California Legislation, Regulations & Policy

CWA has a long history of advocating for children and families in California, through sponsoring and supporting legislation, budgetary requests, and simply educating our representatives in Sacramento about WIC and the benefits and support it provides to their constituents. WIC is the state’s largest nutrition and lactation public health workforce, an excellent resource for decision makers as they consider policy that will impact how the needs of local families are met. CWA works to make sure that California’s legislators are knowledgeable about WIC and have good access to WIC’s wealth of knowledge!

Bills that CWA sponsors, supports, or is monitoring are summarized below. Underlined text indicates a link to bill text, sample support letters, or sponsor information. More details in our Bill Monitor Report – updated 4/8/2019

Act Now to Help Reduce Breastfeeding Disparities!

Breast Pumps

The California WIC Association and California Breast Feeding Coalition support a budget proposal requesting a much-needed increase in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for personal breast pumps and kits. Contact Sarah at sdiaz@calwic.org to find out how you can support this effort!

SB 142 (Wiener)

SUBJECT: Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodations

SPONSORS: Legal Aid at Work, CA Breastfeeding Coalition, California WIC Association

CWA’s Position: CO-SPONSOR

AB 752 (Gabriel)

SUBJECT: Lactation Accommodation: Public Transit

SPONSORS:

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 372 (Voepel)

SUBJECT: New Infants At Work Program: CA State Agencies

SPONSORS:

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 388 (Galgiani)

SUBJECT: Quality Breast Pumps in Health Plans

SPONSORS: Author

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 842 (Limon & Eggman)

SUBJECT: Childcare Centers Access to Meal Funding

SPONSORS: CA Food Policy Advocates

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 499 (McGuire)

SUBJECT: CA-Grown For Health Kids: School Meals

SPONSORS: CA Food Policy Advocates

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 285 (Wiener)

SUBJECT: Cal Fresh Connect

SPONSORS: CA Food Policy Advocates

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 167 (Rubio)

SUBJECT: Childcare & Development for Infants & Toddlers

SPONSORS: Author

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 464 (Mitchell)

SUBJECT: Dignity in Pregnancy & Childbirth Act

SPONSORS: Author

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 732 (Limon & Weber)

SUBJECT: Pregnancy & Postpartum Care in County Jails

SPONSORS:

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 135 (Jackson)

SUBJECT: Expands Family Leave Provisions from 2018 Statute

SPONSORS:

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 196 (Gonzalez)

SUBJECT: Paid Family Leave

SPONSORS:

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 66 (Atkins)

SUBJECT: FQHC – Two Visits on Same Day

SPONSORS: CPCA and Steinberg Institute

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 29 (Durazo) & AB 4 (Bonta)

SUBJECT: Health Care For All

SPONSORS: Health Access CA + Governor’s Budget Address This Issue

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

ACR 1 (Bonta)

SUBJECT: Immigration: Public Charge

SPONSORS: Author

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 526 (Petrie-Norris)

SUBJECT: WIC Enrollment Gateway Path to Medi-Cal

SPONSORS: Children’s Partnership, Children Now, Children’s Defense Fund CA + Others

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 341 (Maienschein)

SUBJECT: Linking CalHEERS with CalFresh

SPONSORS:

 

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

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