9.16.2013 AB 191 (Bocanegra) and AB 290 (Alejo) have made it through the Legislature and are now on the Governor’s desk. Governor Brown has until Sunday, October 13 to sign or veto legislation.
AB 191 Update
On Monday, September 9 AB 191 passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 28-10. The amended bill then returned to the Assembly for concurrence and passed with a vote of 48-20.
AB 191 seeks to improve alignment between CalFresh and Medi-Cal to ensure that low-income households with a Medi-Cal recipient are more likely to receive CalFresh nutrition benefits.
Read CFPA’s letter to the Governor in Support of AB 191. PDF
AB 290 Update
On Friday, September 6 AB 290 passed the Senate unanimously! The amended bill then returned to the Assembly for concurrence and passed with a vote of 77-0.
AB 290 would add one hour to the Preventive Health and Safety training in order to educate newly-licensed child care providers about the importance of childhood nutrition and the resources available through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Read CFPA’s letter to the Governor in Support of AB 290. PDF
Take Action Today!
AB 191 and AB 290 need your support now more than ever! Governor Brown has until Sunday, October 13 to sign or veto legislation. Because we do not know when exactly the Governor will be considering AB 191 or AB 290, the sooner you voice your support the better! Tell your coworkers, friends, family, and everyone else you know to take action today. It’s easy! You can take one, two or all three of these action steps:
(1) Send Your Letter of Support to the Governor!
We’ve developed sample letters for both AB 191 and AB 290 that you can personalize and send to the Governor. Please submit via mail, fax (916.558.3177) and/or email ().
(2) Call the Governor!
Use the instructions and sample scripts below to call the Governor’s office today.
(3) Email the Governor!
Complete the email contact form on the Governor’s website. Indicate your interest in AB 191 and/or AB 290 by selecting either bill in the subject drop down menu.