Category: Legislative Updates


CHEAC Opposing AB 626

It’s been a quiet week here in Sacramento during the Legislative Spring Recess, though members will return for the busy season on Monday, April 14. The CHEAC Legislative Committee did take action this week to oppose SB 626 by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia. Bill details are highlighted below. In addition, an updated bill chart can…

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Language Added to a Myriad of Spot Bills

The Legislature is currently at the mid-point of their house of origin committee hearings for the year, and continue their mad pace before they reach the final deadline for bills to move out of their policy committees and on to their respective fiscal committees by April 28.  Meanwhile, amendments are papering the Capitol, including a…

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Policy Committees build momentum

Policy committees continue to build momentum as they heard a number of bills this week. Looking ahead, fiscal bills must be heard in the policy committee of their house of origin by April 28, while the deadline for non-fiscal bills is May 12. The legislature will leave for Spring Recess on April 6 and returning…

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Legislative Update – Policy Committees Underway

Policy Committees have started up in earnest in each house this week and will begin to pick up the pace in the weeks to come. As bills of particular interest are heard in committee, updates will be provided. CHEAC also provides updates in our legislative bill chart, which, can be found here. Also, the CHEAC…

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Legislative Update

The CHEAC Legislative Committee met for our second and final in-person meeting of the year to review the last batch of introduced bills. An updated bill chart with all newly added bills will available next week.  CHEAC’s current bill chart can be found here. A few actions taken by the Legislative Committee are highlighted below:…

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Legislative Update

Policy committees have started to hear legislative bills this week.  Of interest to CHEAC members, AB 6 (Lackey) was heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  AB 6 creates a drugged driving task force within the CA Highway Patrol to develop recommendations for best practices, protocols, proposed legislation, and other policies that will address the issue…

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Legislative Update

Today the CHEAC Legislative Committee held our first meeting of the year to review the first batch of introduced bills. A complete bill list with actions from today’s meeting will be forthcoming. A few bills are highlighted below: Dental Health Services AB 15 (Maienschein) as introduced on 12/6/16 – Support Requires DHCS to increase reimbursement…

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Legislative Hearings on Cannabis

This week two Senate Committees held cannabis related hearings.  The Senate Governance and Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Mike McGuire (D-San Rafael), convened on Tuesday to mainly discuss compliance issues with industry and law enforcement as well as issues about the administration of cannabis taxes statewide.  Arguably, the star of the hearing, however, was an…

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