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2022 Bills Signed into Law


Bereavement Leave Act of 2022 (AB 1949)

This bill allows workers to take up to 5 days of leave to mourn the loss of their loved ones without the fear of losing their jobs.

Cyberbullying (AB 2879)

As we continue into the Digital Age, we must prioritize protecting young users from bullying and harassment. This bill requires social media platforms to disclose their cyberbullying reporting procedures in their terms of service and have a mechanism available for reporting cyberbullying whether or not they have an account on the platform. This is a common sense safeguard to equip parents, guardians and peers with the tools they need to protect young people online.

Charlie’s Law (AB 1800)

This bill allows Californians applying for or renewing their California driver’s license to be bone marrow donors by checking a box, much like organ donation, which can save thousands of lives.


Lunar New Year (AB 2596)

This bill recognizes Lunar New Year as a California state holiday.


Transgender Day of Remembrance (AB 1741)

This bill establishes November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance to acknowledge the continuing struggles faced by the transgender community. In a time where the community is constantly being targeted and made to feel unsafe, Transgender Day of Remembrance can not only honor the lives which have been unfairly lost but also help spread awareness about the violence and hate being inflicted toward transgender individuals.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month (AB 1432)

This simple bill updates LGBT Pride Month to LGBTQ+ Pride Month to recognize the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community.

 Consumer Protections 

COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation (AB 2098)

This bill designates the dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19 as unprofessional conduct. Due to their specialized knowledge and training, licensed physicians possess a high degree of public trust and therefore have a powerful platform in society. Spreading inaccurate COVID-19 vaccine information contradicts that responsibility, threatens to further erode public trust in the medical profession and puts all Californians at risk.

Telephone Medicine Advice Clean-up (AB 1102)

This technical bill clarifies that telephone medical advice companies must also comply with directions and requests for information from not just the Department of Consumer Affairs, but also any licensing boards that have jurisdiction over the type of advice being provided.


Notification Requirements: Voter Purges & Conservatee Voting Rights (AB 2841)

This bill requires county election officials to notify affected voters before canceling their registration and to give those voters an opportunity to stop erroneous cancelations before they happen. It also standardizes the reporting procedures for conservatorship voting rights modifications between county courts and the Secretary of State by requiring a monthly website post with aggregated data showing the number of conservatorship voting rights disqualifications and restorations by county.


CEFA Working Capital Financing Requirements (AB 2272)

This bill allows the California Educational Facilities Authority (CEFA) to finance working capital loans and bonds separately from larger capital projects for private, nonprofit institutions of higher learning.