CHEAC Legislative Committee Reviews First Set of New Bills

The CHEAC Legislative Committee today convened its first daylong bill review meeting to assess the first batch of new legislative bills introduced in the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session. The Legislative Committee reviewed nearly 30 measures of potential interest to California local health departments and public health services in the state. The CHEAC Legislative Committee will convene again in two weeks to review the second batch of new bills introduced this year.

In other legislative news this week, the California State Assembly on Wednesday swore in a new member. Assembly Member Mike Fong was victorious in the recent special election for the 49th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. The seat was previously held by Assembly Member Ed Chau who resigned in late 2021 after being appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Assembly Member Fong served on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees since 2015. He was previously a candidate in a special election for an Assembly seat in 2017.

For a full update, including new bills identified today by the CHEAC Legislative Committee, the latest edition of the CHEAC Weekly Bill Chart is available here.