2023 Legislation

Environment & Transportation

AB 126 (SB 84) – Clean Transportation Program Reauthorization and Revitalization
Signed Into Law
Revitalizes and extends California’s existing Clean Transportation Program (CTP) by prioritizing equity and aligning the program with California’s current environmental and emissions targets.
AB 126 (SB 84) Bill Language 
AB 126 (SB 84) Fact Sheet 

SB 252 – The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act
Two-year bill
Prohibits the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) from investing in fossil fuel companies, and provides they divest any current holdings in these companies by 2031, with an additional 5-year off-ramp should the funds encounter specified market conditions.
SB 252 Bill Language 
SB 252 Fact Sheet 

SB 378 – Foam-Free State Parks
Held in Committee
Protects our scenic oceans, coastline, and recreational protected areas by prohibiting individuals from bringing expanded polystyrene (EPS) (“Styrofoam”) food containers and coolers onto State Beaches or into State Parks.
SB 378 Bill Language 
SB 378 Fact Sheet 

SB 507 – The Equitable EVs Charging Act
Held in Committee
Requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to quantify electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure needs for multiple underserved groups, including rural, low-income, and disadvantaged communities, and incorporate this information as part of their biennial statewide EV infrastructure assessments.
SB 507 Bill Language 
SB 507 Fact Sheet 

SB 529 – Electric Vehicles for All Act
Held in Committee
Expands electric vehicle access for low-income Californians by creating a dedicated grant program to deploy electric vehicle car-sharing programs at 100 public and low-income housing facilities in California.
SB 529 Bill Language 
SB 529 Fact Sheet 

SB 556 – The Oil & Gas Pollution Accountability Act
Held in Committee
Protects children, pregnant people, the elderly, and other medically fragile Californians from the harms caused by the oil and gas industry and provides accountability for negative health impacts they caused.
SB 556 Bill Language 
SB 556 Fact Sheet 

SB 674 – The Refinery Air Pollution Transparency & Reduction Act
Two-year bill
Creates a statewide standard for the refinery fence-line monitoring program to ensure that adequate noxious pollutants are measured, and that best practices and technologies are deployed in order to better protect the health and wellbeing of the surrounding communities.
SB 674 Bill Language 
SB 674 Fact Sheet 

SB 695 – The California State Highway Transparency Act
Signed Into Law
Requires the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to collect, and make available to the public, historical data detailing roadway expansions of the state highway system (SHS) for the past ten years. Additionally, the bill requires Caltrans to report this data every year going forward. The data must include descriptions of lane miles added to the SHS, what purpose the miles serve, and features included in the project, such as complete streets and transit.
SB 695 Bill Language 
SB 695 Fact Sheet 

SJR 2 – The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
Signed into Law
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 2 will add California to the list of governments calling on the global community to develop a treaty to phase out the use of fossil fuels. Specifically, SJR 2 will request the Federal Government to participate in the treaty drafting process.
SJR 2 Language 
SJR 2 Fact Sheet 


Economic Development, Women, Children, & Working Families

SB 57 – Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs During Extreme Weather
Held in Committee
Provides critical relief to California’s most vulnerable populations by prohibiting residential electric, natural gas, and water utility shutoffs for nonpayment during extreme weather events, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or rises above 95 degrees Fahrenheit over a 24-hour period.
SB 57 Bill Language 
SB 57 Fact Sheet 

SB 616 – Paid Sick Days for All Working Californians
Signed into Law
Increases the amount paid sick leave days an employer is required to provide an employee from three to five.
SB 616 Bill Language 
SB 616 Fact Sheet 


Good Governance, Transparency, and Accountability 

SB 458 – Local Government Contracting Transparency and Accountability
Held in Committee
Adds requirements for local agencies to increase transparency and accountability in their public contracting and procurement processes.
SB 458 Bill Language 
SB 458 Fact Sheet 

SB 498 – Preventing the Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to Minors
Signed Into Law
Enhances the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) ability to encourage and enforce voluntary compliance with current law relating to the sale of alcohol to a minor. Specifically, SB 498 will adjust administrative penalties as well as the fines for selling alcohol to a minor in order to increase their effectiveness and to strengthen their deterrent effect.
SB 498 Bill Language 
SB 498 Fact Sheet 

SB 769 – Fiscal and Financial Training
Held in Committee
Requires local agency officials, such as city council members and other members of local agency legislative bodies, to complete fiscal and financial training on their duties and responsibilities in budgeting, contracting, procurement, and other critical fiscal obligations.
SB 769 Bill Language 
SB 769 Fact Sheet 


Health Access & Affordability

SB 435 - The Latino & Indigenous Disparities Reduction Act
Requires specified state agencies to collect anonymous demographic data of Latinos and Indigenous Californians and requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to collect and tabulate data on important health-related outcomes to help address health inequities.
SB 435 Bill Language 
SB 435 Fact Sheet 



SB 394 - Master Plan for Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Schools
Requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a Master Plan for Healthy, Sustainable, and Climate-Resilient Schools (Master Plan).
SB 394 Bill Language 
SB 394 Fact Sheet 

SB 633 - California DREAM Loan Program Expansion
Signed Into Law
Provides public higher education institutions with the ability to repurpose unused DREAM Loan funds to award supplemental grants to California Dream Act grant-eligible students.
SB 633 Bill Language 
SB 633 Fact Sheet