CWA's Sponsored Bills for 2013
10/9/2013 BREAKING NEWS! SB 402 has just been signed into law by Governor Brown!! This groundbreaking legislation would not have been possible without all of your support- THANK YOU!
SB 402 (De León)
This bill 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.
Template Support Letters to Governor Brown- Sign SB 402 into Law!
- Health Care Provider Organizations Template Letter
- Public Health Advocacy Organizations Template Letter
- Mothers/Consumers/Community Member Template Letter
SB 402 Background Information
- Press Release: English (2/22/13) and Spanish (2/25/13)
- SB 402 (De León) - text of Bill
- SB 402 Handout/Factsheet (used for ENACT 6.2013)
- Fact Sheet (updated 6/18/13)
- CWA Letter of Support to Senator de León
- Addressing Concerns about SB 402
- Is SB 402 Premature? NO!
CWA 2013 Bill Monitor Report
Detailed Bill Monitor Report - updated 10-09-13
Bills are summarized and linked in the table below; click on the report title above for descriptions and more details.
|Bill / Author||Subject||CWA's Position||Sponsor||Status|
|SB 402/de León||Baby Friendly Hospitals
||SPONSOR||CA WIC Association||Signed into Law!
|SB 622/Monning||Soda Tax||SUPPORT||CA Center for Public Health Advocacy||
|SB 761/DeSaulnier||Paid Family Leave
|AB 459/Mitchell||Unhealthy Foods in State Vending, Buildings
||SUPPORT||CA Center for Public Health Advocacy||Suspense|
|AB 38/Perez||Food, Farms & Jobs Act||MONITOR||Speaker Perez||Suspense|
|AB 290/Alejo||Child Day Care Nutrition Training||SUPPORT||CA Food Policy Advocates||To Governor|
|SB 252/Liu||CalWORKS & Pregnant Women||SUPPORT||Western Center on Law & Poverty||Signed into Law!|
|AB 271/Mitchell||CalWORKS & Medi-Cal||SUPPORT||Western Center on Law & Poverty||Suspense|
|CalFRESH Eligibility||SUPPORT||CA Food Policy Advocates||Signed into Law!|
|SB 28/Hernandez||Covered California Benefits||Seeking Clarification||Hlth Cttee Chair Hernandez||Signed into Law!|
|ABX 1-1/Speaker Perez||Medi-Cal Expansion||MONITOR||Speaker Perez||Signed into law (special session)|
|SBX 1-1/Hernandez & Steinberg||Medi-Cal Expansion||MONITOR||Hernandez & Steinberg||Signed into law (special session)|
|SB 667/Roth||WIC Vendor Issues (Spot Bill)||MONITOR||CA Grocer's Assoc.||Signed into Law!|
|AB 31/Pan||Milk Pricing||MONITOR & express concerns||Suspense|