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2015 Child-Related Bills Pending in the California Legislature*

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless such a position is specifically noted..

CHILD WELFARE

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 5 (Nazarian) Foster youth: transition from high school to postsecondary education    
AB 74 (Calderon) Care facilities: regulatory visits.    
AB 217 (Maienschein) Juvenile law; hearings
AB 224 (Jones-Sawyer) Pupils: educational liaison for foster children.  
AB 260 (Lopez) Foster care: parenting youth.
AB 336 (Waldron) Child welfare services: investigations.    
AB 379 (Gordon) Foster youth: complaint of noncompliance.
AB 381 (Calderon) placement of dependent children  
AB 403 (Stone) Foster care.    
AB 423 (Cooley) CalWORKs: relative caregivers.
AB 424 (Gaines) Court appointed child advocates: wards.    
AB 519 (McCarty) Juveniles.    
AB 592 (Stone) Juveniles: court: records.  
AB 719 (Campos) Child welfare agencies: missing foster children.    
AB 832 (Garcia) Child abuse: reportable conduct.    
AB 854 (Weber) Educational services: pupils in foster care.  
AB 878 (Eggman) Child welfare: foster care.  
AB 879 (Burke) Juveniles: court proceedings: notice.    
AB 885 (Lopez) Foster Youth.  
AB 899 (Levine) Juveniles: confidentiality of records.    
AB 900 (Levine) Juveniles: special immigrant juvenile status.    
AB 919 (Dababneh) Foster youth: permanency.    
AB 989 (Cooper) Juveniles: sealing of records.    
AB 1001 (Maienschein) Child abuse reporting
AB 1049 (Patterson) Parent and child relationship.    
AB 1058 (Baker) Pupil safety: child abuse prevention: training.    
AB 1067 (Gipson) Child welfare    
AB 1166 (Bloom) Pupils in foster care: pupils who are homeless children or youth: school transfer: exemption from local graduation requirements.    
AB 1207 (Lopez) Mandated child abuse reporting: child day care licensees: training.    
AB 1225 (Weber) Housing: former nonminor dependents: homeless youth.    
AB 1299 (Ridley-Thomas) Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: foster children  
AB 1327 (Dahle) Foster care: transitional housing.  
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AB 1416 (Dababneh) Foster parent evaluations.
AB 1475 (Cooper) Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.    
SB 12 (Beall) Foster youth.  
SB 14 (Lara) Sexual battery: consent defense: minors, sexual conduct    
SB 68 (Liu) Minor parents: reunification services.
SB 174 (Wolk) Crisis nurseries: study    
SB 176 (Mitchell) Examining children as witnesses.    
SB 214 (Berryhill) Foster care services    
SB 238 (Mitchell) Foster care: psychotropic medication
SB 253 (Monning) Dependent children: psychotropic medication
SB 316 (Mitchell) Caseload caps for minors' counsel in dependency court proceeding
SB 319 (Beall) Child welfare services: public health nursing
SB 332 (Block) Child abuse reporting    
SB 478 (Huff) Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act: mandated reporters: pilot program    
SB 484 (Beall) Group home oversight
SB 731 (Leno) Foster children: housing: gender identity    
SB 794 (Comm. on H.S.) Child welfare services    
Budget Item Resolving the Caseload Crisis for Court Appointed Dependency Counsel

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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CHILD HEALTH AND SAFETY

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 28 (Chu) Bicycle safety; rear lights    
AB 53 (Garcia) Vehicles: child safety seats.    
AB 170 (Gatto) Newborn screening: genetic diseases: blood samples collected.    
AB 187 (Bonta) Medi-Cal: managed care: California Children’s Services program.    
AB 216 (Garcia) Product sales to minors: vapor products.    
AB 604 (Olsen) Electrically motorized skateboards.    
AB 741 (Williams) Medi-Cal: comprehensive mental health crisis services.  
AB 1018 (Cooper) Medi-Cal: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT).    
AB 1120 (Santiago) Pupil health: sight and hearing tests.    
AB 1299 (Ridley-Thomas) Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: foster children.  
AB 1441 (Gray) Alcoholic beverages: minors: purchase.    
SB 12 (Beall) Foster youth.  
SB 151 (Hernandez) Tobacco products: minimum legal age    
SB 192 (Liu) Bicycles: helmets    
SB 238 (Mitchell) Foster care: psychotropic medication  
SB 243 (Hernandez) Medi-Cal: reimbursement: provider rates    
SB 253 (Monning) Dependent children: psychotropic medication  
SB 277 (Pan) Public health: vaccinations    
SB 402 (Mitchell) Pupil health: vision examinations    
SB 586 (Hernandez) Children’s services    
SB 763 (Leno) Juvenile products: flame retardant chemicals    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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EDUCATION (K-12)

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 48 (McCarty) State preschool program: report.    
AB 58 (Rodriguez) School safety plans.    
AB 207 (Grove) Virtual or online charter schools: average daily attendance.    
AB 224 (Jones-Sawyer) Pupils: educational liaison for foster children.  
AB 288 (Holden) Public schools: College and Career Access Pathways partnerships.    
AB 292 (Santiago) Pupil nutrition: free or reduced-price meals: adequate time to eat.    
AB 713 (Weber) Elementary education: kindergarten.    
AB 817 (Calderon) Privacy: students.    
AB 833 (Bonta) Early childhood education.    
AB 854 (Weber) Educational services: pupils in foster care.  
AB 872 (Brown) Pupil discipline: suspensions: community service.    
AB 891 (Campos) Low-income youth: educational attainment and success.    
AB 1014 (Thurmond) Pupils: truancy.    
AB 1058 (Baker) Pupil safety: child abuse prevention: training.    
AB 1120 (Santiago) Pupil health: sight and hearing tests.    
AB 1145 (Medina) Pupils: Early Commitment to College program.    
AB 1166 (Bloom) Pupils in foster care: pupils who are homeless children or youth: school transfer: exemption from local graduation requirements.    
AB 1342 (Steinorth) Pupil transportation    
AB 1379 (Nazarian) Charter schools: pupils with disabilities.    
AB 1426 (Levine) Charter schools: classroom-based instruction.    
AB 1449 (Lopez) Pupil nutrition: prepackaged meals for pupils eligible for free or reduced-price meals.    
AB 1476 (Brown) Pupil instruction: required courses of study    
SB 118 (Liu) School-Based Health and Education Partnership Program    
SB 172 (Liu) Pupil testing: high school exit examination: suspension    
SB 252 (Leno) Pupils: diploma alternatives: fees    
SB 320 (Lara) Pupil fees    
SB 322 (Leno) Charter schools: pupils: suspension and expulsion: admissions: departures    
SB 334 (Leyva) Pupil nutrition: drinking water    
SB 416 (Huff) Public schools: repeal of funding programs    
SB 445 (Liu) Pupil instruction and services: homeless children    
SB 463 (Hancock) School climate: Safe and Supportive Schools Train the Trainer Program  
SB 708 (Mendoza) Pupil nutrition: free or reduced-price meals: online applications    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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EDUCATION (POSTSECONDARY)

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 42 (Kim) Public postsecondary education: funding and mandatory fees.    
AB 200 (Alejo) Student financial aid: Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards.    
AB 206 (Stone) Student financial aid: California DREAM Work-Study Program.    
AB 288 (Holden) Public schools: College and Career Access Pathways partnerships.    
AB 352 (Gaines) University admissions: public postsecondary education.    
AB 573 (Medina) Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program: Student Aid Commission.    
AB 616 (Campos) Student financial aid: California State Work-Study Program.    
AB 636 (Medina) Postsecondary education: student safety.    
AB 721 (Medina) Student financial aid: private student loans.    
AB 801 (Bloom) Postsecondary education: Success for Homeless Youth in Higher Education Act.    
AB 831 (Bonilla) Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program.    
AB 1224 (Baker) Postsecondary education: Cal Grant awards.    
AB 1228 (Gipson) Public postsecondary education: campus housing: priority for homeless youth.    
AB 1307 (McCarty) Postsecondary education.    
AB 1349 (Weber) Public postsecondary education: California First Act.    
AB 1366 (Lopez) Public postsecondary education: Dream Resource Centers.    
AB 1370 (Medina) Public postsecondary education: student residency.    
AB 1433 (Gray) Higher education facilities: Recommitment to Higher Education Bond Act of 2016    
SB 15 (Block) Postsecondary education: financial aid: Graduation Incentive Grant program.    
SB 42 (Liu) California Commission on Higher Education Performance and Accountability.    
SB 362 (Vidak) Postsecondary education: reporting requirements    
SB 410 (Beall) California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009: exemptions    
SB 418 (Morrell) Public postsecondary education: attendance    
SB 440 (Comm. on Ed'n) Postsecondary education: institutions    
SB 501 (Wieckowski) Wage garnishment restrictions: student loans    
SB 565 (McGuire) College loans: rates    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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SPECIAL NEEDS / SPECIAL EDUCATION

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 1369 (Frazier) Special education: dyslexia.    
SB 210 (Galgiani) Special education: deaf and hard-of-hearing children: language benchmarks    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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JUVENILE JUSTICE

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 424 (Gaines) Court appointed child advocates: wards.    
AB 519 (McCarty) Juveniles.    
AB 592 (Stone) Juveniles: court: records.  
AB 666 (Stone) Juveniles: sealing of records.    
AB 703 (Bloom) Juveniles: attorney qualifications.  
AB 710 (Brown) Youth on probation: local control funding formula: local control and accountability plans.    
AB 879 (Burke) Juveniles: court proceedings: notice.    
AB 899 (Levine) Juveniles: confidentiality of records.    
AB 989 (Cooper) Juveniles: sealing of records.    
AB 1014 (Thurmond) Pupils: truancy.    
AB 1409 (Irwin) Juveniles: wards.    
AB 1439 (Chiu) Juveniles: crimes.    
SB 124 (Leno) Juveniles: solitary confinement    
SB 261 (Hernandez) Youth offender parole hearings  
SB 484 (Beall) Juveniles  
SB 498 (Hancock) Criminal statistics: juveniles  
SB 504 (Lara) Juvenile justice    
SB 524 (Lara) Alternative treatment facilities for youth    
SB 651 (Leyva) Juvenile conduct: victims    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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CHILD NUTRITION

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 292 (Santiago) Pupil nutrition: free or reduced-price meals: adequate time to eat.    
AB 608 (Gordon) CalFresh: school meals.    
AB 1314 (Thurmond) Child care and development    
AB 1449 (Lopez) Pupil nutrition: prepackaged meals for pupils eligible for free or reduced-price meals.    
SB 334 (Leyva) Pupil nutrition: drinking water    
SB 708 (Mendoza) Pupil nutrition: free or reduced-price meals: online applications    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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CHILD CARE / CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 74 (Calderon) Care facilities: regulatory visits.    
AB 188 (Garcia) Child care: alternative payment providers: reimbursement rates: eligibility requirements.    
AB 233 (Lopez) Child care and development services: alternative payment programs: reimbursement rates.    
AB 982 (Eggman) Child care and development: eligibility: priority: homeless children.    
AB 1467 (Bloom) Care facilities: civil penalties.    
SB 401 (Nguyen) Day care    
SB 567 (Liu) Child care programs: continuity of services    
SB 670 (Jackson) Child care    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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CHILD POVERTY

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 371 (Mullin) CalWORKs Family Unity Act of 2016.    
AB 376 (Lopez) CalWORKs eligibility: immunizations.    
AB 423 (Cooley) CalWORKs: relative caregivers.  
AB 433 (Chu) Public social services: CalWORKs.    
AB 492 (Gonzalez) CalWORKs: eligibility.    
AB 702 (Maienschein) CalWORKs: temporary shelter assistance.    
AB 743 (Eggman) CalWORKs: eligibility: work activities.    
AB 891 (Campos) Low-income youth: educational attainment and success.    
SB 23 (Mitchell) CalWORKs: eligibility  

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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COMMERCIALLY SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN / HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 733 (Chavez) Crimes: human trafficking.    
AB 1051 (Maienschein) Human trafficking.    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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HOMELESS YOUTH

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 702 (Maienschein) CalWORKs: temporary shelter assistance.    
AB 801 (Bloom) Postsecondary education: Success for Homeless Youth in Higher Education Act.    
AB 891 (Campos) Low-income youth: educational attainment and success.    
AB 982 (Eggman) Child care and development: eligibility: priority: homeless children.    
AB 1166 (Bloom) Pupils in foster care: pupils who are homeless children or youth: school transfer: exemption from local graduation requirements.    
AB 1225 (Weber) Housing: former nonminor dependents: homeless youth.    
AB 1228 (Gipson) Public postsecondary education: campus housing: priority for homeless youth.    
SB 252 (Leno) Pupils: diploma alternatives: fees    
SB 445 (Liu) Pupil instruction and services: homeless children    
SB 636 (Liu) Homeless youth: basic material needs assistance    

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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TRANSPARENCY / OPEN GOVERNMENT

Bill/Author
Topic
Sponsor / Support
Materials / Notes
AB 294 (Lackey) Health and human services: state plans: federal waivers: public notice

*This is not an exhaustive list of all pending bills that would impact children and youth. To view all pending bills, please visit the California Legislature's website. A bill's inclusion on this list does not indicate that the Children's Advocacy Institute has taken a position on the measure, unless specifically noted..

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