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California Legislation

The grid below provides information on CPEHN's priority bills for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Questions? Please email Kimberly Chen at kchen@cpehn.org.

Last Update: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:54
CPEHN Sponsored Legislation
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 2332 (E. Garcia) CPEHN, Leadership Counsel, Policy Link Transportation Investments in Disadvantaged Communities: Requires the Asset Management Plan prioritize SHOPP projects that provide meaningful benefits to disadvantaged communities, codies Caltrans safety goals and requires Caltrans to meet Complete Street targets. More info Support Assembly Transportation - Held in Committee
AB 2670 (Hernandez) CPEHN Health Care Quality and Consumer Experience for Medi-Cal Enrollees: Requires all Medi-Cal managed care plans to annually conduct the Consumer Assesment of Health Care Providers Survey in the Medi-Cal threshold languages and for the Department of Health Care Services to report the results online and in consumer choice packets. More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense Download and send in a letter of support today!
AB 1726 (Bonta) Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) API Data Disaggregation: Requires the Department of Public Health, Department of Health Care Services, Community Colleges, CSUs, and Ucs to disaggregate data for the Asian and Pacific Islander populations. More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense Download and send in a letter of support today!
SB 1139 (Lara) CPEHN, Pre-Health Dreamers Medi-Cal DREAMER Opportunity Act: Ensures all individuals who wish to pursue a medical career may compete for scholarships and loan repayments available under the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF), if they have met all all other conditions of the program. It  grants use of ITIN in lieu of SSN and prohibits the HPEF from barring an applicant based on immigration status. More info Support Senate Apporopriations Download and send in a letter of support today!
Increasing Access to Care
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 2077 (Burke/Bonilla) Health Care Eligibilty, Enrollment, and Retention Act: Establishs procedures to ensure that individuals move between Medi-Cal and the Exchange without any breaks in coverage. More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
AB 2394 (E. Garcia) Medi-Cal Transportation in Rural Areas: Requires Medi-Cal to provide transportation to specialty care services if those services are more than 60 minutes or 30 miles from the beneficiary’s place of residence. More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
AB 533 (Bonta) Surprise Out-of-Network Coverage Charges: Requires that if an enrollee obtains health care from an in-network facility but receives coverage from a nonparticipating provider, the enrollee would only pay for the services as if it were in-network. More info Support Assembly Floor - Concur
SB 1135 (Monning) Timely Access Notice: Requires plans to inform consumers about their right to timely access, including appointment wait times, availability of telephone services, availability of interpreter services at time of appointment More info Support Senate Appropriations - Suspense
SB 1159 (Hernandez) California Health Care Cost & Qualities Database: Establishes a public database to provide valid, timely, and comprehensive health care performance information that can be used to improve the safety, appropriateness, and medical effectiveness of health care. More info Support Senate Approps - Suspense
SB 997 (Lara) Kaiser Kids: Allows undocumented children currently enrolled in Kaiser to remain on Kaiser as they transition to full-scope Medi-Cal. More info Support Senate Apporopriations
SB 10 (Lara) Health4All Adults: Requires the state to petition the federal government to allow undocumented individuals to purchase health care from Covered California with their own money and without any federal subsidies. More info Support Assembly Appropriations
Public Health and Prevention
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 1696 (Holden) Medi-Cal Tobacco Cessation Services: Requires tobacco cessation medications, counseling, and assessments to be covered for a Medi-Cal patient More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
AB 2424 (Gomez) Health Improvement and Innovation Fund: Creates the Health Improvement and Innovation Fund in the State Treasury, which could be used to reduce the rates of preventable health conditions and addressing health disparities.  More info Support Assembly Appropriations
AB 2782 (Bloom) Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Fee: Creates a 2 cent per ounce fee on sugar-sweetened beverages to fund chronic disease prevention. More info Support Assembly Health - Held in Committee
Sustainable and Equitable Communities
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 1982 (Bloom) Traffic Light Synchronization: Requires traffic light syncrhonization projects eligible for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to low speeds (12-15mph). More info Support Assembly Transportation - Held in Committee
AB 2222 (Holden) Discounted Transit Passes: Creates a transit pass program for K-12 and college students, inclduing a $50 million allocation from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
AB 2796 (Bloom/Low) Active Transportation Program: Designates set aside funding within the ATP for planning (2-5%) and non-infrastructure projects (10-30%). More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
Students and Youth
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 1572 (Campos) Student Transportation for Success Act: Creates the Transportation and Access to Public School Fund and require the Superintendent of Public Instruction, upon appropriation to this fund by the Legislature, to allocate moneys from this fund to school districts, county offices of education, entities providing services under a school transportation joint powers agreement, or regional occupational centers or programs that provide pupil transportation an amount equal to the actual costs of the entitled transportation pursuant to this bill. The bill would provide that these provisions shall become operative only to the extent that funding is provided in the annual Budget Act or another statute. More info Support Assembly Appropriations
AB 1644 (Bonta) School Based Early Mental Health: Establishes a four-year pilot program based on the Early Mental Health Initiative (EMHI), which from 1992 to 2012 awarded matching grants to local schools to fund prevention and intervention programs providing support for kids experiencing adjustment challenges in school.  More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Suspense
SB 23 (Mitchell) Maximum Family Grant: Repeals the maximum family grant exclusion in CalWORKS. More info Support Assembly Inactive - Continuing as Budget Item
SB 1014 (Liu) Student Parental Leave: Provides parental leave to student parents, including up to 6 weeks for student giving birth and 4 weeks for student not giving birth. More info Support Senate Appropriations - Suspense