Policy Watch





The bills listed below have each been placed on the Policy Watch as top 2018 priorities by organizations who are part of our TCM community. If your organization has top priority bills you are currently actively working on that you would like to have added please let us know at editor@tcmfresno.org.

LOCAL

NEW Informational Presentation on the Immigration Public Charge Rule
Resources, information and instructions for public comment (from November 2, 2018 presentation) View here


STATE

NEW Children Now's 2018 State Legislative Candidates Questionnaire
Learn about California’s candidates for the legislature through their answers on range of issues affecting our state’s children. 


AB11 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program: Screening Services

  Follow AB11 via LegInfo
Action Alert: 
September 21, 2018 "Vetoed by Governor"



AB992  CalWORKs: Baby Wellness and Family Support Home Visiting Program
Follow AB992 via LegInfo

Action Alert:
This bill was incorporated into the budget. Funded at approximately 25 million.



AB1639 Victim Compensation Fund Expansion 
Follow AB1639 via LegInfo

Action Alert: 
August 20, 2018 "Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 161, Statutes of 2018."
August 20, 2018 "Approved by the Governor."



AB2002 Revised Curriculum Framework: History-Social Science: History of the Hmong and Their Contributions to the “Secret War” in Laos
Follow AB2002 via LegInfo

Action Alert:
January 31, 2018 "Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution"



AB2043 Foster Youth: Response System
Follow AB2043 via LegInfo

Action Alert:
September 6, 2018 "Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m."



AB2138 & AB2293 Occupational Licensing Reform  
Follow AB2138 via LegInfo and Follow AB2293 via LegInfo

Action Alert:  AB2138
September 30, 2018 "signed by Governor and Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 995, Statutes of 2018"


Action Alert: AB2293
September 11, 2018 "Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 342, Statutes of 2018."



AB2297 Hunger Impact Act of 2018
Follow AB2297 via LegInfo


AB2625 Human Trafficking
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AB2686  Early Identification of Pupil Mental Health Issues: In-service Training for Certificated Employees and Classified Staff
Follow AB2686 via LegInfo

Action Alert:
May, 25, 2018 "In committee: Held under submission."



AB2691 Pupil Health: Pupil and School Staff Trauma: Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative
Follow AB2691 via LegInfo
Action Alert: 
September 20, 2018 "Vetoed by Governor"


AB 2784, Emergency Student Housing Loan Program
Follow AB2784 via LegInfo
Action Alert:
May 25, 2018 “In committee: Held under submission.”



AB2808 Making Sure Prop 98 Funds are Properly Channeled; Local Control Funding Formula; Funding Increase
Follow AB2808 via LegInfo

Action Alert: 
August 31, 2018 "Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Muratsuchi."



SB607 Pupil Discipline: Suspensions and Expulsions: Willful Defiance
Follow SB 607 via LegInfo
Action Alert:
September 30, 2018 "vetoed by Governor"



SB623 Water Quality: Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund
Follow SB623 via LegInfo

Action Alert:
February 1, 2018 "Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56."


FEDERAL

NEW S.3363 The Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE)
Act (S.3363) looks to create two new grant programs - one for implicit bias training and another for pregnancy medical home (PMH) programs which will help deliver health care services to pregnant women and new moms. 

Action Alert: August 22, 2018 Referred to Committee on Finance
 
NEW S.3392 The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS)
Act (S. 3392) would provide new funding to hospitals with obstetrics and gynecology practices that want to improve their response to pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated complications by implementing standardized best practices that could save lives.”  

Action Alert: August 28, 2018 Referred to Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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