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: 4.7.2017

CFPA Budget Advocacy
Safe Drinking Water for Food Insecure Families


Assembly Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
AB 160 Stone Extend CalWORKS benefit period Support Asm Approps Suspense
AB 164 Arambula California Leads in Meeting Food Needs Sponsor Asm Human Serv 4/25
AB 214 Weber College Student Hunger Support Asm Floor
AB 274 Garcia Snack Tax Monitor Asm Rev & Tax
AB 305 Arambula School drinking water access survey Support Asm Ed
AB 453 Limon Hunger-free college campuses Support Asm Approps
AB 563 Arambula CalFresh Employment & Training Support Asm Approps
AB 607 Gloria Disaster CalFresh Support Asm Approps
AB 796 Kalra SSI/SSP COLA Support Asm Approps
AB 841 Webber Eliminating Junk Food Marketing in K-12 Schools Support Asm Education
AB 885 Rubio School drinking water & lead testing Support Asm Education
AB 1219 Eggman Food donations Support Asm Approps
AB 1502 Thurmond School meals direct certification Support Asm Approps
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 5 De Leon Water and natural resources bond Support Sen Approps 4/17
SB 54 De Leon California Values Act Support Asm Public Safety
SB 61 Hertzberg Emergency Food for Families Fund Support Sen Floor
SB 78 Leyva After school programs funding Support Sen Ed
SB 138 McGuire Count Me In: Expand Access to School Meals Sponsor Sen Approps Suspense File
SB 250 Hertzberg Unpaid school meal debt Monitor Sen Approps Suspense File
SB 278 Wiener CalFresh overissuance Support Sen Human Services 4/25
SB 282 Wiener CalFresh: Restaurant Meals, ABAWDs, E & T Support Sen Approps 4/17
SB 300 Monning SSB Warning Label Support Pulled by Author
SB 360 Skinner CalFresh/CalWORKS: overpayments Support Sen Approps 4/17
SB 557 Hernandez School meal donations Support Sen Education
SB 575 Leyva Patient health records Support Sen Judiciary
SB 717 Stern Food choices Monitor Sen Rules
SB 782 Skinner California-Grown Fresh School Meals Fund Co-Sponsor Sen Ag 4/18