Policy Priorities

Our legislative, budgetary, and programmatic priorities are reflected on this page.

Senate Bill 17

The Racial Equity Commission

Establishes the Racial Equity Commission to address structural and systemic racism in California government policies and programs.

Senate Bill 907

Local Equitable Access to Food (LEAF)

Improves access to healthy foods for all California families, regardless of income, as well as increases the number of farmers’ markets throughout California.

2022 Legislative Priorities

AB 2632
Solitary Confinement Reform (Holden)
Requires every jail, prison, or detention facility (both public and private) to follow new regulations and procedures to limit the use of segregated solitary confinement.
AB 2748
DIVCA Reform (Holden)
Reforms existing laws to increase digital equity and ensure that all Californians can access affordable, high-quality video and broadband services.
AB 2751
Broadband Affordability (Garcia)
Creates the Affordable Internet and Net Equality Act which establishes a set of factors that will ensure that all Californians have access to affordable internet services.
SB 56
Health4All - Medi-Cal Eligibility (Durazo)
Extends MediCal eligibility and benefits for people over 60 regardless of immigration status.
SB 222
Low-Income Water Rate Assistance (LIRA) Program (Dodd)
Provides affordability assistance, for both drinking water and wastewater services, for Californians experiencing financial hardship.
SB 364
School Food: End Child Hunger Act (Skinner)
Establishes the Better Out of School Time (BOOST) Nutrition EBT Program to prevent child hunger during regularly scheduled school breaks or emergency school closures.
SB 838
Prescription Drugs - Insulin Costs (Pan)
Requires the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) to increase patient access to affordable life saving drugs, like insulin.
AB 256
Racial Justice Act 2.0 (Kalra)
Provides a mechanism for relief to assist those whose convictions or sentences were based on race, ethnicity, or national origin.
AB 1746
Cal Grant Equity Framework (Medina)
Reforms the state’s financial aid program, Cal Grant, to meet the needs of today’s students.
AB 2419
J40 Implementation (Bryan)
Helps make government spending on climate and infrastructure more equitable by allocating at least 40% of state funds to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities.
AB 2438
CA Transportation Plan Alignment (Friedman)
Helps to ensure that state transportation projects align with important planning guidelines established for greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
AB 2632
Solitary Confinement Reform (Holden)
Requires every jail, prison, or detention facility (both public and private) to follow new regulations and procedures to limit the use of segregated solitary confinement.
AB 2748
DIVCA Reform (Holden)
Reforms existing laws to increase digital equity and ensure that all Californians can access affordable, high-quality video and broadband services.
AB 2751
Broadband Affordability (Garcia)
Creates the Affordable Internet and Net Equality Act which establishes a set of factors that will ensure that all Californians have access to affordable internet services.
SB 56
Health4All - Medi-Cal Eligibility (Durazo)
Extends MediCal eligibility and benefits for people over 60 regardless of immigration status.
SB 222
Low-Income Water Rate Assistance (LIRA) Program (Dodd)
Provides affordability assistance, for both drinking water and wastewater services, for Californians experiencing financial hardship.
SB 364
School Food: End Child Hunger Act (Skinner)
Establishes the Better Out of School Time (BOOST) Nutrition EBT Program to prevent child hunger during regularly scheduled school breaks or emergency school closures.

2021 Legislative Wins

AB 424
Private Student Loan Collections Reform Act (Stone)
Protects borrowers with private student loans from abusive, predatory debt collection lawsuits.
AB 469
FAFSA/CADAA Completion (Reyes, McCarthy, Quirk-Silva)
Ensures effective implementation of a new state mandate that all high school seniors fill out a financial aid application, which increases access to higher education for more low-income students.
AB 1455
Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement Officers (Wicks)
Extends the statute of limitations for those who have been sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer, allowing them more time to pursue legal action against their perpetrators.
SB 1
Sea Level Rise Program (Atkins)
Enacts the first comprehensive sea level rise program in state government, which will in turn help local governments mitigate the harmful effects of rising seas.
SB 2
Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act (Bradford, Atkins)
Provides additional legal and administrative remedies to hold law enforcement officers accountable who commit serious misconduct and/or violate an individual's civil rights.
SB 14
Student Excused Absences Youth Mental and Behavioral Health (Portantino)
Requires the California Department of Education to provide training in recognizing youth mental health and behavioral health issues for school employees who have direct contact with pupils.
SB 352
Sexual Assault in the Military (Eggman)
Makes sexual assault a stand-alone offense in California’s Uniform Code of Military Justice.
AB 263
Health Oversight and Leadership in Detention Act (Arambula)
Requires private detention facilities in California — including those used to detain immigrants — to comply with all local, state, and public health orders, and workplace health and safety regulations.
AB 333
STEP Forward Act (Kamlager)
Reforms the gang sentencing enhancement process by separating allegations of gang affiliation from the other charges at trial, protecting against the jury bias and harsher sentences gang involvement accusations often cause.
AB 424
Private Student Loan Collections Reform Act (Stone)
Protects borrowers with private student loans from abusive, predatory debt collection lawsuits.
AB 469
FAFSA/CADAA Completion (Reyes, McCarthy, Quirk-Silva)
Ensures effective implementation of a new state mandate that all high school seniors fill out a financial aid application, which increases access to higher education for more low-income students.
AB 1455
Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement Officers (Wicks)
Extends the statute of limitations for those who have been sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer, allowing them more time to pursue legal action against their perpetrators.
SB 1
Sea Level Rise Program (Atkins)
Enacts the first comprehensive sea level rise program in state government, which will in turn help local governments mitigate the harmful effects of rising seas.
SB 2
Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act (Bradford, Atkins)
Provides additional legal and administrative remedies to hold law enforcement officers accountable who commit serious misconduct and/or violate an individual's civil rights.
SB 14
Student Excused Absences Youth Mental and Behavioral Health (Portantino)
Requires the California Department of Education to provide training in recognizing youth mental health and behavioral health issues for school employees who have direct contact with pupils.

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