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Nonprofits and the 2019 Legislative Session
How your organization can Engage with the 2019 session
To date, 531 House bills, 509 Senate bills, 131 memorials, and 27 resolutions have been filed. February 14 is the last day to introduce a bill. We may not reach the 4,000 bills that were anticipated, but there’s still plenty to follow. To find bills that might pertain to the work of your organization, you can search the legislative website by keyword or subject.
See below for bills to watch.
If you want to support or oppose a bill, you can attend the committee meetings where the bill will be heard, and speak to the committee. You can also contact your Representative and/or Senator to leave a message with their staff. By clicking on the link for the bill, you can track its progress.
If you are interested in following the proceedings remotely, you can go to the legislative website and click on the Webcast tab. Committee meetings and floor sessions are live-streamed and recorded.
bills to watch
HB 43: Behavioral Health Interventions
SB 64: Behavioral Health Investment Zones
SB 128: Local Gov’t Behavioral Health Clinic Funding
SB 152: Mental Health Consent to Treatment
SB 240: Mobile Rural Health Service for Substance Use
SB 250: Rural Wrap Around Services Act
HJR 1: Permanent Funds for Early Childhood, CA
HB 171: Raising Minimum Teacher Salaries
HB 173: Child & Family Databank Act
HB 197: Early Childhood Shared Service Integration
SB 22: Early Childhood Education & Care Dept.
SB 202: Child & Family Databank Act
SB 298: Public Pre-Kindergarten Act
SB 351: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
SB 484: Kinship Caregiver Maintenance Payments
HB 55: Agreement to Elect President by Popular Vote
HB 57: Restore Felon Voting Rights
HB 84: Auto Voter Registration at MVD & Elsewhere
HB 86: Election Day & Early Voting Registration
HB 93: Primary Election Participation by DTS Voters
SB 50: State Agency Automatic Voter Registration
SB 52: Register to Vote Three Days Prior to Election
HB 206: Environmental Review Act
HB 6: Tax Changes. Heard in House Taxation & Revenue Committee, tabled, and expected to be back in committee with changes either February 13 or 15.
SB 11: Gross Receipts for Nonprofit Organizations. Passed committee and Senate, will be heard in House Taxation & Revenue Committee
SB 421: Tax Changes. Waiting to be heard in Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. SB421 would repeal nonprofits’ gross receipts tax exemption on goods and tax food.
2019 legislative session daTES
January 15: The session begins at noon
February 14: Last day to submit a bill or memorial
March 16: The session ends at noon
advocacy and lobbying resources
IRS Charities and Non-Profits > Lobbying: information and substantial part test
Bolder Advocacy: information, resources, and a terrific helpline
Everyday Advocacy: information, tools, and resources