Category: Legislative Updates


April Proving to be an Extremely Busy Month in Sacramento

This week, the California Legislature continued its flurry of activities with two weeks remaining before the April 27 deadline for policy committees to hear and report all fiscal bills introduced in their house of origin. Lawmakers have been extremely busy amending measures and presenting bills at policy committee hearings, and a significant number of bills…

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California Legislature Returns for a Busy April Season

The California Legislature returned to Sacramento after a week-long Spring Recess for what is already shaping out to be a busy April season as Legislators work to meet the April 27 deadline for fiscal bills to be passed by the policy committee of their house of origin. Key activities and bills of interest are provided…

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Legislature Returns from Spring Recess Next Monday

Sacramento was quiet this week as the California Legislature was away on its weeklong Spring Recess. The Senate and Assembly will be back in session next Monday, April 2 where a whirlwind of a month is expected in April. The Legislature faces two significant upcoming deadlines: April 27: The last day for policy committees to…

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One Week Remains before Legislature’s Spring Recess

With one week remaining before its one-week spring recess, the California Legislature continues with its busy spring, amending bills and scheduling and holding policy committee hearings. The CHEAC Legislative Committee met last Friday to review the second batch bills introduced in 2018 and identified nearly 60 new bills that have an impact on public health…

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Senate Health and Education Committees Explore Health Coverage and Access for College Students

On Wednesday, the Senate Health Committee and Senate Education Committee held a joint informational hearing on Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for College Students. Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, provided opening comments for the hearing, which included aim of the hearing, desire to understand the scope of problem, learn…

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Assembly Select Committee Releases Final Report on Universal Coverage and Health Care Financing

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage this week released its final report after holding a series of hearings on the topic between October 2017 and February 2018. Recall last year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved SB 562 (Lara) which would have created a universal health care system in California…

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