EQCA
Equality California
2006 Legislation
Successes in 2006

Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation passed: 9
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation that became law: 7
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation vetoed: 2
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation that died in committee: 0

Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation passed: 0
Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation that became law: 0
Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation defeated: 5

 

2006 Legislation



AB 606 - Safe Place to Learn Act

Lead Author Assemblymember Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys)

The Safe Place to Learn Act would require school districts to enforce California's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law and provides penalties for school districts found to be in violation of that law.

 



SB 1437 - Bias-Free Curriculum Act

Lead Author: Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica)

Senate Bill 1437, the Bias Free Curriculum Act, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in textbooks, classroom materials and school-sponsored activities.



SB 1827 - State Income Tax Equity Act of 2006

Lead Author: Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco)

Senate Bill 1827, the State Income Tax Equity Act of 2006, authored by Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), would enable registered domestic partners to file joint state income tax returns.  This bill affirms that California is committed, with its policies and its budget, to granting full equality to registered domestic partners.



AB 2800 - Civil Rights Housing Act of 2006

Lead Author: Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz)

Assembly Bill 2800, the Civil Rights Housing Act of 2006, authored by Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), would standardize various housing-related nondiscrimination provisions in California law to make them consistent with the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).



AB 2920 - Older Californians Equality and Protection Act

Lead Author: Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)

Assembly Bill 2920, the Older Californians Equality and Protection Act, authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would ammend the Welfare and Institutions Code to strengthen the state's ability to respond to the needs of LGBT seniors by including them in the list of groups that the Department of Aging assesses and plans for.



SB 1441 - Nondiscrimination in State Programs and Activities

Lead Author: Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica)

Senate bill 1441, the Nondiscrimination in State Programs and Activities Act, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in state operated or funded services, activities and programs.



AB 2051 - Equality in Prevention and Services for Domestic Abuse Act
Lead Author:
 Assemblymember Rebecca Cohn (D-Saratoga)

Assembly Bill 2051 would establish the Equality in Prevention and Services for Domestic Abuse Fund, a continuously appropriated fund to develop and support education and services specific to LGBT domestic violence.

 

 



AB 1160 - Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act

Lead Author Assemblymember Lieber, D-Mountain View

AB 1160 would amend jury instructions to state that the use of societal bias, including so-called "panic strategies," to influence the proceedings of a criminal trial is inconsistent with the public policy of the State of California. This legislation is named in the memory of a transgender teenager from Newark, Calif., who was attacked and killed in 2002.

 



AB 1207 - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Lead Author: Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco)

AB 1207 would prohibit the use of any negative appeal based on prejudice against LGBT people by candidates or campaign committees who sign the voluntary pledge provided for in the Code of Fair Campaign Practices. In 2005, EQCA sponsored a similar bill (AB 866) that was passed by the legislature, but vetoed by the Governor.

 



2006 Equality California-Supported Legislation

Each year many pieces of legislation that positively affect the LGBT community and its friends are introduced in the California Legislation. For 2005 Equality California has identified these bills as contributing to the betterment of California.



2006 Equality California-Opposed Legislation

A number of pieces of anti-LGBT legislation are introduced in the California Legislature each year. For the 2006 legislative session, Equality California is officially opposed to these bills because of the negative impact they will have on the LGBT community and our familes.

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