San Francisco/Local Legislation and Efforts
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Limited Speaking Time Study (Sup. Melgar) – SFWPC partnered with Sup. Melgar on this study which brought to light the issues of how women leaders on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors were underrepresented in terms of speaking time and overrepresented in terms of how often they were interrupted.
Proposed Ordinance to Authorize Parental Leave and Teleconferencing (Sup. Melgar) – SUPPORT – The proposal is an ordinance that would amend the Administrative Code to address parental leave policies for members of the Board of Supervisors and other City boards and commissions, and allow those members to participate in public meetings by teleconferencing while on parental leave.
California/State Legislation and Efforts
AB 118 (Kamlager) – SUPPORT- Establishes a 3-year pilot program, to be administered by the Office of Emergency Services, to distribute grants to organizations providing community-based alternatives to law enforcement in response to crisis situations.
AB 123 (Lorena Gonzalez) – SUPPORT- Increases the wage replacement benefits (currently set to sunset January 1, 2022) provided under the Paid Family Leave program from their current level (generally 60 or 70 percent, depending on income) to 90 percent.
AB 367 (Cristina Garcia) – SUPPORT – Requires all public schools maintaining any combination of classes from grades 6 to 12, inclusive, to stock the school’s restrooms with an adequate supply of free menstrual products.
AB 1287 (Bauer-Kahan) – SUPPORT – prohibits any person or business entity from charging a different price for substantially similar goods if those goods are priced differently based on the gender of the individuals for whom the goods are marketed and intended.
SB 2 (Bradford and Atkins) – SUPPORT – Grants new powers to the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) by creating a process to investigate and determine the fitness of a person to be a peace officer, and to decertify peace officers who are found to have engaged in “serious misconduct.” Makes changes to the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act by eliminating specified immunity provisions.
SB 374 (Min and Rubio) – SUPPORT- Expands the definition of coercive control for which a court may issue a restraining order under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) to include reproductive coercion.