Governor Signs Ten Weber Bills into Law

Monday, October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown signed the following bills authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-79) into law. More information on these bills is available at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.

AB 1215: Mental Health Services Act. This bill would require a county mental health program applying for state funding under the Mental Health Services Act to consider research of the brain and its physical and biochemical processes that may have broad applications for treating mental illness.

AB 1894: College Student Hunger Relief. This legislation builds upon previous legislation AB 1747 (2016) and AB 214 (2017) by Assemblymember Weber to address the growing crisis of hunger among California’s college students. This bill would allow greater access to the CalFresh food assistance program on college campuses.

AB 2133: Access to State Summary Criminal History Records. AB 2133 authorizes an attorney who is representing an individual accused of a criminal offense to access California’s Criminal Justice History Information database to obtain clients’ information on prior offenses.

AB 2172: Census 2020 Facilitation. Will require the California Department of Corrections to provide the Citizens Redistricting Commission information on last known address of inmates, their race/ethnicity and the facility where they are incarcerated.

AB 2289: Student Parental Leave. This bill establishes the right for a pregnant or parenting K-12 student to take eight weeks of parental leave, and requires schools to provide excused absences for students to take care of a sick child.

AB 2458: Parcel Tax Exemption Transparency for Seniors & Disabled Homeowners. This bill creates a simple uniform process that will allow seniors and persons with disabilities to more easily find information on applying for a parcel tax exemption.

AB 2550: Dignity for Incarcerated Women. AB 2550 seeks to improve the treatment of women who are incarcerated and reduce potential for trauma by implementing policies that enforce gender specific practices.

AB 2601: Sex Education in Charter Schools. This bill extends to charter schools the requirements of previous legislation, AB 329 (Weber, 2015), requiring school districts to ensure that all students in grades 7 to 12 receive updated and comprehensive healthy relationship, sexual health and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education.

AB 2657: Student Restraint and Seclusion in Schools. Prohibits the use of restraint or seclusion on any student except when behavior poses a clear and present danger to the student or others. It also prohibits using for the purpose of coercion, discipline, convenience or retaliation, and requires data collection and reporting on the use of restraint and seclusion to the California Department of Education.

AB 2988: Evidence Retention: AB 2988 provides that court exhibits containing biological material are retained exclusively in the control of the courts so that evidence remains available for post-conviction testing.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018
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