State Legislation

NOTE:  For CAPPA Members ONLY, please click here to access real time bill tracking information.  Email CAPPA if you need your log in information.

Upcoming Dates of Importance: The California State Senate and Assembly will be on summer recess upon adjournment of session from July 21st and returning on August 21st. 

 UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS:
 (please note that these are subject to change)

  • Monday, August 21: SEN Appropriations @ 10:00am
    • AB 19 (Santiago) Community colleges: enrollment fee waiver.
    • AB 26 (Caballero) Child care and development: child care resource and referral programs: assistance to license-exempt child care providers.
    • AB 258 (Arambula) Child care and development services: individualized county child care subsidy plan: County of Fresno.
    • AB 273 (Aguiar- Curry) Child care services: eligibility.
    • AB 300 (Caballero) Child care and development services: individualized county child care subsidy plans: Counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz.
    • AB 377 (Frazier) Child care subsidy plans: Counties of San Diego and Solano.
    • AB 435 (Thurmond) Child care subsidy plans: Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma.
    • AB 557 (Rubio) CalWORKs: victims of abuse.
    • AB 603 (Quirk- Silva) Child care: alternative payment programs: child care providers.
    • AB 676 (Limon) Child care and development: occupational health and safety training.
    • AB 752 (Rubio) Child care: state preschool programs: expulsion.
    • AB 910 (Ridley-Thomas) CalWORKs: welfare-to-work activities: hours.
    • AB 1106 (Weber) Child care and development services: alternative payment programs: military families.
    • AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) Counties: contracts for personal services.
    • AB 1520 (Burke) Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force.

The Assembly has introduced 1689 Assembly bills and the Senate has introduced 808 Senate bills. Click here to see all of the legislation that has been identified to be of interest to our field. Also, to track and/or review legislation or to create your own tracking list, click here.   

Click here to access information and resources to help you follow the legislative process.

Legislation with Fact Sheets, Coalition/Templates & Sign-On Opportunities

In the spirit of partnership and sharing, we will be supporting the field with legislative and advocacy information, background fact sheets and letter templates to communicate positions and/or to sign on as part of a broader coalition. Assembly Bills (AB) and Senate Bills (SB) that are being tracked are noted below.  The bill link will take you to the page noting the most recent version of the bill along with bill history and bill analyses when available.  As fact sheets and sample templates become available, they too will be hosted.  Please email us if you would like to have a bill hosted here.  

To search for bills. click here. 

Assembly Bills (AB)

Senate Bills (SB)

Click HERE to be directed to 2-year bills which have been archived. These bills will be revisited in January 2018

It is important that we as a field, are united and strong in our "asks".  To that end, below are two considerations that we hope to see in all advocacy platforms that are put forth:

  • All provider types and programs must be lifted together; not one part of the child care and early learning system at the expense of another.
  • The mixed delivery system of public and private child care and early learning programs are jointly funded to ensure that absolutely all slots are filled and not one dollar is sent back to Sacramento at the end of the fiscal year.  

Legislative Resources:

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October 3, 2016:

Vaccination changes due to changes in law.  HERE is information provided by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.