Dear CALCASA Members,
Last night marked the deadline to advance legislation being considered by the California Senate and Assembly to be enrolled for the Governor’s signature. CALCASA is please to report to you that all of CALCASA’s sponsored legislation and a significant number of priority bills on our agenda have passed through the legislature and are on the way to the Governor! Here is the scorecard to date:
CALCASA Priority / Sponsored Bills:
AB 1015 Sex Offender Management Board – Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
AB 2541 Claims against the State (Prompt Payment Act) – Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
SB 1402 Spousal Rape – Signed by the Governor
SB 1745 Employment discrimination: victims of violence – Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
Also on CALCASA’s Agenda:
AB 1996 – Testimony Sexual Offenses (Rape Shield) -Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
AB 2049 – Sex Offender Parole -Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
AB 2084 – DV Shelter programs (CPEDV Sponsored) -Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
AB 2165 – Intercollegiate Athletics -Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
SB 1062 – Victims of Crime: DV / SA -Enrolled and on the way to the Governor
SB 1491 – DV/SA Personal Information -Signed by the Governor
While we should celebrate these wonderful achievements, our work is not yet done! We still have the important task of encouraging the Governor to sign those pieces of legislation that have been referred to him –
If you have not done so already, please take a moment to register for the Online Advocacy Center. You will automatically be registered to receive Action Alerts for CALCASA legislation but you can opt-out at any time. Feel free to pass this on to others in your organization who would like to support CALCASA legislative efforts.
Finally, the coalition is still soliciting your feedback related to next year’s public policy agenda! If you have ideas you wish the legislative committee to consider for next year please email either Suzanne@calcasa.org or Robert@calcasa.org. Similarly, if you are interested in serving on the committee please let us know.
Thank you for your ongoing support of CALCASA at the Capitol!