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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Tracey Patterson
Director of Legislation
510.433.1122 ext. 101


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CFPA 2017 State Legislative Agenda

The tables below contains information regarding CFPA's 2017 state policy agenda. Included in the tables are non-CFPA sponsored legislative efforts we are supporting, opposing or monitoring. We will be updating this page on a regular basis as action is taken. CFPA-sponsored bills have our highest priority and are shaded in tan. Click on the agenda item for more information, including fact sheets, FAQs and more.

Last updated: 9.18.2017

CFPA Budget Advocacy
Safe Drinking Water for Food Security- $5 million secured for CalFresh households living without safe water!!


Assembly Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
AB 160 Stone Extend CalWORKS benefit period Support Held in Asm Approps
AB 164 Arambula California Leads in Meeting Food Needs Sponsor Held in Sen Approps
AB 214 Weber College Student Hunger Support Signed by Governor
AB 274 Garcia Snack Tax Monitor Asm Rev & Tax
AB 453 Limon Hunger-free college campuses Support Budget Victory- bill in Sen Ed
AB 563 Arambula CalFresh Employment & Training Support Governor's Desk
AB 607 Gloria Disaster CalFresh Support Governor's Desk
AB 699 O'Donnell Safe Schools for Immigrant Students Support Governor's Desk
AB 796 Kalra SSI/SSP COLA Support Held in Asm Approps
AB 841 Webber Eliminating Junk Food Marketing in K-12 Schools Support Governor's Desk
AB 885 Rubio School drinking water & lead testing Support Held in Asm Approps
AB 1219 Eggman Food donations Support Governor's Desk
AB 1502 Thurmond School meals direct certification Support Signed by Governor
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 5 De Leon Water and natural resources bond Support Governor's Desk
SB 54 De Leon California Values Act Support Governor's Desk
SB 61 Hertzberg Emergency Food for Families Fund Support Governor's Desk
SB 78 Leyva After school programs funding Support Budget Victory
SB 138 McGuire Count Me In: Expand Access to School Meals Sponsor Governor's Desk
SB 250 Hertzberg Unpaid school meal debt Monitor Governor's Desk
SB 278 Wiener CalFresh overissuance Support Governor's Desk
SB 282 Wiener CalFresh: Restaurant Meals, ABAWDs, E & T Support Governor's Desk
SB 300 Monning SSB Warning Label Support Pulled by Author
SB 360 Skinner CalFresh/CalWORKS: overpayments Support Governor's Desk
SB 557 Hernandez School meal donations Support Governor's Desk
SB 575 Leyva Patient health records Support Governor's Desk
SB 623 Monning Safe Drinking Water Fund Support Asm Rules- 2 Year Bill
SB 717 Stern Food choices Monitor Sen Rules
SB 782 Skinner California-Grown Fresh School Meals Fund Co-Sponsor Budget Victory- Bill in Asm Ag