San Francisco Actions & Positions
BOS 230585 (Peskins) - SUPPORT - Urging the California Attorney General (AG) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to examine evidence in the Banko Brown case and to make an independent determination.
BOS 230179 (Ronen) - SUPPORT - Urging Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Matt Haney, and Assemblymember Phil Ting to legalize consensual adult prostitution in the State of California.
Ordinance No. 230308 (Melgar) - SUPPORT - Amends the Administrative Code to establish the Safer Schools Sexual Assault Task Force to advise the Board of Supervisors regarding policies to reduce sexual assault at educational institutions.
Ordinance No. 230708 (Preston, Walton, Ronen, and Peskin) - SUPPORT - Amending the Police Code to prohibit armed guards from drawing or exhibiting firearms, other than a holster, to protect property.
Ordinance 230766 (Dorsey, Safai, and Preston) - SUPPORT - Requires Retail Pharmacies to Stock Opioid Antagonists. Ensures that retail pharmacies in the city have enough inventory of naloxone, which is an opioid antagonist that is sold without prescription and over-the-counter.
California Legislative Actions & Positions
SB 260 (Menjivar) - SUPPORT - Ensures that, beginning April 1, 2025, any menstruating person who is qualified for aid under the CalWORKs program and between 10 and 55 years of age, would be entitled to $20 per month to assist with menstrual product costs.
SB 345 (Skinner) - SUPPORT - Provides legal protections for California health care providers that provide or dispense medication or other services for abortion, contraception or gender-affirming care, regardless of their patient’s geographic location.
SB 380 (Limón) - SUPPORT - Updates California’s outdated childcare reimbursement program to ensure that providers are paid equitably.
AB 518 (Wicks) - SUPPORT - Updates existing unemployment compensation disability laws, to allow employees to take advantage of the wage-replacement program related to Paid Family Leave (PFL), in order to care for their “chosen family”, beyond the law’s current definition of “family”.
SB 570 (Becker) - SUPPORT - Allows pregnant people to have better access to non-invasive prenatal screening.
SB 600 (Menjivar) - SUPPORT - Requires the State Department of Social Services to establish a Minimum Nutrition Benefit (MNB) for households to ensure that they receive a minimum of $50/month in CalFresh benefits.
Ordinance No. 220242 – SUPPORT - Prohibits law enforcement from storing and using sexual assault survivors’ DNA for purposes unrelated to the investigation of their case.
SB 1162 (Limón) - SUPPORT - Requires the disclosure of salary ranges on all job postings, and require companies to publicly report pay data broken down by race, ethnicity, and sex for both direct employees and independent contractors.
SB 1228 - SUPPORT - Prohibits the unlawful storage and use of crime victims’ DNA–including sexual assault and domestic violence survivors–by law enforcement for any purposes unrelated to the investigation of their case.
SB 975 (Min) - SUPPORT - Creates a right of action to allow an alleged debtor to bring an action or a claim of coerced debt against an alleged creditor and received specified relief from liability for coerced debts.
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.
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.