Gun violence is linked to the availability of guns in the community. Youth ALIVE! advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family and dating violence.
Current (2019) Legislation
Support AB 166: Provides Medi-Cal coverage for services provided by Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs like Caught in the Crossfire and other members of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs. Read the fact sheet for more information.
Oppose AB 665 – Legalizes sentencing juveniles to life without parole
Oppose SB 230 – Does not meaningfully address police use of deadly force.
Support AB 18 – Taxes semi-automatic weapons to fund violence intervention programs through CalVIP – the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program.
Support AB 879 – Regulates “Ghost Guns” – guns that are made from assembling “Firearm Precursor Parts”
Support AJR 4 – Urges Congress enact HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act
Support SB 221 – Requires law enforcement to track firearm inventory and report lost or stolen firearms to DOJ
Support AB 165: Requires the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) implement training on gun violence restraining orders (GVROs)
AB 931: This bill would protect community members by allowing law enforcement to use deadly force only when it is necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily injury. Status: Died in Committee.
AB 1639: This bill would prohibit CalVCB from denying an application for a claim solely because the victim or derivative victim is a person who is listed in the CalGang system or alleged by local law enforcement to be gang involved. Status: SIGNED INTO LAW!
AB 2100 (Co-Sponsor): AB 2100, a bill that Youth ALIVE! co-sponsored, supports physical and emotional recovery for Californians injured by gun or other violence, through the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, to include services provided by community violence peer counselors. If you are interested in supporting this as well please see the fact sheet and use the following template. Status: Died in Committee.
AB 3131: This bill will enhance transparency and accountability in the acquisition of military equipment in our local communities. Status: Vetoed by the Governor.
SB 1232: This bill aims to extend the time period during which young crime victims may file applications for compensation from the California Victim Compensation Board Restitution Fund. Status: SIGNED INTO LAW!
SB 1242 (Opposition): We oppose this bill, which would add arbitrary hurdles to earning parole that are unrelated to public safety. Status: Died in Committee.
SB 1391: This bill would end the transfer to adult court of children 14 and 15 years of age. Status: SIGNED INTO LAW!
SB 1421: This bill would improve law enforcement transparency and accountability. Status: SIGNED INTO LAW!
Youth Reinvestment Fund (Support): This focuses on funding proven youth diversion programs that would keep California’s young people out of prison and give them the second chances they deserve.
AB 699 Protect Students from Overzealous Immigration Raids
AB 785 The Disarm Hate Act
AB 1008 Fair Chance Act
AB 1114 Workforce Training for the Reentry Population
AB 1639 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility
SB 190 Ending Juvenile Administrative Fees
SB 607 Reducing Suspensions/Expulsions for Minor Incidents
SB 941 Removing Juvenile Administrative Fees
AB 1663 Require Semi-Automatic Rifles to Have Fixed Ammunition Magazines
AB 1664 Close the Bullet Button Loophole in Assault Weapons Ban
AB 1674 Limit Firearm Purchases to One Per Month
AB 1726 Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act
AB 2160 (Support)
AB 2459 Transparent Gun Sales
AB 2607 (Support)
SB 880 Close the “Button Bullet Loophole”
SB 894 Reporting Lost/Stolen Firearms
SB 1006 UC Firearm Violence Research Center.
SB 1219 (Support)
SB 1286 Public Access to Information
SB 1322 No Such Thing as a Child Sex Worker
SB 1446 Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines Ban
SJR 20 Lift the Prohibition on Publicly Funded Research
SB 1324 Extend Violence Peer Counselor Sunset Provision
SFA Endorsements (Safety for All)
Support Flint Families Letter in Support of the Children of Flint, Michigan
Support for FEH (Fair Employment and Housing)