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How to submit letters:

This year, the Assembly and Senate Human Services Committees will be taking position letters electronically via the new Advocates Portal. You will need to create an account the first time you submit a letter through the portal, and then you will be able to use that account for subsequent letters. Here are step-by-step instructions developed by the California Food Policy Advocates.

For any questions, please reach out to Becky Gershon, Advocacy Manager (becky@cafoodbanks.org

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Last Updated: 7/9/2020

2020 State Policy Agenda


Asm. Bill

Summary

Sponsor(s)

Position

Status

AB 987 (Rivas)

Would make changes to the CalWORKs special food benefit so that it is delivered on EBT as a food benefit (rather than a cash benefit, which makes it countable income in CalFresh) and add lack of fresh water and high blood levels as reasons to receive the CalWORKs special food needs supplement.

WCLP, CAFB

Co-sponsor

Sen. Approps. (2-yr bill pending hearing in 2020)

AB 1022 (Wicks)

Protect highly vulnerable CalFresh recipients subject to the ABAWD time limit from experiencing hunger by providing state-funded nutrition benefits. (Factsheet)

CAFB, WCLP, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Co-sponsor

Sen. Approps. (2-yr bill pending hearing in 2020)

AB 2243 (Eggman)

Would extend the authorization of the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit to 2027.

CAFB

Lead advocate

Asm. Rev. & Tax (Not set for hearing)

AB 3006 (Berman)

Would require the state to reimburse local educational agencies for expenses in providing a Nationl School Lunch Program reimbursable meals to children.

  

Support

Asm. Edu. (Not set for hearing)

AB 3073  (Wicks)

Would require the Department of Social Services to issue guidance on the allowable practices to maximize CalFresh eligibility for people leaving jail or prison. (Factsheet, template support letter for Sen. Human Services Committee)

WCLP, CAFB, Bread for the World

Co-sponsor

Sen. Human Svcs. (TBD)

AB 3142 (Wicks)

Spot bill. Would prevent the sponsors of immigrant recipients of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrant.

WCLP, CAFB, CIPC, NILC

Co-sponsor

Asm. Human Svcs. (Not set for hearing)

AB 3336  (Carillo) 

Spot bill. Would establish new food safety regulations for food delivery.

 

Monitor

Asm. Approps.

Sen. Bill

Summary

Sponsor(s)

Position

Status

SB 33 (Skinner) 

Will guide safe and ethical standards for online Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) purchasing by establishing a working group composed of major stakeholders including the Department of Social Services. (Factsheet, template support letter for Asm. Human Services Committee)

WCLP

Support

Asm. Human Svcs. (TBD)

SB 882 (Wiener)

Simplify CalFresh access for seniors and people with disabilities under the Elderly Simplified Application Project. (Factsheet)

CFPA, SF-Marin Food Bank, CAFB

Co-sponsor

Held in Sen. Approps.

SB 1000  (Hertzberg)

Spot bill. County contracting.

CSAC

Monitor

Introduced

SB 1417 (McGuire)

Would expand the availability of universally free school meals by increasing school districts' capacity to provide healthy school meals free of charge to all students through new, additional state subsidies for California-grown fruits and vegetables. (Factsheet)

  CFPA

Support

Sen. Edu. (Not set for hearing)

         
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