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ISSUE: EDUCATION
Sent To Senate Floor

AB 1955 – Bans Parental Notification Policies for School Districts

OPPOSE   In response to California Department of Education guidance, which directs schools and teachers to lie to parents when their child changes their gender at school, a growing number of California school districts have passed parental notification policies to inform parents if their child changes their gender or name on official school records. In...
Introduced May 22, 2024
ISSUE: REGULATION
Passed Assembly

AB 1836 – Increases Regulation on AI, creating liability for legitimate, First Amendment-protected uses

OPPOSE UNLESS AMMENDED   California is a cradle of innovation and home to an American technology sector that is the envy of the world. This is no accident. The engineers and programmers who built this ecosystem were able to thrive because of a light-touch regulatory approach that focused on targeting true harms without stifling innovation....
Introduced on Jan 16, 2024
ISSUE: FINANCE
Passed Senate

SB 1116 – Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers

OPPOSE   In reintroducing a bill that the governor vetoed last year – SB 799 – making California one of only three states that grants unemployment benefits to striking workers, the legislature us showing how much they don’t care about the taxpayers. The union-backed bill would pay striking workers after they have been on strike...
Introduced Feb 13, 2024
ISSUE: TRANSPARENCY
Passed Assembly

AB 2766 – Requires more more disclosure on inmates released early under the California Public Records Act

SUPPORT   With limited exception, AB 2766 requires more disclosure on the reasons and credits acquired by inmates released early from the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) under the California Public Records Act. As stated by the California District Attorneys Association, “The public should have a better idea of how...
Introduced Feb 15, 2024
ISSUE: TRANSPARENCY
Assigned To Assembly Committee

AB 2654 – Prohibits legislators and public officials from using NDAs in official capacity

SUPPORT   Now that we know government unions are using nondisclosure agreements as they negotiate state law, this will would prohibit lobbyists, legislators, public officials and employees acting in their official capacity from entering into, or requesting that another party enter into, a nondisclosure agreement relating to the drafting, negotiation, discussion, or creation of legislation....
Introduced Feb 14, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Passed Assembly

AB 2254 – Reduces Burden on Charter Schools by Extending use of performance standards and procedures

SUPPORT   This bill would improve conditions for charter schools by extending the use indefinitely of the performance standards and procedures for the renewal of charter schools that would otherwise sunset on January 1, 2026. According to the California Charter Schools Association, the continued use of verified data will improve the quality of many charter...
Introduced Feb 8, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Assigned To Assembly Committee

AB 2222 – Ensures that all instructional materials in California’s K-12 schools adhere to the science of reading

SUPPORT   AB 2222 would require the State Board of Education to ensure that all instructional materials in California’s K-12 schools adhere to the science of reading. It would also require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to update its literacy standards in order to ensure adherence to the science of reading. Full Bill Text
Introduced Feb 7, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Assigned To Senate Committee

SB 1435 – Addresses Obscene Materials in K-8 Schools

SUPPORT   Senate Bill 1435 proposes a better standard to address obscene materials in our public K-8 classrooms and libraries that are not protected under the First Amendment, as established by the United States Supreme Court in Miller v. California (1973) 413 U.S. 15. It is also consistent with federal law which prohibits the broadcasting...
Introduced Feb 16, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Assigned To Senate Committee

SB 1203 – Establishes Student Education Flex Accounts and Special Education Flex Accounts

SUPPORT   Senate Bill 1203 would establish Education Flex Accounts (EFA) and Special Education Flex Accounts (SEFA) for any child who desires to seek an education outside of a public school using general fund dollars that would have otherwise been allocated to their education if they were attending their traditional neighborhood school. During the first...
Introduced Feb 15, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Passed Assembly

AB 2226 – Mandatory Kindergarten

OPPOSE   AB 2226 would make kindergarten a mandatory requirement for children entering the first grade at a public elementary school. This bill is an unnecessary government overreach as it removes kids from their parents when they may not be prepared, and local school districts will bear higher costs. Parents should make the best decision...
Introduced Feb 7, 2024
ISSUE: EDUCATION
Passed Senate

SB 897 – Overcomplicated Bill with Ulterior Motives

OPPOSE   While the opportunity to better accommodate children’s educational needs should always be expanded, Sen. Josh Newman’s SB 897 not only overcomplicates the process, but has all the hallmarks of a spot bill waiting to be dramatically amended when the public isn’t paying attention. If he were serious about choice, he could simply dissolve...
Introduced Jan 03, 2024