Category: Legislative Updates


Legislature Faces Fiscal Committee Deadline Next Friday

This week, the California Legislature maintained a steady pace of committee and floor activities as it approaches a series of upcoming deadlines. Today marks the last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 3, and next Friday marks the last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced…

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JLAC, Assembly Health Committee Convene Joint Informational Hearing on State Auditor Report on Preventive Health Services for Medi-Cal Children

On Tuesday, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) and the Assembly Health Committee convened an informational hearing related to California State Auditor Elaine Howle’s recent report, “Department of Health Care Services: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Are Not Receiving Preventive Health Services.” Recall, the audit report, released in March, determined that an average 2.4 million…

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After Marathon Week of Hearings, Legislature Begins Spring Recess

The California Legislature wrapped up an extremely busy week of committee hearings, bill negotiations, and amendments, breaking for its 10-day Spring Recess upon adjournment of yesterday’s session. Policy committee hearings stretched several hours – some into the evening hours – as committees considered and acted upon a significant number of measures. Advocates packed the halls…

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One Week Remains Before Legislature’s Spring Recess

This week, the California Legislature maintained a swift pace of committee hearings, bill negotiations, and amendments. The Legislature will begin its 10-day Spring Recess upon the adjournment of session next Thursday, April 11. Upon their return on April 22, legislators will have limited time to move bills along the legislative process before meeting deadlines. All…

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Health Committees Convene Joint Hearing on Opioid Crisis

The Senate and Assembly Health Committees convened a joint hearing on Wednesday entitled “Increasing Access to Treatment and Services in Response to the Opioid Crisis.” The hearing featured various panels highlighting the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) pilots, the California Hub & Spoke System (CA H&SS), and other programmatic efforts underway in California to…

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