CAI's 2009 Legislative Priorities

NOTE: To support, oppose, or comment on any of these bills, click on the bill number, and then select "Send Comment to Author" link. Your comments will be submitted directly to the bill's legislative author.

BILL / AUTHOR
(click bill # for more info)
TOPIC SPONSOR OTHER INFO
Foster Care / Child Welfare / Dependency Court Process / Adoptions
AB 12 (Beall) California Fostering Connections to Success Act Multiple (see fact sheet) Fact Sheet
AB 82 (Evans) Dependent children: psychotropic medications Children's Law Center of Los Angeles Fact Sheet
AB 665 (Torrico) Adoption incentive reinvestment California Alliance of Child and Family Services Fact Sheet
AB 669 (Fong) Postsecondary education: residency requirements California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Fact Sheet
AB 706 (Committee on Human Services) Dependent children Children's Law Center of Los Angeles Fact Sheet
AB 921 (Jones) Dual status children: access to services Children's Advocacy Institute Fact Sheet
AB 938 (Committee on Judiciary) Dependent children: relative caregivers and foster parents Judicial Council of California Fact Sheet
AB 1067 (Brownley) Children in foster care: school proximity and travel costs Author Fact Sheet
AB 1148 (Davis) Virtual Assistant Living and Education program Living Advantage, Inc.
AB 1258 (Arambula) Foster youth services Author Fact Sheet
AB 1393 (Skinner) Foster youth: higher education California Youth Connection Fact Sheet
SB 114 (Liu) Medi-Cal: independent foster care adolescents Children's Advocacy Institute Fact Sheet
SB 597 (Liu) Child welfare services; foster care services; adoption assistance Author Fact Sheet
SB 654 (Leno) Independent living program County Welfare Directors Association;Children's Law Center of Los Angeles Fact Sheet
Juvenile Justice
AB 921 (Jones) Dual status children: access to services Children's Advocacy Institute Fact Sheet
SB 399 (Yee) Fair Sentencing for Youth Act Human Rights Watch / National Center for Youth Law Fact Sheet
Education
AB 364 (Torlakson) California After School Teacher Pipeline Program Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth Fact Sheet
AB 421 (Beall) Seriously emotionally disturbed children: out-of-home placement California Mental Health Directors Association Fact Sheet
AB 669 (Fong) Postsecondary education: residency requirements California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Fact Sheet
AB 983 (Skinner) Before and after school programs Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth  
AB 1067 (Brownley) Children in foster care: school proximity and travel costs Author Fact Sheet
AB 1349 (Torlakson) Prop. 49 (after school programs) alignment Author Fact Sheet
AB 1393 (Skinner) Foster youth: higher education California Youth Connection Fact Sheet
SB 798 (DeSaulnier) Before and after school programs: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth  
SCA 6 (Simitian) Taxation: educational entities Author Fact Sheet
Child Care & Development
AB 932 (Torlakson) Child care and development services: facilities California Child Development Admin. Ass'nLow Income Investment Fund Fact Sheet
Health & Safety
AB 421 (Beall) Seriously emotionally disturbed children: out-of-home placement California Mental Health Directors Association  
AB 1201 (Perez, M.) Immunizations American Academy of Pediatrics — California Fact Sheet
SB 1 (Steinberg) Children's health insurance American Academy of Pediatrics — California Fact Sheet
SB 114 (Liu) Medi-Cal: independent foster care adolescents Children's Advocacy Institute Fact Sheet
SB 543 (Leno) Youth mental health consent National Association of Social Workers Fact Sheet

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