2024 Legislative Priorities in California - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

2024 Legislative Priorities in California

The California constitution and state law protect abortion, contraception, and more, but there is much more work to do to protect and expand access to reproductive health care.

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Reproductive Freedom for All California Co-Sponsored Bills

Authored by Senator
Caroline Menjivar

Senate Bill 729

Requires health plans to provide coverage for fertility care, including treatment for infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF), and ensure that LGBTQ+ couples are not unfairly excluded from coverage. (2-year bill)

authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber

Assembly Bill 1895

Stems the tide of hospitals closing their labor and delivery wards by requiring community impact assessments and the opportunity for public input prior to any closure.

authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

Assembly Bill 2085

Expands access to reproductive health care by streamlining the process for reproductive health clinics to open in California.

Authored by Assemblymember Lori Wilson

Assembly Bill 2319

Aims to reduce the maternal mortality rate among Black women and pregnant people by ensuring the successful implementation of the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act of 2019 (which Repro for All CA sponsored) and strengthening implicit bias training.

Authored by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assembly Bill 2490

Establishes the Reproductive Health Emergency Preparedness Program (RHEPP) to expand access to treatment for pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and abortion care at Emergency Departments across California.

Additional Supported & Scored Bills

Senate Bill 59

authored by Senator Nancy Skinner

Requires free period products in state owned or leased buildings, or buildings where a state funded safety net program is administered. (2-year bill)

Senate Bill 233

authored by Senator Nancy Skinner

Allows Arizona abortion providers to temporarily provide abortion care to patients from Arizona who travel to California for care.

Senate Bill 953

authored by Senator Caroline Menjivar

Adds menstrual products to the schedule of covered benefits under Medi-Cal by requiring that the Department of Health Care Services seek any and all federal waivers to implement coverage.

Senate Bill 954

authored by Senator Caroline Menjivar

Makes free condoms available in public high schools, ensures condoms can be distributed as part of on-campus sex education programs, and prohibits retailers from asking for IDs for condom purchases.

Senate Bill 1090

authored by Senator Maria Elena Durazo

Allows California workers to apply for Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance benefits up to 30 days before they are on leave, allowing workers to get confirmation of their eligibility and benefit amount before starting their leave and receive benefits sooner.

Senate Bill 1131

authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez

Addresses impediments to the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) program to improve and streamline the ability for health care providers to become Family PACT providers and deliver family planning services to Californians.

Assembly Bill 492

authored by Assemblymember Gail Pellerin

Establishes a reproductive health and behavioral health integration pilot program for Family PACT and Medi-Cal managed care providers. (2-year bill)

Assembly Bill 518

authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

Updates California’s Paid Family Leave program so that California workers could receive Paid Family Leave when caring for a member of their chosen or extended family. (2-year bill)

Assembly Bill 598

authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

Requires the State Department of Education to ensure the California Healthy Kids Survey includes questions about sexual and reproductive health care as a core survey module for pupils in grades 7, 9, and 11. (2-year bill)

Assembly Bill 1810

authored by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan

Allows incarcerated people to access menstrual supplies without needing to request the items.

Assembly Bill 2066

authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes

Prohibits the use of Methylene Chloride in the manufacturing process of decaffeinated coffee. It is common for pregnant people to switch from caffeinated to decaffeinated drinks, assuming it is safe to consume. However, coffee decaffeinated using Methylene Chloride may pose a risk to the health and well-being of both pregnant person and fetus.

Assembly Bill 2099

authored by Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Kevin McCarty

Protects reproductive health clinics, patients, and providers by updating the penalties for violating the FACE Act.

Assembly Bill 2123

authored by Assemblymember Diane Papan

Allows workers to access paid family leave without having to use accrued vacation time first.

Assembly Bill 2129

authored by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

Requires commercial health plans to cover the cost of immediate postpartum contraception provided in hospital and accredited birth center settings as a separate payment from the standard global OB code payment.

Assembly Bill 2160

authored by Assemblymember Tina McKinnor

Seeks to address adverse health outcomes for systems involved pregnant people by delaying or diverting confinement from pregnancy through the postpartum period.

Assembly Bill 2229

authored by Assemblymember Lori Wilson

Adds the definition of “Menstrual Health” and updates the current sexual health curriculum by adding information regarding “menstrual cycle, premenstrual syndrome and pain management, menstrual disorders, menstrual irregularities, menopause, menstrual stigma, and any other relevant topics related to the menstrual cycle.”

Assembly Bill 2339

authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Expands Medi-Cal provisions to allow for Medi-Cal beneficiaries to access sexual and reproductive health care services that can appropriately be provided using an asynchronous telehealth modality, including via mobile apps.

Assembly Bill 2515

authored by Assemblymember Diane Papan

Expands CA PFAS prohibition laws to menstrual products, recognizing the adverse health impacts of these chemicals, and requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to assess the hazards of chemicals that can have similar functions as PFAS and impact vulnerable populations.

Assembly Bill 2527

authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

Improves the conditions for incarcerated pregnant people by requiring a minimum of 120 ounces of clean water, access to high quality meals, and preventing pregnant people’s placement in solitary confinement during pregnancy and for 12 weeks postpartum.

Assembly Bill 2756

authored by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner

Authorizes the County of San Diego to establish a pilot program for pelvic floor and core conditioning group classes that would be provided twice a week between the 6 to 12 week postpartum window to help people rebuild their pelvic floor after pregnancy.

Assembly Bill 2901

authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Grants school employees up to 14 weeks of leave with full pay, paid for by the employer, when an employee is experiencing or has experienced pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from those conditions.

Assembly Bill 3129

authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood

Authorizes the CA Attorney General to grant, deny or impose conditions to a change of control or acquisition between a private equity group or hedge fund and a health care facility, provider group or both if those changes would have anticompetitive effects or negatively impact access or availability of health care services to the community.

SUPPORTED BILLS IN INTERSECTIONAL ISSUE AREAS (not included in legislative scorecard)


Assembly Bill 2442


Requires the expedited processing of licensure applications for health care providers committed to providing gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care services within their licensed scope of practice.

Assembly Bill 2258


Codifies federal guidance requiring health plans and health insurers to cover services that are integral to the delivery of recommended preventive services without out-of-pocket cost.

Assembly Bill 3161


Seeks to address racial bias in health care by requiring the Department of Public Health to include a section on the Complaint Against a Health Care Facility/Provider form on their website, as well as provide means for complaints submitted via mail, fax, or telephone for complaints involving specified health facilities.

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