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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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
BillAuthorSubjectCFPA PositionStatus
AB 70MonningState Department of Public Health: Funding OpportunitiesSupportHeld in Assembly Appropriations
AB 727MitchellPublic Contracts: Healthy and Sustainable FoodSupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 685EngState Water Policy: Human Right to WaterSupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 828SwansonCalFresh Eligibility: Drug FeloniesSupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 1359SkinnerCalFresh: Immediate NeedSupportSigned!
AB 1560FuentesFood for Health: Aligning Medi-Cal and Nutrition AssistanceSponsorHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 1594EngImproving Charter School Nutrition:
Hunger Should Not Be a Choice
AB 1640MitchellCalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits: Pregnant MothersSupportSigned!
AB 1678MonningBuilding Healthy School Environments:
Curb Mobile Food Vending to Kids
AB 1689DonnellyElectronic Benefit TransferMonitorIntroduced
AB 1746WilliamsSchool: Nutrition: BeveragesSupportAssembly Appropriations Suspense File
AB 1781BrownleyBoost School Meal Participation: Lining Up to Remove StigmaSponsorHeld in Assembly Appropriations
AB 1872AlejoImproving Child Care Nutrition: Healthy Eating Starts EarlySponsorVetoed
AB 1917DickinsonEducation Finance: Acquisition of Food ServicesSupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 1970SkinnerSocial Services Modernization and Efficiency Act of 2012SupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 2204HernandezHealth Equity IndexMonitorAssembly Health Committee
AB 2280LaraCalifornia Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and ChildrenMonitorPassed Senate Appropriations
AB 2322GattoCalifornia Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and ChildrenMonitorSigned!
AB 2352HernandezCalWORKs Eligibility: Asset Limits: VehiclesSupportHeld in Senate Appropriations
AB 2469GroveCalWORKs Eligibility: Periodic Drug TestingOpposeAssembly Human Services
AB 2555CarterFree or Reduced Price Meals: Summer SchoolSupportSigned!
Senate Bills
BillAuthorSubjectCFPA PositionStatus
SB 970De LeonHealthcare Reform Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention Planning Act: Coordination with Other ProgramsSupportVetoed
SB 1074DuttonCalFresh Eligibility: Fingerprint Image RequirementOpposeDead
SB 1190HancockWomen, Infants, and Children's NutritionSupportPassed Assembly Health
SB 1391LiuCalFresh Benefits: OverissuancesSupportSigned!