We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

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George Manalo-LeClair
Senior Director of Legislation
Oakland Office
510.433.1122 ext. 103


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CFPA 2005 Legislative Agenda

The table below contains our 2005 legislative agenda including all information on CFPA-sponsored bills and other legislation we are supporting, opposing, or monitoring. We will be updating this page on a regular basis as more bills are introduced and action is taken on each. CFPA sponsored bills have our highest priority and are included in the shaded boxes.

Assembly Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
AB 48 Lieber Minimum Wage Support  Vetoed (Veto Message)
AB 173 Houston Liability: Immunity Food & Beverage Oppose  Held in Assembly Judiciary
AB 233 Haynes CalWORKs Eligibility Oppose Held in Assembly Human Services
AB 443 Yee School Food Sales  Monitor  Vetoed (Veto Message)
AB 444 Yee School Food Nutrition Guidelines  Monitor Vetoed ( Veto Message)
AB 503 Lieber CalWORKs: Bill of Rights Support Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 569 Garcia Pupil Nutrition: Food Service Support Signed
AB 622 Negrete McLeod Public School: Pupil Nutrition Monitor Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 696 Chu Public Social Services: CalWORKs & Food Stamps
AB 696 Fact Sheet | Reporting FAQ | Finger Imaging FAQ | Customer Service FAQ | Cat-El FAQ | ABAWDs FAQ
Sponsor Vetoed (Veto Message)
AB 826 Nava Food & Agriculture Support Vetoed (Veto Message)
AB 855 Bass CalWORKs Support Vetoed (Veto Message)
AB 1298 Evans Health & Human Services Support  Held in Senate Human Services
AB 1385 Laird School Meals
AB 1385 Fact Sheet
Sponsor  Signed
AB 1392 Umberg Summer School: Free or Reduced Price Meal Support  Signed
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 12 Escutia School Food Nutrition
SB 12 Fact Sheet
Support  Signed
SB 281 Maldonado Nutrition:California Fresh Pilot Program
SB 281 Fact Sheet
Support  Held in Assembly Agriculture
SB 284 Maldonado Specialty Crop Funding Support  Held in Assembly Agriculture
SB 522 Torlakson State Property: Vending Machines Support  Died on File
SB 567 Torlakson School Wellness Policies Support  Vetoed (Veto Message)
SB 786 McClintock Public Assistance: Home Visits Oppose  Held in Senate
SB 937 Aanestad Liability: Obesity Oppose  Held in Senate
SB 965 Escuita Pupil Nutrition: Beverages Support  Signed
SB 1071 McClintock CalWORKs:COLA Elimination Oppose  Held in Senate