Legislative & State Budget Priorities

In addition to working tirelessly to ensure access to COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and relief and recovery resources, Assemblywoman Carrillo is proud to be the co-author and sponsor of dozens of bills designed to benefit you and improve the lives of families in the 51st Assembly District and throughout the state.

She is the principal author of 12 legislative proposals that have passed the State Assembly this year and are headed to the State Senate. If they pass there, these bills will be sent to Governor Newsom’s desk, where they will hopefully be signed into law:

AB 443: International Medical Graduates
AB 462: Licensed Clinical Counselor
AB 470: Elimination Medi-Cal Asset Test
AB 480: Hazardous Waste Facilities
AB 634: Affordable Housing Covenant
AB 794: Climate Investment Act
AB 937: Vision Act
AB 1007: Forced Sterilizations
AB 1112: Afterschool Programs
AB 1276: Single-Use by Demand
AB 1362: Ag. Inspectors
AB 1383: Administrative Leave

In addition, as the Chair of Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration, and as your representative, Assemblywoman Carrillo has championed a balanced and on-time State Budget that reflects our values and includes early legislative and budget actions so that we keep the promise of California For All, not just a California for some.

PAID SICK LEAVE

80 hours of guaranteed COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave for circumstances such as quarantining, recuperating from COVID-19, recovering from the side effects of the vaccine, providing care for a sick family member, or responding to childcare and school closures. Californians who work for employers with 25 or more employees, automatically receive this benefit retroactive to January 1. Those who work for employers with fewer than 25 employees, can still access it via a tax credit that reimburses 100% of the cost (up to $511 a day) of paid sick leave for any employee who needs it.

GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS

The biggest state tax rebate in American history includes an additional $8.1 billion in stimulus checks – bringing California’s total stimulus commitment to nearly $12 billion – going directly to low to mid income Californians and families. Nearly two thirds of Californians qualify for a stimulus check of $600, with families with kids receiving an additional $500, and households filing with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) excluded from last year’s federal stimulus receiving up to $1,200.

LARGEST SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM IN THE NATION

An additional $1.5 billion for a total of over $4 billion in direct grants to California’s small businesses – on top of the massive $6.2 billion tax cut made possible by AB 91 – putting more money directly into the pockets of hundreds of thousands of small business owners and helping them re-hire workers displaced by the pandemic.

STRONGEST STATEWIDE RENTER ASSISTANCE IN THE COUNTRY

California is offering the strongest renter assistance package of any state in America, providing a total of $5.2 billion to help low-income renters pay 100% of their back-rent, and all of their rent for several months into the future. In addition, $2 billion have been allocated for past-due utility bills and more money than ever for tenant legal assistance.