Category: Legislative Updates


Assembly Health Committee Convenes Informational Hearing on Long-Term Care Facilities

On Tuesday, the Assembly Health Committee convened an informational hearing to assess the licensing, inspections, and quality of care provided in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) throughout California. The hearing featured three panels consisting of state officials, service providers, and facility representatives. The first panel provided an overview of the licensing and inspection process of SNFs…

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Governor Faces Limited Time to Act on Legislative Measures

Governor Gavin Newsom faces an October 10 deadline to sign or veto measures advanced to his desk by the California State Legislature prior to their adjournment last month. With limited time remaining, Governor Newsom acted on a significant number of legislative measures spanning a wide array of subjects, including health, behavioral health, and housing and…

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One Week Remains in Year’s Legislative Session

Lawmakers in Sacramento this week maintained a steady pace of floor sessions only, working toward next Friday’s legislative deadline for any bill to be passed to the Governor. With only days remaining in this year’s legislative session, legislators continue to secure last-minute amendments and votes to get their remaining bills in play across the finish…

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LAO Publishes 2021-22 Preliminary Spending Plan Overview

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published its annual California Spending Plan to summarize the year’s state budget. The LAO on Tuesday published the overview of the 2021-22 Budget Act and highlights major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The report published by the LAO is…

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