CFPA Legislative Update: AB 1594 and AB
1872 Pass Senate Appropriations Committee
AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition
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.
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
Senate Floor Alert.
Learn more about AB 1594.
Questions? Contact Alexis at 510.433.1122
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.
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!
Senate Floor Alert.
Learn more about AB 1872.
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
Learn more about AB 1560.
Questions? Contact Kerry at
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.