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California Legislation Affecting Immigrant Youth from 2006 - 2016

(2006 to 2016)

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YEAR: 2016

Bill Number: SB-826
Brief Summary: Funding for the immigrant integration fund, migrant education, migrant child care, and legal assistance for deferred action and naturalization
Category: Budget
Link to Bill Text:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB826

Bill Number: SB-10
Brief Summary: Requires CA to apply for waiver under the Health Benefit Exchange for people that would be ineligible because of their immigration status, to obtain health coverage. 
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB826

Bill Number: AB-1603
Brief Summary: Amends the state's process for those applying immigrant juvenile status
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1603

YEAR: 2015

Bill Number:  SB-101
Brief Summary: Funds legal assistance to individuals eligible for deferred action under President Obama's 2014 Immigration Accountability Executive Order & naturalization services
Category: Budgets
Link to Bill:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB101

Bill Number: AB-93
Brief Summary: Up to $1 million shall be used for research to determine the feasibility of a capped program that would provide medical assistance to people 19 years of age or older who do not have satisfactory immigration status or are unable to establish satisfactory immigration status
Category: Budgets 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB93

Bill Number: SB-605
Brief Summary: Exempts certain students from nonresident tuition fees for CA Community Colleges, including a nonresident student who is a U.S. citizen who resides in a foreign country, if that nonresident meets certain requirements, such as parents who were deported or permitted to depart voluntarily
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB605

Bill Number: AB-146
Brief Summary: Requires the State Board of Education to find ways to incorporate the history of Mexican-American Repatriation during the 1930s and 40s into the human rights social studies curriculum
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB146

Bill Number:  AB-104
Brief Summary: Apportionment of funds from adult education fund to be offered to adult education programs, such as English as a second language, education services for immigrants. 
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB104

Bill Number: SB-451
Brief Summary: Amends educational counseling to include strategies for counseling pupils in specified areas (e.g. English language learners, foster youth)
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB451

Bill Number: SB-75
Brief Summary: Extends eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to people under 19 years of age who do not have, or are unable to establish, satisfactory immigration status and as a result do not qualify for the federal Medicaid programs
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB75

Bill Number: SB-4
Brief Summary: Requires individuals under 19 years of age to enroll in the full-scope of Medi-Cal managed care plan, it otherwise eligible, pursuant to an eligibility and enrollment plan as specified. 
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB4

Bill Number: AB-1465
Brief Summary: Requires, beginning July 1, 2016, an applicant to submit satisfactory proof of CA residency for a driver's license or ID.
Category: Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1465

Bill Number:  AB-899
Brief Summary: Specifies that nothing in certain provisions of law authorizes the disclosure of juvenile information to federal officials (absent a court order)
Category: Law Enforcement
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB899

Bill Number: AB-900
Brief Summary: Permits the court to appoint a guardian to unmarried individuals between 18-21 to assist with petitions for special immigrant juvenile status, including unaccompanied immigrant children
Category: Law Enforcement 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB900

Bill Number: AB-560
Brief Summary: Establishes that a minor's immigration status is irrelevant in any case of liability or remedy and prohibits discovery or other inquiry in a civil action or proceeding into a minor child's immigration status, with specified exceptions
Category: Miscellaneous 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB560

Bill Number: SB-600
Brief Summary: Extends the provisions and protections of the UNRUH Civil Rights Act to any person regardless of their immigration status, primary language, or citizenship.  
Category: Miscellaneous
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB600

Bill Number: SB-79
Brief Summary: Dept. of Social Services is required to provide grants (if funds available) to organizations that provide free education and outreach about DACA, DAPA, naturalization, or other immigration remedies
Category: Public Benefits 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB79

YEAR: 2014

Bill Number: AB-1599
Brief Summary: Extends the requirement to assess early literacy for English language learners in kindergarten and first grade to July 1, 2017 from July 1, 2014 
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1599

Bill Number: AB-2000
Brief Summary: A student may qualify for exemption from California nonresident tuition by three years of attendance in elementary or secondary school attendance, or both
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2000

Bill Number: SB-1174
Brief Summary: School districts and county offices of education shall provide English learners with a structured English immersion program
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1174

Bill Number: SB-1210
Brief Summary: Establishes the State DREAM Loan Program for students attending a participating campus of the University of California or California State University
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1210

Bill Number: SB-1349  
Brief Summary: Requires a public elementary and secondary schools offering competitive athletics to make data on participation in sports publicly available
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1349

Bill Number: AB-852
Brief Summary: Prohibits a person from receiving financial compensation for the sole purpose of assisting an individual with a driver's license application and imposes a civil penalty
Category: ID/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB852

Bill Number: AB-1660
Brief Summary: Adds anti-discrimination and privacy protections for unauthorized immigrants who qualify to receive California driver's licenses.  
Category: ID/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1660

Bill Number: SB-853
Brief Summary: Deletes the requirement for an affidavit for an applicant who is unable to submit proof of authorized presence in the U.S.
Category: ID/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB853

Bill Number: SB-1159
Brief Summary: Allows licensing bodies to accept an applicant's individual tax identification number instead of a social security number.  Prohibits, any entity within the department from denying licensure to an applicant based on his or her citizenship status or immigration status
Category: ID/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1159

Bill Number: SB-1304
Brief Summary: Allows those ineligible for a social security number due to citizenship status to sign an affidavit to obtain a driver's license, while preventing the disclosure to be used as a basis for a criminal investigation, arrest, or detention
Category: ID/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1304

Bill Number: SB-396
Brief Summary: Repeals the provisions of Proposition 187, which made illegal aliens ineligible for specified public social services, public health care service, and public school education at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB396

Bill Number: SB-873
Brief Summary: The superior court has jurisdiction to make judicial determinations regarding the custody and care of juveniles within the meaning of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act (special immigrant juvenile status) and requires interpreters for the child in the court proceeding.  It also requires that the care and placement of the child be the responsibility of the county welfare department or the country probation department
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB873

YEAR: 2013

Bill Number: SB-71
Brief Summary: Funding for trauma centers with preference given to ones that serve those victims traditionally unable to access services including immigrants and refugees
Category: Budgets
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB71

Bill Number: AB-110
Brief Summary: Mandates services to immigrants facing the loss of federal benefits under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 be granted priority when allocating those funds appropriated for remedial education services within the CalWORKS program for adult education and English as a second language-citizenship classes
Category: Budgets 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB110

Bill Number: AB-86
Brief Summary: Grants funds to provide classes for eligible immigrants for English as a second language or citizenship courses, and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB86

Bill Number: SB-141
Brief Summary: Provides instate tuition for the U.S. citizen children who moved abroad because of the deportation or voluntary departure of their parent(s) 
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB141

Bill Number: SB-150
Brief Summary: Authorizes a community college to provide instate tuition for a nonresident student who is a U.S. citizen that resides in a foreign country or has a parent who has been deported
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB150

Bill Number: AB-123
Brief Summary: Requires the State Board of Education includes the role of immigrants, including Filipino Americans in state curriculum on Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB123

Bill Number: AB-82
Brief Summary: Allows for the targeting of mixed immigration status families, among other populations, for Medi-Cal Outreach and Enrollment programs
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB82

Bill Number: AB-85
Brief Summary: Funding formula and impact to county health care expenditures to be studied if the federal government enacts immigration reform without providing federal financial participation for Medi-Cal services for those persons. 
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB85

Bill Number: AB-60
Brief Summary: Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's licenses to individuals who are ineligible for a social security number, if the required documentation is provided
Category: Identification/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB60

Bill Number: AB-1195 
Brief Summary: Prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from requiring a victim to show proof of legal presence to obtain information required to be disclosed 
Category: Law Enforcement
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1195

Bill Number: AB-1024
Brief Summary: Authorizes the Supreme Court to admit to the practice of law an applicant who is not lawfully present in the United States
Category: Law Enforcement 
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1024

Bill Number: AB-4
Brief Summary: Bars local law enforcement from detaining people for federal deportation if arrested for minor crimes and otherwise eligible for release. 
Category: Law Enforcement
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1024

Bill Number: AB-35
Brief Summary: The only individuals approved by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeal are authorized to charge clients a fee for services under the deferred action program 
Category: Law Enforcement
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB35

Bill Number: AB-524
Brief Summary: A threat to report the immigration status of the threatened individual, or his or her relative or a member of his or her family, may also induce fear sufficient to constitute extortion
Category: Law Enforcement 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB524

Bill Number: AB-74
Brief Summary: Allows for the placement of a child into the custody of a non-custodial parent, regardless of immigration status
Category: Public Benefits 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB74

YEAR: 2012

Bill Number: AB-1464
Brief Summary: Appropriates funds for adult basic education, English as a Second Language for legal permanent residents and citizenship and naturalization preparation services
Category: Budgets
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1464

Bill Number: AB-1467
Brief Summary: Establishes an Office of Health Equity within the State Department of Public Health to reduce health & mental health disparities in vulnerable communities, including immigrants and refugees
Category: Budgets
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1467

Bill Number: AB-1899
Brief Summary: Allows victims of domestic violence, trafficking and other serious crimes to be exempt from non-resident tuition at the California State University and the California Community Colleges. They are also eligible, to the same extent as refugees, for all student financial aid programs and scholarships granted by a public post-secondary education institution of the State
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1899

Bill Number: SB-1016
Brief Summary: Allows community colleges to grant full or partial fee exemptions for nonresident, foreign students demonstrating financial need
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1016

Bill Number: SB-754
Brief Summary: Requires school districts to post economic impact aid funding on their website in an accessible location, including the amount expended for limited-English-proficient students 
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB754

Bill Number: SB-993
Brief Summary: Requires the instruction of the Bracero Program, including elements of personal testimony, to be taught in the social sciences for grades 7-12
Category: Education 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB993

Bill Number: AB-1470
Brief Summary: Establishes a State Department of State Hospitals which would be required to cooperate with the U.S. Bureau of Immigration in arranging for the deportation of aliens who are confined in, admitted or committed to any state hospital. (Nonresidents are similarly returned to their resident states if found to be a nonresident of California during investigation).
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1470

Bill Number: AB-1533
Brief Summary: Authorizes instruction pilot program for English-Spanish bilingual international medical graduates at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and provides that program participants not be barred from practicing medicine as required by the program
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1533

Bill Number: SB-1081
Brief Summary: Provides funds to an eligible, non-designated public hospital to operate an approved Low Income Health Program (LIHP).  The program would serve low income individuals, including those with a satisfactory immigration status
Category: Health
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1081

Bill Number: AB-2189
Brief Summary: Allows deferred action recipients, who can provide evidence of their authorized presence in the United States and may be ineligible for a social security number, to receive a driver's license
Category: Identification/Driver's License 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB2189

Bill Number: SB-1013
Brief Summary: Relates to the "Aging out" of the foster care system by requiring measures to be implemented in assuring the success of the child after they have left care, including helping secure immigration status
Category: Public Benefits 
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1013

Bill Number: AB-1712
Brief Summary: Allows a former dependent or ward, including U.S. citizens or legal aliens, to be eligible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) benefits until they are 21 years of age if they meet certain conditions
Category: Public Benefits 
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1712

Bill Number: AB-2292
Brief Summary: Outlines procedures for children with parent(s) under removal proceedings or who have been detained by the Department of Homeland Security
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB2292

Bill Number: SB-1064
Brief Summary: Outlines certain procedures and provisions for a child with a parent(s) detained or under removal proceeding by the Department of Homeland Security
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1064

Bill Number: SB-1521
Brief Summary: A child with a parent under removal proceedings or detained by the Department of Homeland Security may be cared for by a relative caregiver or guardian regardless of their immigration status
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1521

YEAR: 2011

Bill Number: AB-109
Brief Summary:  This act amends the penal code to classify using false documentation to conceal citizenship or alien status as a felony 
Category: Law Enforcement
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB109

Bill Number: AB-130
Brief Summary: This law enacts the CA Dream Act of 2011.  Beginning January 1, 2012, any person who is exempt from paying nonresident tuition, as specified by existing law, at CA State University, the CA Community Colleges, or University of CA, is eligible to receive scholarships from non-state funds
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB130

Bill Number: AB-131
Brief Summary: Allows students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5 (including aliens without immigration status who have met previous in-state education requirements) to participate in student aid programs administered by the Trustees of the California State University, the Board of Governors of the CA Community Colleges, and the Regents of the University of CA.  These students will not be eligible for the Competitive Cal Grant A and B  awards unless funding remains after students who are not exempt pursuant to Section 68130.5 are given awards. 
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB131

Bill Number: AB-189
Brief Summary: Authorizes the governing board of a school district to charge a fee for a class in English and citizenship until July 1, 2015.
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB189

Bill Number: AB-199
Brief Summary: Encourages the inclusion of World War II and the role of Filipinos during World War II in social sciences instruction for grades 7 to 12. 
Category: Resolutions
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB199

Bill Number: AB-212
Brief Summary: Revises CA Fostering Connections to Success Act immigrant provisions: qualified alien children are eligible for Adoption Assistance Program benefits, case plans for children 16 years of age and up shall include "whether the youth has an in-progress application pending...for Special Immigration Status or other applicable application for legal residency," termination of parental rights and adoption is not in the best interest of a child if the minor is an "unaccompanied refugee minor, or there are international legal obligations or foreign policy reasons that would preclude terminating parental rights," and proof of citizenship or legal residence must be verified before a court terminates dependency jurisdiction over a nonminor dependent.
Category: Public Benefits 
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB212

Bill Number: AB-844
Brief Summary: Allows any student at the California State University or California Community Colleges, including students without lawful immigration status or exempt from nonresident tuition, to serve in the student government and receive "any grant, scholarship, fee, waiver, or reimbursement for expenses that is connected with that service to the full extent consistent with federal law."  The law requests that the University of California also comply with this provision.
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB844

Bill Number: AB-1236
Brief Summary: Prohibits states and localities from mandating the use of E-Verify, "except as required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds."   
Category: Employment
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1236

YEAR: 2010

Bill Number: SB-1489
Brief Summary:  Increases the postgraduate training requirement from one year to two years for applicants for a physician's and surgeon's certificate whose professional instruction was acquired in a country other than the United States or Canada.
Category: Health, Identification and Driver's Licenses, Other Licenses 
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920100SB1489

Bill Number: AB-1775
Brief Summary: Requires the Governor annually to proclaim January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.  It encourages educational institutions to conduct exercises remembering the life of Fred Korematsu and recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties. 
Category: Resolutions
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920100AB1775

YEAR: 2009

Bill Number: AB-5
Brief Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal, specifies eligibility, including immigrant status
Category: Health, Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920103AB5

Bill Number: AB-947
Brief Summary: Authorizes a community college district to charge the additional fee to any nonresident student by deleting a condition that a nonresident be a citizen and resident of a foreign country.
Category: Education
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920100AB947

Bill Number: AB-1191
Brief Summary: Amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.  Authorizes the acceptance of a valid passport, issued by the United States government or a foreign government, as bona fide evidence that a person is 21 years of age or older.
Category: Identification and Driver's Licenses, Licenses 
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920100AB1191

YEAR: 2008

Bill Number: AB-499
Brief Summary: This law, until January 2012, authorizes the District Attorney of Alameda County to create a pilot addressing the needs and effective treatment of commercially sexually exploited minors  
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080AB499

Bill Number: AB-2405
Brief Summary: Permits a county to authorize an additional fee to be imposed upon a conviction for specified crimes of domestic violence, to be deposited into a fund in each county to be used for domestic violence prevention programs that focus on assisting women who are immigrants, refugees, or persons who live in rural communities  
Category: Public Benefits  
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080AB2405

YEAR: 2007

Bill Number: AB-1559
Brief Summary: Requires state community college nursing programs that elect to use multiple criteria in admissions to favor, among others, refugees and bilingual applicants
Category: Education  
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080AB1559

Bill Number: SB-105
Brief Summary: Orders equal treatment for domestic and married partners with respect to income taxation and specifies that alien status is irrelevant to the consideration of tax deductions
Category: Miscellaneous
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080SB105

Bill Number: AB-976
Brief Summary: Local governments are prohibited from requiring a landlord to inquire into a tenant's immigration status or take any action regarding a tenant's known or suspected immigration status.
Category: Miscellaneous
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080AB976

Bill Number: SB-77
Brief Summary: Requires educational facilities to prioritize immigrants liable to losing federal funds under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 in the allocation of ESL resources.  It allocates funds for migrant daycare, ESL, migrant education, and other programs that serve immigrants. 
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080SB77

Bill Number: SB-86
Brief Summary: Establishes a grant program for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders who have suffered domestic violence.  The program prioritizes grants to organizations that reach underserved segments of the GLBT community, including immigrants.  
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200720080SB86

YEAR: 2006

Bill Number: SB-1534
Brief Summary: Authorizes cities, counties, and hospitals to provide aid (including healthcare) to any person who would be eligible if not for the immigration status requirements of PRWORA  
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200520060SB1534

Bill Number: SB-1569
Brief Summary: Extends eligibility for state and local public benefits, Medi-Cal health care and refugee cash assistance and employment services, to non-citizen victims of trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes, to the same extent as available to individuals admitted to the United States as refugees.  This bill requires the State Department of Social Services to adopt regulations, which may be emergency regulations, as specified, to implement these provisions no later than July 1, 2008.   
Category: Public Benefits
Link to Bill Text:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200520060SB1569