API Bill Priorities

Press Release - API Legislative Caucus Announces 2021 Policy Priorities


Hate Crimes Bill Package:

SB 17 (Pan) – Declares racism a public health crisis and creates the Office of Racial Equity to ensure racial equity in our state government. This is a 2-year bill.


Additional API Caucus Policy Priorities:

AB 101 (Medina, Chiu, Low, Kalra) - This bill requires ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement.


AB 279 (Muratsuchi) – This is an urgency bill that would protect our most vulnerable seniors residing in nursing homes from the threat of evictions or involuntary transfers from their care home during the COVID-19 State of Emergency period.


AB 339 (Lee) - Would allow for continued remote participation (either through telephone or internet-based services) in City Council and County Board of Supervisor meetings in jurisdictions with populations over 250,000, so more people can participate in government meetings and decisions. This bill will sunset December 31, 2023.


AB 789 (Low) – Requires health facilities and clinics that provide outpatient primary care services in California to offer voluntary screening for hepatitis B and C, and provide persons tested positive with follow-up health care and treatment or offer referral for care and treatment.


Updated September 17, 2021