com on Human Serv.
Introduced 12/3/2018

AB 125  Fact Sheet
ECE Coalition Support SB 174 Companion Bill

Support

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.

Dead for this year 5/8 Appr Suspense 4/25 Comm. Appr. 
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on Ed.
3/29/19 - In Committee, second hearing cancelled at the request of the author.
2/26/19 - Hearing cancelled at Author request.
1/24/2019 - Referred to Com. On HUM. S. & ED.

Competes with AB 194 Expected amendments to remove references of Head Start.

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Bill #  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Notes / Fact Sheet

Recommended Position

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.

Dead for this year    4/24/19 Appr Suspense
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on APPR.
3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com on Human Serv.
Introduced 1/10/2019

AB 194 Fact Sheet - ECE Coalition Support Signed on to Support Letter

Support

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.

5/24 - In Senate awaiting assignment                 4/3/19 - Appr. Suspense.
3/21/19 - Re-referred to Com on appropriations.
2/4/2019 – Referred to Com. on ED.

AB 197 Fact Sheet

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AB 244
Voepel

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

Dead for this year

Introduced 1/18/2019

Fact Sheet - This is a spot bill for now. They will send fact sheet once they decided to do something with it.

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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.

5/24/19 Ordered to Senate     5/8/19 Appr Suspense
4/1/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.

3/29/19 - Re-referred to Comm on Human Serv.

2/11/19 Comm. on Human Services

AB 324 Fact Sheet - ECE Coalition Support
This Bill is receiving several recommendations from Sponsors.
AB 212 - $20M                 CCC Infrastructure - $10M FCC Apprenticeships - $5M   CCIP - $5M                              QCC Block Grant - $29M      CDE  Capacity - $1M

Support

AB 378
Limon

Childcare: family childcare providers: bargaining representative.                  
This bill would authorize family childcare providers, as defined, to form, join, and participate in the activities of provider organizations, as defined, and to seek the certification of a provider organization to act as the representative for family childcare providers on matters related to childcare subsidy programs pursuant to a petition and election process overseen by the Public Employment Relations Board or a neutral 3rd party designated by the board.

5/24/19 In Senate awaiting Assignment                 5/8/19 Appr Suspense
4/24 Comm Appr   
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on JUD.
4/3/19 - Hearing in Asm Comm on Labor and Employment
3/29/19 - Referred to Comm on L & E and JUD.
Introduced 2/5/2019

Sponsor - SEIU, AFSCME
AB 378 Fact Sheet

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AB 447

Requires individuals associated with child care facilities to maintain a criminal record clearance on file with CDSS as opposed to just individuals providing care

5/16 Sen Hum Services  5/2 Ordered to Senate - Waiting for assignment.
4/10/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.
2/21/19 - Referred to Com on Human Serv.

 

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Bill #  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Notes / Fact Sheet

Recommended Position

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.

Dead for this year    4/24/19 Appr Suspense
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on APPR.
3/29/19 - Re-referred to Com on Human Serv.
Introduced 1/10/2019

AB 194 Fact Sheet - ECE Coalition Support Signed on to Support Letter

Support

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.

5/24 - In Senate awaiting assignment                 4/3/19 - Appr. Suspense.
3/21/19 - Re-referred to Com on appropriations.
2/4/2019 – Referred to Com. on ED.

AB 197 Fact Sheet

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AB 244
Voepel

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

Dead for this year

Introduced 1/18/2019

Fact Sheet - This is a spot bill for now. They will send fact sheet once they decided to do something with it.

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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.

5/24/19 Ordered to Senate     5/8/19 Appr Suspense
4/1/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.

3/29/19 - Re-referred to Comm on Human Serv.

2/11/19 Comm. on Human Services

AB 324 Fact Sheet - ECE Coalition Support
This Bill is receiving several recommendations from Sponsors.
AB 212 - $20M                 CCC Infrastructure - $10M FCC Apprenticeships - $5M   CCIP - $5M                              QCC Block Grant - $29M      CDE  Capacity - $1M

Support

AB 378
Limon

Childcare: family childcare providers: bargaining representative.                  
This bill would authorize family childcare providers, as defined, to form, join, and participate in the activities of provider organizations, as defined, and to seek the certification of a provider organization to act as the representative for family childcare providers on matters related to childcare subsidy programs pursuant to a petition and election process overseen by the Public Employment Relations Board or a neutral 3rd party designated by the board.

5/24/19 In Senate awaiting Assignment                 5/8/19 Appr Suspense
4/24 Comm Appr   
4/17/19 - Re-referred to Com on JUD.
4/3/19 - Hearing in Asm Comm on Labor and Employment
3/29/19 - Referred to Comm on L & E and JUD.
Introduced 2/5/2019

Sponsor - SEIU, AFSCME
AB 378 Fact Sheet

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AB 447

Requires individuals associated with child care facilities to maintain a criminal record clearance on file with CDSS as opposed to just individuals providing care

5/16 Sen Hum Services  5/2 Ordered to Senate - Waiting for assignment.
4/10/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.
2/21/19 - Referred to Com on Human Serv.

 

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Bill #  & Author

Description

Bill Status

Notes / Fact Sheet

Recommended Position

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.

5/28/19 Ordered to Senate awaiting assignment   5/17/19 Ordered to full Senate for vote        4/24/19 Referred to Comm. on Appr. - Hearing set for 5/13/19.

3/29/19 - Set for hearing on April 24th. 2019.

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

SB 174 Fact Sheet -    
ECE Coalition Support       AB 125 Companion Bill

Support

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.

5/6/19 Ordered to Assm - awaiting assignment
4/9/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.
3/29/19 - Passed Com. Re-referred to Com on JUD. Hearing set for April 2nd.
2/21/19 - Referred to Coms. on HUMAN S. and JUD. Hearing March 11, 2019
Introduced 2/7/2019       

SB 234 Fact Sheet - Support letter sent

Support

SB 443
Rubio

Repeals the provision that prevents TK students from generating average daily attendance (ADA) or being included in the new enrollment count.

Dead for this year   4/22/19 Appr Suspense4/3/19 - Referred to Com on APPR.
3/29/19 - Referred to Com on Ed. Hearing set for April 3rd 2019.
Introduced 2/22/2019

 

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