AB 2345 (Gonzalez) –Expanding Public Benefits to Lawfully Present Residents
This bill would allow a person who is eligible for CalWORKs or the California Food Assistance Program but unable to qualify for the programs because of their immigration status, to receive access to the nutritional assistance and education, training, and support services provided by those programs.
SB 1029 (Hancock) –Success to Re-Entry and Access to Job
This bill would end the lifetime ban on CalWORKs and CalFresh for people with certain prior drug felony convictions.
SB 899 (Mitchell)–Maximum Family Grant Rule
This bill would protect newborns’ safety by repealing the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule in the CalWORKs program.
SB 1005 (Lara) –Health for All
Expand access to affordable, quality health coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status.
SB 935 (Leno) — Minimum Wage
Raises the state’s minimum wage in three steps, starting at $11 an hour in 2015 and increasing an additional $1 per hour in both 2016 and 2017, beginning in 2018 the minimum wage would be adjusted annually to the rate of inflation.
SB 1017 (Evans) – Oil Extraction Tax
Would establish the California Higher Education Endowment Corporation (CHEEC) and raise an estimated 2 billion dollars annually by applying a tax on the extraction of oil and gas from California’s land or maritime territory. Half of the revenue would go to higher education, a quarter to health and human services, a quarter to state parks.