There are several priority bills pending on the Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File. With your support and action, these bills can move forward!

Please contact the Senate Appropriations Committee Chair and ask that these bills be removed from the suspense file by August 10, 2022.

Provided below is a list of pending bills and brief descriptions, along with links to full bill text and fact sheets. You will also find contact information for the Senate Appropriations Chair and sample language you can use for email and phone advocacy.

Tune in on August 11, 2022 upon adjournment of session to watch the committee hearing live. You can view the hearing here.

For any questions, contact Anna Alvarado, Policy Director, at

AB 102 (Holden) would remove the sunset date on the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) to ensure dual enrollment opportunities remain available to all students, including adult learners. Dual enrollment allows for students to access college-level courses while in high school, opening doors to more education and training opportunities. 

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AB 1187 (Irwin) would increase access to supervised tutoring at the California Community Colleges by authorizing colleges to claim apportionment for students receiving assistance in credential/degree-applicable courses, including short-term training programs for students, adults learners & opportunity youth.

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AB 1705 (Irwin) will help ensure that California community college students have the greatest opportunity to reach their goals. The bill builds upon the transformational gains achieved under AB 705 (Irwin,  2017) by providing needed clarity to colleges about issues that are undermining implementation and driving racial inequity across the system.

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AB 1816 (Bryan) would create a competitive Reentry Housing & Workforce Development Grant Program to fund evidence-based housing, support services, and workforce development programs for people who were formerly incarcerated in state prisons and who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

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AB 1965 (wicks) would establish the California Anti-hunger Response and Employment Training (CARET) program to provide state-funded benefits to individuals deemed ineligible for the CalFresh program as a result of a federal time limit.

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