State Legislative Priorities

Overview

State Legislative Priorities

Each year, CWDA solicits input on legislative priorities from the county human services agencies and the association’s committees. The CWDA Board of Directors sets priorities for each legislative session. This section reflects updates on CWDA’s current legislative priorities, as well as outcomes of past priorities. 

Legislation

2017 Sponsored Legislation

CWDA is sponsoring or cosponsoring five bills this legislative session. Find information on the bills along with fact sheets and sample support letters in this section.

Legislation

CWDA Co-Sponsors SB 282 with Sen. Wiener
Bill would increase CalFresh access for prepared food for homeless, elderly or disabled and create employment opportunities

CWDA is co-sponsoring SB 282, known as the Reducing Hunger Among Vulnerable Californians Act of 2017, with Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to increase access to prepared food for low income homeless, elderly or disabled Californians and also create employment opportunities for childless homeless adults.

Legislation

2016 Sponsored Legislation Enacted

During the 2016 legislative session, CWDA sponsored or jointly sponsored several pieces of legislation that successfully made it to the Governor’s desk and received his signature. Generally, legislation passed in 2016 will take effect as of January 1, 2017. For various reasons, some of the bills CWDA sponsored included a delayed implementation date, as noted in the following descriptions.

Legislation

2015 Sponsored Legislation Enacted

During the 2015 legislative session, CWDA sponsored or jointly sponsored several pieces of legislation that successfully made it to the Governor’s desk and received his signature. Generally, legislation passed in 2015 will take effect as of January 1, 2016. For various reasons, some of the bills CWDA sponsored included a delayed implementation date, as noted in the following descriptions.

Legislation

Chaptered and Vetoed Legislation Reports

CWDA has compiled the following reports for legislation it tracked dating back to the 2009-10 legislative session. For each session, there is a chaptered report and a vetoed report, with the exception of the 2013-14 year when none of the legislation CWDA tracked was vetoed.