Legislative Updates

Overview

Legislative Updates

The CFT Legislative Department introduces and lobbies for passage of union-sponsored bills. Lobbyists analyze the hundreds of education and labor-related bills introduced in the state Legislature and the impact they will have on education, from early childhood to university. CFT lobbyists also monitor the state budget in collaboration with the CFT Research Department.

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Sponsored bills move to next house or become two-year bills
Legislative Update

May 31 was the last day for bills to pass out of their house of origin. The bills that were not heard on the floor in their house of origin became two-year bills. Bills that did not achieve a majority vote on the floor of their respective chamber are dead unless the author was granted reconsideration. Policy committees resumed on June 3, 2019, to begin hearing bills from the other chamber.

Below is a summary of the CFT’s sponsored and co-sponsored bills and their current status.

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CFT succeeds in moving bills out of Appropriations Committee
Legislative Update

The Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees both held their Suspense hearings May 16 to report which bills would make it out of Appropriations and go to the Floor in their respective chambers.

The CFT was successful in securing the passage of most of our sponsored and co-sponsored bills out of the Appropriations Committees. Those bills address priority issues for the CFT, including increasing funding for schools, ensuring accountability for charter schools and providing support for community college and University of California faculty. Below is a summary of the CFT’s sponsored and co-sponsored bills and their current status.

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CFT lobbies for charter reform, paid maternity leave
Legislative Update

The CFT was successful in securing the passage of a number of our sponsored and co-sponsored bills out of their first policy committees. These bills address priority issues for the CFT, including increasing funding for schools, ensuring accountability for charter schools and providing support for community college and University of California faculty.