Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess
The California Legislature wrapped up its work yesterday afternoon and adjourned for its month-long summer recess. This week, several policy committees held hearings to meet today’s deadline to hear and report all non-fiscal bills.
The Legislature will reconvene on Monday, August 6. Upon their return, legislators will face a very busy four weeks of fiscal committee hearings and floor-only session before adjourning the legislative session at the end of August.
Below, we highlight a few actions of interest to CHEAC Members. For a full update, the CHEAC Weekly Bill Chart is available here.
AB 3067 (Chau) as introduced on February 16, 2018 – Support
Assembly Member Ed Chau’s AB 3067 was advanced on consent from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate Floor on Tuesday. The measure would require advertising services not to market cannabis, cannabis products or businesses, or associated cannabis paraphernalia when an internet service, online service, or mobile application is directed to minors. Such prohibitions currently exist for alcohol, firearms and ammunition, spray paint, and tobacco.
Health Coverage/Health Care Reform
AB 2430 (Arambula) as amended on June 7, 2018 – Support
AB 2430 by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula was set for hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. The measure is part of the bill package proposed by the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage and would increase Medi-Cal eligibility for seniors and disabled individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Recall, funding for this expansion was not included in the FY 2018-19 State Budget. Assembly Member Arambula waived presentation on AB 2430, and the measure was placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File where it will be considered at a later date.
AB 1097 (Levine) as amended on June 13, 2018 – Support
Assembly Member Marc Levine’s AB 1097 was also set for hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. The measure would ban smoking and disposal of cigar and cigarette waste at a state coastal beach, state parks, public campgrounds, monument sites, landmark sites, and sites of historical interest deemed by the State. AB 1097 is virtually the same measure as AB 725 (Levine) that was passed by the Legislature and vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. Assembly Member Levine waived presentation on AB 1097, and the measure was placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File where it will be considered at a later date.