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Alexis Fernández
Nutrition Policy Advocate
Oakland Office
510.433.1122 ext. 111


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CFPA 2012 Legislative Agenda

The table below contains CFPA's 2012 legislative agenda including information on CFPA-sponsored bills and other legislation we are supporting, opposing and monitoring. We will be updating the page on a regular basis as 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.

Last updated: 10.1.2012

Assembly Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
AB 70 Monning State Department of Public Health: Funding Opportunities Support Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 727 Mitchell Public Contracts: Healthy and Sustainable Food Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 685 Eng State Water Policy: Human Right to Water Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 828 Swanson CalFresh Eligibility: Drug Felonies Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 1359 Skinner CalFresh: Immediate Need Support Signed!
AB 1560 Fuentes Food for Health: Aligning Medi-Cal and Nutrition Assistance Sponsor Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 1594 Eng Improving Charter School Nutrition:
Hunger Should Not Be a Choice
Sponsor Vetoed
AB 1640 Mitchell CalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits: Pregnant Mothers Support Signed!
AB 1678 Monning Building Healthy School Environments:
Curb Mobile Food Vending to Kids
Sponsor Introduced
AB 1689 Donnelly Electronic Benefit Transfer Monitor Introduced
AB 1746 Williams School: Nutrition: Beverages Support Assembly Appropriations Suspense File
AB 1781 Brownley Boost School Meal Participation: Lining Up to Remove Stigma Sponsor Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 1872 Alejo Improving Child Care Nutrition: Healthy Eating Starts Early Sponsor Vetoed
AB 1917 Dickinson Education Finance: Acquisition of Food Services Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 1970 Skinner Social Services Modernization and Efficiency Act of 2012 Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 2204 Hernandez Health Equity Index Monitor Assembly Health Committee
AB 2280 Lara California Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children Monitor Passed Senate Appropriations
AB 2322 Gatto California Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children Monitor Signed!
AB 2352 Hernandez CalWORKs Eligibility: Asset Limits: Vehicles Support Held in Senate Appropriations
AB 2469 Grove CalWORKs Eligibility: Periodic Drug Testing Oppose Assembly Human Services
AB 2555 Carter Free or Reduced Price Meals: Summer School Support Signed!
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 970 De Leon Healthcare Reform Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention Planning Act: Coordination with Other Programs Support Vetoed
SB 1074 Dutton CalFresh Eligibility: Fingerprint Image Requirement Oppose Dead
SB 1190 Hancock Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Support Passed Assembly Health
SB 1391 Liu CalFresh Benefits: Overissuances Support Signed!