2020 Legislative Agenda

All bills prioritized and supported by the CLBC meet the objective of the caucus: Social, Economic and Educational Justice.


Priority Legislation

ACA 5                  Weber                California Act for Economic Prosperity (Opportunity for All)

ACA 5 removes Article I, section 31 from the California Constitution to be voted on by voters in the 2020 ballot. This measure would repeal the provisions enacted by the initiative, Proposition 209 in 1996, of the California Constitution prohibiting the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.      

             ACA 6                  McCarty             Free the Vote 

This bill will restore voting rights to people serving a parole sentence. This constitutional amendment would affect a large population of Black Californians that are incarcerated. It will also play a huge role in changing the criminal justice system that heavily affects Black Californians.

AB 3121            Weber                Reparations Task Force          

AB 3121 will establish a Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.  This bill will also provide an in depth examination of the impacts of slavery in California in the broader sense and provide the State guidance on how to address the disparities born of a shameful history. 

Support Bills

SB 144               Mitchell               Families over Fees Act 

AB 1460             Weber                 Ethnic Studies

AB 1835             Weber                 Local Control Funding Formula

AB 1950             Kamlager            Probation Reform

AB 1994             Holden                Medi-Cal Eligibility

AB 2019             Holden                College and Career Access Pathways partnerships              

AB 2054             Kamlager            C.R.I.S.E.S. Act

AB 2405             Burke                  Housing: Children and Families

 

*Addendum to 2020 Bill Package*

Because of the recent events surrounding the murder George Floyd and the worldwide out cry for police reform, we have introduced legislation to invoke structural change.All bills meet the objective of the Caucus: Social, Economic and Educational Justice.

 

SB 731        Police Officer Decertification   Bradford

Prevents police officers, who have been let go for misconduct, from moving to another law enforcement agency.

 

AB 1196      Carotid Chokehold    Gipson

Ends the use of this practice by law enforcement in California.

 

AB 1506      Independent Investigations for Police Deadly Force     McCarty, Weber, Bradford

Would create an opt-in Department of Justice Deadly Force Oversight Division to investigate officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents.

 

AB 1185     Sheriff Oversight       McCarty

Strengthens existing citizen Sheriff Oversight bodies and helps increase transparency and accountability — not to mention preventing expensive taxpayer use of force settlements.

 

AB 2342   Parole Reintegration Credits     McCarty

Allows formerly incarcerated to reduce their parole term by going to college or actively engaging in community volunteer activities.

 

AB 1022   Duty to Intervene and Report     Holden

When in a position to do so, officers shall report and intervene when they know or have reason to know, that another officer is about to use, or is using, unnecessary force.