2021 Legislation

AB 219 - Back to School Tax Holiday: Creates a Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies for one weekend every year, helping to lower the cost of education for working families and teachers.

AB 239 - Use of Personal Wine Containers: Allows for wineries and tasting rooms to sell to consumers who are using personal, refillable wine containers (growlers) to help reduce waste, expand business opportunity, and bring parity to the marketplace.

AB 258 - Housing the Homeless and Their Pets: Reduces barriers for homeless individuals with pets to access homeless shelters, many of which do not currently allow animals in their facilities.

AB 299 - California Apprenticeship Grant Program: Establishes supplemental grants for eligible community college students who are participating in an apprenticeship program.

AB 348 - Annual Affordable Housing Report: Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide an annual summary report disclosing the amount of state, federal, and private funding that is being spent on the development of affordable housing within each city and county.

AB 350 - Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Ombudsman: Establishes a 3-year grant program and guidelines for landowners located in heavy use basin areas to assist in reaching water use reduction goals outlined by SGMA.

AB 391 - Pollinator Habitat Funding: Expands habitat and forage for pollinators to help sustain our food supply and ecosystem.

AB 461 - CalWORKs Self Employment Opportunity Act: Allows CalWORKs beneficiaries to use self-employment as an option of a welfare-to-work activity.

ACR 23 - Military, Veteran, and Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Awareness Day:  Raises awareness of the problem of suicide men and women in our military, veterans, and construction industry face.