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August 17, 2012

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CFPA Legislative Update: Senate Appropriations
AB 1594 Held in Senate Appropriations Committee
CFPA Particpates in New Video Library

In the News

LAUSD Rolls Out New Batch of Healthy Meals, Daily News, PDF

CFPA Legislative Update: AB 1594 and AB 1872 Pass Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition
AB 1594 was taken off suspense and passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, August 16. AB 1594 would extend the needy student meal mandate to California charter schools, ensuring that all low-income students have access to these essential benefits.

Amendments were taken in an effort to alleviate costs. The bill as passed no longer codifies a hardship waiver process specifically related to charter school meal requirement. With this change charter schools will still be able to apply for a waiver of the requirement under existing waiver processes, therefore avoiding redundancy in code.

Take Action!
AB 1594 needs your continued support to move off the Senate Floor and on to the Governor’s desk. We’ve prepared an AB 1594 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Senator.

AB 1594 Senate Floor Alert. PDF
Learn more about AB 1594. link
Questions? Contact Alexis at 510.433.1122 x111

AB 1872 (Alejo) Improving Child Care Nutrition
AB 1872 passed out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations! AB 1872 sets the same minimum nutrition standard for foods served in licensed family day care homes as is currently required in all licensed child care centers and requires licensing authorities to inform all child care providers about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). AB 1872 ensures that children experience the benefits of healthy meals and snacks and supports child care providers' financial stability.

Take Action!
AB 1872 needs your continued support to move off the Senate Floor. We've prepared an AB 1872 Floor Alert.  Please email or fax a copy to your Senator and encourage an aye vote!

AB 1872 Senate Floor Alert. PDF
Learn more about AB 1872. link
Questions? Contact Ellen at 510.301.0824 or Elyse at 619.501.8248

AB 1560 Held in Senate Appropriations

AB 1560, a bill that would increase CalFresh particpation by better alligning CalFresh and Medi-Cal eligibility, was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file today. The bill will not be moving to the Senate Floor. CFPA is working with the author and committee staff to determine the next steps of action. CFPA will follow-up with additional details and information as they emerge.

Learn more about AB 1560. link
Questions? Contact Kerry at 510.433.1122 x110

CFPA Particpates in Launch of New Video

Earlier this week the Laura and John Arnold Foundation launched the Giving Library. The site is an online library dedicated to providing information about hundreds of non-profit organizations from across the country through a series of video interviews. CFPA was lucky enough to participate in the launch and our video is now live! The video provides an overview of our past, present, and future work.

Watch CFPA’s video. link
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