2021-2022 Legislation

Note: these are the measures introduced so far by Senator Bradford for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Additional measures are forthcoming. For the latest information on the Senator’s legislation, please visit his website at www.Senate.ca.gov/Bradford

Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform:

  • SB 2: Police Decertification Act of 2021  
    Jointly Authored with President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
    Creates a statewide process to revoke a peace officer’s certification for a criminal conviction and certain acts of serious misconduct without regard to conviction. Additionally, the bill will correct misinterpretations and impediments to full civil rights enforcement using the Bane Act and bringing it into conformity with federal law.
     
  • SB 421: Felony Misdemeanor Diversion
    Creates specific safeguards for DUI offenders participating in California’s misdemeanor diversion program by requiring an offender to install an ignition interlock device if participating in the program.
     
  • SB 493: Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act
    Improves the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act by ensuring adequate oversight, equitable decision-making, and effective community-focused investments.
     
  • SB 567: Determinate Sentencing
    Requires the court in criminal sentencing proceedings to only impose the upper/maximum term if sufficient aggravating facts are first considered by a jury.Further permits the defendant and other parties to dispute facts in the record or present additional facts for sentencing purposes.
     
  • SB 586: Criminal Administrative Fees
    Eliminates or reduces the assessment and collection of administrative fees imposed against people in the criminal justice system.Fees to be eliminated include, but are not limited to, cost of collecting restitution, installment plan, returned check, failure to appear in court, medical and dental cost recovery, certificate of rehabilitation, and sealing of record.
     
  • SB 710: Recusal of District Attorneys
    Requires prosecutors who have received a monetary benefit from an association solely representing law enforcement to recuse themselves from the investigation, charging, or prosecution of a peace officer alleged to have committed a crime on duty if that association provides the officer representation in the criminal investigation.

Economic Justice:

  • SB 796: Returning Bruce’s Beach to its Rightful Owners
    Allows the County of Los Angeles to return Bruce’s Beach to the remaining descendants of the Bruce family, from whom it was wrongfully taken in 1929. This restores the family’s namesake and corrects a historical injustice inflicted because of racism and prejudice.
     
  • SB 26: Fair Pay to Play Act 2.0
    Jointly Authored with Senator Nancy Skinner
    Moves up the implementation date of SB 206 (Skinner/Bradford, Statutes of 2019, Chapter 383), the Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows NCAA collegiate athletes to earn money for the use of their name, image, and likeness; Further allows athletes to earn money from their athletic reputation.

COVID-19 Response:

  • SB 777: The California Jumpstart Act
    Establishes a fund administered within the State Treasurer’s Office that will invest up to $375 million of private capital on an expedited basis into small businesses located in underserved parts of the state with the highest poverty, highest unemployment, and low median income, through the use of a $300 million tax credit.

Cannabis Equity:

  • SB 603: Cannabis Equity
    Building on the work of the California Cannabis Equity Act (SB 1294, Bradford, Statutes of 2018), establishes a fee waiver and deferral program for local cannabis equity licensees, as well as establishes a cannabis business tax credit for fees paid by local equity applicants and licensees.

Diversity:

  • SB 655: Insurance Diversity
    Expands the Supplier Diversity Survey and Governing Board Survey to more companies and requires stronger diversity goals.
     
  • SB 694: Utility Workforce Diversity
    Requires electrical utilities to include in their wildfire mitigation plans how each will develop a diverse and equitable workforce to complete grid modernization work, including state and local conservation corps crew members, as well as formerly-incarcerated CDCR fire camp crew members

Energy, Utilities and Communications:

  • SB 743: Broadband in Public Housing
    Creates a grant program to support broadband adoption in public housing, including for computer labs, digital literacy, and other adoption programs.

Health:

  • SB 521: Value Based Contracts
    Clarifies and ensures that the Department of Health Care Services has the authority to contract with pharmaceutical companies using value-based pricing methods to handle the number of breakthrough medical advances for rare diseases.

Labor:

  • SB 788: Workers’ Compensation
    Prohibits the reduction of workers’ compensation benefits on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, genetics, and other factors.

Resolutions:

  • SCR 6: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Honors the late reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of 2021.
     
  • SCR 10: Black History Month
    Recognizes February as Black History Month and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, while encouraging Californians to recognize the many talents of African Americans and the achievements and contributions they have made on our country.

 

Senator Bradford is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and represents the Los Angeles County communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.