Hunger-Related State Legislation 2011


*AB 152 is sponsored by CAFB. Look for links to fact sheets and other materials at the end of bill summaries. This page will be updated regularly during the legislative session. For questions about hunger-related state legislation, contact Tim Shadix at tim@cafoodbanks.org.

Last updated October 6, 2011

Bill Summary Sponsor CAFB Position Status
AB 6 (Fuentes) CalFresh and CalWORKS Semi-Annual Reporting, end fingerprint imaging; CalFresh ‘heat and eat.” Fact Sheet California Food Policy Advocates SUPPORT

Signed by Governor

AB 69 (Beall) Pilot to increase CalFresh enrollment among seniors receiving Social Security benefits. Fact Sheet, FAQ California Food Policy Advocates SUPPORT

Signed by Governor

*AB 152 (Fuentes) State emergency food assistance program; tax credit for fresh fruit and vegetable donations. Fact Sheet, FAQ CAFB SPONSOR

Signed by Governor

AB 402 (Skinner) CalFresh outreach through School Lunch Program applications. Western Center on Law and Poverty, County Welfare Directors Association of California SUPPORT

Signed by Governor

AB 669 (Monning) Sweetened beverage tax; children’s health promotion fund. Fact Sheet California Center for Public Health Advocacy SUPPORT Asm. Revenue & Taxation
Held in suspense file
AB 808 (Skinner) Ensures people receiving transitional CalFresh benefits receive assistance to get continuing benefits when transitional period ends. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Sen. Human Services
Hearing postponed

AB 828 (Swanson) End lifetime CalFresh ban for non-violent drug-related felonies. Fact Sheet Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Sen. Appropriations
Held in suspense file

AB 839 (Brownley) Requires schools to publicly consider implementing School Breakfast Programs. Fact Sheet, FAQ California Food Policy Advocates, Junior Leagues of California SUPPORT

Sen. Appropriations
Held in suspense file

AB 959 (Jones) Allows counties to reinstate CalWORKs benefits if participant submits report within 30 days after the deadline. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Signed by Governor

AB 1182 (Hernàndez) Repeals the vehicle asset limit test for CalWORKs. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT Vetoed by Governor
SB 43 (Liu) Relaxes CalFresh employment and training requirements during times of high unemployment. Fact Sheet Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT Signed by Governor
SB 471 (Rubio) CalFresh restrictions on purchasing sweetened beverages, restaurant meals, other foods.   OPPOSE Sen. Human Services
Hearing canceled at request of author