Legislation Session - 2019-2020

AB 2552 would require that first priority for state-funded child development services go to children experiencing homelessness. It would also ensure that these children are not required to provide a fixed address or mailing address. Additionally, this bill would prohibit these children from being denied immediate enrollment into that program for failure to supply documentation of age-appropriate immunization. Lastly, this bill would require service providers to conduct outreach to families experiencing homelessness to share information about subsidized childcare programs.
AB 1867 (Patterson, 2014) created a pilot program to allow landowners, when clearing defensible space around their home, to sell the timber they cut down within 300 feet of a habitable structure without having to create and submit a timber harvesting plan to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). AB 3132 would extend the sunset provision for this pilot program to expire on January 1, 2026.
ACA 20 is common sense legislation that would take the politics out of writing the title and summary of ballot measures, a major benefit to California voters seeking a non-partisan explanation of the true impact of their vote. The hyper-partisan California Attorney General’s office is currently responsible for writing the title and summary for all ballot measures in California – a fact that can either help or hurt the chances of citizen crafted initiatives, depending on the political whims of the current Attorney General. The most recent example of this intentional voter manipulation is the…