Learn more about our 2020 Legislative wins by issue area.
AB 841 (Ting) Increases California’s investment in ventilation, air conditioning, and drinking water for schools, and it accelerates the deployment of clean vehicle charging stations. This bill protects clean air while creating high-quality jobs without raising taxes or utility bills for Californians. More Info
AB 3214 (Limon) This bill increases penalties for companies and individuals dumping or spilling oil into waterways to help protect our environment and local economies. More Info
AB 1864 (Limon) Renames and reorganizes the Department of Business Oversight into the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). DFPI is set to be the nation’s strongest state consumer financial protection watchdog and will protect Californians from financial predators and abusive lending practices. More Info
AB 2512 (Stone) This bill brings a much-needed update to state statutes to ensure our criminal justice system meets its expressed ideals. By updating the definition of intellectual disability and prohibiting racist adjustments to intellectual assessments, those with this disability will not be wrongly sent to death row. More Info
AB 2542 (Kalra) The Racial Justice Act will help stem racial discrimination in our criminal legal system so that no matter what your skin color is, we are all treated fairly when we have our day in court. More Info
AB 3099 (Ramos) The lack of coordination amongst law enforcement agencies with tribal lands within and/or near their jurisdictionshas contributed to the tragic number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. This bill will help bridge this gap by directing the DOJ to study the issue and provide technical assistance to these officers, thereby promoting justice in Native communities. More Info
AB 376 (Stone) Establishes the Student Borrower Bill of Rights and creates the strongest consumer protections for those with student loans across the country. This bill gives millions of Californians with student loan debt a real chance to be free of that debt during their lifetime. More Info
COVID-19 child nutrition program: Helped secure $112 million for a COVID-19 child nutrition account to provide flexible resources to all public school nutrition departments that faced additional costs in feeding students during the ongoing public health crisis.
Farm to School Grant Program: $10 million to support the Farm to School Grant Program to provide our children with farm fresh California-grown food and sustain the Office of Farm to Fork.
School nutrition supplemental funding: $80 million in supplemental funding to sustain public school nutrition departments after funds were quickly depleted.
SB 852 (Pan) Will better position the state to help fight the rising cost of prescription drugs. Access to healthcare, including the medicine needed to be well, is a right and this bill moves California closer to providing accessible and affordable health care for all. More Info
AB 2043 (R. Rivas) This bill will help ensure important COVID-19 information is provided to agricultural workers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and help save essential workers’ lives. More Info
AB 3228 (Bonta) This bill will ensure that all immigrant detention facilities in California operate under a consistent set of minimum standards in a manner that treats those detained with human dignity and respect. More Info
AB 2112 (Ramos) In California suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people and this is a trend that is unacceptable. This bill reflects the state’s commitment to suicide prevention by establishing a state office to compile resources and information on how best to prevent suicide. More Info
ACA 6 (McCarty) This bill makes our democracy more inclusive by restoring the right to vote for Californians on parole. Giving people who have been involved in the justice system and returning home from prison access to the ballot sends a powerful message that they are welcomed back into society. More Info
SB 423 (Umberg)This bill ensures voting remains safe and accessible during COVID-19 by mandating in-person voting options and making necessary changes to protect public health. It also requires voter education and outreach campaigns in multiple languages to ensure voters know their rights and voting options. More Info
Learn more about our priorities for the 2020 – 2021 California Budget Priorities.