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2021-2022 Legislation

AB 1601: Save CA Call Centers Act

This bill will protect California’s call center workers by putting in place serious financial disincentives for employers who move jobs out of California

AB 1630: The Vulnerable Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial Act

Protects due process for defendants with disabilities and puts a stop to one of the ways that poor individuals with mental illness are endlessly cycled through the criminal legal system instead of receiving adequate treatment. This bill would ensure that competency to stand trial is established prior to trial for defendants who were previously ruled incompetent to stand trial and were never restored to competency.  

AB 1632: The Restroom Access Act

Requires businesses open to the general public to allow people with certain medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease to access employee restrooms if public restroom is not available. AB 1632 ensures access to a restroom for customers who present a document signed by a medical professional attesting that the customer uses an ostomy device or has Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or other inflammatory bowel disease or medical condition requiring access to a toilet facility without delay.

AB 1636: The Patient Protection Act

This bill seeks to maintain confidence in the medical profession by ensuring physicians convicted of sexual misconduct would automatically have their license revoked and cannot acquire or have it reinstated. 

AB 1797: California Immunization Registry Modernization Act

AB 1797 updates the use and functionality of the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) by requiring data submissions to support health equity and accuracy through ensuring all relevant practitioners are entering immunization data and also requiring race and ethnicity information. This bill would also allow existing authorized registry users to use the immunization date to perform immunization status assessments during public health emergencies.   

AB 2092: Hospitals at Home Act

This bill establishes a pathway to bring to Hospital at Home care statewide as a tool to cost-effectively treat acutely ill older adults, while improving patient safety, quality, and satisfaction. Hospital at Home® is an innovative care model for adoption by health care organizations that provides hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care.

AB 2134: The CARE Act

The California Abortion and Reproductive Equity (CARE) Act establishes the Reproductive Health Equity Program, which will provide grants to providers who offer reproductive and sexual health care, free of cost, to patients with low-incomes and who lack health care coverage in order to expand timely access and affordability to these services.

AB 2185: Domestic Violence Examinations

AB 2185 funds and increases access to medical evidentiary examinations for survivors of domestic violence assault. This measure would also ensure survivors of domestic violence are connected to local social services or child advocacy centers for additional support.

AB 2343: Saving Lives in Custody Act

This bill addresses systemic deficiencies that have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of individuals in custody. This bill outlines and revises the Board of State and Community Corrections policies to align with best practices related to performing intake health evaluations, training, conducting safety checks, and addressing the other deficiencies to reduce suicide risk and related health needs. 

AB 2458: Pediatric Subspecialty Care Network

AB 2458 helps stabilize the pediatric specialty care network that provides lifesaving and life-enhancing care to underserved children with complex and chronic health care conditions by increasing their reimbursement rate by at least 25 percent above current levels, which has not been adjusted in more than 20 years.

AB 2598: Restorative Justice Practices

This bill seeks to improve campus culture and climate by requiring the California Department of Education to develop a standard model of restorative justice practices on all California school campuses, K-12.  This bill also creates an advisory committee of stakeholders and professionals who have participated in the development and expansion of restorative justice programs to assist in the planning and implementation of the standard model.

AB 2774: Lowest Performing Sub Group

This bill creates a new supplemental grant category in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for the “lowest performing subgroup” of student’s not currently receiving a supplemental grant. Despite chronic under performance and a high need, approximately 90,000 African American students are not receiving additional supplemental funding or accountability through the LCFF. This is the only group of students performing below the state average that are NOT already receiving a supplemental grant.  This bill seeks to include additional funding for the highest needs students.

AB 2872: Safe at Home Program

AB 2872 provides that people may enroll and participate in the Secretary of State’s Safe at Home confidentiality program, regardless of gender identity by adding gender inclusivity to the program aimed at protecting individuals from stalking and domestic violence perpetrators. The bill also updates procedures for the termination of individuals from the program.