2021 Legislation

This year, I introduced legislation to promote social justice, close the achievement gap, and protect public health. Below is the entire 2021 legislative package.

Social Justice

AB 26 – Duty to Intervene
Establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement.

AB 105 – Upward Mobility Act
Removes barriers to upward mobility in California’s civil service system, and diversifies our State Boards and Commissions.

AB 229 – Private Security Use of Force
Establishes use of force trainings for private patrol operators.

AB 349 – Department of Transportation Public Contracts
Improves state outreach to small business and disadvantaged business enterprises.

AB 677 – Department of Social Occupational Clearances
Collects data to evaluate whether people with arrest and conviction records have a fair chance to access caregiving and other jobs governed by the Department of Social Services (DSS).  

AB 948 – Real Estate Appraisals
Addresses discrimination in the real estate appraisal process.

AB 1019 – Stop Investment in Turkey Act
Mandates California to stop all new investments issued or owned by the Government of Turkey.

COVID-19

AB 285 – School Nurse at California Department of Education
Creates a state school nurse consultant within the California Department of Education.

AB 676 – Franchises
Prevents franchisors from coercing franchisees to take on all liability in exchange for financial support in a pandemic, and other changes, to address inequity in the franchisor-franchisee relationship.

ACR 41 – Recognizing Intellectual Development Disability Service Providers
Recognizes the skills and dedication of direct support professionals who have served Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 public health crises.

Education

AB 102 – Dual Enrollment
Eliminates the 2027 sunset date for College and Career Access Pathways (Dual Enrollment) and expands access to students in the juvenile justice system.

Health and Public Safety

AB 112 – Inmate Medi-Cal Eligibility
Helps incarcerated individuals access their Medi-Cal benefits immediately upon release.

AB 768 – Drowning Prevention
Provides critical updates to California’s pool and open water safety programs.

AB 895 – Assisted Living
Increases transparency for consumers of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).

ACR 39 – Roxie’s Wish: Drowning Prevention for Children Week
Memorializes the third week of May for raising awareness about the drowning risks faced by children.

Environmental Justice

AB 100 – Lead Free Faucets
Limits amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures.

Housing

AB 512 – 710 North Corridor Vacant Land
Facilitates new affordable housing on vacant land owned by Caltrans in the 710 North Corridor.

AB 1297 – IBank
Clarifies application of the term “housing” in the Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act (IBank Act).

Transportation

AB 840 – Gold Line
Establishes coordination between local agencies with a goal to increase transit options to international airports.

Utilities and Energy

AB 641 – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Requires each publicly owned electric utility to develop a transportation electrification plan.

Military

AB 121 – Pet Adoption for Activity Duty Military
Waives the pet adoption fee for active duty military service members.