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No CHEAC Weekly Update This Week

There will be no CHEAC Weekly Update this week. Sacramento has been quiet as the Legislature is on its summer recess, and CHEAC Staff is settling into a new office suite this week. Please note our new physical and mailing address: 1127 11th Street, Suite 806, Sacramento, California 95814. As a reminder, the early bird…

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CHEAC Office Moving Next Week

Next week, CHEAC will be moving to a new office suite in the same building. Staff availability may be limited due to the transition and relocation of IT services. We recommend contacting CHEAC Staff via email should you need to get ahold of us next week. Please note, our office phone number and all email…

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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…

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Asm. Bloom to Introduce SSB Tax Bill Next Year, Ballot Initiative Announced

Assembly Member Richard Bloom announced this week his intent to introduce a bill in next year’s legislative session to assess a “health impact fee” on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to fund obesity and diabetes prevention programs. Also this week, the California Dental Association (CDA) and the California Medical Association (CMA) filed an initiative for the November…

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CDPH to Hold Oral Health Data Webinar Next Week

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Oral Health will be holding a webinar on oral health data and data dashboards on Wednesday, July 11 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT. The webinar will feature county and regional data of dental visits during pregnancy, dental sealant measure data, and other county-level dental…

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Governor Brown Signs the 2018-19 State Budget

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed his final budget, the Budget Act of 2018 (SB 840), while highlighting his significant accomplishment of taking the state from a $27 billion deficit to one that continues to save for the next recession and includes significant investments for combating homelessness, protecting immigrants, and providing K-14 and higher education….

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Ballot Initiatives Influence State Budget and Policy, Budget Trailer Bill Bans Local Soda Taxes

The ability for local governments to impose taxes and fees on sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages was highly debated in the California State Legislature this week. Two trailer bills, SB 872 and AB 1838 were introduced to ban the ability for local jurisdictions to impose new taxes on groceries, which by definition includes sugar-sweetened beverages/sodas, until…

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