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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: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:07
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 - Held in Committee 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 Senate Appropriations Download and send in a letter of support today!
SB 1139 (Lara) CPEHN, Pre-Health Dreamers Medi-Cal DREAMER Opportunity Act: Ensures all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, may compete for scholarships, loan forgiveness, and workforce development programs and participate in medical school and residency training programs. 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
AB 2077 (Burke/Bonilla) Health Care Eligibilty, Enrollment, and Retention Act: Establishes procedures to ensure that individuals move between Medi-Cal and the Exchange without any breaks in coverage. More info Support Senate Apporopriations
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 Senate Appropriations
AB 72 (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 Senate Appropriations
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 Assembly Appropriations
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 Assembly Appropriations
SB 10 (Lara) Health4All Adults: Allows undocumented individuals to purchase unsubsidized coverage on the Covered California exchange.  More info Support Signed into Law!
AB 2207 (Wood) Denti-Cal Oversight: Provides greater oversight and administration of the Denti-Cal program. It seeks to address and implement recommendations by the Little Hoover Commission study on Denti-Cal's shortcomings. More info Support Senate Appropriations
SB 1010 (Hernandez) Prescription Drug Costs: Seeks to increase transparency of prescription drug pricing and the impact on health care premiums and overall costs by (1) requiring drug manufacturers to notify purchasers before increasing the price of a drug or introducing a new high-cost drug along with a justification for the increase and (2) requiring health plans and insurers to report to state regulators on prescription drug prices as part of existing reporting requirements.  More info Support Assembly Appropriations
SB 1418 (Lara) Helath4All Adults: Expands Medi-Cal coverage to all income-eligible undocumented adults. More info Support Senate Health
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 Senate Appropriations
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 Senate 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) California Transportation Commission: Requires two additional members, who have experience working with disadvantaged communities, be added to the California Transportation Commission.  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 Senate Appropriations
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 Senate Appropriations
Students and Youth
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
AB 1572 (Campos) Student Transportation for Success Act: Provides free transportation to K-12 students who attend schools eligible for Title 1 fedreal funding and face barriers in getting to school.  More info Support Assembly Appropriations - Held in Committee
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 Senate Appropriations
SB 23 (Mitchell) Maximum Family Grant: Repeals the maximum family grant exclusion in CalWORKS.  More info Support Assembly Inactive - Signed 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 Assembly Appropriations
ACA 7 (Gonzalez) Youth Voting Act: This constitutional amendment would lower the voting age to 16 for school board and community college board elections to help empower youth and disadvantaged communities, deepen civic and electoral participation, and ensure that local school boards are accountable to their true constituencies.  More info Support Assembly Elections - Held in Committee