Education Finance

Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated by a  local control funding formula that includes, in addition to a base grant, supplemental and concentration grant add-ons based on the percentage of pupils… Read More

Juveniles: Custodial Interrogation

Would require that a youth 17 years of age or younger be provided access to legal counsel before waiving Miranda rights. Read More

Family Leave

Would make it unlawful for any employer to refuse to grant a request by an employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee or to care for themselves or a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild,… Read More

Essential Workers Protection Act: PPE

Would require the State Department of Public Health to establish a personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile to ensure an adequate supply of PPE for health care workers and essential workers and would require the stockpile to be at least sufficient for a 90-day pandemic or other health emergency. Read More

COVID19 Contact Tracing: Limit Use to Public Health Not Law Enforcement

Would prohibit data collected, received, or prepared for purposes of contact tracing from being shared with any entity other than a public health entity. The bill would prohibit a law enforcement official from engaging in contact tracing. Last action: 08/20/20 In committee: Held under submission. Read More

Department of Motor Vehicles: records: confidentiality.

Existing law prohibits the disclosure of the home addresses of certain public employees and officials that appear in records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, except to a court, a law enforcement agency, an attorney in a civil or criminal action under certain circumstances, and certain other official entities. This… Read More

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

This measure would recognize racism as a threat to public health. Last Action: 06/25/20 Introduced. Referred to Com. on RLS. Read More

Government Preferences

Would ask the voters of California to vote on permitting the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting.  … Read More

Reduce probation terms to keep families together

Would  limit adult probation  in CA to a maximum of one year for misdemeanor offenses and two years for felony offenses, except for offenses defined by law as violent felonies, or offenses that include a specific probation term within their provisions. Objective is to reduce  separation of children from their… Read More


Would create a program under which the length of a parolee’s period of parole could be reduced through credits earned by successfully completing specified education, training, or treatment programs, or by participating in volunteer service. Read More