Legislation and Policy Priorities

2019-2020 Legislative Priorities


  • ACA 5 (Weber, Gipson, Santiago, and Gonzalez. (Coauthors: Assembly Members, Burke, Cooper, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, and Kamlager, McCarty, and Mark Stone) (Coauthors: Senators Bradford, Mitchell and Hueso) – A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences.
  • AB 9 (Reyes, Friedman, Waldron) – Extends the filing period with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing for complaints of unlawful employment practices to three years buts prohibits the revival of lapsed claims.
  • AB 24 (Burke) – Enacts the Targeted Child Tax Credit which would provide increased support for California Families living in poverty 
  • AB 31 (Garcia) – Repeals the sales tax on menstrual products until January 1, 2025
  • AB 196 (Gonzalez) – Ensures workers utilizing the States’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program can receive 100 percent wage replacement during the period of their leave.
  • AB 577 (Eggman) – Would extend the duration of Medi-Cal eligibility for postpartum care for an individual who is diagnosed with a maternal mental health condition from 60 days, instead, up to one year beginning on the last day of pregnancy. 
  • AB 931 (Boerner Horvath) – Would require state and local boards and commissions to have a specific minimum number of women board members or commissioners
  • SB 24 (Leyva) – Would require CSU and UC health centers to provide medication abortion services
  • SB 135 (Jackson) – Would prohibit an employer with 5 or more employees to refuse to grant an employee a request to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family care and medical leave if the employee had 180 days of services with the employer. Also expands the definition of family to include grandparent, grandchild, sibling, etc.
  • SB 171 (Jackson) – Would require large employers to report pay and job title information broken down by gender, race,and ethnicity to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing on an annual basis.
  • SB 464 (Mitchell) – Recognizes and addresses clear inequities in pregnancy and birth outcomes for black women and children by requiring implicit bias training for all perinatal providers in hospitals and birthing clinics: also requires data collection by the Department of Public Health
  • SB 493 (Jackson) – Would codify federal Title lX protections in California state statute
  • SB 611 (Caballero) – Calls on the Governor’s Office to establish the Master Plan for Aging Housing Task Force to assess the housing issues affecting California’s aging population.
  • SCR 15 (Chang) – Designates April 7-13, 2019 as Women and Girls in STEM Week


  • SB 673 (Morrell) – Would require an “opt-in” instead of current law, “opt-out”, for sexual health education and HIV prevention education for pupis in the 7th grade and lower

2017-2018 Legislative Priorities

SB 1150 (Jackson) – Gender Discrimination.