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2023-2024 Legislation

AB 260 (2023) – Community Colleges Pay Equity for Part-Time Faculty

  • Creates pay parity for part-time faculty of the California Community Colleges by requiring districts to adopt terms of compensation for part-time faculty of at least the same ratio to the full-time faculty for comparable duties.

AB 311 (2023) – Food4All

  • Expands eligibility for the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to any individual whose immigration status is the sole basis for their ineligibility for CalFresh.

AB 520 (2023) – Wage Theft Protections

  • Discourages public entities from contracting with property service companies who commit wage theft by applying existing joint liability laws to public entities.

AB 785 (2023) – CEQA Exemptions for Homeless Housing in Los Angeles

  • Provides CEQA exemptions for publicly funded low-barrier navigation centers, permanent supportive housing, 100% affordable housing, and transitional housing for youth in the City of Los Angeles until 2030.

AB 861 (2023) – Exide Clean-up Oversight

  • Requires the Board of Environmental Safety to hire a contractor to review the Department of Toxic Substance Control's oversight of the residential cleanup near the former Exide Technologies lead-acid battery recycling facility in the City of Vernon.

AB 958 (2023) – Right to Visitation

  • Establishes the right to personal visits for individuals serving a sentence in state prisons or county jails and limits the reasons for which the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can deny an in-person visit.

AB 1062 (2023) – Tuition-Free Bachelor’s Degree

  • Provides two years of tuition-free education at any California State University campus for qualifying students who have received an associate degree for transfer from a California Community College.

AB 1128 (2023) – Young Child Tax Credit Expansion

  • Extends the California Young Child Tax Credit to all families who are eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit.

AB 1231 (2023) – Keeping Connected

  • Allows low-income wireline and wireless consumers to combine state Lifeline, federal Lifeline, and the federal Affordable Connectivity Program subsidies into one plan in order to obtain the most robust voice and broadband service possible.

AB 1261 (2023) – Immigrant Rights Act

  • Provides justice and safety for all Californians by codifying the procedures for S visas and clarifying procedures for U and T visas.

AB 1344 (2023) – CalSurvivor

  • Establishes a state funded survivor benefits program for children who are not eligible for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and increase awareness of both programs.

AB 1415 (2023) - Outdoor Advertising Act: City of Los Angeles

  • Allows the use of revenue-generating advertising displays in a designated area of downtown Los Angeles for critically needed economic development.

AB 1487 (2023) - Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Wellness Reentry Fund

  • Provide grants to reentry programs that will address the challenges that transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) people face upon being released from any type of incarceration, prison, or immigration detention.

AB 1511 (2023) – Ethnic and Community Media Program

  • Establishes the Ethnic and Community Media Program within the Governor’s Office to advise state agencies and departments on strategies to integrate ethnic and community media outlets into their communications strategy. The bill also requires 50% of state advertising funds be allocated to ethnic and community media outlets.

AB 1545 (2023) – CalHR Satellite Wagering

  • Changes collective bargaining statutes for state employees employed at two Satellite Wagering facilities to be covered by the Ralph C. Dills Act (Dills Act), consistent with all other state employees.

AB 1571 (2023) – Illegal Government Appointees

  • Amends the statute to eliminate the process for voiding unlawful appointments that were mistakenly made in good faith. Instead, AB 1571 codifies in statute the Board’s authority to void appointments only when the employer or employee does not act in good faith.

AB 1599 (2023) – Limited Term of Employment

  • Lengthens a Civil Service limited term (LT) appointment from 12 months to 24 months, without changing the 24-month cap.

AB 1636 (2023) - Mental Health Services

  • Requires the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to develop, implement, and oversee a public and comprehensive framework for tracking and reporting spending on mental health programs and services.

AB 1658 (2023) - Alcoholic Beverage Control

  • Clarifies that the special on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating-places cannot be transferred to another location in the designated county if it does not comply with the criteria established by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control when it issued the initial licenses.

AB 1679 (2023) - LA County Sales Tax Exemption for Housing & Homelessness Programs

  • Authorizes the County of Los Angeles to impose a sales tax up to 0.5% that would be exempt from the State 2% cap if LA County voters approve the ordinance and requires all revenue generated from the tax be dedicated to services for people experiencing homelessness, homelessness prevention, and affordable housing.

AB 1704 (2023) - Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

  • Requires the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to conduct priority drawings through a live video feed. Additionally, this bill allows a licensed winegrower to sell spirits of wine it produces to a distilled spirits manufacturer.

AB 1731 (2023) - CURES Database Buprenorphine Exemption

  • Removes the requirement for a health care provider in the emergency department (ED) to review the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) before prescribing buprenorphine to a patient.


AB 25 (McCarty) - Middle Class Scholarship Program

  • Creates a pathway to debt-free college by increasing financial aid awards, increasing access to higher education for low and middle-income students.

AB 26 (M. Fong) – Federal Student Loan Debt Relief

  • Ensures that Californians who qualify for federal student loan debt relief will not pay state taxes on any relief provided by the federal program.

AB 416 (Muratsuchi) – Sale of Shochu

  • Allow Japanese Shochu, a distilled spirit, to be properly labeled as “Shochu” and sold in the State of California.

AB 645 (Friedman) – Speed Safety System Pilot Program

  • Allows the City of Los Angeles, among other cities, to use automated speed enforcement cameras in select areas, including school zones.

AB 1536 (J. Carrillo) – Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Immigrants

  • Expands eligibility for the Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Legal Immigrants (CAPI) to all individuals regardless of immigration status.

AB 1673 (Pacheco) – Outdoor Advertising Act

  • Clarifies terms in the Outdoor Advertising Act to enable local governments to relocate permitted signage to ensure that local governments realize revenue from advertising agreements.


SB 43 (Eggman) – Conservatorship Reform

  • Modernizes the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to include a new focus on preventing serious physical and mental harm stemming from a person’s inability to provide for their needs for nourishment, personal or medical care, find adequate shelter, or attend to self-protection or personal safety, due to their mental or substance use disorder.

SB 227 (Durazo) – Excluded Workers Program

  • Establishes the Excluded Workers Program provide income assistance to excluded workers who are ineligible for state or federal unemployment insurance benefits.

SB 245 (Hurtado) – California Food Assistance Program

  • Expands eligibility for the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to any individual whose immigration status is the sole basis for their ineligibility for CalFresh.

SB 476 (Limon) – Food Handler Certification

  • Requires employers to pay for the cost of a food handler card and compensate employees for time spent completing the certification.

SB 567 (Durazo) – Homelessness Prevention Act

  • Expands the no-fault just cause eviction provisions of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and provides enforcement mechanisms for violations of restrictions on residential rent increases and no-fault just cause evictions.

AB 1672 (Haney) - In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Act

  • Establishes the In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Act as a method for resolving disputes regarding wages, benefits, and other and terms and conditions of employment between the state and recognized employee organizations representing independent In-Home Support Services providers.