The California Senior Legislature Announces
“Donate to Code 438″ Initiative
The California Senior Legislature (CSL) announced its Donate to Code 438 initiative in January 2018, whereby Californians can support the work of the CSL this tax season via Code 438, the California Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Contribution Tax Fund, on the California Resident Income Tax Return Form 540.
The California Senior Legislature has been working to improve the lives of California’s six million seniors since 1981. This nonpartisan organization has sponsored over 200 new laws helping seniors with financial abuse, health care, the Silver Alert program, and more.
CSL members will advocate diligently during the 2018 legislative session to have state lawmakers carry and support the CSL’s top State Legislative proposals which include Prescription Drug Labeling, Affordable Living Options for Seniors, Adult Day Care Resources for Alzheimer’s Patients, Long Term Care System Improvement, and more.
CSL is an entirely volunteer organization and is funded primarily by donations. Voluntary tax contributions maintain operations and support critical staff.
Without these contributions, our state’s vulnerable elderly population could lose their strongest advocate.
Established by state law, the mission of the
California Senior Legislature is to help preserve
and enhance the quality of life for older Californians
and their families.
The 40 Senior Senators and 80 Senior Assembly Members are elected by their peers (persons 60 years of age and older) to represent seniors throughout the State.
CSL members submit legislative proposals each year designed to improve the lives of Californians age 60 and over.
The proposals are ranked at the CSL Annual Session held in October at the State Capitol.
The CSL operates under the rules of the Bagley-Keene Act of 2004.