Category Archives: Legislative Updates

CFC supports ending gender wage discrimination (AB 168)

AB 168 (Eggman) is an important bill that helps to eliminate gender wage discrimination in California by prohibiting employers from using salary history to set employee wages. American women make 80% of what their male counterparts make. This practice will only perpetuate if employers continue basing starting … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 940

CFC supports AB 940 (Weber), which requires that whenever a resident of a long-term health care facility receives notice of a discharge, a copy of that notice must be sent to the local long-term care ombudsman within 24 hours. California’s 35 local long-term care ombudsmen are the … Read More ›

CFC opposes AB 1679 which undermines protections against insurers’ steering auto repairs to captive body shops

AB 1679 would undercut recent regulations promulgated by the California Department of Insurance that went into effect in March 2017. The regulations afford protections to claimants against being improperly steered toward an insurer’s preferred auto body repair facility, and implement standards to make sure that insurers are … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 1127, which ensures convenient and safe places to change diapers

Changing tables are not always present or available for families. AB 1127 (Calderon) would require at least one safe, sanitary, and convenient baby diaper changing station in men’s and women’s restrooms and require the station to be kept clean and in good repair. This bill would ensure … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 502 to compensate victims of elder financial abuse

AB 502 (Waldron) would establish a three year pilot program to allow victims of elder or dependent adult financial abuse to receive compensation from California’s Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). CFC 5/22/17 letter to Assembly Appropriations CFC 3/31/17 letter of support Learn more Check votes Updates 4/26/17 Placed … Read More ›

CFC Supports SB 202 (Dodd)

SB 202 (Dodd) will increase the dollar amount residents on Medi-Cal, who live in skilled nursing facilities, receive each month to cover their “personal and incidental” expenses from the current $35 to $80 per month. This amount has not been increased in 33 years. Our 5/22/17 letter … Read More ›

CFC supports worker right to know about toxics in cosmetics (AB 1575)

Manufacturers must list ingredients on the labels of cosmetics sold at the retail level (like a Target or Walgreen’s store)—this is good for the people who sell, buy, and use those products. In contrast, chemical ingredients in professional cosmetics do not have to be listed on product … Read More ›

CFC strongly supports healthcare for all with SB 562

CFC strongly supports SB 562 (Lara), which will ensure every Californian has access to medical care–essentially, Medicare for All. SB 562 would create a true single-payer health program and cost control system. It would eliminate uncontrollable co-pays, high deductibles, and reduce insurance company waste and duplication. Our … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 859

AB 859 (Eggman) will protect seniors abused in nursing homes and discourage facilities from destroying legal evidence in violation of the law. Read More ›

CFC is proud to sponsor SB 648, which brings accountability to private referral agencies

SB 648 (Mendoza) would ensure that seniors and their families are protected from unscrupulous elder care referral agencies that put profit ahead of the seniors’ best interests or health care needs. Despite unanimous consent for this bill in 2016, the governor vetoed SB 648, stating that there … Read More ›

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