2018 Legislative Agenda
Top Priorities *
AB 1785 (Nazarian) Medi-Cal Asset Limits: would exclude the principal and interest of a 529 college savings plan from any asset or resources test to determine Medi-Cal eligibility for beneficiaries not determined using Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)-based financial methods.
AB 1895 (Calderon) Income-Based Repayment for Dream Loans: would require that participating UC and CSU campuses create procedures for income-based repayment plans for DREAM Loans. Under an income-based repayment (IBR) plan, students make payments based on their ability to pay.
AB 2023 (Caballero) Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit: would make the state Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit refundable, so that low- and moderate-income working families can benefit from the credit and receive a tax refund for their child care expenses.
AB 2066 (Stone) CalEITC Expansion: would extend eligibility for existing California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) filers, workers who are at least 18 years old and those over 65 years old.
AB 2500 (Kalra) Safe Consumer Lending: would cap interest rates for loans up to $5,000 at 36% APR. This bill would cover both unsecured and secured consumer loans.
AB 3200 (Kalra, Reyes, and Thurmond) SSI/SSP: would reinstate the cost of living adjustment beginning January 1, 2019. Aid payments will be increased to 100% of the federal poverty line. No payment reduction shall be made to those who receive aid above the 100% federal poverty line.
SB 10 (Hertzberg) Bail Pretrial Release: ensures that people accused of misdemeanor offenses are not held in pretrial detention simply because of their inability to afford money bail unless the court makes an additional finding on the record that there is no condition or combination of conditions that would reasonably ensure public safety.
SB 818 (Beall) Homeowner’s Bill of Rights: provides protections that have been proven to give California’s economically vulnerable families a fair chance to hold on to their homes.
SB 974 (Lara) Health for All Adults: ensures that all Californians who qualify for publicly funded Medi-Cal have access to quality care regardless of immigration status.
SB 982 (Mitchell) CalWORKs Grant Amount: would increase the CalWORKs grant amount to 50% of the federal poverty line that would prevent childhood deep poverty.
SB 1201 (Jackson) Consumer Protection -Residential Lending: would require a supervised financial organization that negotiates a modification of any of the terms of a loan secured by residential real property primarily in one of specified languages to deliver to the borrower a written disclosure of the modified loan terms in the same language as the negotiation.
|Support||SB 940||Beall||Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program: foster youth|
|Support||AB 2724||Eggman and Gipson||Inmates: Driver's license|
|Support||AB 1974||Gonzalez-Fletcher||Pupils: collection of debt|
|Support||SB 1471||Hernandez||Cal Grant Program|
|Support||SB 1379||Hernandez||Study of unbanked and underbanked populations|
|Support||AB 2177||Jones-Sawyer||Penalty Assessments: Fees|
|Support||AB 2269||Lackey||CalWorks: eligibility|
|Watch||AB 2953||Limon||Consumer loans: title loans|
|Watch||AB 3134||Low||Tax Preparers|
|Support||AB 2637||O'Donnell||CalWORKs: Aid amounts, education support payments|
|Watch||AB 2111||Quirk||CalWorks: Sponsored non citizen: indigent exception|
|Support||AB 2613||Reyes||Failure to pay wages|
|Support||AB 2392||Santiago||Vehicles: towing and storage|
|Support||AB 2306||Santiago||Student Financial Aid: Cal Grant program|
|Support||AB 1767||Cervantes||California Kickstart My Future Loan Forgiveness Program|
|Support||AB 2477||Rubio and Low||Student Support Services: Dream Resource Liaisons