Bills to Watch

Opposable Bills

SR 16 (De Leon, 2017)

A resolution condemning President Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend travel to the United States from certain countries. The California State Senate leadership continues to attack the President of the United States, instead of finding a way to work with him. With the State’s massive debt and an absurd pension system, it is vital that the State Senate does not put another funding source at risk. It is time for leadership and not showmanship. Read Senator Moorlach’s response to Senate Resolution 16 here.
Status: Enrolled

SR 23 (Wiener, 2017)

Calls upon the Congress of the United States to conduct a full, independent, and public investigation of any and all connections between the Trump administration, the Trump campaign organization, and the Trump business empire and the Russian government, as well as Russian government-owned enterprises and related business interests.
Status: Senate Floor

Of Interest

SB 6 (Hueso, as amended 3/1/17)

SB 6 requires the State Department of Social Services to contract with nonprofit agencies to provide legal representation to individuals going through immigration-related removal proceedings. The bill allocates $12 million dollars from the General Fund to pay for the contracted services.
Status: Senate Floor

SB 31 (Lara, as amended 2/27/17)

SB 31 prohibits state or local agencies and employees from collecting, disclosing or providing personal information regarding a person’s religious beliefs, practices, or affiliation when the information is sought for compiling a database of individuals based on religious belief, practice or affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity for law enforcement or immigration purposes.
Status: Senate Floor

SR 7- (De Leon, 2016)

A resolution condemning possible increased deportation by the President-Elect after he takes office. The California State Senate ought to try to work with the Federal Administration and be collaborative instead of defiant. Watch Senator Moorlach’s floor speech on Senate Resolution 7 here.
Status: Enrolled

SB 18 (Pan, 2016)

The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact legislation for the purpose of ensuring that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.
Status: SB 18 is still in intent language form, therefore has not be referred out of the Senate Rules Committee.

AB 14 (Gomez, 2016)

AB 14 expands the restrictions and disclosures for political telephone calls and television advertisements. Additionally, the bill places more restrictions on the ability to earmark a political contribution.
Status: Assembly Elections & Redistricting Committee

SB 54 (De León, as amended 3/6/17)

SB 54 prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies, including school police and security departments, from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes. The bill is being advertised as an effort to make California a “sanctuary state.”
Status: Senate Floor

SB 63 (Jackson, 2016)

This bill would prohibit an employer from refusing to allow an employee who meets certain criteria to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill would also prohibit an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave. The bill would authorize an employer, when 2 employees of this employer are entitled to leave pursuant to this bill for the same birth, adoption, or foster care placement, to grant simultaneous leave to both of these employees.
Status: Double Referred to Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations, and set for hearing March 22, 2017.