2020 Legislation

Domestic Violence

SB 1141 (Author) Domestic violence: coercive control. The bill would add “coercive control” to the Family Code. This behavior of coercive control includes: Isolating the victim from friends, relatives, or other support; depriving the victim of basic necessities; controlling the victim’s communications, daily behavior, finances, economic resources, and many other behaviors that cause severe emotional distress.

SB 1276 (Author) The Comprehensive Statewide Domestic Violence Program. The bill removes the 10 percent cash or in-kind matching requirement for state grants awarded to domestic violence programs that provide essential resources. In addition to state requirements, domestic violence service providers must also meet match fund requirements for federal funding sources.


 SB 1212 (Author) Joint powers authorities: San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust: board of directors. It will strengthens the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust by making three changes to the board. First, it will guarantee continuity of experience by staggering the two-year terms of board members. Second, it will expand housing and homelessness expertise on the board. Third, it will ensure board decisions are equitable by requiring city representatives on the board be from different cities.

AB 3308 (Coauthor) School districts: employee housing. - Allows school districts to restrict occupancy of affordable housing on school district-owned land, funded with low income housing tax credits (LIHTC), to teachers and school district employees of the school district that owns the land.  It further allows local public employees to also occupy the housing constructed under this provision.

SB 1079 (Coauthor) Residential property: foreclosure. - Requires trustees to provide prospective owner-occupants and public entities, as those terms are defined, an opportunity to bid on foreclosed real property before all others; limit the bundling of properties for sale during foreclosure sales; limit the number of properties purchased by a purchaser to no more than 3 at a foreclosure sale; and increase the maximum fine a jurisdiction may impose on an owner of unoccupied foreclosed property for failing to maintain the property.

SB 1117 Coauthor Master-meter customers: electrical or gas service.

SB 1190 (Authors) Tenancy: termination.

Local Government 

SB 1307 (Author) Street lighting systems: City of Rosemead This bill will allow the City of Rosemead to utilize funding established through the 1919 Lighting District funds for public benefits allowed under 1972 Landscape and Lighting Act.


AB 323 (Coauthor) Newspapers: state agency advertising: worker status: independent contractors.

AB 1974 (Coauthor) Horse racing: welfare and safety of racehorses and jockeys.

Horse Racing 

SB 800 (Authors) Horse racing: veterinary medical records: racehorse fatalities: racehorse drug testing.

AB 1974 (Coauthor) Horse racing: welfare and safety of racehorses and jockeys.


AB 1929 (Coauthor) Child abuse and neglect reporting.

AB 2276 (Coauthor) Childhood lead poisoning: screening and prevention.

AB 2325 (Coauthor) Child support: suspension.

Mental Health 

AB 1976 (Coauthor) Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

AB 2112 (Coauthor) Suicide prevention.


AB 2788 (Coauthor) Public utilities: cooperation with immigration authorities.


SB 793 (Coauthor) Flavored tobacco products.

Local Governance 

SB 869 (Coauthor) Tribal gaming: compact ratification.


SB 895 (Coauthor) Energy: zero-emission fuel, infrastructure, and transportation technologies.


SB 1065 (Coauthor) CalWORKs: homeless assistance.


SB 1196 (Coauthor) Price gouging.