AB 549 (Wilson) California Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women
This bill would require all state agencies, in consultation with the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, to conduct an evaluation of their departments to ensure that the state does not discriminate against women through the allocation of funding and the delivery of services.
AB 884 (Low & Cervantes) Expanding Language Access In Elections
This bill expands when the Secretary of State and county elections officials must provide translated election materials and language services to voters.
ACA 4/AB 1595 (Bryan) Restore Voting Rights In Prison
These companion bills would permit a person in prison to register to vote and vote if voters approve a corresponding constitutional amendment.
SB 94 (Cortese) Second Look: Judicial Review Of Old Sentences
This bill would authorize an individual serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a conviction in which one or more special circumstances were found to be true to petition for recall and resentencing if the offense occurred before June 5, 1990, and the individual has served at least 25 years in custody.
AB 665 (Carrillo) Mental Health Consent Parity for Medi-Cal Recipients
This bill allows, beginning July 1, 2024, minors aged 12 years and older to consent to outpatient mental health treatment and residential shelter services provided that the treating professional determines that the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently, bringing the provision in line with the current authorization for 12-year-olds with private insurance to consent to mental health treatment.
SB 242 (Skinner) Strengthening HOPE for Children Trust
This bill would, to the extent permitted by federal law, prohibit funds deposited and investment returns accrued in a HOPE trust fund account from being considered as income or assets when determining eligibility and benefit amount for any means-tested program until an eligible youth withdraws or transfers the funds from the HOPE trust fund account, as specified.
SB 673 (Bradford) Ebony Alert
This bill would authorize a law enforcement agency to request the Department of the California Highway Patrol to activate an “Ebony Alert” concerning Black youth, including young women and girls, who are reported missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances. The bill would require the department to activate an Ebony Alert within the appropriate geographical area requested by the investigating law enforcement agency and to assist the agency by disseminating specified alert messages and signs if the department concurs with the agency that an Ebony Alert would be an effective tool in the investigation of a missing person according to specified factors.
SB 702 (Limon) Gubernatorial Boards & Commissions