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.

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.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - ASM Appropriations @ 9:00am
    • AB 71 Chiu. Income taxes: credits: low-income housing: farmworker housing.
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 - SEN Appropriation Suspense @ 10:00am
    • SB 63 Jackson. Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
    • SB 78 Leyva. After school programs: grant amounts.
    • SB 135 Dodd. Pupil instruction: media literacy: model curriculum
    • SB 138 McGuire. School meal programs: free and reduced-price meals: universal free meal service.
    • SB 232 Bates. Parental Empowerment Pilot Project.
    • SB 380 Bradford. CalWORKs: child support.
    • SB 441 Cannella. Alternative payment programs: reimbursement.
    • SB 570 Newman. CalWORKs.
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 - ASM Appropriations Suspense upon adjournment of session
    • 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 34 Nazarian. Student financial aid: Children’s Savings Account Program.
    • AB 43 Thurmond. Taxation: prison contracts: goods and services.
    • AB 60 Santiago. Subsidized child care and development services: eligibility periods.
    • AB 160 Stone. CalWORKs: eligibility.
    • AB 164 Arambula. Food assistance.
    • AB 227 Mayes. CalWORKs: education incentives.
    • AB 230 Chavez. Personal income taxes: credit: dependant care.
    • AB 236 Maienschein. CalWORKs: housing assistance.
    • AB 258 Arambula. Child care and development services: individualized county child care subsidy plan: County of Fresno.
    • 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 480 Gonzalez Fletcher. CalWORKs: welfare-to-work: necessary supportive services.
    • AB 557 Rubio. CalWORKs: victim 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 910 Ridley-Thomas. CalWORKs Family Unity Act of 2017.
    • AB 992 Arambula. CalWORKs: Baby Wellness and Family Support Home Visiting Program.
    • AB 1106 Weber. Child care and development services: alternative payment programs: military families.
    • AB 1164 Thurmond. Foster care placement: funding.
    • AB 1520 Burke. Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017.

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)

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:

  • To see a 2017-18 Roster of New California Legislators from the CA Chamber Click Here to Download
  • To find your legislator click here 
  • To search for a specific piece of legislation. Click here.
  • To see the Department of Finance Bill Analyses Click here.
  • To see a visual of How a Bill Becomes a Law Click here
  • To search California Law and the 29 codes Click here. 
  • To see A Closer Look at How Legislation Works in California Click here.


October 3, 2016:

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