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Assemblywoman Luz Rivas 2023 Bill Summaries

AB 285 - Climate Change Education: This bill seeks to prioritize climate change education by making it a course requirement for grades 1-6 and a graduation requirement for grades 7-12 starting the 2023-24 school year.

AB 393 - Identifying Dual Language Learners in Child Care Programs: This bill would develop a standardized process to identify dual language learners enrolled in General Child Care Programs so that they may be identified and supported throughout their academic careers.

AB 499 - Job Order Contracting:This bill would authorize LA Metro to perform Job-Order-Contracting on smaller infrastructure projects to expedite their completion.

AB 706 - Public Lands Modernization and Transparency Act: This bill seeks to modernize the existing mining extraction to allow the State Lands Commission to better incentivize safe exploration for valuable minerals that could help meet California’s clean energy goals while reducing the risk of destructive mining leases.

AB 799 - Homelessness Accountability and Results Act: The bill seeks to reform California’s current homelessness approach to issuing funds by enacting meaningful accountability measures, promoting the use of State homelessness funds, and setting State goals to anchor local progress.

AB 833 - Rio de LA: This bill seeks to build collaboration between the Upper and Lower LA River by requiring the State Parks to facilitate cooperation among state and local agencies to create a plan for parks along the entire Los Angeles River and its tributaries.

AB 847 - Sophia’s Act: This bill will allow young adults with serious illnesses, who have Medi-Cal to be eligible for hospice care after age 21 so that their home-based care will not be interrupted.

AB 885 - California Nonprofit Fairness and Equity Act: This bill would expand the use of two-year state contracts for nonprofits and expedite contract renewals for nonprofits meeting performance objectives to ensure nonprofits are not scrambling to pay staff salaries and program expenses.

AB 970 - Climate Resiliency and Insurance Project: This bill seeks to expand insurance options, especially in vulnerable communities where climate risks are currently uninsured or underinsured. This bill establishes six geographically distributed pilot projects where disadvantaged communities will receive $1 million in grants for pilot projects protecting residents from flooding and heat waves from the Department of Insurance.

AB 1097 - Streamlining the Qualified Purchaser Program: This bill would streamline the Qualified Purchaser Program to remove cost and administrative barriers to small businesses that provide vital services such as legal, dental, and medical services.

AB 1163 - The Gender Identity and Inclusivity Act: This bill seeks to reduce well-being disparities for LGBT communities by amending the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act. The bill would require additional state entities to collect voluntary self-identification information pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity.

AB 1178 - California Summer Caregiver Meal Act of 2023: This bill seeks to combat household hunger by creating a state funded Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to parents and caregivers of children who utilize the federal summer meal program.

AB 1251 - Computer Science Credentialing Working Group: This bill seeks to convene a workgroup to evaluate pathways toward establishing a computer science teaching credential.

AB 1290 - Eliminating Problematic Plastics: This bill seeks to prohibit the sale of very limited types of plastic packaging materials and additives identified by the United States Plastics Pact as harmful, toxic and unnecessary by January 1, 2026, to protect public health and facilitate greater levels of effective and affordable recycling.

AB 1318 - Urban Infill Housing Projects: This bill would increase the parcel limit for a long-standing California Environmental Quality Act exemption for housing projects from four to five acres.


AJR 8 - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: This measure proclaims February 23, 2023, as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

ACR 14 - Guillain-Barre Syndrome Awareness: This measure proclaims May as Guillain-Barre Syndrome Awareness Month.

ACR 50 - California Nonprofits Day: This measure declares June 7, 2023, as California Nonprofits Day in recognition of the importance of nonprofit organizations to the economy and well-being of the state.