Legislation

2020 Legislation


SB 4: Broadband for All 
Secures continuous funding and implements a number of critically needed reforms to the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to help close the digital divide and meet the connectivity needs of Californians.

SB 939: Emergencies: COVID-19: evictions
Places a moratorium on commercial evictions, including small businesses and nonprofits, for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency. 

SB 961: The Equal Insurance HIV Act
Prohibits life and disability income insurance companies from denying coverage to HIV-positive individuals solely based on their HIV status.

SB 991: Court Reporters
Updates the statutorily set rate for transcripts prepared by an official court reporter.

SB 1073: Medi-Cal: California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Increases enrollment of eligible children and pregnant women in Medi-Cal and WIC, by sending eligibility data from one program to the other, notifying applicants if they are eligible for either program, and fast-tracking WIC services for individuals in Medi-Cal.

SB 1075: Transitional Kindergarten: Admission
Expands access to Transitional Kindergarten by authorizing school districts to enroll all four year olds.

SB 1106: Operators of Computer-Aided Realtime Transcription Systems Proceedings: Certification
Requires the Court Reporters Board of California to adopt standards and license individuals as Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) providers. 

SB 1130: Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
Requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to implement and expand the California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) program to encourage deployment of high-speed broadband internet in our unserved communities.

SB 1136: Peace Officers: Recruitment of Women
Creates, through the Commission of Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), a guidebook on best practices for police departments to recruit women and other groups currently under-represented in the police force. 

SB 1193: Pupil Instruction: Computer Science
Removes the sunset provision for a computer science strategic implementation advisory panel.

SB 1241: The Talent Equity for Competitive Hiring Act
Sets specific standards for demonstrating a hiring assessment tool reduces bias, and establishes a rebuttable presumption of compliance for use of assessments that meet the new standards.

SB 1255 (Formerly SB 961): The Equal Insurance HIV Act
Prohibits life and disability income insurance companies from denying coverage to HIV-positive individuals solely based on their HIV status.

SB 1364: TRUTH Act 2.0
Provides due process protections to individuals held in California jails by clarifying and providing greater oversight over a local law enforcement agency’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities.