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California Legislation

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

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

Last Update: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 14:14
CPEHN Sponsored Legislation
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
SB 388 (Mitchell) CPEHN Translating the Summary of Benefits of Coverage: Requires a health insurance plan’s summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) to be translated into non-English languages consistent with California’s existing language access requirements for other vital documents and would require the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to make available translated templates of the SBC on their websites.  More info Support Assembly Appropriations: Suspense File Download and send in a letter of support today!
AB 389 (Chau) CPEHN Hospital Language Assistance Policies: Directs hospitals to post language assistance policies for Limited English Proficient individuals online and requires the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to post this information on their websites as well. More info Support Senate Appropriations: Suspense File Download and send in a letter of support today!
CPEHN Co-Sponsored Legislation
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
SB 137 (Hernandez) CPEHN, Consumers Union, Health Access Provider Directories: Creates standards for provider directories and requires regular updates so directories are accurate and people know what doctors and hospitals are in their network when they shop for coverage or when they seek care. More info Support Assembly Appropriations Download and send in a letter of support today!
Increasing Access to Care
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
SB 4 (Lara) Health for All: Expands access to health care coverage through Medi-Cal to all Californian children, regardless of immigration status and allows undocumented immigrants to purchase coverage through Covered California. More info Support Assembly Appropriations Download and send in a letter of support today!
AB 1073 (Ting) California Board of Pharmacy Translating Prescription Drug Labels: This bill would require the use of translated prescription drug labels. More info Support Senate Appropriations 8/17/2015 Download and send in a letter of support today!
Public Health and Prevention
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 1357 (Bloom) Latino Coalition for a Healthy California Children and Family Health Promotion Program: This bill would create a dedicated revenue source to support chronic disease prevention in California communities most impacted by diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and tooth decay by placing a 2 cent per ounce health impact fee on the distribution of drinks manufactured with added caloric sweetener. More info Support Assembly Health Download and send in a letter of support today!
SB 203 (Monning) California Center for Public Health Advocacy, California Black Health Network Soda Warning Label: This bill would create a warning label for sugar-sweetened beverages. More info Support Senate Health Download and send in a letter of support today!