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2023 Legislation


AB 252 – College Athlete Protection Act of 2023

  • Establishes the College Athlete Protection (CAP) Act to provide various rights, benefits, and protections to college athletes, including a degree completion fund.

ACR 60 - San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztecs Men's Basketball

  • Assembly Concurrent Resolution 60 honors and congratulates the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztecs men's basketball team for advancing to the 2023 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament national championship game. their historic achievements this basketball season. In the 2022–23 season, SDSU Aztecs men's basketball team made history as the first California State University school to appear in the National Championship Game. The Aztecs' appearance in the regional final game, the Final Four, and the national title game is their first, and the first for a Mountain West Conference (MW) program, which began competition in the 1999–00 season.

AB 299 – Hazing Accountability

  • Establishes civil liability for an educational institution if the institution has direct involvement in, or knew or should have known of, the dangerous hazing practices of the organization to which the student is seeking membership and the organization involved in the hazing is affiliated with the educational institution at the time of the alleged hazing incident.

AB 359 – Dual Enrollment

  • Dual enrollment is an equity-based education strategy that has proven effective for students from groups who have been historically underserved. Ensures the longevity and success of dual enrollment partnerships by providing the necessary resources and best practices to increase the number of underrepresented students in higher education.

AB 368 – College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) (Dual Enrollment)

  • Requires the governing board of a community college district participating in a CCAP partnership to enroll high school pupils in any course that is part of a CCAP partnership offered at a community college campus and would expressly authorize courses to be offered at the community college campus or the participating high school campus.


AB 43 – Housing Carbon Credit

  • Requires the State Air Resources Board to establish an embodied carbon trading system, making it applicable to building materials providers, developers, architectural and engineering firms, and construction companies. (Natural Resources)

AB 249 – Lead Testing in Schools

  • Requires water utilities to test water faucets and fixtures in Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-12 schools for lead concentrations greater than five parts per a billion (5 ppb) over the next five years. Faucets and fixtures that exceed the 5ppb standard must be made inoperable until the lead is mitigated or the fixture is replaced.

AB 538 – Regional Transmission Organization

  • Enables the California Independent System Operator with its neighbors in the west to achieve better collaboration, transparency, and integration across the western electrical transmission grid system allowing California to achieve its goals for renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction faster and with less cost to electric ratepayers.


AB 236 – Health Care Coverage - Provider Directories.

  • Protects patients by requiring health insurance plans or insurers to audit and delete inaccurate listings from its provider directories annually. It would require increasing percentage accuracy benchmarks to be met yearly until the directories are 95% accurate on or before January 1, 2027. It would also require a plan or insurer to provide information about in-network providers to enrollees and insureds upon request. It would limit the cost-sharing amounts an enrollee or insured must pay for services from those providers.

AB 289 – Youth Mental Health Services

  • Ensures youth, youth mental health organizations, and representatives from organizations specializing in working with underserved racial and ethnic communities are included in the behavioral health conversation. Ensuring input from these underserved communities would promote equity and assist counties in reducing disparities.


AB 323 – Inclusionary Zoning: Owner Occupant Preference

  • Protects a path for low- and moderate-income families to realize their dream of homeownership, and obtain housing stability, by ensuring California’s housing laws and programs are used as intended instead of funneling these properties to investors.


AB 262 – Children’s Camps

  • Directs the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to develop regulations to protect the welfare of children while attending day and overnight camps in California. The bill also directs the CDSS to solicit input from other state agencies and stakeholders to provide advice that will help to inform the child welfare regulations. 


AB 647 –Grocery Worker Protection Act

  • Prevents mass layoffs of trained and skilled grocery store and pharmacy workers and ensures consistency in food safety and pharmaceutical knowledge among communities by strengthening statewide grocery worker retention and adopting grocery worker recall and rehiring laws.

AB 1204 – Public Contracts

  • The issue of employees being misclassified as independent contractors remains an ongoing problem in the construction industry. The contractors who ignore labor law do not provide the proper employee benefits like workers’ compensation insurance, rest and meal breaks, family leave, and overtime pay. By limiting the number of independent contractors performing the exact scope of work under a single subcontract, AB 1204 will help limit employees’ misclassification.

AB 1228 – Fast Food Franchisor/Franchisee Joint Liability

  • Requires a fast food restaurant franchisor to share all civil legal responsibility and liability for the franchisee’s violations of prescribed laws and orders or their implementing rules or regulations with its franchisee.

AB 1244 – Private Security Restrictions

  • Requires a qualified manager under the Private Investigator Act and the Private Security Services Act to hold a current and valid qualified manager’s certificate issued by the Director of Consumer Affairs, and would require the director to issue a qualified manager’s certificate to a person who meets the requirements of the acts, as applicable.


AB 280 – Solitary Confinement

  • Provides a clear definition of what constitutes solitary confinement across all facilities, sets limits on how it can be used, and provides examples of alternatives to solitary confinement when individuals need to be housed individually. It also ends solitary confinement for designated persons, including those who are pregnant, persons 60 years or older, or with serious disabilities. AB 280 will allow California to join other states in ending solitary confinement for these specific populations.

AB 304 – Domestic Violence Prevention

  • Domestic violence is a significant public safety and health issue affecting families, communities, and the criminal justice system. AB 280 restructures the oversight of the rehabilitation process domestic violence offenders must undergo to reduce recidivism and increase overall accountability within the system, including among probation departments, courts, and program providers.


AB 41- Digital Equity in Video Franchising

  • Revises existing law pertaining to cable operators and state video franchising to create a fair and transparent renewal process at the California Public Utilities Commission. This bill updates anti-discrimination requirements and requires video franchise holders to provide equal service access.


AB 610 – Free Transit Passes

  • Creates the Student Transit Pass Pilot Program to fund the development and administration of fare-free transit passes for California students. Expanded transit access will reduce transportation inequity, reduce the financial strain on students, improve educational equity and outcomes, reduce personal vehicle congestion, and help achieve clean air standards across the state.

AB 776 - Route 210

  • Requires the Department of Transportation, through the erection of highway signs and appropriate markers, to provide recognition of the historical and cultural importance of the California Indian tribes historically located in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.


AJR 1 – Anti-Blockade Resolution

  • Condemns the illegal and inhumane blockade enforced by Azerbaijan against The Republic of Artsakh. The resolution calls on the President of the United States and the United States Departments to provide humanitarian assistance to Armenians of Artsakh.