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 legislative session to have state lawmakers carry and support the CSL’s top State Legislative proposals.

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.

2019 Top Priorities

AB 387(AP-18/Gould): Labeling of Prescription Drugs [Gabriel]
AB 970 (AP-2/Warren) Transportation: Seniors’ & Disabled Individuals’ Access to Transportation to Medical Services[Salas]
AB 797 (SP-10/Molnar) Financial Elder Abuse: Mandated Reporting [Grayson]
SB 725 (SP-7/Kagan) Veterans Housing: Affordable Rental Housing [Rubio]
SB 280 (AP-7/Rolfe) Fall Safe Housing [Jackson]
SB 521 (AP-8/Rolfe) Affordable Housing for the Elderly [Portantino]
AB 480 (AP-13/Krohn) Older Adult Mental Health Services Administrator [Salas]
AB 50 (Rolfe) Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program [Kalra]
SB 309 (Pointer) CA Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Contribution Fund [Rubio]
SP-4 Dental Insurance
AP-17 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
AP-15 Homelessness: Seniors & Persons with Disabilities
AP-3 Travel Safety

Top Federal Priorities

(Resolution) (SFP-2/Love) Medicare: Penalties [K Hill]
AFP-2 Medicare Durable Medical Equipment: Grab Bars


The California Senior Legislature Announces “Friends of the CSL” Initiative

The Friends of the CSL affords supporters who join an opportunity to assist in the advocacy efforts of the California Senior Legislature. By joining you not only support the CSL but become an advocate of CSL efforts to improve the lives of Older Californians. For further information and to join the Friends of CSL click on Support CSL button above.



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 to represent seniors throughout the State.

CSL members submit legislative proposals each year designed to improve the lives of Californians.

The proposals are ranked at the CSL Annual Session held in at the State Capitol.

The CSL operates under the rules of the Bagley-Keene Act of 2004.