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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 276 - Concerning CalFresh eligibility
Summary:Would allow for greater access to CalFresh benefits, including provisions for veterans.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Benjamin Hueso (D)
Status:
As of 4/25/2013: April 16, 2013: Hearing postponed
As of 2/25/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 2/14/2013: May be heard in Committee on March 14, 2013
As of 2/13/2013: Introduced, first reading

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 857 - Meeting of stakeholders to solicit input and receive feedback on nutrition education and obesity prevention.
Summary:Federal law provides for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program for purposes of nutrition education and obesity prevention grant programs. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to investigate and apply for federal funding opportunities regarding promoting healthy eating and preventing obesity, including those available under federal law, as specified. Existing law requires the department to, upon receipt of federal funding regarding healthy eating and
Sponsor(s):Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
Status:
As of 8/14/2014: Adopted June 20, 2014

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 134 - Restrictions on purchases with CalFresh
Summary:Would, to the extent permitted by federal law, require the State Department of Social Services to modify the list of allowable food items purchasable under CalFresh to prohibit recipients of CalFresh benefits from purchasing with those benefits sweetened beverages containing more than 10 calories per cup, except as specified.
Sponsor(s):Senator Michael J. Rubio (D)
Status:
As of 9/11/2013: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Chapter 283, Statutes of 2013
As of 8/30/2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor
As of 8/29/2013: Assembly amendments concurred in
As of 8/14/2013: In Senate, concurrence in Assembly amendments pending
As of 8/12/2013: Passed third reading
As of 8/8/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 8/7/2013: Ordered to second reading
As of 8/7/2013: Second reading, bill amended
As of 7/5/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 6/17/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 6/3/2013: First reading, held at desk
As of 5/31/2013: Third reading, passed by Senate, transmitted to Assembly
As of 5/30/2013: Ordered to third reading
As of 5/30/2013: Read second time and amended
As of 5/28/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 5/20/2013: Set for hearing on May 23, 2013
As of 5/8/2013: Placed on Appropriations suspense file, i.e. awaiting budget decisions
As of 5/1/2013: Set for hearing on May 6, 2013
As of 4/29/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 4/23/2013: April 12, 2013: Public hearing date set for April 23, 2013
As of 4/10/2013: Second reading, amended, re-referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 4/10/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 2/13/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 1/31/2013: May be acted upon on or after February 28, 2013
As of 1/30/2013: Filed, referred to Committee on Rules for Assignment

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 191 - CalFresh eligibility requirements
Summary:Would waive the CalFresh gross income test for any individual who is categorically eligible for CalFresh and who is a member of a household that receives, or is eligible to receive, medical assistance.
Sponsor(s):Representative Raul Bocanegra (D)
Status:
As of 10/14/2013: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Chapter 669, Statutes of 2013
As of 9/23/2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor
As of 9/12/2013: Senate amendments concurred in, to engrossing and enrolling
As of 9/11/2013: Read third time, passed, transmitted to Assembly, concurrence in Senate amendments pending, may be considered on or after 9/11/13
As of 9/5/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 9/3/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 8/15/2013: Referred to Committee on Appropriations suspense file, i.e. awaiting budgetary considerations
As of 7/1/2013: Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 7/1/2013: Read second time and amended
As of 6/27/2013: Passed by Committee, referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 6/17/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 6/3/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Rules for assignment
As of 5/31/2013: Passed third reading, passed by Assembly, transmitted to Senate
As of 5/30/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 5/28/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee, second reading, amendment adopted, assigned to second reading
As of 5/28/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 4/25/2013: April 18, 2013: Moved to suspense file, ie awaiting budget considerations
As of 4/4/2013: Passed by Committee on Human Services, referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 3/22/2013: Public hearing scheduled for April 2, 2013
As of 2/13/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 1/31/2013: May be heard in Commitee on February 28, 2013
As of 1/30/2013: Read first time

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 672 - Streamline CalFresh eligibility process
Summary:Would require the department to issue guidance to simplify the verification of earned income and dependent care for purposes of verifying deductions necessary to determine eligibility for or the benefit level of CalFresh, to the extent permitted by federal law.
Sponsor(s):Senator Mark Leno (D)
Status:
As of 10/7/2013: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2013
As of 9/13/2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor
As of 9/6/2013: Assembly amendments concurred in, ordered to engrossing and enrolling
As of 9/5/2013: Read third time, passed, ordered to Senate, concurrence in Assembly amendments pending
As of 8/29/2013: Read second time, ordered to third reading
As of 8/29/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 8/16/2013: Passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 8/7/2013: Second reading, bill amended, re-referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 8/7/2013: Amended by Committee
As of 6/19/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 6/3/2013: First reading, held at desk
As of 5/31/2013: Passed third reading, passed Senate, transmitted to Assembly
As of 5/30/2013: Ordered to third reading
As of 5/30/2013: Read second time and amended
As of 5/28/2013: Bill passed by Committee
As of 5/20/2013: Set for hearing on May 23, 2013
As of 4/26/2013: April 22, 2013: Placed on Appropriations suspense file, ie awaiting budget decisions
As of 4/25/2013: April 22, 2013: Public hearing scheduled
As of 4/12/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
As of 4/12/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 3/22/2013: Public hearing scheduled for April 9, 2013
As of 3/13/2013: Referred to Committee on Human Services
As of 2/27/2013: First reading
As of 2/25/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Rules for assignment

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA HB 832 - Use of SNAP benefits on college campuses
Summary:Would enact legislation that would allow the use of a CalFresh electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card on a college or university campus for the purchase of food.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D)
Status:
As of 4/25/2013: April 16, 2013: Hearing canceled upon request of author
As of 3/25/2013: Amend, re-referred to Committee on Human Services, read second time, amended
As of 3/25/2013: Referred to Committees on Human Services, and Higher Education from Committee Chair with author's amendments
As of 2/25/2013: Introduced, first reading, may be heard in Committee on March 24, 2013