Combating Human 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 1788 (2021-22) (Senate Appropriations): 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) (Senate Appropriations): Would require Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to take human trafficking awareness training in order to recognize the signs of trafficking.
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 131 (2019-20): End the Teen Vaping Epidemic! Prohibits tobacco and vaping companies from advertising their products towards minors.
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.
AB 2051 (2021-22) (INCORPORATED INTO STATE BUDGET): Creates a financial literacy grant program to help school districts develop a financial literacy curriculum.
Keeping Our Community Safe
AB 718 (2021-22): Requires police agencies to complete investigations into officer misconduct even if the officer resigns. Requires former employing agency to share results of investigation with new agency.
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
AB 841 (2021-22) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Helps foster youth and helps keep families together by ensuring that, in a child welfare proceeding, children cannot be removed from their parents’ care solely because the parent did not sue for custody.
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) (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.
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 in an effort to maintain contact with the victim.
Protecting Our Privacy
AB 1262 (2021-22) (Senate Appropriations): Prohibits smart speakers from retaining or sharing recordings without first obtaining user consent.
AB 1138 (2019-20): In order to combat cyberbullying and encourage a conversation between parents and their kids about how to behave online, this bill requires social media companies to obtain verifiable parental consent before allowing minors under 13 to open a social media account.
AJR 24 (2019-20): Calls on the California Attorney General to join state investigations into Big Tech for potential antitrust violations.
ACR 95 (2021-22) (Senate Appropriations): Calls on the California Law Revision Commission to study and propose updates to the 115-year-old Cartwright Act, California’s antitrust legislation.
Protecting Our Environment
AB 525 (2021-22): Requires the state to develop a strategic plan and set procurement targets for California’s emerging offshore wind industry.
AB 1238 (2019-20): Requires the Department of Transportation to identify ways to enable gas stations to build more electric car charging stations.
AB 1371 (2019-20): Requires the Public Utilities Commission to plan for and look into offshore wind to help meet the state’s ambitious climate goals.
ACA 18 (2019-20): Constitutional amendment that would allow the state to count emission-free nuclear energy towards the state’s clean energy goals.
AJR 29 (2017-18): Calls on the federal government to continue banning new offshore oil drilling off the California coast.
AJR 49 (2017-18): Calls on the Federal Environmental Protection Agency to allow California to set its own fuel efficiency standards in order to protect air quality.
Empowering Small Businesses and Strengthening the Central Coast Economy
SB 1090 (2017-18) (SIGNED INTO LAW): Minimizes the impact of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant closure by funding community impact mitigation measures as well as workforce retention efforts.
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) (Senate Appropriations): Require 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.
Honoring Our Veterans and Country
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.