SB 35 - Comprehensive Human Trafficking Task Force & Study
California hosts the highest rate of human trafficking in the United States yet lacks a good picture of what human trafficking looks like throughout the entire state. This bill creates a uniform system for governments and organizations to work together and includes the first comprehensive study on trafficking in California.
SB 64 - Pet Microchipping Bill
Microchipping your four-legged friends will save pets and taxpayer dollars while reducing the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized. This bill requires municipal animal shelters to microchip any dog or cat that is adopted or claimed by a pet owner.
SB 991 – Reinstate Funding for Human Trafficking Victims
Since 2014 the state has committed funding for programs with a proven record of helping human trafficking victims. This year's budget failed to fund these programs, leaving victims vulnerable. The Senate bill directs $15 million to the Office of Emergency Services that will include technical assistance and training for qualified nonprofit organizations.