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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.

Hospital Breastfeeding Advocacy Resources - more coming soon!

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

Subject CWA's Position Sponsor Status
AB 1787/Lowenthal Breastfeeding in Airports
SUPPORT Author Assem. Transp. April 21
SB 1002/De Leon Medi-Cal & CalFresh Reporting
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

WCLP & County Welfare Directors Assoc. (CWDA)

Sen. Human Services April 8
SB 1000/Monning Soda Warning Labels
SUPPORT CA Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) Sen. Health
April 9
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


Rules Cttee.

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