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

Once the 2017 State legislative session gets underway, we will provide more information regarding CFPA's full 2017 policy agenda, including non-CFPA sponsored legislative efforts that we support, oppose and/or monitor. We will be updating this page on a regular basis as action is taken. Please check back for our comprehensive policy agenda in March 2017.

Last updated: 3.16.2017

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
AB 164 Arambula California Leads in Meeting Food Needs Sponsor Introduced
AB 214 Weber College Student Hunger Support Asm Human Services
AB 274 Garcia Snack Tax Monitor Pending Referral
AB 305 Arambula School drinking water access survey Support Asm Ed and E.S. & T.M.
AB 563 Arambula CalFresh E & T Support Asm Human Services
AB 607 Gloria Disaster CalFresh Support Asm Human Services
AB 796 Kalra SSI/SSP COLA Support Asm Human Services
AB 885 Rubio School drinking water & lead testing Support Asm Ed and E.S. & T.M.
AB 1219 Eggman Food donations Support Asm Judiciary
AB 1502 Thurmond School Meals Direct Certification Support Pending Referral
Senate Bills
Bill Author Subject CFPA Position Status
SB 5 De Leon Water and natural resources bond Support Sen Gov. & Finance
SB 54 De Leon CA Values Act Support Sen Floor
SB 61 Hertzberg Emergency Food for Families Fund (tax check-off) Support Sen Gov. & Finance
SB 78 Leyva After school programs funding Support Sen Ed
SB 138 McGuire Expand Access to School Meals Sponsor Introduced
SB 223 Atkins Health Care language access Monitor Sen Health
SB 250 Hertzberg Unpaid school meal debt Monitor Sen Ed
SB 278 Wiener CalFresh overissuance Support Sen Human Services
SB 282 Wiener CalFresh: Restaurant Meals, ABAWDs, E & T Support Sen Human Services
SB 300 Monning SSB Warning Label Support Sen Health
SB 360 Skinner CalFresh/CalWORKS: overpayments Monitor Sen Human Services
SB 557 Hernandez School meal donations Support Sen Health
SB 575 Leyva Patient health records Support Sen Health
SB 717 Stern Food choices Monitor Sen Rules