California Legislation Tracking

Attached is the matrix of legislation of likely interest to the field of early care and education updated as of today – October 1, 2019. Note that this version of the matrix reflects only those bills that have reached the Governor’s desk and have been approved or are awaiting his action. 


Listed bills highlighted in blue were recently approved by the Governor, but have not yet been chaptered (see for the press release from yesterday, September 30th  announcing the Governor’s actions on early childhood  bills); bills highlighted in yellow have been approved by the Governor and assigned Chapter numbers.


The last day for the legislature to pass bills was September 13, 2019.  The Governor has until October 13th to act on bills on his desk. 

Birth to Twelfth Grade Water Cooler Conference

Advancement Project California is hosting its upcoming Water Cooler Conference from October 14-15, 2019 at Sheraton Grant Sacramento. 


“This two-day, Birth to Twelfth Grade Water Cooler Conference brings together California’s top policy leaders from all sides of the educational field. This conference convenes ECE and K-12 stakeholders from across the state, representing preschool, infant/toddler, childcare, birth to five, teachers, P-16 and higher education, providers, administrators, parents, activists, advocates, philanthropists, and elected officials.


Together, we vet ideas for policy and practice to build a shared equity agenda that supports California’s children and families, grounded in community voice and uplifting a racial equity lens—today and into the future.”


“For more information and to register, visit


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached matrix of legislation,

New Vaccination Law Requirements for Licensed Programs

Effective September 1st 2016 a new law will take affect called SB 792. This law requires all staff and volunteers in Licensed Child Care to be vaccinated for Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and annually for Influenza (Flu).

Child Care Providers, as part of their licensure requirements, will have to maintain vaccination records for their employees and volunteers for Pertussis, Measles, and annual Flu as outlined below. Volunteers are defined as “a nonemployee who provides care or supervision to children in care”. Failure to maintain accurate records will be treated like any other violation of licensure requirements.

SB 792 allows a 30-day period of conditional employment. A person has 30 days after they begin working or volunteering to gather appropriate immunization records.

Which immunizations are required?

• Pertussis, available in the U.S. as Tdap – Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis

• Measles, available in the U.S. as MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella

• Influenza vaccine (annually from Aug 1 to Dec 1) 

For more information, download:

SB 792 Fact Sheet




IZ-MSV Western-Eastern County Schedule 2016

Flu Declination Sample Form

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