Current Legislative Efforts
Read about our recent sponsored legislation on human trafficking and current efforts on the state and local level here.
Since 1992, CalSPAC has sponsored or co-sponsored 13 pieces of legislation that have become law:
Provided substantial funding for and expanded preschool programs
Established a minimum hour standard of in-patient care following childbirth.
Provided breast cancer treatment for uninsured women.
ACR 53 Kelly Abraham Martinez Act
Recommended the development of a statewide perinatal depression collaborative task force. Urged education for healthcare workers and families about perinatal depression prevention, risk factors, and triggers.
Designated the month of May as "Perinatal Depression Awareness Month" in California.
Memorialized the U.S. Congress and President to enact the Microbicides Development Act to facilitate the development of microbicides to prevent the transmission of HIV and other diseases.
Established the Children's Bicycle Helmet Law.
Required DSS to provide access to information relating to decertification of foster care families.
Established the Kids License Plate to fund child abuse prevention and prevent unintentional injury.
Simplified and reorganized how foster youth cases would be handled.
Expanded domestic violence statutes to include former spouses and co-habitants.
Required training for mental health in domestic violence detection.
Enhanced the penalties for committing domestic violence in the presence of a minor.