CAI's 2012 Legislative Priorities: California

  • AB 2296 (Block) requires institutions regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to provide additional disclosure to prospective students. Status: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 26, 2012 (Chapter 585, Statutes of 2012)

  • SB 1476 (Leno) would have clarified the Dependency Court's authority to give parental rights to (and impose corresponding parental obligations on) more than two persons if doing so would serve the best interest of the child. Status: Vetoed by the Governor


"Until this law gets changed, judges in California will be forced to issue rulings they know will hurt children by bluntly ordering an end to their real relationships with their real parents. This is wrong, it hurts children, and it should not endure and we will work with the Governor and anyone else to ensure that this does not endure."

—Ed Howard, Senior Counsel, Children's Advocacy Institute, University of San Diego School of Law

  • SB 1434 (Feuer) adds certain college and university personnel to the state's list of mandated reporters. Status: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 24, 2012 (Chapter 519, Statutes of 2012)
  • AB 1751 (Pan) authorizes social worker access to child support records and files from Family Court proceedings in order to provide relevant information to the Dependency Court. Status: Signed by the Governor on Sept. 27, 2012 (Chapter 637, Statutes of 2012)

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CAI's 2012 Legislative Priorities: Federal

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