2021 PYD Endorsements
HCBS Access Act - This bill would modify the Home and Community Based Services program by requiring Medicaid to provide in-home services to all who are eligible, while establishing a minimum set of services that states must offer. It is still in early stages.
PRO Act - This bill would amend the National Labor Relations Act and greatly strengthening the rights of employees to collectively bargain, prevent employer interference in union elections, ban mandatory arbitration agreements, and modify legal testing requirements for employment classification.
AB 387 - Authorizes the creation of a state-owned agency to build mixed-income social housing for both rental and purchase at scale
AB 1188 - Directs cities to create rental registries in order to capture important data about rent increases, evictions, and more
AB 946 - Eliminates the mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes, and directs the resulting revenue to help first-time homebuyers instead
AB 71 - Incrementally raises taxes on corporations making more than $5,000,000 per year in profit to establish a permanent source of funding, estimated at $2.4B per year to end homelessness
SB 9 - Allows duplexes to be built by-right in all areas zoned for single-family homes
SB 10 - Allows local governments to bypass onerous regulations and rezone areas for up to 10 homes
AB 117 - Helps incentivize the purchase of eBikes by providing buyers with a rebate
AB 122 - Also known as the Idaho Stop, this bill would allow bicyclists to yield at stop signs, rather than making a full stop
AB 1401 - Abolishes minimum parking space requirements on new housing developments within a certain radius of public transit
AB 1400 - Creates a single-payer healthcare system!
AB 339 - Expands access to Directs local governments to allow public comment by phone or Zoom even after the pandemic ends
AB 48 - Bans the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters
AB 74 - Allows those receiving unemployment benefits to have their payments made through direct deposit, rather than via debit card
AB 314 - Allows state legislative staff members to unionize
SB 519 - Decriminalizes psychedelic drugs!
AB 854 - Amends the Ellis Act to help prevent speculators from buying up rental properties and evicting the tenants who live there
SB 90 - Known as the DISCLOSE Act, this bill increases transparency in elections by adding to the title and summary of state ballot measures 15 words each listing the supporters and opponents of the measure.
SB 245 - Removes cost sharing requirements from abortion procedures, so no one is denied access due to the cost of care
SB 523 - Modifies California's contraceptive laws, making them gender-neutral, while expanding access by requiring coverage of OTC birth control coverage
SB 583 - Modernizes California’s voter registration system by establishing automatic registration
AB 46 - Establishes a statewide advisory Youth Empowerment Commission to solicit input from disadvantaged youth
AB 1322 - Allows cities with voter-approved ordinances that negatively impact housing production to override those ordinances if they are found to prevent the enactment of a compliant housing element
AB 1091 - A measure designed to reform the Valley Transportation Authority board, this bill would reduce the board's size 9 members (originally 18), and would replace the elected officials on the board with qualified members of the public