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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.

赞助商: 中央财政局

位置: 支持

状态: Held in Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Appropriations (due 4/26)

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

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

赞助商: 中央财政局

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Education (Hearing: 6/19)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. Education (due 6/13)

AB 1961 (Wicks) – End Hunger in California Act

This bill would establish a task force that, for the first time in state history, will develop a strategic master plan to end hunger in CA which would include comprehensive recommendations to prevent hunger & ensure access to healthy, culturally relevant food for all.

赞助商: United Food and Commercial Workers, California Food and Farming Network, GRACE / End Child Poverty CA, CAFB

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Human Services (Hearing: 7/1)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. H.S. (due 6/25)

AB 1968 (Jackson) – SSI & CalFresh

This bill would require county eligibility workers to regularly contact qualifying individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the SSI/SSP to notify them of their estimated potential benefit for CalFresh, including through notice by mail. 

赞助商: TBD

位置: 支持

状态: Held in Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Appropriations (due 4/26)

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. 

赞助商: Food as Medicine Collaborative, SPUR

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Health (Hearing: 6/12)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Sign on Letter (Due: 5/29)

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.

赞助商: California Community Colleges Student Senate, Faculty Association of Community Colleges

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Human Services

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. H.S. (due 6/17)

AB 2311 (Bennett) – Edible Food Recovery Grants

This bill would build on existing CalRecycle grant programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making the transportation of recovered edible food and the purchase or subscription to technology or software that improves the efficiency and tracking of edible food recovery eligible for grant funding.

赞助商: Author sponsored.

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Environmental Quality (Hearing: 6/19)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. E.Q. (due 6/11)

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.

赞助商: California Immigrant Policy Center, Nourish California

位置: 支持

状态: SB 245: Referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations (Hearing: TBD), AB 311: Referred to Senate Committee on HS (Hearing 6/17)

SB 245 Bill Text | 概况介绍 | Template LOS to Asm. Approps (due 6/21)

AB 311 Bill Text | 概况介绍 | Template LOS to Sen. H.S. (due 6/11)

SB 950 (Skinner) – Healthy Recovery and Reentry

This bill, among other things, would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to work with the federal government and other state departments to assist eligible incarcerated people to enroll in Medicaid/Medi-Cal, SSI, CalFresh and other programs as appropriate prior to the
person’s release into the community.

赞助商: Amity Foundation

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Assembly Committee on Public Safety. (Hearing 6/18)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Public Safety (due: 6/7) | LSC Letter

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.

赞助商: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children-All of Us or None, Nourish California

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Assembly Committee on Public Safety (Hearing TBD).

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Public Safety (due: 6/18)

Anti-Poverty Bills (2024):

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

This bill would ensure that medically necessary diapers are provided through Medi-Cal as mandated by the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program.

赞助商: CAFB, GRACE/End Child Poverty

位置: 支持

状态: Referred to Senate Committee on Health (Hearing 6/26)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. Health (due 6/19)

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.

赞助商: Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, u*aspire, Western Center on Law & Poverty

位置: 支持

状态: Pending action in second house. (2-Year Bill)

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support (TBD)

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.

赞助商: Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Western Center on Law & Poverty

位置: 支持

状态: Held in Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Appropriations (due 4/26) | LSC Letter

AB 2956 (Boerner) – Protecting Medi-Cal Coverage for Families

This bill would allow people to keep Medi-Cal coverage for a full 12 months, even if their income
changes during that period and would direct CA to seek approval to make federal Medi-Cal flexibilities permanent.

赞助商: The Children’s Partnership, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Western Center on Law & Poverty

位置: 支持

状态: Held in Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Appropriations (due 4/26)

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.

赞助商: Alliance for Period Supplies, IGNITE, What We All Deserve (WWAD)

位置: 支持

状态: Held in Senate Committee on Appropriations.

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Sen. Appropriations (due 4/26)

SB 1289 (Roth)

This bill would require DHCS, in concert with CDSS to create minimum standards for call centers funded with state funds.

赞助商: Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Western Center on Law & Poverty

位置: 支持

状态: In Assembly Committee on Appropriations

帐单文字 | 概况介绍 | Template Letter of Support to Asm. Approps (due 6/17) | LSC Letter

*This page was last updated on June 13, 2024

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