“Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"

State Legislation

Upcoming Legislative Hearings (click here to be directed to CalChannel):  Last Updated: October 8, 2018  

All bills pending before the governor have now been acted. Unless otherwise noted in legislation, bills signed by the governor will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

Governor Brown released a press release of bills signed as "Bills to Protect and Support Women, Children and Working Families"

To see the final outcome on legislation that impact child care, CalWORKs, housing, poverty or broadly the families and children that we serve, click here.

November 6 is the General Election.  Please make sure that you are registered to vote!  The deadline to register is on October 22, 2018.

Register online now.

Requirements To Register to Vote:

You must

  •  be a United States citizen
  •  be 18 years of age on or before the day of the election (you can pre-register at 16)
  •  be a resident of the State of California
  •  not be in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  •  not judicially determined to be incompetent to vote

You do not need to know how to read or write in English or any other language. No tests are given when you register to vote.

Re-Registering to Vote

You must re-register to vote (by filling out new registration form) if:

  • You change your address within the county or move to another county in California
  • You change your name
  • You wish to affiliate (join) a political party or change your political party affiliation
  • You want to change where your ballot is being mailed

If you move within the same county, you may also send a letter to the  County Election Official giving your old and new address and signing your name as you are registered.

If you are living at the same address, you do not need to re-register if you miss one election or many elections.


Voter registration is free. No fee may be charged for voter registration. No postage is required to mail the voter registration application to the County Election Official.

Click here to find your County Elections Office.

Click here to go to the California Secretary of State's office for more information.

Click here to see the propositions on the November 6th ballot.

Click here to see a certified list of candidates that will be on the November ballot.

CALMatters Election Guide - An election? We prefer to call it a job interview.

NOTE:  To understand more about what is at stake in the November elections, at the Network and CAPPA Joint Conference 2018, a conversation will be supported on Wednesday October 17, 2017 with insights provided by:  Dan Walters, Opinion Columnist for CALMatters; Ted Lempert, President of Children Now; Lenny Goldberg, California Tax Reform Association, Pete Weldy, Choose Children 2018, and David Metz, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates.

November 30 is the last day "sine die" of the 2017-18 session.


The CAPPA Public Policy Committee and CAPPA staff review each piece of legislation and decide whether or not part or the entire bill could have an effect on subsidized child care, Alternative Payment Programs, low-income families, child care centers, CalWORKs, non-profits, business issues such as independent contractor issues, licensing, children, etc. If a bill is identified with an impact, the CAPPA board and public policy committee are asked to review the bill.  

Once reviewed and based on the approved policy principles a decision will be made for CAPPA to either support, oppose or remain neutral on a bill.  


Keep up-to-date on the bills that are important to our field with CAPPA's all new extensive bill tracking system. 

This database is updated daily. 
Visit CAPPA's Bill Tracking Page HERE.  (This is a member only benefit and you must be signed in to view). 
Email CAPPA if you need your log-in information.

For the 2017-18 legislative session, The Assembly introduced 3,239 Assembly bills and the Senate introduced 1,490 Senate bills. To 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. 

Active 2017-18 Bills

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: