AB 2218

UPDATE: AB 2218 passed in the California Senate (8/29/2020) and passed in the California Assembly (8/30/2020). The bill was approved and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (9/26/2020).

POSITION: Oppose

BILL TEXT: Click here

AUTHOR: Santiago

SUBJECT: Establishes a fund to provide puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for children, as well as cross-sex hormones and "sex-change" operations for adults.

SUMMARY: This bill would establish the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund to provide grants to transgender led nonprofit organizations, hospitals, health care clinics (Planned Parenthood), and other medical providers that provide puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for CHILDREN, as well as cross-sex hormones and “sex-change” operations for adults. We believe that it is wrong to medically and physically change what God has created. These medical changes are irreversible as children who take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones will never be able to conceive. This bill will force taxpayers who do not agree w/sex-change to pay for these treatments. Furthermore, it is dangerous and wrong to alter a child’s body when 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

SEND A MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM: Click Here

NEWS/ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS BILL:

"CA Legislators Vote to Sterilize Kids, but Complain Opponents are “Fear-Mongering”

(California Family Council)

"While CA Struggles with $56 Billion Deficit, the Legislature Considers Bill to Fund Sex-Change Operations"

(California Family Council)

"Amidst a Global Pandemic, California Legislators Seek $15 Million for Transgender Hormone Therapy and Dance Classes"

(Family Research Council)
AB 2218 COMMITTEE VOTING RECORD: Click here.

WATCH THE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY FLOOR HEARING, JUNE 10th, 2020:

AB 331

UPDATE: This bill was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom (9/30/2020).

POSITION: Oppose

BILL TEXT: Click here

AUTHOR: Medina

SUBJECT: This bill makes Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement for High Schools in California.

SUMMARY: AB 331 will make ethnic studies a required course for high school students. While this sounds like an innocent effort to create a "well-rounded education for high schoolers, it is not. The mandated model curriculum created by the Instructional Quality Commission shows what it will really offer -a platform to indoctrinate students in racial justice. The California Department of Education displays a model that used the terms 'systemic racism,' 'bigotry,' 'racism,' and 'inequality' many times throughout its text. One quote reads, "In the pursuit of justice and equality, ethnic studies should help students comprehend the various manifestations of racism and other forms of ethnic bigotry, discrimination, and marginalization. It should also help students understand the role they can play individually and collectively in challenging these inequity-producing forces, such as systemic racism." The agenda is clear; this bill's purpose is not to help students learn ethnic history, but rather to cultivate a doctrine of racial justice so perhaps students grow up to advocate on behalf of these extremist ideas.

SEND A MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM: Click Here

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NEWS/ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS BILL:

"Final Draft of the California Ethnic Studies Model"

(California Department of Education)

"California's Radical Indoctrination"

(Wall Street Journal)

SB 145

UPDATE: This bill was approved and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (9/11/2020).

POSITION: Oppose

BILL TEXT: Click here

AUTHOR: Wiener

SUBJECT: Removes the requirement to register as a sex offender in California if the perpetrator is within 10 years of age of the victim and the crime falls within a specific group of offenses.

SUMMARY: "Existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act, requires a person convicted of one of certain crimes, as specified, to register with law enforcement as a sex offender while residing in California or while attending school or working in California, as specified. A willful failure to register, as required by the act, is a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the underlying offense. This bill would exempt from mandatory registration under the act a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register." (https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20192020/SB145/)

Decreasing the sentencing of a sex offender is disturbing and dangerous. Sex offenders must register as such for the protection of those surrounding them. This bill removes that protection, putting others at risk, and sending the message that this individual's crime is less heinous than others, even though a minor was sexually harmed.

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NEWS/ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS BILL:

"California Legislator Fighting to Help Statutory Rapists Avoid Sex Offender Registry"

(LifeSite)

HR 6666 (TRACE ACT)

POSITION: Oppose

BILL TEXT: Click here

AUTHOR: Rush

SUBJECT: Gives $100 billion dollars in grants to fund contact tracing.

SUMMARY: This bill authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to award $100 billion dollars in grants for testing, contact tracing, monitoring, and other activities to address COVID-19. Entities such as federally qualified health centers, nonprofit organizations, and certain hospitals and schools would be eligible to receive such grants.

COMMITTEE LOCATION: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

NEXT HEARING: TBD

NEWS/ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS BILL:

"HR 6666 Analysis"

(Real Impact)

SB 1004
POSITION: Oppose
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Jackson
SUBJECT: (Abortion) Allows minors to confidentially get abortions, birth control, mental health treatment, with their parents' insurance
SUMMARY: This Planned Parenthood sponsored bill will require insurance companies to hide from a policyholder the details of health care services given to those covered by a policy holder’s health insurance policy.This includes health care services that minors are legally permitted to consent to without parental approval. And this only applies to services considered “sensitive.”   Our biggest concern here is that insurance companies will be forced to hide from parents the services minors can consent to without parent approval or oversight. Those services include abortion, drug and alcohol treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, STI testing and treatment, mental health treatment and counseling, birth control, rape treatment, and sexual assault treatment. All of these services are considered “sensitive” by this legislation.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Rules
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.
NEWS/ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS BILL:
"California Bill Aims To Hide Kids Abortions/Transgender Procedures From Parents"(Christian Post)

"2020 Planned Parenthood Sponsors Bill to Force Insurance Companies to Keep Secrets from Parents"
(California Family Council)

AB 2035
POSITION: Oppose
AUTHOR: Rubio
BILL TEXT: Click here
SUBJECT: (Foster youth). Requires social workers to inform foster youth 10 yrs+ of rights to abortion and other reproductive care.
SUMMARY: This bill would require a county social worker to verify to the court that they have informed foster care children over 10 years of age about unplanned pregnancy prevention, abstinence, use of birth control, abortion, and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. This information includes a foster child’s right to consent to sexual and reproductive health services and the child’s confidentiality rights regarding those services, and how to access those services.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Assembly Human Services Committee
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

AB 2826
POSITION: Oppose
AUTHOR: Low
BILL TEXT: Click here
SUBJECT: (LGBT) Requires gender-neutral departments for clothing, toys, etc. in retail stores with 500+ employees
SUMMARY: According to AB 2826, keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products and incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate. To fix this perceived problem, the bill requires retail stores with more than 500 employees to no longer separate by gender its childcare articles, and child clothing or toys. A retail department store violating this law is liable for a $1000 civil penalty. The bill violates the First Amendment by forcing a private company to deliver a government message.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Assembly Rules Committee
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

SB 1265
POSITION: Support
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Dahle/Morrell
SUBJECT: (Sex Ed) Requires transparency through public posting on the school website and parent portal, including applicable translation.
SUMMARY: Dahle and Morrell’s bill, also co-sponsored by Senator Ling Ling Chang, has two major components. First, the bill requires school districts to provide parents the ability to “inspect the written and audiovisual educational materials used in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education” by“publicly post [ing it] on the school district’s internet website.” If the district can’t post it publicly because of copy-right concerns, then the material should be available through a parent or guardian portal. Secondly, all sex education material needs to be translated into any other major language spoken in the district, so immigrant parents are not kept in the dark about the sex education lessons being shown to their children.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Senate Education
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

SB 1394
POSITION: Support
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Morrell
SUBJECT: (Sex Ed) Authorizes school districts to establish opt-in policy for sex-ed in grades lower then 7.
SUMMARY: This bill would authorize a school district, if they wanted,to require active parental consent (“opt-in”) with a signature for any sexual health education and HIV prevention education for a pupil in a grade lower than grade 7.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Senate Education
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

AB 1973
POSITION: Oppose
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Kamlager
SUBJECT: (Abortion) Abortion Accessibility Act: Requires all state-licensed insurers to cover abortion without cost-sharing by patient.
SUMMARY: This bill would prohibit Medi-Cal, a health care service plan, or an individual or group policy of disability insurance from imposing a deductible, coinsurance,co payment, or any other cost-sharing requirement on coverage for all abortion services.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Assembly Health
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

AB 2290
POSITION: Support
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Kiley
SUBJECT: (Education) Postsecondary Free Speech on Campus Act
SUMMARY: This bill would require a campus of the California Community Colleges or the California State University, and would request a campus of the University of California, to make and disseminate a free speech statement that affirms the importance of, and the campus’ commitment to promoting, freedom of expression.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Assembly Higher Education
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

AB 1145
POSITION: Oppose
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Garcia
SUBJECT: (Child Abuse) States that certain sex acts are not abuse unless the person is 21+ and minor is under 16.
SUMMARY: This bill excludes for purposes of reporting as defined by the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, from the definition of “sexual abuse” voluntary sodomy, oral copulation or sexual penetration, if there are no indicators of abuse, unless that conduct is between a person who is 21 years of age or older and a minor who is under 16 years of age.
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Passed Assembly. Now in Senate Rules Committee.
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

SB 798
POSITION: Support
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Chang
SUBJECT: (Lewd Content) Establishes “Preventing Indecent Content Sharing Act” (PICS), creating penalties ($500-$5000) for sharing lewd images.
SUMMARY: Would provide a private cause of action against someone who knowingly transmits or shares a lewd image by electronic means that depicts a person engaging in sexual conduct, or is of a person’s covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, if the transmission or sending of that image was not at the request of, or expressly consented to by, the plaintiff and the plaintiff can demonstrate each of the following:
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Senate Judiciary Committee and Appropriations Committee
NEXT HEARING: Postponed. To be determined.

ACR 175
POSITION: Support
BILL TEXT: Click here
AUTHOR: Cooley/Gallagher/Grayson
SUBJECT: (Easter) Resolution commemorating the long history of Easter and the Christian faith.
SUMMARY: Here are some excerpts: "WHEREAS, The New Testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is one of the chief tenets of the Christian faith, which established him as the unique Son of God and proof that God will righteously judge the world and that for those who trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection, “death is swallowed up in victory”; and WHEREAS, The message of Easter observances beyond the particulars of affirming belief in the life, physical death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is that God has spoken, and spoken in a concrete historical and geographical setting and, accordingly, is knowable, a truth affirmed by both the writer of the New Testament Book of Hebrews who wrote “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Legislature encourages Californians to celebrate this ancient observance and its message of hope and honor which affirms the intrinsic value of every human life, since it affirms the work of Christ recalled at Easter was a work to enable every person to receive adoption as a Child of God, equal before him, with no defect or shame, and with equal rights, privileges, and value; and be it further."
COMMITTEE LOCATION: Assembly Floor
ACTION: Send letters of support to authors.

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