The California State Alliance of YMCAs actively monitors and advocates on California legislative, budgetary and regulatory matters on behalf of California's YMCAs and the communities we strengthen. Please note: these lists reflect some priority actions and may not represent our full suite of advocacy activities. For more detail, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Kris Lev-Twombly, at


2019 Advocacy

Bill # Author(s) Position Summary Status
AB-138 Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Chiu, McCarty, Nazarian, and Wicks)
(Coauthors: Senators Monning and Wiener)
Support California Community Health Fund. 


Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

AB-452 Introduced by Assembly Members Mullin and McCarty Support Childcare: facilities: grants.

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.


AB-764 Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chiu, Mark Stone, Wicks, and Wood)
(Coauthors: Senators Monning and Wiener)
Support Sugar-sweetened beverages: nonsale distribution incentives.


Died on inactive file.

AB-765 Introduced by Assembly Member Wicks
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta and Chiu)
Support Health Checkout Aisles for Healthy Families Act.


Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.


Introduced by Assembly Member Chiu

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, McCarty, Mark Stone, Wicks, and Wood)
(Coauthors: Senators Allen, Monning, and Wiener)

Support Unsealed beverage container portion cap. 1/31/20
Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.
AB-1725 Introduced by Assembly Member Carrillo
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Cervantes, Eduardo Garcia, Gloria, Gray, Limón, Reyes, Luz Rivas, and Santiago)
(Coauthors: Senators Archuleta, Bradford, and Leyva)
Support After School Education and Safety Program: funding and grant amounts. In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
AB-1085 Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty Support After school programs: substance use prevention: funding: cannabis revenue.

On 07-OCT-19 the following history action was applied:

"Vetoed by Governor."

SB-346 Introduced by Senator Jackson Support After school programs: Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program.

August 30 hearing: Held in committee and under submission. Did not make it out of House Committee on Appropriations.


SB-347 Introduced by Senator Monning
(Coauthors: Senators Allen, Hertzberg, Mitchell, Pan, Skinner, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bloom, Bonta, Chiu, McCarty, and Wood)
Support Sugar-sweetened beverages: safety warnings.

July 2 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.