Legislation Now Moves to State Senate for Further Review
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) today announced that a broad array of her bills introduced during this legislative session were approved by the State Assembly this week. The bills now head to the State Senate, where they will be heard by various policy committees.
“I'm thrilled to share that twelve of my bills have successfully passed through the Assembly and are now headed to the Senate,” Addis said. “I'm grateful for the hard work and dedication of our AD 30 team. Together, we're making progress towards positive change and serving the needs of our community.”
The twelve bills that won Assembly approval are:
- AB 80: West Coast Offshore Wind Science Entity – Requires California to build a strong science-based monitoring program to better understand the impact of offshore wind energy development on ocean life and habitat.
- AB 318: Mobilehomes Residency Law Protection Program – Extends the much-needed Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program, thereby allowing a vulnerable and often ignored population of Californians their right to seek justice.
- AB 358: California Community College Housing Act – Allows California community colleges to more efficiently carry out student housing plans by streamlining the approval process.
- AB 370: Biliteracy Advancement Act – Allows flexibility for English learners to demonstrate their multi-lingual competency when applying for the State Seal of Biliteracy.
- AB 444: Stronger Defense Communities Act – Permits military communities in California to access federal dollars to build and improve infrastructure around the state's military bases.
- AB 452: Justice for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse – Removes barriers that prevent minors who have experienced sexual abuse from seeking justice against their abusers and the institutions that concealed or ignored their claims.
- AB 720: Conservation Ranching – Ensures ranchers and other private landowners have a financial incentive to implement grazing practices that restore grassland, soil, and biodiversity on some of California's most endangered landscapes.
- AB 839: Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly – Expands funding eligibility for Residential Care Facilities to reduce borrowing costs and support affordable, senior living communities.
- AB 840: CSU Tied-House Exemption Program – Widens sponsorship opportunities for small businesses and CSU campuses (including those at Cal Poly and CSUMB) which will help support various campus programs.
- AB 1123: Paid Parental Leave Act – Enables CSU employees to take an academic term of paid parental/family leave.
- AB 1147: Disability Equity and Accountability Act – Strengthens the oversight of California regional centers to improve outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities.
- AB 1407: Ocean Life Recovery Act – Establishes the Ocean Restoration and Recovery Fund that targets ocean resilience and recovery by establishing clear restoration for acres of kelp forests, eelgrass meadows, and native oyster beds.
Contact: Jim Evans, 916-319-2030