Hunger-Related State Legislation 2014


This page will be updated regularly during the legislative session. For questions about state legislation, contact Gemma Donofrio at gemma@cafoodbanks.org.

Last updated June 26th, 2014

Bill Summary Sponsor(s) CAFB Position Status
AB 1452 (Stone) Increases the minimum amount of CalWORKs temporary homeless assistance. Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 1516 (Gonzalez) Empowers low-income families to return to the workforce by providing opportunity to attain sufficient diapers for diaper-age children. Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 1654 (Bonilla) Increases the pass through of child support payments to CalWORKs children. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 1930 (Skinner) Reduce barriers to academic success by establishing protocols for qualifying and verifying an exemption to the CalFresh student work rule. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 2215 (Bradford) Would add child nutrition and feeding programs to the list of resources that must be provided to CalFresh applicants when a child is present in the home. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 2218 (Bradford) Establishes a utility discount for Emergency Food Assistance Provider (EFAP) food banks in each county. SUPPORT

Senate Appropriations

AB 2345 (Gonzalez) Provides access to both CalFresh and CalWORKS for all lawfully present immigrants in California. California Immigrant Policy Center, California Partnership, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California SUPPORT

Held in Appropriations

AB 2385 (Ting) Establishes the Market Match Incentive Program in the Department of Food and Agriculture. Roots of Change SUPPORT

Held in Appropriations

SB 899 (Mitchell) Removes the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule in CalWORKs. Western Center on Law and Poverty, East Bay Community Law Center, County Welfare Directors Association SUPPORT

Held in Appropriations

SB 935 (Leno) Increases the minimum wage in California to $11.25 in 2015, $12.25 in 2016, $13.25 in 2017, and adjusted for inflation onward. SEIU California, The Women’s Foundation of California, Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Assembly Labor and Employment

SB 1002 (de Leon) Clarifies that counties may, under certain circumstances, align a household’s Medi-Cal redetermination date with the household’s CalFresh certification date. California Food Policy Advocates, Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Assembly Appropriations

SB 1029 (Hancock) Makes individuals with prior drug-related felony convictions who are in compliance with, or have successfully completed, parole or probation eligible for CalFresh and CalWORKs. Western Center on Law and Poverty SUPPORT

Accomplished Through the 2014-2015 Budget

SB 1147 (DeSaulnier) Establishes the creation of CalFresh customer service standards and performance goals. California Food Policy Advocates SUPPORT

Held in Appropriations



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