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Courage California’s 2022 priority legislation, passed and signed by the governor:

AB 1666Bauer-KahanEnacts legal protections from civil and criminal liability to the extent possible for clinicians that provide abortions to patients who reside in other states with hostile abortion laws.

Courage California’s 2022 priority active legislation includes the following bills:

Climate

Bill AuthorDescriptionSupporters & Opposition
AB 2419BryanCalifornia Justice40 Act would invest at least 40% of federal climate and infrastructure funding to communities that have been historically neglected by discriminatory policies.
SB 1382Gonzalez, BeckerWould reduce financial barriers to purchasing new and used zero-emission vehicles and hybrid vehicles through the Clean Cars for All program by exempting these vehicles from the state’s sales tax.

Criminal Justice

Bill AuthorDescriptionSupporters & Opposition
AB 256KalraWould make the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive, ensuring that people now in prison and jail can challenge racial bias in their convictions and trials.
AB 937CarrilloWould protect community members who have already been deemed eligible for release from being transferred by local jails and our state prison system to immigration detention.
AB 2167KalraWould require courts to consider alternatives to incarceration such as diversion programs, restorative justice, and probation, in sentencing decisions.

Health

Bill AuthorDescriptionSupporters & Opposition
AB 2091BontaWould enhance privacy protections for medical records related to abortion and pregnancy.
AB 2134WeberWould establish a gap coverage program to provide coverage to Californians lacking coverage for abortion and abortion-related care, including those who are uninsured and underinsured.
AB 2223WicksWould ensure that no one in the State of California will be investigated, prosecuted, or incarcerated for ending a pregnancy or experiencing pregnancy loss.
AB 2626CalderonWould support the ability for abortion providers to obtain professional liability coverage.
SB 1375AtkinsWould review competency requirements for abortion training for nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physicians assistants.
SB 923WienerWould improve access to gender affirming care for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) people by mandating health plans to require TGI cultural competency training for contracted providers, their staff, and the staff of health plans.

Labor

Bill AuthorDescriptionSupporters & Opposition
AB 257Holden, Carrillo, Rivas, LowWould enact the FAST Recovery Act to improve standards for workers in the Fast Food Industry. This act would bring together workers, industry and government to help solve systematic problems like low wages, sexual harassment, and violence on the job.
AB 2183StoneWould allow farmworkers to vote using a representation ballot card.
SB 972GonzalezWould make health permits more accessible for street vendors.
AB 1577StoneWould allow CA legislative staff to unionize.
SB 1162LimonWould require companies to disclose salary ranges, make any internal promotions available to all employees, and make it so pay data reported to the state becomes public over time.
SB 17PanWould establish the Office of Racial Equity (ORE) and the Racial Equity Advisory and Accountability Council, which would oversee the new office. ORE will coordinate and lead the state’s strategies for advancing racial equity across state agencies and departments.
Bill AuthorDescriptionSupporters & Opposition
AB 1766StoneWould expand access to IDs to all Californians regardless of immigration status.

Courage California’s 2022 priority inactive legislation:

AB 1819LeeWould bar foreign-influenced corporations from contributing to candidates, parties, or committees (including Super PACs), or from engaging in their own direct election spending.
AB 2053LeeWill create the California Housing Authority (CHA) to produce and preserve Social Housing: homes that are union built, sustainable, collectively owned affordable for all income levels, and are financially self-sustaining.
AB 2840ReyesWould require Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, when approving new logistics projects of 100,000 square feet or more, to impose a 1,000-foot buffer between those projects and homes, schools, health care centers, playgrounds and other places especially at risk from air pollution blamed on warehouse-bound diesel trucks.
ACA 3KamlagerWould make indentured servitude unconstitutional.