The members of the SPAC delegation advocate for specific legislation relevant to member League issues; educate home Junior League members about advocacy and public policy; and coordinate the exchange of information from community-based league projects to policymakers.
Since 1992, SPAC has sponsored seven bills and co-sponsored three bills that are now California Law; sponsored two California Resolutions; and co-sponsored one Congressional Resolution. Please visit our CalSPAC page for more information on this important Junior League initiative in California.
Successful Legislative Efforts
AB 172 Provided substantial funding for and expanded preschool programs. Chaptered 2005
AB 2268 Established the Children’s Bicycle Helmet Law. Chaptered 1993
AB 2661 Requires Department of Social Services to provide access to information relation to decertification of foster care families. Chaptered 2004
AB 3087 Established the Kids’ Plate vehicle license plate to provide funding for children’s safety and child abuse prevention programs. Chaptered 1992
SB 1956 Simplified and reorganized how foster youth cases would be handled. Chaptered 2002
AB 38 Establishes a minimum hour standard of in-patient care following childbirth. Chaptered 1997
AB 2878 Provides breast cancer treatment for uninsured women. Chaptered 2000
ACR 53 (Kelly Abraham Martinez Act) Recommends the development of statewide perinatal depression collaborative taskforce. Urges hospital providers, mental health care providers, health plans, and insurers to invest resources to educate women about perinatal depression risk factors and triggers. Chaptered 2011
ACR 105 Designates each May in California as “Perinatal Depression Awareness Month” to facilitate increased awareness and education about perinatal depression. Chaptered 2010
SJR 22 Memorializes the United States Congress and the President to enact the Microbicide Development Act to facilitate the development of microbicides to prevent the transmission of HIV and other diseases. Chaptered 2006
AB 102 Enhances the penalties for committing domestic violence in the presence of a minor. Chaptered 1997
SB 563 Expands domestic violence statutes to include former spouses and cohabitants. Chaptered 1999
SB 564 Requires training for mental health in domestic violence detention. Chaptered 2002