The Peace and Freedom Party has taken/will be taking positions for or against a number of bills in the 2021-2022 session of the California legislature; the party is also watching the progression of several other bills. Below run the PFP’s positions on this legislation. For the full text and more information on a bill, click on the given bill’s title.
Additionally, the PFP Legislative Committee sends letters to state senators and assemblypersons detailing the party's support of or opposition to each bill. Each position letter may be accessed individually via the links marked [Position letter] below or click here for a list of all PFP position letters. Last update: September 8, 2022.
• AB 20 – The Corporate Free Elections Act – SUPPORT
Would prohibit a candidate for elective office from receiving a contribution from a business entity, and a business entity from making a contribution to a candidate for elective office. [Position letter]
• AB 101 – High school education: Ethnic Studies – SUPPORT
Would add completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies to the high school graduation requirements beginning in the 2026-27 school year. [Position letter]
• AB 118 – Emergency services: Community response grant program – SUPPORT
Would enact the Communit Respnse Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Act and thereby implement the 3-year C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program. [Position letter]
• AB 386 – Public Employees’ Retirement Funds: Confidentiality of investments – OPPOSE
Would exempt certain records regarding an internally managed private loan made directly by the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund from public disclosure. [Position letter]
• AB 446 – Elections: Political party qualifications – OPPOSE (unless amended)
Would change certain requirements for the creation of new political parties in California, as well as those pertaining to continued ballot access. [Position letter]
• AB 1400 – Guaranteed Healthcare for All – SUPPORT
Would create the California Guaranteed Health Care for All program (commonly known as “CalCare”) to provide comprehensive universal single-payer healthcare coverage and controls on healthcare costs. [Position letter]
• AB 1947 – Freedom from Hate Crimes Act – SUPPORT
Would establish additional guidelines and specific policies for law enforcement agencies to properly identify, respond to, and report hate crimes [Position letter]
• AB 2632 – Solitary confinement – SUPPORT
Would place certain legal limits on the practice of solitary (or “segregated”) confinement in prisons. [PFP letter to Gavin Newsom on AB 2632][Position letter]
• AB 2808 – Elimination of Ranked Choice Voting – OPPOSED
Would disallow the use of Ranked Choice Voting in all state elections. [Position letter]
• AB 2932 – Workweek: The 32-hour workweek – SUPPORT
Would require that work in excess of 32 hours per workweek be compensated at 1½ times the employee’s normal rate of pay at all enterprises with 500 or more employees. [Position letter]
• ACA 16 – Elections: Partisan primaries – SUPPORT
Would repeal the “Top-2” method of California elections for state offices. [Position letter]
• SB 2 – Peace officers: Certification and Civil rights – SUPPORT
Would eliminate certain immunity provisions for peace offices; prohibit the convicted of felony from becoming peace officers; expand access to information by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. [Position letter] [Letter to governor]
• SB 29 – Vote-by-mail ballots – SUPPORT
Would extend mail-in ballot laws put into place for the November 2020 general election to all elections held before in 2021. [Position letter]
• SB 260 – Climate Corporate Accountability Act – SUPPORT
Would require greater accountability for and reportage of greenhouse gas emissions by corporate entites under auspices of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. [Position letter]
• SB 286 – Elections: County officers – OPPOSE
Would extend the “Top Two” election law for state elections to certain county and city elections. [Position letter]
• SJR 11 – The Social Security 2100 Act – SUPPORT
This Senate Joint Resolution would affirm the Legislature’s support for expanding Social Security and requests California Representatives in Congress to support expanding Social Security by voting in favor of the Social Security 2100 Act: A Sacred Trust. [Position letter]
• AB 15 (Chiu) – COVID-19 relief: Tenant Stabilization Act of 2021 (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 16 (Chiu) – The COVID-19 Tenant, Small Landlord, and Affordable Housing Provider Stabilization Act of 2021 (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 37 (Berman) – Elections: Vote by mail ballots. Would provide vote-by-mail ballots to all active registered voters for all elections permanently (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 40 (Lorena Gonzalez) – Elections: Slate mailers. Would require more information about producers, payments for appearance to be printed on slate mailers (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 53 (Low) – Election Day Holiday. Wuold make November general election dates a holiday for public schools, community colleges and most state offices (in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 236 (Berman)— Campaign disclosure: Limited liability companies. Would regulate disclosures of campaign contributions by LLCs (last amended 3/10; in Assembly Housing Committee, no hearing scheduled).
• AB 1040 (Muratsuchi) – Community colleges: Ethnic studies. Would require community colleges to offer ethnic studies courses satisfying CSU requirements starting in school year 2022-23 (in Assembly Higher Education Committee, no hearing scheduled).