Combating Human Trafficking
AB 1788 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows local District Attorneys and City Attorneys to levy civil penalties on hotel and motel owners if they knew or should have known that trafficking was taking place on the premises and did not contact law enforcement.
AB 2130 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Would require Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to take human trafficking awareness training to recognize the signs of trafficking.
AB 662 (2019-20) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Gives law enforcement another tool to shut down trafficking hot spots like massage parlors, and gives judges the ability to require convicted Johns to register as a sex offender.
AB 1735 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Grants victims of human trafficking the ability to receive up to 10-year protection order from abusers.
AB 1736 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows prior statements of trafficking victims and other witnesses to be introduced at trial under specific circumstances.
AB 1868 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows schools to include curriculum about the dangers of sending sexually explicit materials over social media and cellphones.
AB 1743 (2017-18) (INCORPORATED INTO STATE BUDGET): Fully funds the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG). High-quality career technical education (CTE) programs can provide all students with pathways to a career.
AB 2051 (2021-22) (INCORPORATED INTO STATE BUDGET): Creates a financial literacy grant program to help school districts develop a financial literacy curriculum.
AB 2385 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Urges textbook publishers to include more information on their websites about different textbook versions.
AB 2580 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Defines “good cause” for purposes of requests for an extension of due process hearings in special education matters.
AB 1308 (2019-20) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows college students enrolled in hospitality classes to participate in wine tastings.
Keeping Our Community Safe
AB 2391 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows domestic violence victims to petition a court to have their abuser designated as a vexatious litigant if, while a restraining order is in place, the abuser files meritless lawsuits.
AB 484 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Strengthens California sex offender laws by expanding the sex offender registry to include some of the most heinous forms of sexual assault.
AB 1339 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Requires thorough background checks for all employees of law enforcement agencies.
AB 2986 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Strengthens the safety of ride-sharing platforms by ensuring passengers can accurately identify their driver before entering a vehicle.
Protecting Our Children, Families, & Online Privacy
AB 2273 (2021-2022) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Enacted the first-in-the-nation “Age Appropriate Design Code” law, which requires that online products accessible by children be designed with child safety and protection features.
AB 891 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Requires social media companies to get direct parental consent before a minor can open an account. This important new law will protect kids and ensure that parents are in the driver’s seat when it comes to their child’s online activity.
AB 2408 (2021-22) (held in Senate Appropriations): Would allow state and local prosecutors to seek injunctive relief and damages if a social media company knowingly or negligently used addictive product features to addict and harm children.
ACR 95 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Calls on the California Law Revision Commission to study modernizing the 115-year-old Cartwright Act, California’s antitrust law, to address the emergence of Big Tech monopolies.
Protecting & Developing Our Energy Resources
AB 525 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Required the state to develop a strategic plan and set procurement targets for California’s emerging Offshore Wind Power industry.
SB 846 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Extends the operation of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant until 2030, to ensure grid reliability, carbon emission reduction, and cost sustainability.
SB 1090 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Ensured workforce retention at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, as well as funded community impact mitigation measures, by directing over $200 million to workforce retention and $82 million to a “community impact” fund to mitigate economic loss by the local communities.
Helping Small Businesses & Promoting Government Accountability
AB 657 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Ensures all state agencies host a small business liaison that advocates for employers and holds bureaucracies accountable.
AB 522 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Promotes local winemakers and non-profits by allowing non-profits to raise money with prizes of donated wine.
AB 1986 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows craft distilleries to donate drinks to non-profits for events and allows them to assist and manage drinks at permitted events.
AB 2781 (2021-22) (held in Senate Appropriations): Requires the Office of Digital Innovation to study the potential use of block chain technology to combat fraud at EDD.
Making Home Ownership More Affordable
AB 3041 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Bans hidden fees on homeowners known as private transfer fees, which can result in disqualifying unsuspecting buyers from obtaining federal loans.
Supporting Our Military Veterans & Families
AB 2631 (2019-20): Waives re-licensing fees for spouses of active-duty military who have been relocated to California.
AB 866 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Allows American flags and California state flags on gateway monuments (monuments erected at the entrance of a city or county). CalTrans policy previously disallowed American flags on gateway monuments.