2020 Legislative & Budget Priorites

Legislation (*2 Year Bills)

*SB 132 (Wiener)
SB 132 seeks to address the vulnerability and abuse of transgender inmates when they are housed in facilities, as well as being addressed with pronouns and honorifics, not consistent with their gender identity. – Asm. Floor

*SB 145 (Wiener)
SB 145 ends blatant discrimination against young people engaged in voluntary sexual activity by treating all sex acts (oral, anal, penetration and penilevaginal sex) equally under the law and overturning the Johnson decision. This bill does not apply if the minor is under 14 years old and does not apply if the sex acts were unwanted, forceful, or violent. It does not decriminalize any of the abovementioned acts or change their penalties. – Asm. Appropriations

*SB 741 (Galgiani)
SB 741 will enable transgender Californians to update their marriage certificates and the birth certificates of their children to accurately reflect their legal name and gender, while still protecting their privacy. – Asm. Health

SB 932 (Wiener)
SB 932 will require any electronic communicable disease reporting tool used by the State Department of Public Health and each local health officer to include the capacity to collect and report data relating to the sexual orientation and gender identity of individuals who are diagnosed with COVID-19. – Sen. Appropriation

Endorsed – Caucus or allied member authored legislation and resolutions. These are considered to have the Caucus’ endorsement including Caucus staff engagement and positive Caucus member support.


AB 1145 (Garcia)
AB 1145 creates a clear, uniform, and non-discriminatory standard for mandated reporters to follow. Clear and consistent reporting requirements would ensure that reporters are more confident and knowledgeable about what needs to be reported and result in increased safety for our youth. – Sen. Rules

AB 1849 (Low)
AB 1849 would allow K-12 students to take an excused absence from school for the benefit of their mental or behavioral health. It is no secret that LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely than their peers to attempt suicide, and an estimated 34 percent of LGBTQ students face bullying at school. This bill will help destigmatize discussions of mental health and encourage LGBTQ students to take the time they need to prioritize their mental wellbeing. – Asm. Education

SB 961 (Gonzalez)
SB 961 would prohibit life and disability income insurance companies from denying coverage to HIV-positive individuals solely based on their positive HIV test. -- Sen. Appropriation