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Hunger Legislation Tracker

For CAFB’s full 2024 Policy Agenda and state budget priorities, go to our Policy Page.

Anti-Hunger Bills (2024):

AB 2150 (Arambula) – Public Benefits & Higher Education County Liaisons

This bill will require the California Department of Social Services to develop trainings and convene county human services agency staff liaisons to improve enrollment in public benefits programs for college students.

Sponsor(s): CAFB

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Assembly Committees on Higher Education & Human Services.

Bill Text | Factsheet | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Human Services (due 3/22)

AB 2595 (L. Rivas) – Summer Caregiver Meals Pilot

This bill will pilot a program allowing summer meal sites to offer a meal to caregivers accompanying a child.

Sponsor(s): CAFB

Position: Support

Status: Introduced.

Bill Text

AB 1975 (Bonta) – Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition

This bill will transition medically supportive food and nutrition (MSF&N) interventions from optional services in healthcare through CalAIM to permanent Medi-Cal benefits. 

Sponsor(s): Food as Medicine Collaborative, SPUR

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Assembly Committee on Health.

Bill Text | Factsheet | Group Support Sign on Letter (due 3/8)

AB 2033 (Reyes) – EBT on College Campuses

This bill would require at least one convenience or grocery store located on each campus of the California Community Colleges to accept the use of EBT cards.

Sponsor(s): California Community Colleges Student Senate, Faculty Association of Community Colleges

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Assembly Committee on Higher Education & Human Services.

Bill Text

SB 245 (Hurtado) / AB 311 (Santiago) – Food For All

This bill will provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for CalFresh solely due to their immigration status.

Sponsor(s): California Immigrant Policy Center, Nourish California

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committees on Human Services (2-Year Bill).

SB 245 Bill Text / Factsheet | AB 311 Bill Text / Factsheet

SB 1254 (Becker) – The F.R.E.S.H. Act

This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to partner with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and county jails to enroll eligible CalFresh applicants to ensure they can begin receiving benefits before reentry into the community from the state prison or county jail.

Sponsor(s): Legal Services for Prisoners with Children-All of Us or None, Nourish California

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Rules.

Bill Text | Factsheet

Anti-Poverty Bills (2024):

AB 2446 (Ortega) – Medi-Cal Coverage for Diapers

This bill would add diapers to the schedule of covered benefits under Medi-Cal for infants and toddlers with certain conditions. It would require the Department of Health Care Services to seek federal waivers to implement coverage for diapers under Medi-Cal.

Sponsor(s): CAFB, GRACE/End Child Poverty

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Assembly Committee on Health.

Bill Text

AB 274 (Bryan) – Simplifying CalWORKs/CalFresh for College Students

This bill would exempt any grant, award, scholarship, loan, or fellowship benefit provided for educational purposes from consideration as income or resources for CalWORKs or CalFresh purposes.

Sponsor(s): Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, u*aspire, Western Center on Law & Poverty

Position: Support

Status: Ordered to the Senate Floor (2-Year Bill).

Bill Text | Factsheet

AB 2241 (Alvarez) – Simplifying Public Benefits Reporting

This bill would require counties to accept a customer’s changes affecting their public social services through email.

Sponsor(s): Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Western Center on Law & Poverty

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Assembly Committee on Human Services.

Bill Text

SB 953 (Menjivar) – Period Equity Now

This bill would add menstrual products to the schedule of covered benefits under Medi-Cal. It would require the Department of Health Care Services to seek federal waivers to implement coverage for menstrual products under Medi-Cal.

Sponsor(s): Alliance for Period Supplies, IGNITE, What We All Deserve (WWAD)

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Health.

Bill Text | Factsheet | Template Letter of Support to Sen. Health (due 3/12)

SB 59 (Skinner) – Equity, Period

A 2-year bill that would require free period products be offered in all women’s restrooms, all-gender restrooms, and in at least one men’s restroom in all state or state-leased buildings.

Sponsor(s): IGNITE National, PERIOD.

Position: Support

Status: In the Assembly, Held.

Bill Text | Factsheet

*This page was last updated on February 27, 2024

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