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May Revise Items Heard by Budget Subcommittees

This week, the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Health and Human Services, Sub. 3 and Sub. 1 respectively, convened hearings on May Revise items, in addition to voting on items previously before the Subcommittees. Highlights are provided below. Note, that in order to meet the June 15 Constitutional deadline for the Governor to sign…

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Fiscal Discussions Continue

This week’s Appropriations hearings had packed agendas as the Legislative deadline for bills to be moved to the floor is May 26. Hundreds of bills have been sent to Suspense File, where they will await their final fate. The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will conduct their final business for bills in their house of…

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Governor’s May Revise Released

Yesterday, Governor Brown released the 2017-18 May Revision, which despite an additional $2.5 billion in revenues, continues to mirror the Governor’s fiscal prudence and restraint. The budget advances several priorities including: Increased funding for schools; A restoration of child provider rate increases; Reduced pension liabilities; and Mitigation of the adverse county impacts resulting from the…

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Policy and Appropriations Committees Continue Work

This week, the Legislature was once again relatively quiet as policy committees reviewed bills with no fiscal implications and fiscal committees placed a majority of bills on Suspense File. The next several weeks are shaping up to be quite busy for the Legislature as the June 2 deadline for all bills to be passed out…

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Legislature Presses on as May Deadlines Approach

With the passing of the policy committee fiscal deadline last week, the Legislature was relatively quiet this week.  Several policy committees met to review bills with no fiscal considerations, and will wrap up their work next week.  Appropriations committees in both houses also met, with lengthy bill calendars, and the majority of bills heard were…

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Senate Joint Subcommittee, including Sub. No. 3 on Health and Human Services Hear Cannabis Trailer Bill

This week, the Senate convened a joint hearing on Cannabis Regulatory Implementation with Budget Subcommittees No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, No. 3 on Health and Human Services (HHS) and No. 4 on State Administration and General Government. Members were provided with updates/overviews from the State Board of Equalization, the Department of…

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House Passes the American Health Care Act

Yesterday, House Republicans managed to pass the American Health Care Act with 217 ‘Yes’ votes and 213 ‘No’ votes and one member not present to vote. Events leading up to the House passage of the bill include: March 6 – House Republicans released the first iteration of the AHCA language; key provisions included: Medicaid Expansion….

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CDPH to hold Naloxone Grant Program Webinar in May

The California Department of Public Health will be holding an additional webinar for local health departments to address questions regarding the receipt and distribution of naloxone. The webinar will give participants the opportunity to hear from other LHDs about their experiences distributing naloxone, including issuing standing orders and addressing liability concerns. Two webinars were held…

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Legislative and Stakeholder Proposals heard in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard items related to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Several Assembly Members presented legislative proposals involving CDPH on topics including a Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a health and human services grant program for…

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Humboldt County Names New Public Health Director

Michele Stephens was recently named the new director for Humboldt County’s Public Health Branch as of March 12, 2017.  Michele has been with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services since 2006, and has served as both a supervisor and manager in the department’s Child Welfare Services Division.  Please join us in welcoming…

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