Legislation

2019 - 2020 Legislative Package Heading to the Governor's Desk

Protecting Children & Families

SB 436: Preventing Child Abuse – Family Resource Centers

Will help prevent child abuse and neglect by formalizing Family Resource Centers as a key delivery network of services and as conduits to strengthening families via family-centered, community-based and culturally sensitive services that include cross-system collaboration as a means to prevent child abuse and neglect.

SB 490: Holding Families Harmless for CalFresh County Over-Issuances

This bill would ensure that CalFresh recipients are not forced to pay back over-issued food stamps that were a result of a county error. 

Access to Healthcare & Services for Seniors

SB 260: Healthcare: Keeping Families Covered

Will help ensure Californians maintain health coverage by requiring health plans and insurers to give consumers who lose their coverage for any reason notices of the availability of Medi-Cal and Covered California coverage. The bill will also make it easier for Covered California to reach out to consumers, who have lost their coverage to help minimize gaps in their coverage.

SB 453: Serving Our Seniors: Aging and Disability Resource Centers “No Wrong Door”

This bill will make it easier for older adults and people living with disabilities, as well as their families, to access support through additional funding facilitated by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection Program and the No Wrong Door System.

Access to Clean Water & Healthy Communities

SB 351: Fair Share of Transformative Climate Communities Dollars for Unincorporated Communities

Will help ensure unincorporated communities have access to implementation funding from the Transformative Climate Communities program. 

SB 513: Household Water Tanks for Homes with Dry Wells

This bill will provide relief for rural families without reliable access to water by providing a temporary alternative source of water supply, including water tanks.

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2019 - 2020 Legislative Year

SB 207 – Will help ensure vulnerable communities have access to asthma prevention services by allowing Medi-Cal to reimburse for asthma education and home trigger assessments provided by qualified, non-licensed professionals including community health workers, and increase financial support for environmental trigger remediation in the home. 

SB 260 - Will help ensure Californians maintain health coverage by requiring health plans and insurers to give consumers who lose their coverage for any reason notices of the availability of Medi-Cal and Covered California coverage. The bill will also make it easier for Covered California to reach out to consumers, who have lost their coverage to help minimize gaps in their coverage. 

SB 331 – Will help prevent teen suicide by requiring all California counties to develop a suicide prevention strategic plan, with an emphasis on adolescents. The bill was voted down by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

SB 351 – Will help ensure unincorporated communities have access to implementation funding from the Transformative Climate Communities program. 

SB 436 – Will help prevent child abuse and neglect by formalizing Family Resource Centers as a key delivery network of services and as conduits to strengthening families via family-centered, community-based and culturally sensitive services that include cross-system collaboration as a means to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

SB 453 – This bill would allocate additional funding for Aging and Disability Resource Centers to help support vulnerable and aging communities in need of supports and services. 

SB 490 – This bill would ensure that CalFresh recipients are not forced to pay back over-issued food stamps that were a result of a county error. 

SB 498 –  This bill will invest in short-line railroad projects throughout the state by creating a grant program through Trade Corridor Improvement Funds. These funds will provide improvements while accommodating heavier weight railcars.

SB 501 –  Would help ensure that the City of Reedley keep their local armory building, and continue to provide and administer Veterans’ Services out of the facility. 

SB 513 – This bill will provide relief for rural families without reliable access to water by providing a temporary alternative source of water supply, including water tanks. 

SB 559 – This bill will help secure California’s water supply by simply setting up a policy framework to invest in the Friant-Kern Canal, one of San Joaquin Valley’s most critical water delivery facilities. The legislation would provide fiscal and policy controls, should funding be appropriated for the project in the future. The legislature will revisit the bill in 2020.