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California Ballot Propositions
State of California Laws, Bills
AB 12 (2011)
"The California Fostering Connections to Success Act was signed into law September 30, 2010 through
Assembly Bill (AB) 12 and became effective January 1, 2012. The bill and subsequent legislation allowed
foster care for eligible youth to extend beyond age 18 up to age 21."
AB 109 (2005)
California Children and Families Program
AB 109 (2011)
Criminal justice alignment
AB 114 (2011)
Mental Health Services, Children, Education
AB 130 (2011)
California DREAM Act, Student Financial Aid
AB 131 (2011)
California DREAM ACT, Student Financial Aid
AB 153 (2021)
Guaranteed income for former foster youth
AB 167 (2009)
High school graduation: local requirements: foster children.
AB 392 (2019)
Peace officers: Deadly force
AB 540 (2001)
Public postsecondary education: exemption from nonresident tuition
AB 1421 (2002)
AB-1421 Mental health: involuntary treatment
AB 1482 (2019)
Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Tenancy: Rent caps
AB 1950 (2020)
Probation: Length of Terms
AB 2016 (2014)
"Pupil instruction: sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention," also known as "Erin's Law."
AB 2057 (2016)
CalFresh: Victims of domestic violence
AB 2276 (2014)
Pupils: Transfers from juvenile court schools
AB 2706 (2000)
Death with Dignity
California Mental Health Act of 1967
The full-text of the law popularly referred to as Lanterman-Petris-Short. GO TO CHAPTER 1667 (p. 4053). Complete law is pages 4053-4188.
Up-to-date/amended version, see involuntary commitment sections 5000-5121, 5150-5155, 5170-5176, 5200-5213, 5225-5230, et al.
SB 206 (2019)
Collegiate athletics: student athlete compensation and representation
SB 276 (2019)
Immunizations: medical exemptions
SB 277 (2016)
Public health: vaccinations
SB 330 (2019)
Housing Crisis Act of 2019
SB 1174 (2016)
SB 1174, Medi-Cal: children: prescribing patterns: psychotropic medications.
SB 1456 (2012)
Community colleges: Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012.
Uniform Controlled Substances Act of California (1972)
Original text of the 1972 law. GO TO CHAPTER 1407 (p. 2986). Complete text is pages 2986-3045.
United States Federal Laws, Bills
Child Abuse and Prevention Act (1974, Pub. L. 93-247)
Passed January 31, 1974 (CAPTA begins at bottom of page).
Defense of Marriage Act (1996, Pub. L. 104-199)
Section three of this law was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in June 2013 (United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. -------
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
"On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy."
Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization
Supreme Court opinions striking down Roe v. Wade
Every Student Succeeds Act (Pub. L. 114-95)
"An act to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves." Includes amendments to McKinney-Vento Act.
Family First Prevention Services Act (Pub. L. 115-123)
See Title VII (p. 170)
"The purpose of this subtitle is to enable States to use Federal
funds available under parts B and E of title IV of the Social
Security Act to provide enhanced support to children and families
and prevent foster care placements through the provision of mental
health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services,
in-home parent skill-based programs, and kinship navigator serv-
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-233)
"Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 - Title I: Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance - (Sec. 101) Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), and the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit a group health plan from adjusting premium or contribution amounts for a group on the basis of genetic information."
Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-133)
"Title I: Promoting Safe and Stable Families - Subtitle A: Grants to States for Promoting Safe and Stable Families - Amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to revise the stated purpose of the Child and Family Services program to enable States to develop and establish, or expand, and to operate coordinated programs of community-based family support services, family preservation services, time-limited family reunification services, and adoption promotion and support services to: (1) prevent child maltreatment among families at risk through the provision of supportive family services; (2) assure children's safety within the home and preserve intact families in which children have been maltreated, when the family's problems can be addressed effectively; (3) address the problems of families whose children have been placed in foster care so that reunification may occur in a safe and stable manner in accordance with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997; and (4) support adoptive families by providing necessary support services.
Revises requirements for administration of the Child and Family Services program, authorizing appropriations for FY 2002 through 2006 for promoting safe and stable families and for discretionary grants for State plan activities."
Protect Our Kids Act (2012, Pub. L. 112-275)
"Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 - Establishes the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to: (1) study the use of child protective services and child welfare services under titles IV and XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect; (2) develop recommendations to reduce such fatalities for federal, state, and local agencies, and private sector and nonprofit organizations, including recommendations to implement a comprehensive national strategy for such purpose; and (3) develop guidelines for the type of information that should be tracked to improve interventions to prevent such fatalities."
Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (1987-88, Pub. L. 100-77)
Renamed "McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act," October 30, 2000 (see Pub. L. 106-400).