2020 Sponsored Legislation


CWDA is sponsoring or cosponsoring several bills this legislative session. We will update this page as bills are introduced, and add fact sheets and sample support letters in this section.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2019-20 Session, most legislative committees ask that letters be submitted via the online Advocates portal, rather than via email or fax. The portal can be found at: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/  and you will need to create a profile before submitting letters on behalf of your organization.

Governor’s Letters should be submitted to: leg.unit@gov.ca.gov


Active Bills


AB 1929 (Rubio) – Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Status: Introduced January 15, 2020

Extends permanently the existing authorization for up to 10 counties to establish an on-line reporting system for abuse and neglect reports that meet prescribed conditions. Such reports may only be made in circumstances where the child is not subject to an immediate risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and that the child is not in imminent danger of severe harm or death.

Co-Sponsored with the County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

AB 1929 Fact Sheet


AB 1979 (Friedman) – Improving Housing Services for Non-Minor Dependents

Status: Introduced January 24, 2020

Changes state law to improve the availability of host families and temporary housing options for non-minor dependents in the extended foster care program, in order to reduce homelessness and improve housing stability for young adults in this program.

Cosponsored with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Children Now, the Children’s Law Center, First Place for Youth, and GRACE