Legislation that we are tracking which impacts students and/or parents, being considered at either the state or federal level.
California bills are designated AB (Assembly Bill) or SB (Senate Bill). If you wish to post a letter in support or oposition to a bill, please make use of the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.
Bills To Support
- **AB 1314 by Bill Essayli - Gender Identity: parental notification. Bill would provide that a parent or guardian has the right to be notified in writing within 3 days from the date any teacher, counselor, or employee of the school becomes aware that a pupil is identifying at school as a gender that does not align with the child's sex on their birth certificate, other official records, or sex assigned at birth, using sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, or using facilities that do not align with the child's sex on their birth certificate, other official records, or sex assigned at birth. The bill would state legislative intent related to these provisions. See Moms for Liberty (Santa Clara County) position.
- **AB 1501 by Josh Hoover - Addition to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to business. Bill would require a commercial entity that knowingly and intentionally publishes or distributes sexually explicit material on the internet from a sexually explicit website to use an age verification method that prevents minors from accessing sexually explicit material, and would make a commercial entity that violates these provisions liable to the parent or legal guardian of a minor who accessed the sexually explicit material, as specified.
- *AB 19 by Joe Patterson - Pupil health: opioid antagonists.
- *AB 802 by Joe Patterson and Sanchez - Curriculum right to examine. Passed the first commitee hearing!
- *AB 95 by Josh Hoover - Intradistrict and interdistrict transfer of pupils.
- *SB 31 by Jones - Encampments: sensitive areas: penalties. Bill would prohibit a person from sitting, lying, sleeping, or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property upon any street, sidewalk, or other public right-of-way within 1000 feet of a sensitive area, as defined- sensitive area means a school, day care, library.
Bills To Oppose
- ***AB 659 by Aguiar-Curry - Cancer Prevention Act. Bill was amended on 3/21 to no longer require students in grades 8-12 to get HPV vaccine in order to attend school. Bill now mandates HPV shot for college age students. See Moms for Liberty (Santa Clara County) position.
- ***AB 1078 by Jackson - Instructional materials: removing instructional materials and curriculum: diversity. Bill would require the state board to develop, by July 1, 2024, a policy for local educational agencies to follow before removing any instructional materials or ceasing to teach any curriculum; the policy would include, but not be limited to, a requirement that the local educational agency receive approval from the state board before removing any instructional materials or ceasing to teach any curriculum. The bill would additionally require the governing board of a school district receive approval from the state board and comply with any other applicable policies adopted by the state board before removing any books, publications, or papers from schools and school libraries. See Moms for Liberty (Santa Clara County) position.
- ***AB 665 by Carrillo - Minors: consent to mental health services. Bill will allow a child 12 years old to be placed in a gender affirming care home against the parents wishes.
- **AB 598 by Wicks - Sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education: school climate and safety: California Healthy Kids Survey. Bill would revise the information included in this instruction related to local resources and abortion, as specified, and would require that pupils receive a physical or digital resource detailing certain local resources upon completion of the applicable instruction. Bill would require the State Department of Education to ensure the California Healthy Kids Survey includes questions about sexual and reproductive health care as a core survey module for pupils in grades 7, 9, and 11. The bill would require each school district serving pupils in any of grades 5, 7, 9, or 11 to administer the California Healthy Kids Survey to pupils in the applicable grades, as provided.
- **AB 734 by McCarty - Adds Section 124242.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to youth athletics. Bill would, on and after January 1, 2026, prohibit a youth sports organization that conducts a tackle football program, or a youth tackle football league, from allowing a person younger than 12 years of age to be a youth tackle football participant through the organization or league.
- *AB 5 by Zbur - Safe and Supportive Schools Program. Bill relates to LGBTQ+ narrative (making teachers take training to support LGBTQ+ at schools serving 7th-12th grade).
- *AB 10 by Lowenthal - Pupil instruction: body-shaming.
- *AB 223 by Ward - Change of gender and sex identifier.
- *SB 36 by Skinner - Out-of-state criminal charges: prosecution related to abortion and gender-affirming care.
- *SB 59 by Skinner - Menstrual Product Accessibility Act. Bill would require all women's restrooms, all all-gender restrooms, and at least one men's restroom in a building owned by the state or in the portion of a building where the state rents or leases office space, a building owned by a local government where a specified state-funded safety net program is administered, or in a hospital that receives state funds, as specified, to be stocked with menstrual products, as defined, available and accessible to employees and the public, free of cost, at all times.
Federal bills are designated HR (House Resolution) or SB (Senate Bill).
Bills To Support
- ***HR 1585, the "Prohibiting Parental Secrecy Policies In Schools Act of 2023": This bill would require a State receiving funds pursuant to title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to implement a State policy to prohibit a school employee from conducting certain social gender transition interventions. See Moms for Liberty (California) position.
Bills To Oppose
- *HR 571, the "SCHOOL Act of 2023": This bill would allow federal education funds "to follow the student ... whether learning in person or remotely, to the public school, private school, or home school they attend."
- *HR 463 and SB 105, the "Children Have Opportunities in Classrooms Everywhere Act": These bills would allow 529 plans to be used for elementary and secondary school expenses, including in private and home schools, and requires federal funding to be used for such plans.
- *HR 609, the "Education, Achievement, and Opportunity Act": This bill would create a refundable tax credit for education expenses, up to $10,000 for each student.