2017 Legislation Priorities

Legislative Priorities Handout +

AB 11 Toxic Stress: AB 11 would create early intervention partnerships to help infants and young children suffering from adverse childhood experiences get a strong start toward academic success.

AB 219 Middle Class Tax Relief: AB 219 would provide much needed tax relief to middle class families in California.

AB 284 Independent Review: AB 284 would increase public trust in officer-involved shooting investigations by creating an independent review unit within the Attorney General’s office.

AB 343 Refugee Education Access: AB 343 waives the 1-year residency requirement to receive in-state tuition for refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders applying to public colleges and universities.

AB 349 Refugee Employment Access: AB 349 would align State employment policies for Special Immigrant Visa holders who assisted the U.S. military with existing employment policies pertaining to veterans.

AB 406 Charter Schools: AB 406 would increase transparency and accountability in charter schools by preventing for profit corporations from operating charter schools in California.

AB 424 Gun Free Schools: AB 424 would solidify schools zones are gun free. This bill closes a loophole in current gun free school zone requirements by prohibiting armed individuals on a school campus with a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit.

AB 581 Apprenticeship Programs: AB 581 would strengthen skilled worker training practices by requiring State Apprenticeship Programs integrate oversight and transparency program recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. 

AB 680 Worker’s Compensation: AB 680 would increase transparency and accountability in the awarding process of studies and research projects contracted by the Commission on Health and Safety and Worker’s Compensation.

AB 709 Transportation: AB 709 addresses local transportation infrastructure and maintenance funding, which would help the Sacramento region improve roadways and increase public transit options.

AB 848 Higher Education Outsourcing: AB 848 would prohibit the University of California and California State University from outsourcing jobs overseas, preventing public universities from eliminating information and technology jobs for California workers.

AB 864 California Conservation Corp: AB 864 would allow former probationers of non-violent crimes to serve in the California Conservation Corps.

AB 931 Mental Health: AB 931 expands the California Suicide Prevention Act to include college students for targeting public awareness and education campaigns. 

AB 1008 Fair Chance Act: AB 1008 gives job seekers with a criminal history a fair chance at employment by prohibiting any question related to conviction history on initial applications.

AB 1036 Organic Waste: AB 1036 requires CalEPA, CalRecycle, and other state entities to work together to create a uniform process for organic waste composting.

AB 1098 Child Death Investigation: AB 1098 mandates every county to produce a child death review report at least once every three years and make it publicly available. The child death report would allow counties to analyze why and how children are dying.

AB 1226 Port of West Sacramento: AB 1226 establishes a 4 year term for appointed members of the West Sacramento Port Commission.

AB 1303 Medically Necessary Window Tinting: AB 1303 allows a medical exemption for transparent, anti-UV window tinting to all windows on a personal vehicle for individuals with severe UV light sensitivity, with approval from a licensed dermatologist.

AB 1364 Community Colleges: AB 1364 creates a higher education funding formula to provide support services and programs for underrepresented students attending California’s colleges and universities.

AB 1407 Voter Registration : AB 1407 expands current law so that teenagers that apply through the Department of Motor Vehicles for a driver’s license or identification card would automatically be pre-registered to vote.

AB 1451 Teacher Shortage : AB 1451 will create a program to assist teachers reentering the teaching field after a period of retirement to help address the teacher shortage.

AB 1512 Opioid Addiction Treatment: AB 1512 adds a one-cent-per-milligram wholesale surcharge on opioids sold by prescription wholesalers to fund county addiction, prevention, and rehabilitation programs.

AB 1611 For Profit College Accountability: AB 1611 increases consumer protections for students attending for-profit colleges.