2021 Legislation

AB 746 establishes a statewide standard for couples seeking stepparent adoptions to ensure that California’s adoption laws guarantee equal access to parentage, especially for our LGBTQIA+ community.

AB 764 helps protect survivors of criminal stalking and updates our laws to reflect the modern world by adding “social media, electronic communication, [and] electronic communication devices” to the forms of contact prohibited by a protective order.

AB 890 requires the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to each produce and submit an annual report on the participation of emerging managers or diverse managers under contract with each respective fund to manage pension fund assets.

AB 939, Denim Day Act of 2021, fulfills the promise of Denim Day by removing an existing provision of law that allows the manner in which a survivor was dressed to be admitted as evidence of consent in a criminal case involving sexual assault, and thus makes it clear that clothes can never provide consent.

AB 1477 increases access to maternal mental health care by requiring licensed health care practitioners who provide prenatal, postpartum, or interpregnancy care, to give expectant mothers appropriate screening for maternal mental health conditions.