One of the Commission's primary functions is to inform the State Legislature and the Governor of its position on pending legislation impacting California women and girls. Our legislative agenda is based on priority issues adopted by the Commissioners.
The Commission targets selected legislation intended to eliminate inequities for women and improve access to equal opportunities for all women and girls. The Commission's legislative priorities include increasing access to quality affordable child care for all families; promoting reproductive justice; increasing access to health care; improving conditions and services for sexually exploited minors, victims of human trafficking and incarcerated women and their families; increasing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and teen dating violence; advancing LGBTQ rights; improving conditions and services for women veterans; addressing the needs of older women; promoting educational equity and economic justice; and increasing protections for women and children in family courts.
Please click the links below to find out more about the Commission's legislative issues and priorities and for information about bills we are monitoring this year.