CWA's Sponsored Bills for 2013
SB 402 (De León)
Update 6/18/2013: Action Needed! SB 402 will be heard in the Assembly Health Committee on June 25. Even if you sent a letter previously, please adapt and resend it to Assemblymember Richard Pan, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee by Friday, June 21! Please use or consult the template letters and revised Fact Sheet below, as there have been small amendments since we last asked for letters. Thank you!
This bill would require all general acute care hospitals and special hospitals that have a perinatal unit to adopt the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" per Baby Friendly USA's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, or an alternate process that includes evidenced-based policies and practices and targeted outcomes.
- Press Release: English (2/22/13) and Spanish (2/25/13)
- SB 402 (De León) - text of Bill
- SB 402 Handout/Factsheet (used for ENACT 6.2013)
- Fact Sheet (updated 6/18/13)
- CWA Letter of Support to Senator de León
- Addressing Concerns about SB 402
- Is SB 402 Premature? NO!
- Template Support Letters to Assembly Health Committee (Hearing date TBD in June or July 2013)
Health Care Provider Organizations
Public Health Advocacy Organizations
- Assembly Health Committee Click here to see other Health Committee Members in your area!
CWA 2013 Bill Monitor Report
Detailed Bill Monitor Report - updated 05-28-13
Bills are summarized and linked in the table below; click on the report title above for descriptions and more details.
|Bill / Author||Subject||CWA's Position||Sponsor||Status|
|SB 402/de León||Baby Friendly Hospitals
||SPONSOR||CA WIC Association||Assembly Health June 25|
|SB 622/Monning||Soda Tax||SUPPORT||CA Center for Public Health Advocacy||Held in Committee|
|SB 761/DeSaulnier||Paid Family Leave
||SUPPORT (CWA Letter)||Senate Floor|
|AB 459/Mitchell||Unhealthy Foods in State Vending, Buildings
||SUPPORT||CA Center for Public Health Advocacy||Held in Committee|
|AB 38/Perez||Food, Farms & Jobs Act||MONITOR||Speaker Perez||Held in Committee|
|AB 290/Alejo||Child Day Care Nutrition Training||SUPPORT||CA Food Policy Advocates||Sen. Human Svcs: June 11|
|SB 252/Liu||CalWORKS & Pregnant Women||SUPPORT||Western Center on Law & Poverty||Senate Floor|
|AB 271/Mitchell||CalWORKS & Medi-Cal||SUPPORT||Western Center on Law & Poverty||To Senate|
|CalFRESH Eligibility||SUPPORT||CA Food Policy Advocates||To Senate|
|SB 28/Hernandez||Covered California Benefits||Seeking Clarification||Hlth Cttee Chair Hernandez||Assembly|
|ABX 1-1/Speaker Perez||Medi-Cal Expansion||MONITOR||Speaker Perez||Senate Health|
|SBX 1-1/Hernandez & Steinberg||Medi-Cal Expansion||MONITOR||Hernandez & Steinberg||Assembly Health|
|SB 667/Roth||WIC Vendor Issues (Spot Bill)||MONITOR||CA Grocer's Assoc.||Assembly Health|
|AB 31/Pan||Milk Pricing||MONITOR & express concerns||Assembly Approps: Suspense|