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 This page will be updated regularly throughout the legislative session. For questions about legislation, please contact Sarah Palmer DeFrank, Advocacy Manager, at sarah@cafoodbanks.org.

 

Bill

Summary

Sponsor(s)

CAFB
Position

 

Status

           

AB 3200 (Kalra, Reyes, & Thurmond)

Public social services: SSI/SSP would reinstate the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) beginning of the 2019 calendar year and require an aid payment adjustment equal to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). FACTSHEET

WCLP & California Association of Food Banks 

SPONSOR

 

 

Senate Rules Committee 
           

AB 1957  (Berman)

Social Services Modernization, Efficiency, and Due Process Protection Act of 2018 would modernize state laws governing communication for public social services and ensuring applicant and client protection. The bill would define rights to opt-in to electronic communication and direct counties to maximize electronic means of communication and verification of information. FACTSHEET

 

WCLP & California Association of Food Banks 

SPONSOR

 

 

 

Senate Human Serivces Committee Hearing 6/12
           

AB 2297 (Arambula)

CalWORKs and CalFresh: Hunger Impact Act of 2018 would decrease hunger in California by: 1) Increasing the CalFresh benefit by the same amount of the federal benefit boost established in 2010; 2) make changes to the CalWORKs special food benefit so that it is counted as food benefit rather than a cash benefit; 3) adding lack of fresh water and high blood pressure levels to reasons to receive the CalWORKs special food needs supplement. FACTSHEET

WCLP & California Hunger Action Coalition 

SPONSOR

 

 

Held 
           
AB 1952 (Mayes Social Service: Access to Food would create a process to bring together food system stakeholders to engage and collaborate and the local, regional, and state levels to remove barriers to adequate, nutritious food choices and ensure a vibrant and sustainable food system is available across all communities statewide. FACTSHEET
WCLP & California Association of Food Banks 

SPONSOR

 

  Senate Human Services Committee Hearing 6/12
           

AB 1871 (Bonta)

 

Charter Schools: Free and Reduced-Price Meals would ensure that low-income public charter school students are guaranteed access to a free or reduced-price school meals during the school day, like all other low-income k-12 students have been since 1975. FACTSHEET 

California Food Policy Advocates & WCLP 

SUPPORT

 

 

 

Referred to Senate Ed Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB 1883 (Weber)

Child Care and Development Services: Military Families: Alternative Payment Programs would exclude the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for active military from being reported as income when determining eligibility for child care and elderly ed programs and create a Supplemental Nutrition Advocacy law and guidance. 

WCLP & 

SUPPORT

 

 

Referred to Senate Human Services and VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB 1892 (Jones-Sawyer)

would provide a forum for officials whose administrative policy making impacts various parts of the food system to hear from stakeholders, initiate a workgroup to rethink system impact and devise an action plan to improve distribution of produce and increase access to low-income consumers. 

WCLP

SUPPORT

 

 

Senate Human Services Hearing 6/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB 1894 (Weber)

Postsecondary Education: Student Hunger would address college student hunger by allowing the California State University (CSU) Chancellor to apply for the Restaurant Meal Program (RPM) on all CSU college campuses even if the county does not participate in RMP. FACTSHEET

WCLPYoung InvinciblesCoalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations & California State Student Association

SUPPORT

 

 

Rereferred to Senate Human Services Committee-Recommended for Consent 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB 2152 (Weber)

 

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission would require the Department of Social Services to define, after consulting with experts and stakeholders, the number of days that someone would experience hunger beforethey would be determined "unfit to work" and them be exempt from the CalFresh 3 month time limit for adults deemed able-bodied. 

WCLP & Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations

SUPPORT

 

 

Referred to Senate Human Services Committee
           
AB 3033 (Maienshein) would simplify the CalFresh application process for persons who are potentially eligible for CalFresh using Medi-Cal data already on record. San Diego Hunger Coalition, San Diego Hunger Advocacy Network & Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations SUPPORT   Held
           
           
SB 675 (Skinner) Electronic Benefits Transfer System would ensure adequate customer service for people purchasing food using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT).  WCLP, United Food and Commercial Workers Western State's Council & California Grocers Association

SUPPORT

 

  Inactive  
           
           
SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula

 

Electronic Benefits Transfer System: CalFresh Supplemental Benefits would establish the California Fruits and Vegetable EBT Pilot by preparing the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system to accrue, track and issue supplemental benefits that provide CalFresh recipients a dollar-for-dollar match for the purchase of California-grown fruits and vegetables. The bill would also provide grants for locals entities to test this system in communities. FACTSHEET

California Food Policy Advocates & SPUR 

SUPPORT

 

 

Held 

           
SB 982 (Mitchell)

Would increase CalWORKs grant to prevent deep child povery. CalWORKs serves 1.1 million people (80% children). SB 982 will place a minimum grant level to ensure no CalWORKs grant falls below 50% of the federal poverty level.  

 

Children's Defense Fund CAWCLP SUPPORT   Held  
           
           
SB 1275 (Stern) Public Postsecondary Education: Plan Against College Hunger Act of 2018 would create the Plan Against College Hunger (PACH) to be administered by the Student Aid Commission which, once funded, would be used toward a college meal plan worth 10 meals per week for public college and university students who are low-income.  WCLP, MAZON & Young Invincibles

SUPPORT 

 

  Held
           
           
           

 

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