LCHC prioritizes and supports legislation and policy that enable community conditions that improve the social and physical environments that lead to vibrant, safe neighborhoods and prevent violence.
The following list of bills span across community safety efforts and are bills that we support during the 2015 legislative session. Click here for a glossary of legislative terms.
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|Bill Number & Author||Summary||Position||Status|
|AB 1321 (Ting)||CA Nutrition Incentives Act
Will create the Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program within the State Office of Farm to Fork. The program will award grants to farmers’ markets that double the amount of purchasing power of CalFresh consumers.The program will also allow up to one-third of grant funds to be awarded to small businesses that provide such incentives. Grants would be prioritized in communities with a high prevalence of diabetes and obesity to ensure access to fresh, healthy food.
|AB 1328 (Weber)
||Discovery: Prosecutorial Duty to Disclose Information
Would authorize a court in any criminal trial or proceeding in which the court has determined that the prosecuting attorney has intentionally or knowingly failed to disclose relevant materials and information, as specified, to instruct the jury that the failure to disclose has occurred and that the jury shall consider the failure to disclose in determining whether reasonable doubt of the defendant’s guilt exists.
|SB 564 (Cannella)|| School Zone Safety
Current law, in the case of specified violations relating to rules of the road and driving under the influence, doubles the fine in the case of misdemeanors, and increases the fine, as specified, in the case of infractions, if the violation is committed by the driver of a vehicle within a highway construction or maintenance area during any time when traffic is regulated or restricted by the Department of Transportation or local authorities pursuant to existing law or is committed within a designated Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone. This bill would also require that an additional fine of $35 be imposed if the violation occurred when passing a school building or school grounds, as specified.
|SB 23 (Mitchell)||Maximum Family Grant (MFG)
This bill would repeal that exclusion for purposes of determining the family’s maximum aid payment and would expressly prohibit the denial of aid, or the denial of an increase in the maximum aid payment, if a child, on whose behalf aid or an increase in aid is being requested, was born into an applicant’s or recipient’s family while the applicant’s or recipient’s family was receiving aid under the CalWORKs program.
|AB 288 (Holden)||College and Career Access Pathways Act
Would authorize the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways partnership with the governing board of a school district located within its service area with the goal of developing seamless pathways from high school to community college for career technical education or preparation for transfer, improving high school graduation rates, or helping high school pupils achieve college and career readiness. This bill contains other related provisions.
Last Updated – 7/27/2015