The following are the bills recommended by the Commission for 2022. Please check this page for regular updates.
2022 CCSWG Co-Sponsored Bills
For the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, CCSWG prioritized 22 bills. The Governor signed 12 of the priority bills and 1 of the priority bills was adopted in the state budget.
AB 1666 (Bauer-Kahan) – Signed into law June 24, 2022
This bill declares that a law of another state that authorizes a person to bring a civil action against a person or entity that receives or seeks, performs or induces, or aids or abets the performance of an abortion, or who attempts or intends to engage in those actions, is contrary to the public policy of this state.
AB 1287 (Bauer-Kahan) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill prohibits businesses within California from charging different prices for any two consumer products that are substantially similar, if the price differential is based on the gender of the individuals for whom the goods are marketed or intended.
AB 2022 (Ramos) – Signed into law September 23, 2022
This bill would require the removal of the s-word from all geographic features and place names in the State of California and would establish a process for the California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names to review and revise offensive names in the State of California.
AB 2134 (Weber) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill ensures that health care providers who provide abortions are fully compensated for their services.
AB 2185 (Weber) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill ensures domestic violence victims access to medical evidentiary exams, free of charge, by Local Sexual Assault Response Teams or other qualified medical evidentiary examiners.
AB 2586 (C. Garcia) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill would address the reproductive and sexual health disparities that Black, Indigenous and other communities of color face.
AB 2626 (Calderon) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill protects abortion providers by preventing professional boards from revoking or suspending a license for providing lawful abortion care in California or in other states.
SB 914 (Rubio) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill requires cities, counties, and continuums of care that receive state funding on or after January 1, 2023 to take specific actions to address the needs of unaccompanied homeless women with emphasis on domestic violence survivors.
SB 1017 (Eggman) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
SB 1017 will allow survivors of domestic violence and other violent acts, who are tenants, to maintain their current housing and avoid eviction, significantly increasing their safety and providing much-needed stability as they heal from trauma.
SB 1142 (Caballero) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill requires the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish an internet website where the public can access information on abortion services in the state, on or before July 1, 2023, to ensure people have accurate and comprehensive information when accessing abortion services in California. Establishes the Abortion Practical Support Fund to provide grants that increase patient access to abortion.
SB 1162 (Limon) – Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill expands state pay data reporting requirements to cover contracted employees and requires employers to make pay scale information for positions available to employees and included in job postings.
SB 1311 (Eggman) Signed into law September 27, 2022
This bill strengthens consumer protections related to military discounts, privacy protection, return of security deposits, auto sales contracts, borrower protections and deferral of interest, among other things.
CCSWG Co-Sponsored Bills to Address Barriers to Women’s Economic Well-Being Signed by Governor Newsom
Governor Newsom today signed a suite of bills including critical pieces of legislation authored by Commissioners on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and co-sponsored by the Commission.Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan’s...
Policy In a Pandemic
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) has worked to construct the first California Blueprint for Women’s Pandemic Economic Recovery (Blueprint), which centers the economic needs of women and girls as critical to the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. It adopts, for the first time, a gendered lens on the state economy, recognizing women as key drivers of industry and key workforce participants who are uniquely burdened by the pandemic and whose economic recovery impacts every single Californian.
The Blueprint describes the collective trajectories of groups of women who entered the pandemic already in economic difficulty and explores opportunities to chart new paths based on impact data from federal and state support programs and interventions since the Covid-19 pandemic began. These policy recommendations focus on potential solutions to pre-existing challenges that were exacerbated by the pandemic and are designed to generate ongoing discussions and debate among California’s leaders, advocates, and the public.
The report and policy items will be available here on November 1, 2022.
The CCSWG is a proud member of the ERA Coalition, comprised of 200 national and local organizations representing millions of advocates working for the equality. Congress passed the ERA in 1972, but by 1982 only 35 states had ratified, three shy of the necessary 38. But in 2017 Nevada ratified the ERA; the first state in 40 years to do so; Illinois ratified in 2018. And Virginia ratified it on January 27th, 2020, and on February 13th, 2020 the House of Representatives voted to dissolve the time limit written in the amendment’s introduction. While it wasn’t taken up in the Senate last year, we’re hopeful it will pass both houses of Congress this year, since its 2021 bipartisan and bicameral introduction!
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