Endorsed Bills

Indivisible CA: StateStrong endorses the following California proposed bills as they existed on 3/20/2021

ACA 2 – Would move to the voters a proposal to abolish the death penalty.

AB 1 – This bill would ensure accountability and transparency within the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) by creating the California Toxic Substances Board which grants additional oversight of DTSC’s programmatic and fiscal functions.

AB 15 – This bill extends the definition of “COVID-19 rental debt” obligations of a tenant to December 31, 2021. The bill would also extend the repeal date of the act to January 1, 2026 and would make other conforming changes to align with these extended dates.

AB 37 – Statewide permanent vote by mail. Extends vote by mail to all elections in California. Requires vote by mail tracking system.

AB 71 – Bring CA Home Act. This bill proposes to increase corporate taxes to fund housing and homeless services. 

AB 118 – Enacts the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems Act or the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act for the purpose of creating, implementing, and evaluating the 3-year C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program, which the act would establish for the purpose of expanding the participation of community organizations in emergency response for specified vulnerable populations. 

AB 221 – This bill would provide one time emergency food assistance to low-income Californians, regardless of their immigration status, in the form of grocery cards and require the department to commission a study to provide recommendations and solutions to a permanent food assistance program for low-income California residents experiencing food insecurity. 

AB 256 Makes the Racial Justice Act – a 2020 Statestrong priority bill that was signed into law, retroactive. Would ensure people now in prison and jail can challenge racial bias in their convictions and trials. 

AB 257 – Would enact the FAST Recovery Act to improve standards for workers in the Fast Food Industry. This act would bring together workers, industry and government to help solve systemic problems like low wages, sexual harassment, and violence on the job.

AB 328 – This bill would establish the Reentry Housing Program. The bill would require the department to provide grants to counties and continuums of care, for evidence-based housing and housing-based services interventions to allow people with recent histories of incarceration to exit homelessness and remain stably housed.

AB 329 – Sets bail at $0 for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes with exceptions as outlined in the text.

AB 387 – Social Housing Act of 2021 to establish the California Housing Authority for the purpose of developing mixed-income rental and limited equity homeownership housing and mixed-use developments to address the shortage of affordable homes for low and moderate-income households.

AB 481 – Requires police departments across the state to seek approval through their local governing bodies before they could acquire military equipment. This is a compromise to AB 3131 – a bill co-sponsored by Indivisible CA: Statestrong in 2018 – passed by the legislature and vetoed by governor Jerry Brown. 

AB 503 – Limits the time young people spend under probation supervision and limits probation conditions, requiring that they are individually tailored, developmentally appropriate, and reasonable.

AB 610 – Eliminates mandatory requirements for schools to notify law enforcement of a broad range of behaviors and incidents that occur on school campuses.

AB 655 – Would require law enforcement candidate background investigations to include checking for participation in hate groups. Would require investigations if a public complaint is made regarding a law enforcement officer and a hate group activity.

AB 759 – Will improve election access for voters and increase voter turnout by changing the timing of countywide officer elections to run concurrently with presidential elections.

AB 762 – Requires private and charter schools to meet the same requirements as public schools to identify nearby sources of air pollution, consult with CEQA and meet certain siting requirements prior to constructing a new school. 

AB 1020 – Enhances the Hospital Fair Pricing Act to add agency oversight and penalties when patients are not offered financial assistance and make it harder for collection agencies to sue clients who should have been screened for Medi-Cal or charity care.

AB 1038 – Would establish the California Health Equity Fund. The fund will serve as a resource for different kinds of health organizations that work with underserved communities. 

AB 1041 – In order to reflect the current reality of California’s diverse family structures, AB 1041 would update current law to allow an employee to use their leave time to care for any individual related by blood or whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.

AB 1087 – Creates a new “one stop shop” grant program by reallocating climate credit funds to support the creation of place-based resilience hub projects, targeting “disadvantaged” and climate vulnerable communities. 

AB 1119 – This bill prohibits discrimination against employees based on their family responsibilities and ensures working families have access to reasonable accommodations to deal with school and care closures.

AB 1130 – Creates the Office of Health Care Affordability to collect overall cost data on the healthcare industry (hospitals, health plans, doctors) and then set enforceable cost targets in order to contain growth. Entities can be penalized if they exceed the growth target.

AB 1132 – Addresses the issue of consolidation in the health care sector. Places restrictions on certain anticompetitive contract provisions between a provider and a health plan. Gives the Attorney General review authority over for-profit hospital transactions. Gives DMHC review authority when health plans seek to merge with medical groups or other similar entities.

AB 1184 – Will ensure patient information is protected by establishing automatic confidentiality when accessing sensitive services, putting the responsibility on the insurer rather than the patient. Expands the definition of sensitive services to include transgender health care and behavioral health care. 

AB 1199 – Increases housing transparency by requiring corporate landlords to report and the SoS to create a publicly accessible and searchable database of true owners. Progressively taxes corporate landlords with 10 or more rentals, the proceeds of which fund rental relief, housing counseling and legal services that keep people in their homes.

AB 1395 – This bill would declare the policy of the state to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, and to achieve and maintain net negative greenhouse gas emissions thereafter. 

AB 1493 – Domestic violence survivor eviction protections. This bill allows survivors to avail themselves of the affirmative defense prohibiting an eviction related to the violence even if the survivor lives with the abuser.

AB 1509 – Reduce sentence enhancements for firearms which punish people duplicately for the same crime without enhancing public safety. 

SB 16 – Officer Transparency: makes publicly available every incident involving use of force to make a member of the public comply with an officer, force that is unreasonable, or excessive force subject to disclosure.

SB 57 – Authorizes Safe Consumption Sites in SF, LA & Oakland.

SB 210 – Would require that automated license plate reader data be deleted within 24 hours after it is determined not to be a match for a vehicle involved in criminal activity. 

SB 222 – Would establish a long-needed framework for a statewide water affordability assistance program. 

SB 223 – Strengthens and extends inadequate existing water shutoff and bill repayment protocols and procedures to better protect all low-income California households.

SB 225 – Would make CA the first state to ban irreversible operations intended to “correct” the genitalia of people born intersex until they are six years old. Ensures these critical decisions about intersex people’s bodies are not “made for them and without their input.” 

SB 260 – Climate Corporate Accountability Act – mandates all companies with over 1 billion in gross annual revenue disclose and set up targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.