Summary of New CA WIC Vendor Rules, April 2014
CWA Position on Vendor Moratorium, March 2012
WIC and Health Care Reform: Aggressive Outreach and Long-term Prevention for Better Health - CWA Policy Brief presented at the 2014 Women's Policy Summit
SB 402 (De León)
This bill, signed into law on 10/9/13, requires all general acute care hospitals and special hospitals that have a perinatal unit to adopt the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" per Baby Friendly USA's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, or an alternate process that includes evidenced-based policies and practices and targeted outcomes, by 2025.
CWA 2014 State Bill Monitor
Detailed Bill Monitor Report (Updated 03/30/2014)
Bills are summarized in the table below. Red text indicates a link to bill text, sample SUPPORT letters, or sponsor information.
Click on the report title above for summary descriptions and more details.
Bill / Author
|AB 1787/Lowenthal||Breastfeeding in Airports
||SUPPORT||Author||Assem. Transp. April 21|
|SB 1002/De Leon||Medi-Cal & CalFresh Reporting
||SUPPORT||WCLP & CFPA||Sen. Human Svcs|
|AB 1579/Stone||CalWORKS for Pregnant Women||SUPPORT||Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)||Assem. Approps.|
|AB 1614/Stone||CalWORKS Hotline & EBT||SUPPORT||WCLP||Assem. Human Services April 8|
|AB 2115/Bradford||CalFresh Referrals to Child Nutrition Programs||SUPPORT||Author||Assem. Approps.
|SB 899/Mitchell et al.||CalWorks & Max. Family Grant Cap||SUPPORT||Sen. Human Services April 8|
|SB 1029/Hancock||CalWorks While on Probation or Parole||SUPPORT||Sen. Human Services April 8|
|SB 1000/Monning||Soda Warning Labels
||SUPPORT||CA Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA)||Sen. Health
|AB 2413/Perez||Creates Office of Farm to Fork||SUPPORT||Speaker Perez||Assem. Agric. April 30|
|SB 912/Mitchell||Limits on State Vending Machines & Buildings||SUPPORT||CCPHA||Sen. G.O. April 8|
|AB 2449/Bocanegra||Adequate Time to Eat School Lunch||SUPPORT||California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA)||Assem. Approps.|
|SB 993/Mitchell & Hernandez||Dietetics Professionals Scope of Practice||SUPPORT||California Dietetic Association||Sen. B & P
|AB 1516/Gonzalez||Medi-Cal Diaper Prescription
||WATCH||Author||Assem. Human Services|
|AB 1661/Bonta||Healthy Options for Everyone (HOPE) Act to Increase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
|Assem. Local Gov|
|SB 947/Berryhill||EBT Spot Bill