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
Executive Director
Oakland Office
510.433.1122 ext. 103


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CFPA 2011 Legislative Agenda

The table below contains our 2011 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. Click on the bill subject for more information on CFPA sponsored legislation, including fact sheets, FAQs and more.

Assembly Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
AB 1 PĂ©rez Child Care: CalWORKS Stage 3 Support Inactive
AB 6 Fuentes CalWORKS and CalFresh Program Sponsor Signed!
AB 69 Beall CalFresh Senior Nutrition Co-Sponsor Signed!
AB 70 Monning California Health and Human Services Agency:
federal grant opportunities
Support Held in Assembly Health
AB 138 Beall Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011 Support Signed!
AB 152 Fuentes Food Banks:grants:
voluntary contributions:tax credits
Support Signed!
AB 234 Wieckowski Healthy food options Monitor Introduced
AB 373 Garrick CalWORKs:time limits for aid Monitor Held in Assembly Human Services
AB 402 Skinner CalFresh:School Lunch:
information sharing
Support with ammendments Signed!
AB 441 Monning State planning Support Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 493 Perea EBT cards: use restrictions Monitor Held in Senate Human Services
AB 581 Perez Public Health:food access Support Signed!
AB 669 Monning Taxation:sweetened beverage:
Children's Health Promotion Fund
Support Held in Assembly Revenue and Taxation
AB 727 Mitchell Healthy and sustainable food procurement Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 728 Grove Public social services:benefit requirement Monitor Introduced
AB 729 Grove Public welfare:time limits Monitor Introduced
AB 730 Grove CalWORKs eligibility:periodic drug testing Oppose Held in Assembly Human Services
AB 756 Mitchell Electronic Transfer Benefits system Support Held in Assembly Human Services
AB 808 Skinner CalFresh: transitional benefits Support Held in Senate Human Services
AB 828 Swanson CalFresh: eligibility drug felonies Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 839 Brownley Putting Breakfast First Co-Sponsor

Held in Senate Appropriations

AB 959 Jones CalFresh & CalWORKs:reporting Support Senate Appropriations
AB 1100 Hernandez Retail food facilities:
toys & incentives
Monitor Introduced
AB 1182 Hernandez CalWORKs eligibility:asset limits:vehicles Support Vetoed
AB 1296 Bonilla Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment & Retention Act Support Signed!
AB 1400 Cmte on Human Services CalFresh:rebranding Support Signed!
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 43 Liu CalFresh Employment and Training Program Support Signed!
SB 417 Dutton

EBT Cards:Prohibition of use for alcohol
and tobacco purchases

Monitor Held in Senate Human Services
SB 471 Rubio CalFresh Oppose Held in Senate Human Services
SB 478 Pavley Food safety Monitor Introduced
SB 486 Dutton California Children and Families Program:funding Oppose Held in Senate Health
SB 502 Pavley Hospital Infant Feeding Protection Act Support Assembly Appropriations
SB 616 DeSaulnier Medi-Cal:grants Monitor Held in Senate Appropriations
SB 925 Anderson CalWORKs:fraud prevention Monitor Introduced
SB 930 Evans IHHS:enrollment and fingerprint requirements Support Assembly Appropriations