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AB 1042 - Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-CA)
Skilled nursing facilities: unpaid penalties: related parties.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 16.).
An act to amend Sections 1324.22, 1325.5, and 1437.5 of, and to add Section 1424.3 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to long-term health care facilities.

AB 1075 - Asm. Buffy Wicks (D-CA)
Planning and zoning: residential developments.
03/22/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
Section 65583 of the Government Code, relating to land use. An act to add Section 65913.16 to the Government Code, relating to housing.

AB 1122 - Cristina Garcia
Employment discrimination.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 1122, as amended, Cristina Garcia. Employment discrimination. Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), protects and safeguards the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination or abridgment on account of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, mental condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.This bill would provide that, under FEHA, it is not a violation of the rights of any individual who is not chosen for an employer to hire or promote a member of a protected group, if the employer determines that the individual hired or promoted is qualified for the job and the individual hired or promoted is a member of a protected group that is underrepresented in the type of job in question in the relevant general workforce. Under the bill, the violation exemption would not apply if the individual hired or promoted is a member of a protected group that, prior to the selection of the individual, was overrepresented in the type of job in the employer’s workforce or an individual challenging the hire or promotion decision is a member of a protected group that is underrepresented in the type of job in the relevant general workforce and there is substantial evidence that the individual’s protected status was a substantial factor in the hire or promotion decision. The bill would define terms for its purpose.

AB 1132 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
Medi-Cal.
06/16/2021 - Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.
Penal Code, and to amend Sections 14184.10, 14184.30, 14184.40, and 14197.4 of, to amend and repeal Sections 14132.275, 14132.276, 14132.277, 14182.16, 14182.17, 14182.18, 14186, 14186.1, 14186.2, 14186.3, and 14186.4 of, and to add Sections 14184.201 and 14184.208 to, to add Sections 14184.201, 14184.208, 14184.300, 14184.301, 14184.400, 14184.401, 14184.402, 14184.403, 14184.404, and 14184.600 to, and to add Article 3.3 (commencing with Section 14124.3) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 114 - Asm. Brian Maienschein (D-CA)
Medi-Cal benefits: rapid Whole Genome Sequencing.
07/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to amend Sections 14105.28 and Section 14132 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 1171 - Asm. Cristina Garcia (D-CA)
Rape of a spouse.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 1946.7 and 1946.8 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 1036.2, 1103, and 1107 of the Evidence Code, to amend Sections 3044 and 6930 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 13956 and 53165 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 136.2, 136.7, 209, 261, 261.6, 261.7, 264, 264.1, 264.2, 273.7, 290, 292, 667, 667.5, 667.51, 667.6, 667.61, 667.71, 667.8, 667.9, 679.02, 680, 784.7, 799, 868.5, 1048, 1127e, 1170.12, 1192.5, 1202.1, 1203.055, 1203.06, 1203.066, 1203.067, 1203.075, 1203.08, 1203.09, 1270.1, 1346.1, 1387, 1524.1, 1601, 2933.5, 2962, 3000, 3053.8, 3057, 11105.3, 11160, 12022.3, 12022.53, 12022.8, 12022.85, 13701, 13750, 13837, and 14205 of, and to repeal Section 262 of, the Penal Code, to amend Section 5164 of the Public Resources ...

AB 118 - Asm. Sydney Kamlager (D-CA)
Department of Social Services: C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
Chapter 19 (commencing with Section 18999.90) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to emergency services.

AB 1204 - Buffy Wicks
Hospital equity reporting.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 1204, Wicks. Hospital equity reporting. Existing law establishes the Department of Health Care Access and Information to oversee various aspects of the health care market, including oversight of hospital facilities and community benefit plans. Existing law requires a private, not-for-profit hospital to adopt and update a community benefits plan that describes the activities the hospital has undertaken to address identified community needs within its mission and financial capacity, including health care services rendered to vulnerable populations. Existing law defines “vulnerable populations” for these purposes to mean a population that is exposed to medical or financial risk by virtue of being uninsured, underinsured, or eligible for Medi-Cal, Medicare, California Children’s Services Program, or county indigent programs. Existing law requires a hospital to annually submit its community benefits plan to the department not later than 150 days after the hospital’s fiscal year ends.This bill would add racial and ethnic groups experiencing disparate health outcomes and socially disadvantaged groups to the definition of “vulnerable populations” for community benefits reporting purposes.This bill would require a hospital to prepare and annually submit an equity report to the department according to a reporting schedule established by the department. The bill would require an equity report to include, among other things, an analysis of health status and access to care disparities on the basis of specified categories, including age, sex, and race, and a health equity plan to reduce disparities. The bill would authorize the department to impose a fine not to exceed $5,000 against a hospital that fails to adopt, update, or submit an equity report, and would require the department to list those that failed to submit an equity report on its internet website. The bill would require the department to convene a Health Care Equity Measures Advisory Committee with specified membership to assist and advise the director relative to equity reports.

AB 125 - Asm. Robert Rivas (D-CA)
Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022.
04/15/2021 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
An act to add Division 49 (commencing with Section 80700) to the Public Resources Code, relating to the Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022, by providing the funds necessary therefor, through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California, and for the handling and disposition of those funds.

AB 1271 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Surplus land.
04/29/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Sections 54221, 54222, 54222.5, 54223, 54224, 54225, 54227, and 54230.5 of the Government Code, relating to surplus land.

AB 1274 - Laurie Davies
Community care facilities: exceptions.
02/01/2022 - Died at Desk.
AB 1274, as introduced, Davies. Community care facilities: exceptions. Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities by the State Department of Social Services. Under existing law, community care facilities include facilities that provide nonmedical residential care, day treatment, adult daycare, or foster family agency services. Existing law exempts certain entities from regulation as community care facilities.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

AB 128 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
06/28/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021.
An act making appropriations for the support of the government of the State of California and for several public purposes in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of California, relating to the state budget, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

AB 129 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
08/16/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0110-001-0001, 0120-011-0001, 0250-001-0001, 0250-101-0001, 0250-101-0932, 0250-102-0932, 0250-103-0001, 0250-111-0001, 0250-114-0001, 0250-162-8506, 0509-001-0001, 0509-062-8506, 0511-001-0001, 0515-002-0001, 0515-104-0001, 0521-001-0046, 0521-031-0001, 0521-131-0001, 0530-001-0001, 0540-001-0001, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-6088, 0540-491, 0552-002-0001, 0559-001-0001, 0690-001-0001, 0690-006-0890, 0690-101-0001, 0690-101-0890, 0690-112-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0820-001-0460, 0820-001-3053, 0820-101-0001, 0840-001-0001, 0954-001-0001, 0954-162-8506, 0985-220-0001, 1115-101-0001, 2240-001-0001, 2240-101-0001, 2240-102-0001, 2240-106-0001, 2240-111-0001, 2660-002-0001, 2660-030-0001, 2660-102-0001, 2660-108-0001, 2660-130-0001, 2660-302-0001, 2660-308-0001, ...

AB 1300 - Asm. Randy Voepel (R-CA)
Residential care facilities for the elderly: electronic monitoring.
04/07/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Article 10 (commencing with Section 1569.90) to Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to residential care facilities for the elderly.

AB 1304 - Asm. Miguel Santiago (D-CA)
Affirmatively further fair housing: housing element: inventory of land.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 57. Noes 17.).
An act to amend Sections 8899.50, 65583, and 65583.2 of the Government Code, relating to land use.

AB 131 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Child development programs.
07/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 116, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 8200, 8201, 8202, 8203, 8203.1, 8203.3, 8203.5, and 8204 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 8200) of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to amend and renumber Sections 8235, 8235.5, 8236.1, 8236.2, 8236.3, 8238, 8238.4, 8239.1, 8246, 8250, 8250.5, 8255, 8257, 8258, 8260, 8261, 8261.5, 8262, 8262.1, 8262.2, 8262.3, 8262.5, 8263.1, 8264.5, 8264.6, 8264.7, 8264.8, 8265.2, 8265.5, 8266.1, 8268, 8269, 8270, 8271, 8272, 8272.1, 8273, 8273.1, 8273.3, 8275, 8275.5, 8276, 8276.7, 8279, 8279.1, 8279.2, 8279.3, 8282, 8320, 8321, 8322, 8324, 8326, 8327, 8328, 8329, 8330, 8332, 8332.1, 8332.2, 8332.25, 8332.3, 8332.4, 8332.5, 8332.6, 8332.7, 8332.8, 8335, 8335.1, 8335.3, 8335.4, 8335.5, 8335.6, 8347, 8347.1, 8347.2, 8347.3, 8347.4, 8347.5, 8360, 8360.2, 8361, 8362, ...

AB 1324 - Asm. Robert Rivas (D-CA)
Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Funding Program Act.
03/26/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
Health and Safety Code, relating to residential care facilities for the elderly. An act to amend Sections 16305.2 and 53993 of, and to add Section 16305.10 to, the Government Code, and to add Part 18 (commencing with Section 54200) to Division 31 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 133 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Health.
07/27/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021.
Section 502 to, and to repeal Sections 2717, 2852.5, 3518.1, 3770.1, and 4506 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Section 100504 of, and to add Sections 100503.5 and 100520.5 to, the Government Code, to amend Sections 38074, 102430, 120511, 120780.2, 120956, 120972, 127000, 127005, 127010, 127280, 127285, 127345, 127346, 127350, 127360, 127400, 127435, 127450, 127671, 127671.1, 127672, 127672.8, 127672.9, 127673, 127673.1, 127673.2, 127673.3, 127673.4, 127673.5, 127673.6, 127673.7, 127673.8, 127673.81, 127673.82, 127673.83, 127673.84, 127674, 127674.1, 127675, 127677, 127679, 127681, 127683, 127685, 127885, 127900, 127940, 127985, 127995, 128000, 128005, 128020, 128030, 128035, 128040, 128050, 128051, 128052, 128130, 128135, 128140, 128155, 128165, 128170, 128175, 128180, ...

AB 1331 - Jacqui V. Irwin
Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services.
10/07/2021 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 1331, Irwin. Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes, among other things, the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders and the appointment of a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of both, for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder. The act is administered by the Director of Health Care Services.This bill would require the director to appoint a full-time Statewide Director of Crisis Services. The bill would require the Statewide Director of Crisis Services to monitor, support, and coordinate with support providers, with the goal of having a comprehensive crisis care system, as specified, and coordinate with the Department of Managed Health Care, the Department of Insurance, and other departments, agencies, and entities, as necessary, to support and advocate for the creation and continued existence of a comprehensive, integrated, and reliable network of services. The bill would also specify the duties of the Statewide Director of Crisis Services, which would include various tasks relating to behavioral health crisis care in the state including, among other things, coordinating behavioral health programs and services statewide to ensure continuity of services and access points across county lines, other geographic boundaries, or both, and to promote and enhance cross-agency information exchange and resource sharing. The bill would authorize the Statewide Director of Crisis Services to undertake other related activities that they deem necessary to accomplish their duties. The bill would require the Director of Health Care Services to ensure that the Statewide Director of Crisis Services has the resources necessary to achieve the duties of the position.

AB 134 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Mental Health Services Act: county program and expenditure plans.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 75, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Sections 5847 and 5892 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 135 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Human services omnibus.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 85, Statutes of 2021.
Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Section 17706 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 17400 of, the Family Code, to amend Section 12730 of, to add Section 12087.2 to, to add and repeal Section 16367.51 of, and to add and repeal Article 12 (commencing with Section 16429.5) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, to amend Sections 1522.41, 1562.3, 1569.616, and 1569.617 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 1418.8 of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Sections 4620.4, 6509, 9121, 10831, 10836, 11004.1, 11054, 11330.5, 11450.025, 11454, 12201.06, 12300, 12300.4, 12306.1, 12306.16, 13276, 15204.35, 15610.10, 15610.55, 15610.57, 15630, 15701.05, 15750, 15763, 15770, 15771, 16523, 16523.1, 18900.7, 18900.8, 18901.10, 18918.1, 18919, 18999.1, 18999.2, ...

AB 1355 - Marc B. Levine
Public social services: hearings.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
AB 1355, Levine. Public social services: hearings. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.Existing law establishes hearing procedures for an applicant for, or recipient of, public social services who is dissatisfied with certain actions regarding those services to request a hearing from the State Department of Social Services or the State Department of Health Care Services, as applicable, under specified circumstances. After an administrative law judge has held a hearing and issued a proposed decision, within 30 days after the department has received a copy of the administrative law judge’s proposed decision, or within the 3 business days for an expedited resolution of an appeal of an adverse benefit determination for a Medi-Cal managed care plan beneficiary, as specified, existing law authorizes the director to take specified action under prescribed timeframes. These actions include adopting the decision in its entirety, deciding the matter themselves on the record, including the transcript, with or without taking additional evidence, or ordering a further hearing to be conducted by the director or another administrative law judge on their behalf. Under existing law, failure of the director to take certain actions is deemed an affirmation of the proposed decision.This bill would instead authorize the director to adopt the decision in its entirety, decide the matter on the record after reviewing the transcript or recording of the hearing without taking additional evidence, or order a further hearing to be conducted by the director or another administrative law judge on their behalf that affords the parties the opportunity to present and respond to additional evidence. The bill would clarify that a proposed decision would be deemed affirmed and adopted if the director fails to take prescribed action, and would require the director’s alternated decision to contain a statement of the facts and evidence, including references to the applicable provisions of law and regulations, and the analysis that supports their decision.

AB 136 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Developmental services.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 76, Statutes of 2021.
Government Code, to amend Sections 1502, 1507.2, 1524, 1534, 1538, 1538.55, 1548, and 1566.45 of, to amend the heading of Article 9 (commencing with Section 1567.50) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of, and to add Sections 1507.35 and 1567.51 to, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 361.2, 727, 4418.7, 4474.17, 4512, 4519.5, 4640.6, 4643.5, 4646, 4684.50, 4684.53, 4684.55, 4684.58, 4684.60, 4684.63, 4684.65, 4684.68, 4684.70, 4684.73, 4684.74, 4685.8, 4691.12, 4870, 6500, 6502, 6509, 7505, 11402, 17731, 17732, and 17736 of, to amend the heading of Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 4684.50) of Chapter 6 of Division 4.5 of, to amend and repeal Section 4648.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 4519 of, to add Sections 4511.1, 4511.5, 4519.9, 4519.10, 4620.4, 4620.5, 4641.1, ...

AB 1398 - Asm. Richard Bloom (D-CA)
Planning and zoning: housing element: rezoning of sites: prohousing local policies.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 55. Noes 20.).
An act to amend Sections 65583, 65583.2, and 65588 of the Government Code, relating to housing.

AB 1456 - Jose J. Medina
Student financial aid: Cal Grant Reform Act.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 1456, Medina. Student financial aid: Cal Grant Reform Act. (1) Existing law establishes the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, the California Community College Transfer Entitlement awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards, the Cal Grant C awards, and the Cal Grant T awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for these awards for participating students attending qualifying institutions.This bill would enact the Cal Grant Reform Act, which would revise and recast the provisions establishing and governing the existing Cal Grant Program into a new Cal Grant Program. The bill would specify that the Cal Grant Reform Act would only become operative upon the appropriation by the Legislature, in the annual Budget Act or another statute, of sufficient funds to fully implement its provisions. The bill would authorize the commission to adopt emergency regulations to implement the Cal Grant Reform Act. The new Cal Grant Program would also include a Cal Grant 2 Program and a Cal Grant 4 Program, with eligibility requirements as specified.The provisions rendering several existing provisions of the Cal Grant Program inoperative would take effect on July 1, 2024, or on a date determined in the annual Budget Act, whichever date is later. The Cal Grant Reform Act would become operative for students to apply for aid beginning October 1, 2023, and to receive aid for the 2024–25 academic year.The bill would require the Trustees of the California State University, and request the Regents of the University of California, to adopt a statement of policy on or before June 30, 2023, on how their institutional aid programs address student basic needs and how these institutional funds are prioritized for disbursement. The bill would require the University of California, the California State University, private nonprofit and for-profit institutions of higher education, and community college districts whose students receive Cal Grant aid to report specified data to the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the higher education policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature for each academic year, starting with the 2021–22 academic year, by March 31 of the subsequent academic year. To the extent that this provision would impose new duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.(2) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 66025.9 of the Education Code proposed by SB 512 to be operative only if this bill and SB 512 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(3) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 76300 of the Education Code proposed by AB 1113 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1113 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 148 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Public resources.
07/22/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 115, Statutes of 2021.
Civil Code, to add Section 5122.5 to the Corporations Code, to amend Sections 17210 and 17213 of the Education Code, to amend Sections 1348, 1350, 1352, 1745.1, and 1745.2 of the Fish and Game Code, to add Section 569.5 to the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Sections 8670.2, 8670.3, 8670.40, 15472, 15473, 15475, and 65850.2 of, to add Sections 15475.1, 15475.2, 15475.4, 15475.5, and 15475.6 to, and to add and repeal Section 16428.92 of, the Government Code, to amend Sections 13143.9, 25501, 25503, 25504, 25506, 25507, 25507.1, 25510, 25510.1, 25516, 25517, 25531.2, 25532, 25533, 25534, 25534.05, 25534.06, 25534.5, 25535, 25535.1, 25535.2, 25535.5, 25536, 25536.6, 25536.9, 25537, 25537.5, 25538, 25539, 25541.5, 25542, 25543, 25543.1, 25543.2, 25543.3, and 25545 of, to add Section ...

AB 1509 - Asm. Alex Lee (D-CA)
Enhancements: firearms.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Government Code, and to amend Sections 190, 206, 368, 422.75, 550, 600, 667.5, 667.61, 667.7, 1170.11, 1174.4, 1203.055, 1203.06, 1203.09, 1269b, 2933.5, 2962, 3003, 3057, 12022.2, 12022.53, 12022.55, and 12022.8 of, to add Section 1170.23 to, and to repeal Sections 12021.5, 12022, 12022.4, 12022.5, and 12022.7 and 12022.5 of, the Penal Code, relating to enhancements.

AB 1543 - Asm. Richard Bloom (D-CA)
Affordable Housing and Community Development Funding Act.
03/26/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
Section 25581 65583 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 34176, 34176.1, and 34183 of the Health and Safety Code, and to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 97.100) to Chapter 6 of Part 0.5 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to local government. government finance.

AB 1615 - Philip Y. Ting
Foster youth: housing.
01/14/2022 - Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and HUM. S.
AB 1615, as introduced, Ting. Foster youth: housing. Existing law, subject to an annual appropriation in the annual Budget Act, requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide, under the Transitional Housing Program, funding to counties for allocation to child welfare services agencies to help young adults who are 18 to 24 years of age, inclusive, secure and maintain housing, with priority given to young adults formerly in the state’s foster care or probation systems. Existing law, subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act, also requires the department to allocate funding to counties to provide housing navigators to help young adults who are 18 to 21 years of age, inclusive, secure and maintain housing, with priority given to young adults in the foster care system. Existing law requires a child welfare agency that accepts any distribution of money pursuant to either program to report specified information to the department on an annual basis.This bill would rename to housing navigator program as the Housing Navigation and Maintenance Program, and would extend eligibility and priority for the program to help young adults who are 18 to 24 years of age, inclusive, with priority given to young adults formerly or currently in the foster care system. The bill would, for a child welfare agency that accepts any distribution of money for both the Transitional Housing Program and the Housing Navigation and Maintenance Program, require the department shall accept one county board resolution and one allocation acceptance form, and execute one standard agreement, for both programs.Existing law makes transitional housing available to any former foster youth who is at least 18 years of age and not more than 24 years of age who has exited from the foster care system on or after their 18th birthday and has elected to participate in the Transitional Housing Program-Plus, as defined, if they have not received services pursuant to these provisions for more than a total of 24 months. Existing law authorizes a county to extend those services to former foster youth who are not more than 25 years of age and for a total of 36 months if the former foster youth meets specified criteria.This bill would extend the age of eligibility for transitional housing in all counties to any former foster youth who is at least 18 years of age and not more than 25 years of age, and would extend the maximum time they may receive services pursuant to these provisions to 36 months. The bill would, subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for this purpose, require the department to allocate and distribute funds to counties for this extension, and would require a county that elects to receive this funding to increase, by a minimum of 25%, the bed capacity for, or the number of participants served under, the Transitional Housing Program-Plus, as specified. To the extent that this bill would expand county duties with regard to the administration of the Transitional Housing Program-Plus program, it would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law establishes the Bringing Families Home Program, and, to the extent funds are appropriated in the annual Budget Act, requires the State Department of Social Services to award program funds to counties and tribal governments for the purpose of providing housing-related supports to eligible families meeting specified conditions, including that the family is homeless, as defined, if that homelessness prevents reunification between an eligible family and a child receiving child welfare services, or when lack of housing prevents a parent or guardian from addressing issues that could lead to foster care placement.This bill would expand the program to also provide housing-related supports to eligible youth who are at least 18 years of age and not more than 25 years of age, whose dependency, delinquency, or transition jurisdiction was terminated by the ju

AB 1618 - Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry
Alzheimer’s disease.
08/11/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 1618, as amended, Aguiar-Curry. Alzheimer’s disease. Existing law authorizes any postsecondary higher educational institution with a medical center to establish diagnostic and treatment centers for Alzheimer’s disease, and requires the State Department of Public Health to administer grants to the postsecondary higher educational institutions that establish a center pursuant to these provisions.This bill would require the department to establish the Office of the Healthy Brain Initiative to conduct all department activities relating to Alzheimer’s disease and to implement the action agenda items in the Healthy Brain Initiative, as defined. The bill would also, upon appropriation by the Legislature, require the office to establish a program in at least 10 local health jurisdictions, as specified, and award participating local health jurisdictions one-time grant funding, to develop local initiatives that are consistent with the Healthy Brain Initiative. The bill would require the office to conduct an evaluation of the program and produce a report describing best practices and making recommendations regarding which solutions and innovations are most feasible to replicate. The bill would require the office to provide a copy of the report to the Legislature by December 31, 2025, and to provide an updated copy of the report to the Legislature every 3 years thereafter.Existing law requires the Secretary of California Health and Human Services to be responsible for oversight and coordination of programs serving people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and their families. Existing law establishes the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee in the California Health and Human Services Agency, and specifies that the committee consists of 14 members, including, among others, one member who represents a consumer organization representing persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and 2 people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, serving one-year terms.This bill would, in the provisions governing the committee, revise references to Alzheimer’s disease to also refer to related disorders. The bill would also expand the membership of the committee to at least 21, but not more than 25, members and would specify that the additional members include a 2nd member representing a consumer organization representing persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, one member who represents first responders, one commissioner from the California Commission on Aging who has expertise regarding Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, one member who represents primary care physicians, one member representing local health jurisdictions, and 2 ex officio, nonvoting members, one of which is a Member of the Assembly and one of which is a Senator. The bill would remove the requirement that the 2 members who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders serve a one-year term.

AB 167 - Assembly Committee on Budget
Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill.
09/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021.
AB 167, Committee on Budget. Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill. (1) Existing law establishes the California Prekindergarten Planning and Implementation Grant Program as a state early learning initiative with the goal of expanding access to classroom-based prekindergarten programs at local educational agencies, defined as school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. Existing law appropriates $300,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for allocation to local educational agencies for grants for the 2021–22 fiscal year. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate $200,000,000 of that amount to local educational agencies as base grants, enrollment grants, and supplemental grants for specified purposes.This bill would revise the methodology for allocating base grants, enrollment grants, and supplemental grants to local educational agencies under the program.(2) Existing law requires the Controller to draw warrants on the State Treasury throughout each year in specified amounts for purposes of apportioning funding to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools. Existing law requires the Controller to provide in each warrant a portion of the total amount certified by the Superintendent as apportioned for specified programs during the fiscal year from the State School Fund to the school districts and charter schools under the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools of that county, to the county school service fund of that county, and to the county school tuition fund of that county.This bill would add the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, specified mental health-related services, and the special education early intervention preschool grant to the list of programs for which the Controller is required to provide in each warrant a portion of the total amount certified by the Superintendent during the fiscal year.(3) Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to develop and submit to the State Board of Education, on or before December 31, 2022, and the state board to adopt, modify, revise, or reject, as prescribed, on or before March 31, 2023, model curricula relative to (A) the Vietnamese American refugee experience, (B) the Cambodian genocide, and (C) Hmong history and cultural studies, as specified, for use in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Existing law requires the commission to develop and submit to the state board, on or before December 31, 2021, and the state board to adopt, modify, revise, or reject, as prescribed, on before March 31, 2022, a model curriculum in Native American studies to ensure quality courses of study in Native American studies.Existing law, contingent upon the enactment of legislation during the 2021–22 Regular Session prescribing the process for the development of model curricula for Native American studies, the Vietnamese American refugee experience, the Cambodian genocide, and Hmong history and cultural studies, appropriates $1,200,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent to support the development of those model curricula.This bill would replace the requirement that the commission develop, and that the state board adopt, modify, revise, or reject, the model curricula with a requirement that the department use the $1,200,000 in appropriated funds to enter into a contract with a county office of education or a consortium of county offices of education for the purpose of developing model curricula related to (A) the Vietnamese American refugee experience, (B) the Cambodian genocide, (C) Hmong history and cultural studies, and (D) Native American studies, as provided. The bill would impose different 2022 deadlines for the department, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the state board, to enter into the contracts for developing the model curricula,

AB 1679 - Laurie Davies
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: California Business Investment Services Program: Supply Chain Senior Advisor.
05/19/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 1679, as amended, Fong. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: California Business Investment Services Program: Supply Chain Senior Advisor. Existing law, the Economic Revitalization Act, establishes the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, known as “GO-Biz,” under the authority of a director appointed by the Governor, within the Governor’s office, to serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, and economic growth.Existing law establishes within the office the California Business Investment Services Program under the authority of the director to serve employers, corporate executives, business owners, and site location consultants who are considering California for business investment and expansion.This bill would require the director to appoint a Supply Chain Senior Advisor within the office to be the principal advocate in the state for the interests of business and industry related to supply chain development and operation and to advise the director on legislation, administrative regulations, and other issues affecting the state’s supply chain. The bill would also authorize the senior advisor, in consultation with the director, to establish and convene one or more advisory groups consisting of stakeholders in the state’s supply chain. The bill would require the senior advisor to, among other things, collaborate with state agencies with similar duties and functions or that otherwise support or impact supply chains in the state and oversee and support the work of any advisory group established and convened pursuant to the bill’s provisions. The bill would also require each state agency to furnish to the senior advisor reports, documents, and information that are public records and that the senior advisor deems necessary to carry out the advisor’s duties and functions.

AB 168 - Assembly Committee on Budget
Child care.
01/06/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
AB 168, as amended, Committee on Budget. Child care. Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, provides a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of child care and development services for children from infancy to 13 years of age and their parents, including an alternative payment program that requires the State Department of Social Services to contract with local government agencies or nonprofit organizations to provide alternative payments and to provide support services to parents and providers.This bill would include migrant alternative payment programs in the definition of “alternative payment programs” for this purpose.Existing law appropriates money from the Federal Trust Fund to support various programs that provide child care services, including the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children.This bill would, instead, require specified funding for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children to come from a prescribed General Fund appropriation and would make technical and other changes to the appropriations for that program.Existing law establishes reimbursement rates for child care and development services programs. As of January 1, 2022, under existing law, contractors who, as of December 31, 2021, received the standard reimbursement rate are required to receive the greater of the 75th percentile of the 2018 regional market rate survey or the contract per-child reimbursement amount as of December 31, 2021.This bill, until regulations are filed with the Secretary of State, would authorize the California Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services to implement the revised reimbursement rates by means of management bulletins or similar letters of instruction on or before December 31, 2021. The bill would require those departments to examine the time base and special criteria adjustment factors that impact center-based contractors receiving those reimbursement rates and would specify a process by which the time base and special criteria adjustment factors may be changed. The bill would require the departments to initiate rulemaking action on or before December 31, 2023.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

AB 1683 - Laurie Davies
Foster youth: savings accounts.
04/05/2022 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
AB 1683, as introduced, Davies. Foster youth: savings accounts. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings, and governs the provision of child welfare services, which is defined to mean public social services that are directed toward the accomplishment of specified purposes, including protecting and promoting the welfare of all children, preventing the unnecessary separation of children from their families, and restoring to their families children who have been removed. Existing law places various requirements on the State Department of Social Services in the provision of those public social services.This bill would require the department to develop a program to give children in the foster care system who are 12 years of age or older access to a savings account at a financial institution. The bill would require the department to ensure that a financial institution contracted with meets various requirements, including that the financial institution provides a debit card that is accepted at any place that takes electronic benefits transfer (EBT) payments. The bill would require the department to ensure that the child meets various requirements, including taking a financial literacy class to be developed by the department. The bill would authorize a contracting financial institution to hold a child with a savings account opened pursuant to those provisions responsible for overdraft costs up to $100. The bill would limit access to the savings account to the child who established the account, as specified. The bill would make related findings and declarations.

AB 1684 - Randy Voepel
Alzheimer’s disease: public awareness campaign.
08/11/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 1684, as amended, Voepel. Alzheimer’s disease: public awareness campaign. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to provide, or contract for the provision of, public and professional education on Alzheimer’s disease for consumers, caregivers, and health care providers.This bill would require the department to implement a public awareness campaign, as specified, and include education for unpaid caregivers. The bill would also make related legislative findings and declarations.

AB 170 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
09/09/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Skinner.
Budget Act of 2021 (Chapters 21 and 69 of the Statutes of 2021) by amending Items 0250-101-0932, 0250-111-0001, 0250-301-0660, 0509-001-0001, 0509-102-0001, 0511-001-0001, 0540-001-0001, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-6088, 0555-101-0001, 0650-001-0001, 0650-101-0001, 0650-162-8506, 0650-163-8506, 0690-001-0001, 0690-101-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0820-101-0001, 0890-001-0228, 1115-001-3288, 2665-004-6043, 2740-004-0001, 3340-001-0001, 3360-001-0465, 3360-005-0001, 3360-101-0001, 3360-105-0001, 3480-001-0001, 3540-001-0001, 3560-162-8506, 3600-006-0001, 3600-007-0001, 3640-101-0001, 3790-001-0001, 3790-492, 3830-001-0001, 3860-001-0001, 3860-101-0001, 3860-301-0001, 3900-001-0115, 3900-101-0001, 3900-101-0115, 3940-106-0001, 3960-490, 4100-001-0001, 4170-101-0890, 4260-101-0001, 4260-115-0890, ...

AB 171 - Assembly Committee on Budget
Health.
01/06/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
AB 171, as amended, Committee on Budget. Health. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various health care delivery systems, including managed care pursuant to Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.This bill, subject to an appropriation, would require the department to implement activities and expenditures to enhance, expand, or strengthen home and community-based services (HCBS) under the Medi-Cal program, as specified.The bill would also, upon appropriation, require the department to complete an independent analysis to determine whether network adequacy exists to obtain federal approval for a covered Medi-Cal benefit that provides housing support services, and to report the outcomes of the analysis to the Legislature by January 1, 2024, as specified.Existing law establishes, until January 1, 2022, certain time and distance and appointment time standards for specified Medi-Cal managed care covered services, consistent with federal regulations relating to network adequacy standards, to ensure that those services are available and accessible to enrollees of Medi-Cal managed care plans in a timely manner, as specified.This bill would extend the operation of those standards to January 1, 2023.This bill would appropriate $6,434,000, for the 2021–22 fiscal year, from the Federal Trust Fund to the department to support community mental health services.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

AB 172 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Human services.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
Civil Code, to add Section 49557.4 to the Education Code, to amend Section 17400 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 1322 and 12803 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1367.03, 1367.04, 1368.05, and 1502 of, to repeal Division 109.5 (commencing with Section 130250), Division 109.6 (commencing with Section 130275), Division 110 (commencing with Section 130300), and Division 115 (commencing with Section 136000) of, and to repeal and add Division 109 (commencing with Section 130200) of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10133.8 of the Insurance Code, to add Section 2755 to the Labor Code, to amend Sections 361.2, 4096, 11402, 11450, 11450.12, 16521.5, and 18997 of, to add Section 12316.1 to, and to add Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 18999.97) to Part 6 of Division 9 ...

AB 1720 - Chris Holden
Community care facilities: criminal background checks.
01/27/2022 - Read first time. To print.
AB 1720, as introduced, Holden. Community care facilities: criminal background checks. The existing California Community Care Facilities Act requires the State Department of Social Services to license and regulate community care facilities. The existing act requires the department to obtain a criminal history record for all applicants for licenses for these facilities and specified individuals connected with these facilities, including employees, volunteers, and officers of these facilities. The existing act prohibits persons with certain criminal convictions from obtaining a license and further prohibits these specified individuals from being present in a community care facility before obtaining either a criminal record clearance or a criminal record exemption from the department.This bill would require the department to establish a process to grant a simplified criminal record exemption to an applicant for a license or special permit to operate or manage a community care facility and the specified individuals connected with these facilities. The bill would prohibit the department from requiring an applicant for a license to disclose their criminal history information.The bill would require the department to post information on its internet website concerning applications, including the total number of applicants for initial certification. The bill would require the department to publish data in aggregate and without any personally identifying information. The bill would require the department to collect the specified demographic information about individuals subject to the criminal background check process and to issue a report, on or before January 1, 2024, determining whether this data shows demographic disparities within the existing criminal background check process.

AB 1735 - Isaac G. Bryan
Foster care: rights.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
AB 1735, Bryan. Foster care: rights. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings and governs the provision of child welfare services, which is defined to mean public social services that are directed toward the accomplishment of specified purposes, including protecting and promoting the welfare of all children, preventing the unnecessary separation of children from their families, and restoring to their families children who have been removed.Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state that all minors and nonminors in foster care have specified rights, including, among others, the right to receive medical, dental, vision, and mental health services, the right to be informed of these rights in an age and developmentally appropriate manner, and the right to receive a copy of these rights, at specified intervals.This bill would additionally provide that a child who speaks a primary language other than English has the right to receive a copy of their rights in their primary language. The bill also would require, when a child is entitled to receive a copy of the court report, case plan, and transition to independent living plan, those items to be provided in the child’s primary language.Existing law requires a county social worker to create a case plan for foster youth within a specified timeframe after the child is introduced into the foster care system. Existing law requires the case plan to be developed considering the recommendations of the child and family team, as defined, and according to certain criteria, including that the child be given a meaningful opportunity to participate in the development of the case plan. Existing law requires that a child who is 12 years of age or older be given the opportunity to review the case plan, sign the case plan, and receive a copy of the case plan.This bill would require, for a child described above who receives a copy of the case plan, the case plan be translated and provided to the child in their primary language for a child who speaks a primary language other than English. By imposing additional duties on county social workers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 1794 - Michael Anthony Gipson
Postadoption contact agreements: reinstatement of parental rights.
02/04/2022 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
AB 1794, as introduced, Gipson. Postadoption contact agreements: reinstatement of parental rights. Existing law provides that a child may be adjudged to be a dependent of the juvenile court because of abuse or neglect. Existing law requires the court to review the status of certain dependent children no less frequently than once every 6 months and requires a supplemental report to be filed as part of that review. Existing law requires, when the report is regarding a child for whom the court has ordered parental rights terminated and who has been ordered placed for adoption, or, for an Indian child for whom parental rights are not being terminated and a tribal customary adoption is being considered, the report to include, among other things, a description of whether the final adoption order should include provisions for postadoptive sibling contact. This bill would instead require the report to include a description, if applicable, of the status of the postadoptive sibling agreement.Existing law provides a procedure for permanently terminating parental rights with regard to a child who has been adjudged a dependent child of the juvenile court. Existing law requires the social worker or probation officer to give notice of a hearing to terminate parental rights to specified individuals, including, among others, any known sibling of the child who is the subject of the hearing if the sibling is either the subject of a dependency proceeding or has been adjudged a dependent child of the juvenile court.This bill would also require that notice to be provided to siblings who are nonminor dependents. The bill would establish a procedure for certain children and nonminor dependents for whom the parental rights of their biological parent or parents were terminated to petition the court to reinstate their biological parent’s or parents’ parental rights.Existing law requires, if parental rights are terminated and the court orders a dependent child or ward to be placed for adoption, the county, to the extent practicable, to convene a meeting with the child, the sibling or siblings of the child, the prospective adoptive parent or parents, and a facilitator for the purpose of deciding whether to voluntarily execute a postadoption sibling contact agreement. Existing law provides that the county placing agency is not required to convene a meeting to decide whether to voluntarily execute a postadoption sibling contact agreement if specified circumstances occur. This bill would instead specify that the purpose of the meeting is to execute a postadoption sibling contact agreement. The bill would also delete the authority of the county placing agency to decide not to convene that meeting.Existing law allows, in an adoption proceeding, for continuing contact between the birth relatives and a child if a postadoption contact agreement is entered into voluntarily and is in the best interests of the child at the time the adoption petition is granted. Existing law specifies that a postadoption contact agreement with siblings with whom the child does not have a preexisting relationship may only include provisions for the sharing of information about the child.This bill would permit a postadoption contact agreement with siblings with whom the child does not have a preexisting relationship to also include provisions for visitation and for future contact.By increasing the duties of county placing agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 1941 - Rudy Salas Jr.
State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled: supplemental aid.
05/19/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 1941, as amended, Salas. State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled: supplemental aid. Existing law establishes the State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (SSP), which requires the State Department of Social Services to contract with the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to make payments to SSP recipients to supplement Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments made available pursuant to the federal Social Security Act.Under existing law, benefit payments under SSP are calculated by establishing the maximum level of nonexempt income and federal SSI and state SSP benefits for each category of eligible recipient. The state SSP payment is the amount required, when added to the nonexempt income and SSI benefits available to the recipient, to provide the maximum benefit payment. Existing law, commencing January 1, 2022, requires the amount of aid paid under SSP that is in effect on December 31, 2021, less the federal benefit portion received, to be increased by a percentage increase that the State Department of Social Services and the Department of Finance determines can be accomplished with $291,287,000, and, subject to an appropriation in the Budget Act of 2023, requires an additional grant increase commencing January 1, 2024, subject to the same calculations, notifications, and implementation as the first increase. Existing law continuously appropriates funds for the implementation of SSP.This bill would, if there is a surplus in the state budget and subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act, require a recipient of aid paid under SSP to receive a monthly supplemental payment in the amount of $600 for the following calendar year. The bill would provide that the continuous appropriation would not be made for purposes of implementing these provisions.

AB 2127 - Miguel Santiago
Health care coverage: dependent adults.
07/19/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 118, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2127, Santiago. Health care coverage: dependent adults. Existing law establishes the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in the California Department of Aging to provide Medicare beneficiaries and those imminently eligible for Medicare with counseling and advocacy regarding health care coverage options. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires an individual health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2023, that provides dependent coverage to make dependent coverage available to a qualified dependent parent or stepparent. Existing law requires a plan, an insurer, or the California Health Benefit Exchange to provide an applicant seeking to add a dependent parent or stepparent with written notice about HICAP at the time of solicitation and on the application.This bill would clarify that a health care service plan, a health insurer, or a solicitor is required to provide an individual with the name, address, and telephone number of the local HICAP program and the statewide HICAP telephone number at the time of solicitation and, for a plan or insurer, on the application. Because a violation of these provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure an individual is informed of and understands their specific rights and health care options before enrolling a Medicare-eligible or enrolled dependent parent or stepparent in individual health care coverage.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 2137 - Brian K. Maienschein
Family justice centers.
06/20/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 20, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2137, Maienschein. Family justice centers. Existing law authorizes a city, county, city and county, or community-based nonprofit organization to establish a family justice center to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder or dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking, to ensure that victims of abuse are able to access all needed services in one location in order to enhance victim safety, increase offender accountability, and improve access to services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder or dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking.This bill would require family justice centers to provide clients with educational materials relating to gun violence restraining orders, domestic violence restraining orders, and other legal avenues of protection for victims and their families, if appropriate.

AB 214 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
01/28/2021 - Referred to Com. on BUDGET.
An act making appropriations for the support of the government of the State of California and for several public purposes in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of California, relating to the state budget, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

AB 2185 - Akilah Weber
Forensic examinations: domestic violence.
08/31/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2185, Akilah Weber. Forensic examinations: domestic violence. Existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services to establish medical forensic forms, instructions, and examination protocols for victims of domestic violence and elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect based on the guidelines for those forms as they relate to sexual assault. Existing law requires the forms to have a place for notation of specified information, including a patient history of domestic violence or elder or dependent adult abuse and neglect.This bill would require that victims of domestic violence have access to medical evidentiary examinations, free of charge, by Local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) teams, or other qualified medical evidentiary examiners. This bill would make specified changes to the forms, including requiring the forms to include information regarding history and evidence of strangulation.Under existing law, the forms for domestic violence forensic examination are part of the patient’s medical record, subject to the confidentiality of patient medical records.This bill, instead, would require a hospital, clinic, or other emergency medical facility where medical evidentiary examinations are conducted to develop and implement written policies and procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of medical evidentiary examination reports. The bill would also require a hospital, clinic, or other emergency medical facility, on or before July 1, 2023, to implement a system to facilitate the release of those reports, as specified.This bill would require each county’s board of supervisors to authorize a designee to approve the SART, SAFE teams, or other qualified medical evidentiary examiners to receive reimbursement through the Office of Emergency Services for the performance of medical evidentiary examinations for victims of domestic violence and to notify the office of this designation. The bill would prohibit the costs incurred for the medical evidentiary portion of the examination from being charged directly or indirectly to the victim. The bill would also permit victims to have a qualified social worker, victim advocate, or a support person of the victim’s choosing be present during the examination, when available. The bill would require that the costs associated with these medical evidentiary exams be funded by the state, subject to appropriation by the Legislature, and would require the Office of Emergency Services to establish a 60-day reimbursement process within one year upon initial appropriation.

AB 2262 - Lisa Calderon
In-home supportive services: needs assessment.
05/19/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 2262, as introduced, Calderon. In-home supportive services: needs assessment. Existing law establishes the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, administered by the State Department of Social Services and counties, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes. Existing law requires a county welfare department to assess each recipient’s continuing monthly need for in-home supportive services at varying intervals as necessary, but at least once every 12 months. Existing law authorizes the county to extend an assessment for up to 6 months beyond the regular 12-month period if the county documents that certain conditions exist, including that the recipient has had at least one reassessment since the initial program intake assessment and there has not been a known change in the recipient’s supportive service needs within the previous 24 months.This bill would eliminate the authority of the county to extend the annual assessment beyond 12 months and, instead, would require the department to establish an alternative annual reassessment process for recipients with stable needs. The bill would define “a recipient with stable needs” as a recipient who is 18 years of age or older, who has at least one active provider, and who had at least one initial in-person assessment and one in-person reassessment, and the most recent reassessment did not indicate an assessed need that changed more than 25% from the prior assessment. The bill would allow the alterative annual reassessment to be conducted by telephone, by video, or in-person, at the choice of the recipient, unless certain factors exist that trigger an in-person reassessment, as specified. Under the bill a recipient who is qualified to receive the alternative annual reassessment would be allowed to receive the alternative annual reassessment for 2 consecutive years.This bill would require the department to provide implementation instructions and forms to counties on the alternative annual reassessment process on or before October 1, 2023, and would require counties to implement the alternative annual reassessment process beginning on January 1, 2024, or when automation to support the alternative annual reassessment process is available through the Case Management Information and Payrolling System, whichever date is later. By imposing additional duties on counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 2273 - Buffy Wicks
The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.
09/02/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2273, Wicks. The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. (1) Existing law, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, approved by the voters as Proposition 24 at the November 3, 2020, statewide general election, establishes the California Privacy Protection Agency. Existing law vests the agency with full administrative power, authority, and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and requires the agency to be governed by a board. Existing law requires businesses to protect consumer privacy and information, make certain disclosures to consumers regarding a consumer’s rights under the act in a specified manner, and disclose to consumers that a consumer has the right to request specific pieces of information, including the categories of information those businesses have collected about that consumer.Existing law, the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act, requires a person or business that conducts business in California and that seeks to sell specified products or services to take reasonable steps to ensure that the purchaser is of legal age at the time of purchase or delivery, including verifying the age of the purchaser. Existing law prohibits a person or business that is required to comply with these provisions from retaining, using, or disclosing any information it receives in an effort to verify age from a purchaser or recipient for any other purpose, except as specified, and subjects a business or person that violates these provisions to a civil penalty. This bill would enact the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, which, commencing July 1, 2024, would, among other things, require a business that provides an online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children to comply with specified requirements, including a requirement to configure all default privacy settings offered by the online service, product, or feature to the settings that offer a high level of privacy, unless the business can demonstrate a compelling reason that a different setting is in the best interests of children, and to provide privacy information, terms of service, policies, and community standards concisely, prominently, and using clear language suited to the age of children likely to access that online service, product, or feature. The bill would require a business, before any new online services, products, or features are offered to the public, to complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment, as defined, for any online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children and maintain documentation of this assessment as long as the online service, product, or feature is likely to be accessed by children. The bill would require a business to make a Data Protection Impact Assessment available, within 5 business days, to the Attorney General pursuant to a written request and would exempt a Data Protection Impact Assessment from public disclosure, as prescribed. The bill would prohibit a business that provides an online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children from taking proscribed action, including, if the end user is a child, using personal information for any reason other than a reason for which the personal information was collected, unless the business can demonstrate a compelling reason that use of the personal information is in the best interests of children.This bill would create the California Children’s Data Protection Working Group to deliver a report to the Legislature regarding best practices for the implementation of these provisions, as specified. The bill would require the members of the working group to have certain expertise, including in the areas of children’s data privacy and children’s rights. The bill would require the working group to take input from a broad range of stakeholders, including from academia, consumer advocacy groups, and small, medium, and large businesses affected by d

AB 2281 - Thomas W. Lackey
Early Childhood Mental Health Services Act.
09/06/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2281, Lackey. Early Childhood Mental Health Services Act. Existing law establishes the Mental Health Student Services Act, administered by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, to award grants to county mental health or behavioral health departments to fund partnerships between educational and county mental health entities.This bill, contingent upon an appropriation in the Budget Act, would establish the Early Childhood Mental Health Services Act, administered in a similar manner by the commission, to award grants to eligible entities or partnerships to improve access to, and quality of care, services, and supports for, children from birth to 5 years of age, inclusive, and their parents, families, and caregivers, with emphasis on prevention and early intervention and disparities, as specified.

AB 2306 - Ken Cooley
Foster care: Independent Living Program.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
AB 2306, Cooley. Foster care: Independent Living Program. Existing law establishes the Independent Living Program (ILP), which has among its purposes providing training in daily living skills, budgeting, locating and maintaining housing, and career planning for foster youth up to 21 years of age. Existing federal law authorizes a state, under certain circumstances, to expand eligibility for the ILP to former foster youth who have not attained 23 years of age.This bill would expand eligibility for the ILP to current and former foster youth up to 22 years of age, subject to an appropriation and the approval of the federal government.The bill would also require the State Department of Social Services to take specified actions relating to the ILP, including updating and expanding the standards and requirements for the ILP to increase consistency in ILPs across counties while retaining some flexibility in services and supports delivered by local ILPs and identifying a minimum set of specific core services and supports that all county ILPs are required to provide. The bill would specify certain services that are required to be included in the core services and supports, including, among others, direct services or linkage to programs and services that will reduce the incidence of homelessness. The bill would require a county to submit a plan for the operation of its ILP to the department and implement that plan within a specified timeframe. The bill would state that any of these provisions that require automation shall become operative on July 1, 2024, or the date the department notifies the Legislature that the statewide child welfare information system can perform the necessary automation to implement the ability to identify ILP core services and supports, whichever is earlier.By creating new duties for counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the department to determine the funding necessary to expand eligibility for the ILP and the stipends described below to include former foster youth up to 23 years of age and to submit a report with that information to the Legislature during budget hearings for the 2023–24 fiscal year budget. The bill would require the department to implement these provisions by all-county letter or similar instruction until regulations are adopted and would make the implementation of certain provisions contingent on an appropriation by the Legislature for those purposes.Existing law requires counties to maintain a stipend to assist youth who have exited the foster care system at or after 18 years of age with independent living needs, as specified.This bill would expand the list of specified independent living needs for which the stipend is authorized. The bill would, subject to an appropriation, require counties to provide that stipend to former foster youth up to 25 years of age. By creating new duties for counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 2331 - Lisa Calderon
Bridge to Recovery for Adult Day Services: COVID-19 Mitigation and Resilience Grant Program to Combat Senior Isolation.
08/11/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 2331, as amended, Calderon. Bridge to Recovery for Adult Day Services: COVID-19 Mitigation and Resilience Grant Program to Combat Senior Isolation. Existing law requires the California Department of Aging, among other things, to administer the Mello-Grandlund Older Californians Act that established various programs that service older individuals, including aging information and educational programs. Under existing law, the department’s mission is to provide leadership to the area agencies on aging in developing systems of home- and community-based services that maintain individuals in their own homes or least restrictive homelike environments.This bill would create, upon appropriation by the Legislature, the Bridge to Recovery for Adult Day Services: COVID-19 Mitigation and Resilience Grant Program to Combat Senior Isolation to improve the health, safety, and well-being of vulnerable at-risk older adults and people with disabilities through safe access to vital services in adult day health care and adult day program settings. The bill would require the department to administer the grant program and award grants for qualified entities for infection prevention and control and to address workforce shortages, as specified. The bill would specify that the program would be operative for 2 years from an appropriation and would require the department to post on its internet website when the 2 years have passed.

AB 2338 - Michael A. Gipson
Health care decisions: decisionmakers and surrogates.
08/29/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
AB 2338, Gipson. Health care decisions: decisionmakers and surrogates. Existing law authorizes an adult having capacity to give an individual health care instruction and to designate a health care decisionmaker, including an agent designated in a power of attorney to make health care decisions on the person’s behalf. Existing law also authorizes a patient to designate an adult as a surrogate to make health care decisions by personally informing the supervising health care provider. Existing law authorizes a patient to disqualify a person, including a family member, from acting as the patient’s surrogate.This bill would authorize the patient to designate an adult as a surrogate to make health care decisions by also personally informing a designee of the health care facility caring for the patient. The bill would authorize legally recognized health care decisionmakers, in an order of priority, to make health care decisions on a patient’s behalf if the patient lacks the capacity to make a health care decision. If a patient does not have a legally recognized health care decisionmaker, the bill would specify individuals who may be chosen by a health care provider or a designee of the health care facility caring for the patient as a surrogate if the patient lacks the capacity to make a health care decision. The bill would require the patient’s surrogate to be an adult who has demonstrated special care and concern for the patient, is familiar with the patient’s personal values and beliefs to the extent known, and is reasonably available and willing to serve.

AB 2417 - Philip Y. Ting
Juveniles: Youth Bill of Rights.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2417, Ting. Juveniles: Youth Bill of Rights. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2021, establishes the Office of Youth and Community Restoration in the California Health and Human Services Agency to, among other things, identify policy recommendations for improved outcomes and integrated programs and services to best support delinquent youth and identify and disseminate best practices to help inform rehabilitative and restorative youth practices. Existing law requires the office to have an ombudsperson and specifies the duties of the ombudsperson. Existing law requires the Division of Juvenile Justice to close on June 30, 2023, and provides for the transition of youth who are currently housed within a Division of Juvenile Justice facility to the care and custody of counties. Existing law further requires that, beginning July 1, 2021, counties are generally responsible for all youth adjudged wards of the court.Existing law requires the office to have an ombudsperson who has the authority to investigate complaints from youth, families, staff, and others about harmful conditions or practices, violations of laws and regulations governing facilities, and circumstances presenting an emergency situation, or to refer complaints to another body for investigation. Existing law requires the ombudsperson to notify a complainant of the decision to investigate or refer the complaint. Existing law requires the ombudsperson to publish and provide regular reports to the Legislature about complaints received and subsequent findings and actions taken.This bill would require the ombudsperson to notify the complainant in writing of the intention to investigate or refer the complaint for investigation. The bill would also require the ombudsperson to provide written notice of the final outcome of a complaint. The bill would require data published and provided to the Legislature by the ombudsperson to be disaggregated by gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity of the complainants to the extent this information is available.Existing law establishes the Youth Bill of Rights, which includes the right to live in a safe, healthy, and clean environment conducive to treatment and rehabilitation, to contact attorneys, ombudspersons, and other advocates regarding conditions of confinement or violations of rights, and to receive a quality education. Under existing law, the Youth Bill of Rights applies to youth confined in a facility of the Division of Juvenile Justice in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This bill would make the Youth Bill of Rights applicable to youth confined in any juvenile facility. The bill would further require, as part of the Youth Bill of Rights, that youth have access to postsecondary academic and career technical education and programs and access to information regarding parental rights, among other things. The bill would require the Office of Youth and Community Restoration, in consultation with other specified parties, to develop standardized information explaining these rights no later than July 1, 2023.Existing law requires facilities under the Division of Juvenile Justice to provide care, placement, and services to youth in their custody without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, or HIV status. Existing law requires the Office of the Ombudspersons of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to investigate complaints related to the care, placement, or services, within juvenile facilities, and compile and make available data regarding these complaints, as specified.The bill would additionally prohibit discrimination against youth on the basis of gender expression or immigration status. The bill would make related and conforming changes and update cross-references to the Office of Youth and Community Restoratio

AB 2480 - Joaquin Arambula
Rehabilitation services: persons with vision loss.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2480, Arambula. Rehabilitation services: persons with vision loss. Existing law provides for various services for individuals who are blind, including authorization for the Department of Rehabilitation to appoint counselor-teachers to provide individual guidance and training that will enable adult individuals who are blind adjust to daily living in the home and the community. Existing law requires a counselor-teacher to teach an adult individual who is blind reading and writing of braille, typing, travel techniques, and household arts and crafts in accordance with the needs of the blind person.This bill would eliminate the requirement for a counselor-teacher to teach typing and household arts and crafts, and instead would require the counselor-teacher to teach independent living skills and to provide assistive technology training to an adult individual who is blind.Existing federal law establishes the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, under which funds are awarded to states to provide independent living services to individuals who are 55 years of age or older and whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment difficult to obtain, but for whom independent living goals are feasible. Pursuant to this federal program, the state Department of Rehabilitation administers the Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, which provides grants to specified organizations across the state to provide services to visually impaired individuals who are 55 years of age and older, to assist them to live independently. Other federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, among other things, awards grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.This bill would require the department to establish a grant program to provide services to promote independent living to adults who are blind or have low vision, and who are not eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services pursuant to the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The bill would require the department to award grants to private organizations with demonstrated expertise in serving adults who are blind or have low vision. The bill would authorize the department to select private organizations awarded grants under the most recent solicitation of grantees under the state’s Older Individuals who are Blind program without using a competitive awards process. The bill would require the department to implement the program subject to an appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act or through the use of any other funds already made available for the purposes described by the bill.The bill would eliminate an obsolete funding requirement in a related provision.

AB 2502 - Sabrina Cervantes
Foster care.
08/11/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 2502, as amended, Cervantes. Foster care. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings. Existing law requires, for all youth in foster care, a county social worker to create a case plan within a specified timeframe after the child is introduced into the foster care system. Existing law requires, when appropriate, for a child who is 16 years of age or older and for a nonminor dependent, the case plan to include the transitional independent living plan (TILP), a written description of the programs and services that will help the child, consistent with the child’s best interests, to prepare for the transition from foster care to successful adulthood.This bill would additionally require the TILP to identify likely emergency situations a child or nonminor dependent may experience that would affect the child or nonminor dependent, and create a plan to address those potential emergencies, as specified.Existing law, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, revises and expands the scope of various programs relating to the provision of cash assistance and other services to and for the benefit of certain foster and adopted children, and other children who have been placed in out-of-home care, including children who receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC), Adoption Assistance Program, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) benefits. Among other provisions, the act extends specified foster care benefits to nonminor dependents up to 21 years of age, if specified conditions are met.Existing law defines a nonminor dependent for these purposes as a foster child who is a current dependent child or ward of the juvenile court, or who is a nonminor under the transition jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to a voluntary reentry agreement, and in accordance with a transitional independent living case plan who has attained 18 years of age while under an order of foster care placement by the juvenile court and is not older than 21 years of age. Existing law authorizes the juvenile court to retain jurisdiction over any person who is found to be a ward of the juvenile court until the ward attains 21 years of age.The bill would, for a state of emergency declared by the Governor, as specified, require that extended foster care support continue for 6 months from the date of the declaration for a nonminor dependent who turns 21 years of age while the state of emergency is in effect, unless the nonminor dependent objects. The bill would also, for any state of emergency declared by the Governor, require a nonminor dependent who is unable to meet certain participation conditions or to qualify for an exception, as specified, to continue to receive foster care support for 6 months from the date of the declaration, unless the nonminor dependent objects. The bill would authorize the Governor to extend these provisions under specified circumstances. The bill would also, for a ward or nonminor dependent, that meets the above criteria for expanded eligibility to receive foster care support, allow the court to retain jurisdiction over that ward or nonminor dependent, as specified.By expanding the application of the above county-administered programs and imposing additional duties on county employees, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law continuously appropriates moneys from the General Fund to defray a portion of county costs under the CalWORKs program.This bill would provide that the continuous appropriation would not be made for purposes of implementing the bill.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that with regard to certain

AB 2552 - Kevin Michael McCarty
Firearms: gun shows and events.
08/30/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2552, McCarty. Firearms: gun shows and events. Existing law generally regulates gun shows and events and requires a person producing, sponsoring, operating, or otherwise organizing a gun show or event to possess a valid certificate of eligibility from the Department of Justice. Existing law requires the producer of a gun show or event to post specified notices at each public entrance to the event, and a specified notice in the parking lot. A violation of this requirement or other requirements is punishable as a misdemeanor and makes a person ineligible for a certificate of eligibility for a period of one year.This bill would require additional notices relating to the storage, handling, purchase, and theft of firearms to be posted at each public entrance to the event. This bill would also double the maximum fines for a violation of this and other requirements and make the person ineligible for a certificate of eligibility for a period of 2 years.By expanding an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law requires a vendor at a gun show or event to make certain certifications, in writing, to the producer, including that they will not display, possess, or offer for sale any firearms, ammunition, knives, or weapons for which possession or sale is prohibited and that they will process any firearm transactions through a licensed dealer.This bill would additionally require a vendor to certify that they will not display, possess, or offer for sale any unserialized frame or receiver, including an unfinished frame or receiver or any handgun conversion kits, as specified.Under existing law, a violation of this and other requirements is punishable as an infraction or misdemeanor, as specified.This bill would add a fine and a suspension from participating as a vendor for a period of one year to the punishment for these violations.By expanding the application of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law, commencing July 1, 2022, authorizes the Department of Justice to inspect any firearms dealers, ammunition vendors, or manufacturers participating in a gun show or event to ensure that firearms and ammunition transfers or sales are conducted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.This bill would authorize the Department of Justice to also inspect any firearm precursor part vendors participating in a gun show or event. The bill would, commencing July 1, 2023, require the department to conduct enforcement and inspections at a minimum of one-half of all gun shows or events in the state to ensure compliance with gun show and event laws. The bill would also require the department to post certain violations discovered on their internet website and would require the department to submit an annual report to the Legislature summarizing their enforcement efforts.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 2657 - Mark W. Stone
Incarcerated person’s competence.
08/31/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9:30 p.m.
AB 2657, Stone. Incarcerated person’s competence. Existing law authorizes the warden of a state prison to whom an incarcerated person is delivered for execution to suspend the execution of a judgment of death in specified circumstances. Under existing law, if the court sets a date for execution, the warden is required to report that to the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, who is required to appoint 3 “alienists” (psychiatrists) from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff, at least 20 days prior to the date appointed for execution, to examine the defendant and investigate the defendant’s sanity.This bill would require the secretary to select and appoint 3 psychiatrists or licensed psychologists to examine the incarcerated person and investigate and report whether the incarcerated person is competent to be executed. The bill would require that a copy of the report be provided to the incarcerated person, the Attorney General, the district attorney of the county in which the incarcerated person was sentenced, and to the Governor.Existing law requires the warden to notify the district attorney of the county in which the prison is situated if there is good reason to believe that an incarcerated person, under judgment of death, has become incompetent to be executed. Existing law requires the district attorney to immediately file a petition in the superior court of the county stating the conviction and judgment, the fact that the incarcerated person is believed to be incompetent to be executed, and inquiring into the incarcerated person’s competence. Existing law also requires the court to summon and impanel a jury of 12 persons to inquire into the incarcerated person’s sanity. This bill would require the warden to notify the district attorney of the county in which the incarcerated person was sentenced, the Attorney General, and the incarcerated person’s counsel, if there is good reason to believe that an incarcerated person has become incompetent to be executed. If the warden issues that notice, the bill would require the Attorney General to file a petition, identifying that there is reason to believe that the incarcerated person is incompetent to be executed, with the court if the incarcerated person’s counsel fails to file the petition or the incarcerated person does not have counsel. The bill would also remove the right to a jury trial on the subject of incompetence for execution. Existing law requires the judge to hold a hearing if the superintendent of the medical facility certifies to the judge that the incarcerated person has recovered their sanity, and if at the hearing it is determined that the incarcerated person has in fact recovered their sanity, existing law requires the judge to certify that to the Governor, who is required to then issue to the warden a warrant appointing a day for the execution of the judgment. Existing law requires the court to appoint counsel to represent the incarcerated person at the hearing if the defendant appears without counsel. Existing law also requires the district attorney to attend the hearing.This bill would require the court to hold a hearing if there is reason to believe the incarcerated person is presently incompetent to be executed, as specified, or if there is reason to believe the incarcerated person is permanently incompetent to be executed, as specified. The bill would require the court to vacate the sentence or sentences of death if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the incarcerated person is permanently incompetent to be executed, and would require the court to resentence the incarcerated person to life without the possibility of parole. The bill would not require the district attorney to attend the hearing.

AB 278 - Asm. Heath Flora (R-CA)
Medi-Cal: podiatric services.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Section 14043.26 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 366 - Blanca E. Rubio
Foster youth: placement of siblings.
09/22/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
AB 366, Blanca Rubio. Foster youth: placement of siblings. Existing law provides for the implementation of the resource family approval process, which replaces the multiple processes for licensing foster family homes, certifying foster homes by foster family agencies, approving relatives and nonrelative extended family members as foster care providers, and approving guardians and adoptive families. Existing law defines a resource family as an individual or family who has successfully met both the home environment assessment standards and permanency assessment criteria, as specified, necessary for providing care for a child placed by a public or private child placement agency by court order, or voluntarily placed by a parent or legal guardian. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to adopt standards pertaining to the home environment and permanency assessments of a resource family according to specified standards, including that the total number of children residing in the home of a resource family be no more than the total number of children the resource family can properly care for, regardless of status, and may not exceed 6 children, except as specified.Existing law states the intent of the Legislature for siblings to be placed in foster care together, unless it has been determined that placement together is contrary to the safety or well-being of any sibling, and requires the responsible local agency to make a diligent effort in all out-of-home placements of dependent children and wards in foster care, including those with relatives, to place siblings together in the same placement, and to develop and maintain sibling relationships. Existing law requires the court to suspend sibling interaction if it determines by clear and convincing evidence that sibling interaction is detrimental to the well-being of any of the siblings.This bill would prohibit the physical capacity of the home from being the sole reason to deny placement of a sibling group if each child in the home has an age-appropriate place to sleep and there are no other safety risks.The bill would repeal an obsolete requirement on the department to provide specified recommendations and would make conforming changes consistent with the implementation of the resource family approval process.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by SB 354 and SB 584 to be operative only if this bill and SB 354, this bill and SB 584, or all 3 bills are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

AB 407 - Rudy Salas Jr.
Optometry: assistants and scope of practice.
09/22/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
AB 407, Salas. Optometry: assistants and scope of practice. Existing law prohibits any person, other than a physician and surgeon or optometrist, from measuring the powers or range of human vision or determining the accommodative and refractive status of the human eye or the scope of its functions in general or prescribing ophthalmic devices. Existing law provides that an assistant in any setting where optometry or ophthalmology is practiced who is acting under the direct responsibility and supervision of an ophthalmologist or optometrist may, among other things, perform tonometry and perform nonsubjective auto refraction in connection with subjective refraction procedures performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.This bill would permit such an assistant to perform nonsubjective auto refraction, to perform preliminary subjective refraction procedures in connection with finalizing subjective refraction procedures performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist, subject to certain conditions, and to perform A scan and B scan ultrasound testing.Existing law, the Optometry Practice Act, establishes the California State Board of Optometry in the Department of Consumer Affairs for the licensure and regulation of the practice of optometry. Existing law provides that the practice of optometry includes various functions relating to the visual system and the treatment and management of certain disorders and dysfunctions of the visual system, as well as the provision of rehabilitative optometric services, and doing certain things, including, but not limited to, the examination of the human eye or eyes. Existing law further authorizes an optometrist who is certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, as specified, to diagnose and treat certain conditions including, among others, hypotrichosis and blepharitis. Existing law sets forth requirements for a certified optometrist to become certified in the administration of immunizations, as defined. Existing law specifies that a violation of the act is a misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment, as provided.This bill would revise what comprises the practice of optometry, including specific practices a certified optometrist may engage in, and would specify exceptions or limitations to that practice. The bill would permit a certified optometrist to use or prescribe topical and oral prescription and nonprescription therapeutic pharmaceutical agents that are not controlled substances and are not antiglaucoma agents or otherwise limited or excluded, as described. The bill would permit a certified optometrist to administer authorized immunizations after meeting the immunization certification requirements. By changing the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 2544 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by AB 1534 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1534 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.This bill would, contingent upon the enactment of AB 691, make additional changes to Section 3041 of the Business and Professions Code relating to the diagnostic use of certain laboratory tests or examinations for detecting the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to immunization certification, to be operative only if this bill and AB 691 are enacted.

AB 422 - Laura Friedman
Tobacco products: individuals under 21 years of age.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 422, as introduced, Friedman. Tobacco products: individuals under 21 years of age. Existing law, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act, prohibits a person from selling or otherwise furnishing tobacco products, as defined, to a person under 21 years of age. The STAKE Act requires a person engaged in the retail sale of tobacco products to check the identification of a tobacco purchaser to establish the purchaser’s age if the purchaser reasonably appears to be under 21 years of age. Among other provisions, the act requires the State Department of Public Health to establish and develop a program to reduce the availability of tobacco products to persons under 21 years of age through various enforcement activities. The act also authorizes enforcing agencies, as defined, to assess specified civil penalties for the furnishing of tobacco products to a person under 21 years of age, but makes these penalties inapplicable if the person being furnished the product is active duty military personnel who is 18 years of age or older. This bill would expressly authorize a city, county, or city and county to adopt an ordinance prohibiting a person under 21 years of age from possessing any tobacco cigarette or other tobacco product. The penalty under the ordinance would be the issuance of an administrative citation requiring the person to participate in an antismoking educational program. The bill would additionally authorize the ordinance to require the confiscation of a tobacco product from a person under 18 years of age, as specified. The bill’s prohibitions would not apply with respect to active duty military personnel who are 18 years of age or older.

AB 457 - Miguel Santiago
Protection of Patient Choice in Telehealth Provider Act.
09/22/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
AB 457, Santiago. Protection of Patient Choice in Telehealth Provider Act. (1) Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Under existing law, it is unlawful for healing arts licensees, except as specified, to offer, deliver, receive, or accept any rebate, refund, commission, preference, patronage dividend, discount, or other consideration, in the form of money or otherwise, as compensation or inducement for referring patients, clients, or customers to any person, subject to certain exceptions.This bill would provide that the payment or receipt of consideration for internet-based advertising, appointment booking, or any service that provides information and resources to prospective patients of licensees does not constitute a referral of a patient if the internet-based service provider does not recommend or endorse a specific licensee to a prospective patient.(2) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a contract issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, between a health care service plan or health insurer and a health care provider to require the plan or insurer to reimburse the provider for the diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of an enrollee, subscriber, insured, or policyholder appropriately delivered through telehealth services on the same basis and to the same extent as the same service through in-person diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.This bill would delete that date restriction, thereby extending the telehealth reimbursement parity requirement for all contracts between a health care service plan or a health insurer and a health care provider. The bill would provide that these provisions are severable.The bill would also enact the Protection of Patient Choice in Telehealth Provider Act, and would require a health care service plan and a health insurer to comply with specified notice and consent requirements if the plan or insurer offers a service via telehealth to an enrollee or an insured through a third-party corporate telehealth provider, as defined. For an enrollee or insured that receives specialty telehealth services for a mental or behavioral health condition, the bill would require that the enrollee or insured be given the option of continuing to receive that service with the contracting individual health professional, a contracting clinic, or a contracting health facility. The bill would exempt specified health care service plan contracts and Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts from those provisions. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to consider the appropriateness of applying those requirements to the Medi-Cal program, as specified. Because a willful violation of the bill’s requirements relative to health care service plans would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 470 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: eligibility.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Sections 14005.11, 14005.20, 14005.40, 14005.401, 14006.3, 14006.4, 14006.5, 14007.9, 14009.6, 14009.7, 14011, 14013.3, 14051, 14051.5, and 14148.5 of, to add Section 14005.62 to, and to repeal Sections 14006, 14006.01, 14006.1, 14006.15, 14006.2, 14006.41, 14006.6, 14009.6, 14009.7, 14006.6, and 14015 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 473 - Asm. Ed Chau (D-CA)
California Public Records Act.
09/08/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
Article 3 (commencing with Section 6276.50) of Chapter 3.5 of Division 7 of, and to add Division 10 (commencing with Section 7920.000) to, Title 1 of the Government Code, relating to public records.

AB 474 - Asm. Ed Chau (D-CA)
California Public Records Act: conforming revisions.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Sections 27, 30, 161, 211, 655, 4083, 4372, 4857, 5070, 5070.5, 5079, 6001, 6026.11, 6056, 6060.2, 6060.25, 6086.1, 6086.5, 6090.6, 6168, 6200, 6232, 6234, 7071.18, 7125, 9882.6, 10083.2, 10141.6, 10166.07, 10166.11, 10232.2, 11317.2, 17594, 19819, 19821, 22954, 22979.24, 25205, 25622, 26067, and 26162 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 1670.9, 1798.3, 1798.24, 1798.29, 1798.70, 1798.75, 1798.82, 1798.85, 1899.5, 1947.8, 3426.7, 5405, and 6760 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 130, 425.16, and 1985.4 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Sections 25247 and 28106 of the Corporations Code, to amend Sections 5091, 17250.25, 17611, 24214.5, 26812, 33133, 33353, 35147, 44438, 47604.1, 49006, 49060, 49562, 54004.1, 67380, 67383, 72695, 72696, 72701, 76060.5, 87102, ...

AB 499 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Referral source for residential care facilities for the elderly: duties.
09/01/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Caballero.
An act to repeal and add Section 1569.47 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to referral sources.

AB 500 - Asm. Chris Ward (D-CA)
Local planning: coastal development: streamlined permitting.
09/09/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Hueso.
An act to add Section 30252.5 to amend Sections 30500.1 and 30514 of the Public Resources Code, relating to housing.

AB 523 - Adrin Nazarian
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
10/06/2021 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 523, Nazarian. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Existing federal law establishes the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides specified services for older individuals at a PACE center, as defined, in part, as a facility that includes a primary care clinic, so that they may continue living in the community. Federal law authorizes states to implement the PACE program as a Medicaid state option.Existing state law establishes the California Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE program), to provide community-based, risk-based, and capitated long-term care services as optional services under the state’s Medi-Cal State Plan, and authorizes the State Department of Health Care Services to implement the PACE program by various means, including letters, or other similar instructions, without taking regulatory action. Under this authority, the department implemented various guidance on the PACE program in response to the state of emergency caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including authorizing a PACE organization to deliver prescribed services, including medically necessary services through telehealth. Existing law authorizes the department to enter into contracts with various entities to implement the PACE program and fully implement the single state agency responsibilities assumed by the department pursuant to those contracts, as specified.This bill would generally require the department to make permanent the specified PACE program flexibilities instituted, on or before January 1, 2021, in response to the state of emergency caused by COVID-19 by means of all-facility letters or other similar instructions taken without regulatory action, with prescribed modifications, such as instead limiting a PACE organization’s use of telehealth to specified services, including conducting assessments for eligibility for enrollment in the PACE program, subject to the federal waiver process. The bill would require the department to work with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine how to extend PACE program flexibilities approved during the COVID-19 emergency.

AB 540 - Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-CA)
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Section 14595 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to the elderly.

AB 558 - Adrin Nazarian
School meals: Child Nutrition Act of 2022.
09/07/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 558, Nazarian. School meals: Child Nutrition Act of 2022. Existing law requires each school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and each charter school to provide for each needy pupil one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, and authorizes a school district or county office of education to use funds available from any federal program the purpose of which includes the provision of meals to a pupil, including the federal School Breakfast Program, to comply with that requirement. Existing law, commencing with the 2022–23 school year, requires a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or charter school to provide 2 nutritiously adequate school meals free of charge during each schoolday to any pupil who requests a meal without consideration of the pupil’s eligibility for a federally funded free or reduced-priced meal, with a maximum of one free meal for each meal service period, as provided. This bill would require the State Department of Education, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services, to develop, and to post on its internet website by July 1, 2023, guidance for local educational agencies participating in the federal School Breakfast Program that maintain kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, on how to serve eligible nonschoolaged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency schoolsite. The bill would define “eligible nonschoolaged child” to mean a child who is not enrolled in school and who is a sibling, half sibling, or stepsibling of, or a foster child residing with, a pupil who is eligible for a free or reduced-price breakfast. The bill would require a guardian of an eligible nonschoolaged child to be present in order for the nonschoolaged child to receive breakfast or a morning snack.

AB 57 - Asm. Jesse Gabriel (D-CA)
Law enforcement: hate crimes.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 422.87 and 13519.6 of the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.

AB 570 - Miguel Santiago
Dependent parent health care coverage.
10/05/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 468, Statutes of 2021.
AB 570, Santiago. Dependent parent health care coverage. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law authorizes an individual to add a dependent to their health care service plan contract or health insurance policy, including adding a dependent outside of an initial enrollment period if certain criteria are met. Existing law defines “dependent” for the purpose of an individual contract or policy to mean the spouse, registered domestic partner, or child of an individual.Existing law establishes the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in the California Department of Aging to provide Medicare beneficiaries and those imminently eligible for Medicare with counseling and advocacy regarding health care coverage options.This bill would require an individual health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2023, that provides dependent coverage to make dependent coverage available to a qualified dependent parent or stepparent. The bill would require a plan, an insurer, or the California Health Benefit Exchange to provide an applicant seeking to add a dependent parent or stepparent with written notice about HICAP and would require a solicitor or agent to provide specified HICAP contact information, as specified. The bill would expand the definition of “dependent” for an individual health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to include a qualified dependent parent or stepparent. Because a willful violation of these provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 589 - Eduardo Garcia
Public Social Services.
02/01/2022 - Died at Desk.
AB 589, as introduced, Eduardo Garcia. Public Social Services. Existing law establishes various public assistance programs to provide protection, care, and assistance to the people of the state who are in need of those services. Existing law defines “public assistance” and “public assistance programs” to refer to specified public social services programs, including, among others, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, adult day health care programs, programs for the aged, blind, and disabled, and in-home supportive services. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that definition.

AB 611 - Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CA)
Safe at Home program: homeowners' associations.
08/31/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 151, Statutes of 2021.
An act to add Section 5216 to the Civil Code, relating to confidential information.

AB 619 - Asm. Lisa Calderon (D-CA)
Air quality.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
An act to add Section 8593.25 to the Government Code, and to add Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 107250) to Part 2 of Division 104 of, and to repeal the heading of Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Part 2 of Division 104 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

AB 654 - Eloise Gomez Reyes
COVID-19: exposure: notification.
10/06/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 522, Statutes of 2021.
AB 654, Reyes. COVID-19: exposure: notification. Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, authorizes the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to prohibit the performance of an operation or process, or entry into that place of employment when, in its opinion, a place of employment, operation, or process, or any part thereof, exposes workers to the risk of infection with COVID-19, so as to constitute an imminent hazard to employees. Existing law requires that the prohibition be issued in a manner so as not to materially interrupt the performance of critical governmental functions essential to ensuring public health and safety functions or the delivery of electrical power or water. Existing law requires that these provisions not prevent the entry or use, with the division’s knowledge and permission, for the sole purpose of eliminating the dangerous conditions.This bill would add the delivery of renewable natural gas to the list of utilities that the division’s prohibitions are not allowed to materially interrupt.Under existing law, if an employer or representative of the employer receives a notice of potential exposure to COVID-19, the employer is required to take specified actions within one business day of the notice of potential exposure, including providing written notice to all employees on the premises at the same worksite that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Existing law requires, if an employer or the employer’s representative is notified of enough COVID-19 cases to meet the definition of an outbreak, the employer, with the exception of a health facility, to notify the local public health agency within 48 hours, as provided. Existing law also requires the State Department of Public Health to make workplace industry information received from local public health departments pursuant to these provisions available on its internet website in a manner that allows the public to track the number and frequency of COVID-19 outbreaks and the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks by industry reported by any workplace.This bill, among other things, would require the employer, when giving notice to the local public health agency of a COVID-19 outbreak, to give that notice within 48 hours or one business day, whichever is later. The bill would expand the employers exempt from the COVID-19 outbreak reporting requirement to various licensed entities, including, but not limited to, community clinics, adult day health centers, community care facilities, and child day care facilities. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2023.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

AB 665 - Eduardo Garcia
Care facilities: internet access.
10/05/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 469, Statutes of 2021.
AB 665, Eduardo Garcia. Care facilities: internet access. Under existing law, the State Department of Social Services is required to license, inspect, and regulate various types of care facilities, including community care facilities, residential care facilities for persons with chronic life-threatening illness, and residential care facilities for the elderly. Existing law imposes criminal penalties on a person who violates these provisions, or who willfully or repeatedly violates any rule or regulation adopted under these provisions.This bill would require residential facilities serving adults, residential care facilities for persons with chronic life-threatening illness, and residential care facilities for the elderly with existing internet service to provide at least one internet access device that can support real-time interactive applications, is equipped with videoconferencing technology, and is dedicated for client or resident use, as specified. Because a violation of the bill would be a misdemeanor, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 677 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
Care facilities: criminal background checks.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Sections 1522, 1568.082, 1568.09, 1568.092, 1569.17, 1569.50, 1569.58, 1596.871, 1596.885, 1596.8897, and 1796.23 of, to add Section 1522.6 to, and to add and repeal Chapter 1.4 (commencing with Section 1249) to of Division 2 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to care facilities.

AB 68 - Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CA)
Department of Housing and Community Development: California Statewide Housing Plan: annual reports.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
An act to add Section 50408.1 to, to add Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 50420) to Part 2 of Division 31 of, and to repeal Sections 50450, 50451, 50452, 50453, and 50454 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.

AB 68 - Sharon Quirk-Silva
Department of Housing and Community Development: California Statewide Housing Plan: annual reports.
09/29/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 341, Statutes of 2021.
AB 68, Quirk-Silva. Department of Housing and Community Development: California Statewide Housing Plan: annual reports. (1) Existing law establishes the California Statewide Housing Plan, which serves as a state housing plan for all relevant purposes, that incorporates a statement of housing goals, policies, and objectives, as well as specified segments. Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to update and provide a revision of the plan to the Legislature every 4 years, as provided.This bill would revise and recast those provisions related to the California Statewide Housing Plan. The bill would, starting with any update or revision to the plan on or after January 1, 2023, require the plan to include specified information, including, among other things, the number of affordable units needed to meet the state’s affordable housing needs and recommendations for modernizing statutory and regulatory terminology. The bill would require the department to publish and make the plan available to the public on the department’s internet website.(2) Existing law requires the department, on or before December 31 of each year, to submit an annual report containing specified information to the Governor and both houses of the Legislature on the operations and accomplishments during the previous fiscal year of the housing programs administered by the department.This bill would require the department to develop and publish on its internet website an annual report by December 31 of each year that includes specified information regarding grant programs that are administered by the department, including the time between the issuance of award letters and the delivery of the standard agreement to the awardee and a comparison of how the time between the issuance of the award letters, delivery of the standard agreement, and execution of the standard agreement varies across department-administered programs.(3) Existing law requires a city or county to adopt a general plan for land use development within its boundaries that includes, among other things, a housing element. That law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to determine whether the housing element is in substantial compliance with specified provisions of that law. That law also requires the department to notify a city, county, or city and county that the city, county, or city and county is in violation of state law if the department finds that the housing element or an amendment to the housing element does not substantially comply with specified provisions of the law.This bill would require the department to develop and publish on its internet website an annual report by December 31 of each year that includes specified information regarding land use oversight actions related to housing, including the number of land use oversight actions related to housing taken against cities and counties, outcomes of those oversight actions, and the median time between the initiation of each oversight action and its resolution.

AB 691 - Edwin Chau
Optometry: SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations: SARS-CoV-2 clinical laboratory tests or examinations.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 691, Chau. Optometry: SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations: SARS-CoV-2 clinical laboratory tests or examinations. The Optometry Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of optometry by the State Board of Optometry. The act prohibits engaging in the practice of optometry without an optometrist license from the board. The act establishes the scope of practice for licensed optometrists. The act provides for the certification to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA certification) and authorizes a TPA-certified optometrist to perform certain procedures and to administer prescribed immunizations, subject to certain immunization certification requirements, including having applied for an immunization certificate on a board-approved form. Existing law specifies that a violation of the act is a misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment, as provided. The act also authorizes the board to take action against all persons guilty of violating the act or regulations of the board.This bill would expand the authorization for a TPA-certified optometrist to perform procedures to include a clinical laboratory test or examination classified as waived under the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) necessary to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2. The bill would establish the substance of an application form for the immunization certification and expand the certificate to cover the administration of immunizations for SARS-CoV-2. Under the bill, the form would include required declarations under penalty of perjury, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program by expanding the crime of perjury. The bill would establish an application fee for the immunization certification. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill, contingent upon the enactment of AB 407, as prescribed, in lieu of the above SARS-CoV-2 testing provisions, would instead enact a version of Section 3041 of the Business and Professions Code incorporating both (1) similar SARS-CoV-2 testing provisions and (2) the changes to that section proposed in AB 407, relating to the scope of practice of optometry, including the revision of existing provisions and new authorizations regarding the use or prescription of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and the administration of immunizations, as specified, to become operative only if this bill and AB 407 are enacted.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

AB 695 - Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D-CA)
Elder and dependent adults.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Sections 15610.10, 15610.55, 15610.57, 15630, 15630.1, 15701.05, 15750, 15753, 15763, and 15771 of, and to add Sections 15651 and 15767 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to elder and dependent adults.

AB 702 - Miguel Santiago
Animal welfare: Dog and Cat Bill of Rights.
01/04/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.
AB 702, as amended, Santiago. Animal welfare: Dog and Cat Bill of Rights. Existing law makes it a crime for the owner or keeper of any animal to permit an animal to be in any enclosure without proper care and attention, or to abuse or neglect an animal, as specified.This bill would define “proper care and attention” for purposes of this crime as it pertains to dogs and cats to include the provision of appropriate food, water, health care, and mental stimulation and enrichment. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill would also enact the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, and would require every public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group to post a copy of the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations in support of the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights. By imposing new duties on local public officials, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 703 - Blanca E. Rubio
Open meetings: local agencies: teleconferences.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 703, as amended, Blanca Rubio. Open meetings: local agencies: teleconferences. Existing law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, requires, with specified exceptions, that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency, as those terms are defined, be open and public and that all persons be permitted to attend and participate. The act contains specified provisions regarding the timelines for posting an agenda and providing for the ability of the public to observe and provide comment. The act allows for meetings to occur via teleconferencing subject to certain requirements, particularly that the legislative body notice each teleconference location of each member that will be participating in the public meeting, that each teleconference location be accessible to the public, that members of the public be allowed to address the legislative body at each teleconference location, that the legislative body post an agenda at each teleconference location, and that at least a quorum of the legislative body participate from locations within the boundaries of the local agency’s jurisdiction. The act provides an exemption to the jurisdictional requirement for health authorities, as defined.Existing law, Executive Order No. N-29-20, suspends the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements for teleconferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that notice requirements are met, the ability of the public to observe and comment is preserved, as specified, and that a local agency permitting teleconferencing have a procedure for receiving and swiftly resolving requests for reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, as specified.This bill would remove the notice requirements particular to teleconferencing and would revise the requirements of the act to allow for teleconferencing subject to existing provisions regarding the posting of notice of an agenda, provided that the public is allowed to observe the meeting and address the legislative body directly both in person and remotely via a call-in option or internet-based service option, and that a quorum of members participate in person from a singular physical location clearly identified on the agenda that is open to the public and situated within the jurisdiction. The bill would require that, in each instance in which notice of the time of the teleconferenced meeting is otherwise given or the agenda for the meeting is otherwise posted, the local agency also give notice of the means by which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment and that the legislative body have and implement a procedure for receiving and swiftly resolving requests for reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as provided.This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent, consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20, to improve and enhance public access to local agency meetings into the future, and considering the digital age, by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options.The California Constitution requires local agencies, for the purpose of ensuring public access to the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies, to comply with a statutory enactment that amends or enacts laws relating to public records or open meetings and contains findings demonstrating that the enactment furthers the constitutional requirements relating to this purpose.This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.

AB 77 - Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-CA)
Substance use disorder treatment services.
03/26/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Part 2 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance use disorder treatment services.

AB 774 - Randy Voepel
Senior legal services.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 774, as introduced, Voepel. Senior legal services. Existing law requires the California Department of Aging to establish a task force of certain members to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on the improvement of legal services delivery to senior citizens in California by exploring specified matters, including ways to ensure uniformity in the provision of legal services throughout the state and the possible establishment of a statewide legal hotline for seniors. Existing law requires the task force to report and make its recommendations to the Legislature on or before September 1, 2002.This bill would require the department to establish a similar task force to assess the implementation of the recommendations made pursuant to the above-mentioned provisions, make additional recommendations by exploring the same matters explored by the initial task force, and to report the assessment and make its recommendations to the Legislature on or before September 1, 2023.

AB 789 - Evan Low
Health care services.
10/05/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 470, Statutes of 2021.
AB 789, Low. Health care services. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities and clinics, including primary care clinics, by the State Department of Public Health. A violation of these provisions is a crime.This bill would require an adult patient receiving primary care services in a facility, clinic, unlicensed clinic, center, office, or other setting, as specified, to be offered a screening test for hepatitis B and hepatitis C to the extent these services are covered under the patient’s health insurance, based on the latest screening indications recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, unless the health care provider reasonably believes certain conditions apply that include, among others, the patient lacks the capacity to consent to the screening test. The bill would also require the health care provider to offer the patient followup health care or refer the patient to a health care provider who can provide followup health care if the screening test is positive, as specified. The bill would prohibit a health care provider who fails to comply with these provisions from being subject to any disciplinary action related to their licensure or certification, or to any civil or criminal liability for that failure.By expanding the scope of a crime applicable to the health care settings described above, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 79 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Budget Act of 2020.
05/18/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
Budget Act of 2020 (Chapters 6 and 7 of the Statutes of 2020) by adding Items 2240-002-0890 and 2240-102-0890 to, amending Items 0690-101-0001, 3540-001-0001, 3540-003-3228, 4700-490, 5180-101-0001, 5180-101-0890, 5180-111-0001, 5180-151-0001, 5180-151-0890, 6100-001-0001, 6100-001-0890, 6100-104-0890, 6100-112-0890, 6100-119-0890, 6100-125-0890, 6100-134-0890, 6100-161-0890, 6100-166-0890, 6100-194-0890, 6100-195-0890, 6100-197-0890, 6100-488, and 8570-101-0001 of, and adding Items 0509-112-0001, 0650-101-0001, 3125-001-0001, 3480-101-0001, 3540-101-0001, 3540-101-3228, 3600-005-0001, 3760-102-0001, 3790-003-0001, 3810-102-0001, 3825-102-0001, 3845-102-0001, 3855-101-0001, 6120-140-0001 and 8570-002-0001 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state ...

AB 80 - Asm. Autumn Burke (D-CA)
Taxation: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
04/29/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 17, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Sections 17131.8 and 24308.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 812 - Cristina Garcia
Rape of a spouse.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 812, as amended, Cristina Garcia. Rape of a spouse. Existing law defines rape as an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator under certain circumstances, including where the victim is incapable of giving legal consent because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, where the victim is not aware of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraudulent representation that the act serves a professional purpose, and where the victim submits to the act under the belief that the perpetrator is someone known to the victim other than the perpetrator, and the perpetrator intentionally and fraudulently induces that belief.Existing law separately defines rape of a spouse as an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with the spouse of the perpetrator under similar circumstances as nonspousal rape, except that spousal rape does not include acts of sexual intercourse accomplished under the specific circumstances described above.This bill would repeal the provisions relating to spousal rape and make conforming changes, thereby making an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a spouse punishable as rape if the act otherwise meets the definition of rape. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law authorizes an employer to request from the Department of Justice records of all convictions or any arrest pending adjudication for specified offenses for a person who applies for a license, employment, or volunteer position, in which the person would have supervisory or disciplinary power over a minor and requires the employer to notify the parent or guardian of a child if a person with specified convictions will have supervisory or disciplinary power over that child. Existing law exempts certain convictions, including spousal rape, from that notification requirement.This bill would remove the exemption for spousal rape or any other felony conviction and would instead exempt only misdemeanor convictions from that notification.The bill would make numerous conforming changes.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 829 - Marc B. Levine
Foster children: immigration counsel and guardianship.
10/06/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 528, Statutes of 2021.
AB 829, Levine. Foster children: immigration counsel and guardianship. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services, subject to the availability of funding, to contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal services to unaccompanied, undocumented minors, as defined, who are transferred to the care and custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and who are present in this state.This bill would require a county to make its best efforts to provide an undocumented minor or nonminor dependent in foster care under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court with access to immigration legal services, as specified.Existing law requires, as soon as a placing agency makes a decision with respect to a placement or a change in placement of a dependent child, but not later than the close of the following business day, the placing agency to notify the child’s attorney and provide to the child’s attorney information regarding the child’s address, telephone number, and caregiver.If a placing agency becomes aware that a dependent child or nonminor dependent is an undocumented immigrant, this bill would require the placing agency to notify the dependent child’s or nonminor dependent’s attorney of that fact. The bill would require electronic or telephonic notice to be provided to the attorney within 5 business days of learning of the minor or nonminor dependent’s immigration status.Existing law, until January 1, 2022, authorizes a nonprofit charitable corporation that is not incorporated in this state to be appointed as a guardian of a minor in connection with a petition regarding special immigrant juvenile status, if the nonprofit charitable organization meets specified requirements including that it is licensed by this state to provide care for minors and is contracted by a specific federal office to provide care and custody for the minor.This bill would remove the repeal date, thereby extending this provision indefinitely.By imposing additional duties on counties and county agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 832 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
COVID-19 relief: tenancy: federal rental assistance.
06/28/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 27, Statutes of 2021.
Civil Code, to amend Sections 116.223, 871.10, 871.11, 871.12, 1161.2.5, 1179.02, 1179.03, 1179.03.5, 1179.04, 1179.05, and 1179.07 of, to amend and repeal Section 1161.2 of, and to add and repeal Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1179.08) of Title 3 of Part 3 of, the Code of Civil Procedure, and to amend Sections 50897, 50897.1, 50897.2, 50897.3, and 50897.4 of, and to add Sections 50897.2.1 and 50897.3.1 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to tenancy, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 875 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: demonstration project.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Penal Code, and to amend Sections 14184.10, 14184.30, 14184.40, and 14197.4 of, and to add Sections 14184.301 14184.300, 14184.301, and 14184.600 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 883 - Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-CA)
Mental Health Services Act: local educational agencies.
04/28/2021 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Section 5892 of, and to add Section 5899.2 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 895 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
Residential care facilities: conditions.
04/07/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Article 10 (commencing with Section 1569.900) of Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to residential care facilities.

AB 911 - Asm. Adrin Nazarian (D-CA)
Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Benefit Task Force.
04/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Chapter 15 (commencing with Section 9900) to Article 6 (commencing with Section 9140) to Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to long-term services and supports.

AB 935 - Asm. Brian Maienschein (D-CA)
Telehealth: mental health.
04/28/2021 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 10123.868 to the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 14132 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health care coverage.

AB 938 - Asm. Laurie Davies (R-CA)
Maintenance of the codes.
07/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 124, Statutes of 2021.
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 1689.7, 1788.102, and 1788.105 of, and to amend and renumber Section 1179.04.5 of, the Civil Code, to amend Sections 488.375, 488.405, 492.010, 703.140, 704.060, 708.310, 917.7, 1010.6, and 2031.060 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Sections 8209, 17463.7, 43505, 47612.7, 47653, 52064, 56345, 56836.06, and 56836.142 of the Education Code, to amend Section 2700 of the Elections Code, to amend Sections 3044, 3118, and 7630 of the Family Code, to amend Section 78002 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Section 12893.1 of, and to amend and renumber Section 13975.2 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 105206 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 1205 of the Labor Code, to amend Sections 236.1 and 851.7 of the Penal ...

AB 940 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
College Mental Health Services Program.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Section 5892 of, and to add Part 3.3 (commencing with Section 5832) to Division 5 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 996 - Adrin Nazarian
School breakfast and morning snacks: nonschoolaged children.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 996, as introduced, Nazarian. School breakfast and morning snacks: nonschoolaged children. Existing law requires a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide a needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, and authorizes a school district or county office of education to use funds available from any federal program, including the federal School Breakfast Program, to comply with that requirement. Existing law generally requires a school district or a county superintendent of schools to provide breakfast and lunch free of charge to all pupils at a very high poverty school, as defined.This bill would require the State Department of Education to develop and post on its internet website guidance for local educational agencies participating in the federal School Breakfast Program that maintain kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive, on how to serve eligible nonschoolaged children breakfast or a morning snack at a local educational agency schoolsite. The bill would define “eligible nonschoolaged child” to mean a child who is not enrolled in school and who is a sibling, half-sibling, or step-sibling of, or a foster child residing with, a pupil who is eligible for a free or reduced-price breakfast. The bill would require a guardian of an eligible nonschoolaged child to be present in order for the nonschoolaged child to receive breakfast or a morning snack.The bill would require the department to evaluate the guidance and to submit the evaluation to the Legislature by January 1, 2024. The bill would require a local educational agency that chooses to implement the department’s guidance to submit to the department certain information relating to serving breakfast and morning snacks to nonschoolaged children.

ACA 5 - Asm. Randy Voepel (R-CA)
Motor vehicles: fuel taxes, sales and use taxes, and fees: expenditure restrictions.
04/22/2021 - Referred to Com. on TRANS.
A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Sections 2 and 3 of Article XIX thereof, by amending Section 1 of Article XIX-A thereof, and by amending Section 1 of Article XIX-D thereof, relating to transportation.

ACA 9 - Asm. Kevin Kiley (R-CA)
Property taxation: transfers of principal residences.
05/04/2021 - From printer. May be heard in committee June 4.
State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 2.1 of Article XIII A thereof, relating to taxation.

ACR 112 - Timothy S. Grayson
Positive Parenting Awareness Month.
01/18/2022 - Adopted and to Senate.
ACR 112, as introduced, Grayson. Positive Parenting Awareness Month. This measure would declare the month of January 2022 as Positive Parenting Awareness Month.

ACR 115 - Janet Q. Nguyen
Older Americans Month.
06/08/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 84, Statutes of 2022.
ACR 115, Nguyen. Older Americans Month. This bill would recognize the month of May 2022 as Older Americans Month and would encourage all Californians to recognize and treat all older adults with compassion and respect, and to participate in services and activities that contribute to the health, welfare, and happiness of older adults.

ACR 28 - Asm. Lisa Calderon (D-CA)
National Caregivers Day.
04/07/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 12, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to National Caregivers Day.

ACR 69 - Asm. Janet Nguyen (R-CA)
Older Americans Month.
06/11/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 48, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Older Americans Month.

ACR 99 - Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-CA)
PACE Month.
08/30/2021 - In Senate. To Com. on RLS.
Relative to the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.

SB 1047 - S. Monique Limon
Early learning and care.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1047, Limón. Early learning and care. The Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the State Department of Social Services, requires the department to administer childcare and development programs that offer a full range of services to eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age, inclusive. The Early Education Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to, among other things, provide an inclusive and cost-effective preschool program. Both acts require that families meet specified requirements to be eligible for federal- and state-subsidized childcare and development services and preschool programs, including, among other requirements, that the family needs childcare services or full-day preschool because, among other reasons, the family is homeless, the child’s parents are seeking employment or permanent housing, or the child’s parents are employed. The Child Care and Development Services Act requires, upon establishing eligibility for services, a family to be considered to meet all eligibility and need requirements for services and to receive those services without being required to report income or other changes for at least 12 months, except as specified.This bill would extend eligibility for childcare and development programs and the preschool program to families in which a member of the family has been certified as eligible to receive benefits from certain means-tested government programs, including Medi-Cal and CalFresh, as specified, and would require those families to submit a self-certification of income for the purposes of prioritizing enrollment and calculating family fees. The bill would also extend the time a family is to be considered to meet all eligibility and need requirements for services to 24 months, except as specified, and would require the State Department of Social Services to implement that requirement through management bulletins or similar letters of instruction on or before December 1, 2023, and until regulations are adopted.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 8208 of the Education Code proposed by AB 185 to be operative only if this bill and AB 185 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 8208 of the Education Code proposed by SB 185 to be operative only if this bill and SB 185 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 10271 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by AB 321 to be operative only if this bill and AB 321 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

SB 107 - Scott D. Wiener
Gender-affirming health care.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 107, Wiener. Gender-affirming health care. (1) The United States Constitution generally requires a state to give full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. Existing law authorizes, upon the demand made by another state, the extradition of a person charged with committing an act in this state that results in a crime in the demanding state, as specified. Existing law sets forth procedures by which a person may enforce a judgment for the payment of money and child custody orders issued by the court of a state other than California. Existing law authorizes a California court or attorney to issue a subpoena if a foreign subpoena has been sought in this state. Existing law generally prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor from disclosing medical information regarding a patient, enrollee, or subscriber without first obtaining an authorization, unless a specified exception applies, including that the disclosure is in response to a subpoena.This bill would prohibit a provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor from releasing medical information related to a person or entity allowing a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care in response to a criminal or civil action, including a foreign subpoena, based on another state’s law that authorizes a person to bring a civil or criminal action against a person or entity that allows a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care. The bill additionally would prohibit law enforcement agencies from knowingly making or participating in the arrest or extradition of an individual pursuant to an out-of-state arrest warrant based on another state’s law against providing, receiving, or allowing a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care in this state, as specified.(2) Existing law, known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, provides the state exclusive jurisdictional basis for making an initial child custody determination, and permits a California court to assume temporary emergency jurisdiction in specified circumstances. Existing law permits a court to decline to exercise its jurisdiction if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum and a court in another state is a more appropriate forum.Existing law permits a California court to decline to exercise its jurisdiction if the petitioner has wrongfully taken the child from another state or engaged in similar reprehensible conduct, except as specified. Existing law prohibits a court from considering the taking or retention of a child from a person who has legal custody of the child if there is evidence that the taking or retention was a result of domestic violence.The bill would prohibit the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care. The bill would prohibit a court from finding that it is an inconvenient forum where the law or policy of another state that may take jurisdiction limits the ability of a parent to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care, as defined, and the provision of such care is at issue in the case before the court. The bill would authorize a court to take temporary jurisdiction because a child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care. The bill would additionally prohibit a court from considering the taking or retention of a child from a person who has legal custody of the child, if the taking or retention was for obtaining gender-affirming health care or mental health care. The bill would declare its provisions to be severable.(3) This bill would incorporate addition

SB 1098 - Henry I. Stern
In-home supportive services and waiver personal care services.
04/13/2022 - April 19 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
SB 1098, as amended, Stern. In-home supportive services and waiver personal care services. Existing law establishes the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, which is administered by the State Department of Social Services, counties, and other entities, under which qualified aged, blind, or disabled persons are provided with supportive services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. Existing law authorizes certain Medi-Cal recipients to receive waiver personal care services (WPCS) in order to permit them to remain in their own homes. Existing law sets forth various provisions relating to the determination of IHSS and WPCS provider wages. Under existing law, payments to IHSS and WPCS providers are made through the Case Management Information and Payrolling System (CMIPS).Existing law sets forth the mechanisms for declaring a state of emergency or local emergency by certain public officials and the powers granted during those periods.This bill would require a wage differential to be granted to an IHSS or WPCS provider during a declared state of emergency or local emergency that is caused by a natural disaster. The bill would require the wage differential to result in an increase of at least $2 per hour over the county’s current hourly wage rate for IHSS and WPCS providers. The bill would require the wage differential to be issued by the department through CMIPS and automatically be applied to a provider’s existing hourly wage. Under the bill, the wage differential would be applied when the department is notified that a state of emergency or local emergency is declared and would be eliminated when the department receives notice that the declared state of emergency or local emergency is no longer in effect.

SB 112 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
06/09/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
An act making appropriations for the support of the government of the State of California and for several public purposes in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of California, relating to the state budget, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

SB 1191 - Patricia Carmody Bates
Medi-Cal: pharmacogenomic testing.
09/19/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 1191, Bates. Medi-Cal: pharmacogenomic testing. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law sets forth a schedule of covered benefits under the Medi-Cal program.This bill, the Utilizing Pharmacogenomics to Greatly Reduce Adverse Drug Events (UPGRADE) Act, subject to an appropriation, would add pharmacogenomic testing as a covered benefit under Medi-Cal. The bill would define pharmacogenomic testing as laboratory genetic testing, by a laboratory with specified licensing, accreditation, and certification, to identify how a person’s genetics may impact the efficacy, toxicity, and safety of medications. The bill would cover the benefit under Medi-Cal if a medication is being considered for use, or is already being administered, and is approved for use, in treating a Medi-Cal beneficiary’s condition and is known to have a gene-drug or drug-drug-gene interaction that has been demonstrated to be clinically actionable, as specified, if the test is ordered by an enrolled Medi-Cal clinician or pharmacist.The bill would authorize the department to implement the above-described provisions through all-county or plan letters, or similar instructions, until the department promulgates regulations.

SB 1234 - Richard Juien-Dah Pan
Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1234, Pan. Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.Under existing law, the Medi-Cal program administers the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program within the department to provide comprehensive clinical family planning services to a person with a family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Existing law requires reimbursement rates for office visits billed as comprehensive clinical family planning services by Family PACT providers or Medi-Cal providers to receive a rate augmentation equal to the weighted average of at least 80% of the amount that the federal Medicare program reimburses for the same or similar office visits.This bill would, subject to an appropriation by the Legislature and any potential draw down of federal matching funds, require an office visit to a Family PACT provider or Medi-Cal provider for specified services for uninsured, income-eligible patients, or patients with health care coverage who have confidentiality concerns, who are not at risk of experiencing or causing an unintended pregnancy, and who are not in need of contraceptive services, to be reimbursed at the same rate as comprehensive clinical family planning services. The bill would require the department to issue a report to the Legislature on certain information such as the total number of persons treated under this provision and the total cost, among other things.Existing law, under specified conditions, includes in the benefits for Medi-Cal and the Family PACT program home test kits for sexually transmitted diseases and the laboratory testing required to process those kits that are deemed medically necessary or appropriate and ordered directly by a health care provider or furnished through a standing order for patient use based on clinical guidelines and individual patient health needs. Existing law requires that a home test kit be sent by the enrolled Medi-Cal or Family PACT provider to a laboratory.This bill would leave unspecified who would be required to send the home test kits.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 14132 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by AB 1929 and SB 912 to be operative only if this bill, AB 1929, and SB 912 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

SB 128 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
06/10/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. An act making appropriations for the support of the government of the State of California and for several public purposes in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of California, relating to the state budget, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

SB 129 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
07/12/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's item veto pending.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0110-001-0001, 0120-011-0001, 0250-001-0001, 0250-101-0001, 0250-101-0932, 0250-102-0932, 0250-103-0001, 0250-111-0001, 0250-114-0001, 0250-162-8506, 0509-001-0001, 0509-062-8506, 0511-001-0001, 0515-002-0001, 0515-104-0001, 0521-001-0046, 0521-031-0001, 0521-131-0001, 0530-001-0001, 0540-001-0001, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-6088, 0540-491, 0552-002-0001, 0559-001-0001, 0690-001-0001, 0690-006-0890, 0690-101-0001, 0690-101-0890, 0690-112-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0820-001-0460, 0820-001-3053, 0820-101-0001, 0840-001-0001, 0954-001-0001, 0954-162-8506, 0985-220-0001, 1115-101-0001, 2240-001-0001, 2240-101-0001, 2240-102-0001, 2240-106-0001, 2240-111-0001, 2660-002-0001, 2660-030-0001, 2660-102-0001, 2660-108-0001, 2660-130-0001, 2660-302-0001, 2660-308-0001, ...

SB 1302 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Pupil health: school-based health centers: grant program: Mental Health Services Act: Mental Health Services Fund.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1302, Portantino. Pupil health: school-based health centers: grant program: Mental Health Services Act: Mental Health Services Fund. Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for this purpose. Existing law requires a school of a school district or a county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, as provided. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to assist school health centers, which are defined as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals, as specified.Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the Mental Health Services Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, to fund various county mental health programs, including children’s mental health care, adult and older adult mental health care, prevention and early intervention programs, and innovative programs.Existing law authorizes the MHSA to be amended by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature if the amendments are consistent with, and further the purposes of, the MHSA. This bill would amend the MHSA by appropriating $250,000,000 from the Mental Health Services Fund, after all existing MHSA programs have been funded, to the State Controller to distribute to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide annual grants of up to $250,000 each to certain local educational agencies serving high school pupils to establish or improve school-based health centers that provide mental health services provided or supervised by an appropriately licensed or credentialed mental health professional, as provided. The bill would also define school-based health centers as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals. The bill would require grant funds to be used for activities that will help pupils to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit in order to learn successfully, and would authorize grant funds to be used for personnel to support pupil mental health, as provided. The bill would only authorize school-based health centers to use grant funds to develop new, or expand the scope of existing, programs. The bill would require the State Department of Education to identify criteria for the evaluation of applicants and the awarding of grants, require a grant applicant to certify that it has consulted with the local county mental health department in grant program planning and service delivery, and authorize the department to give preference to applicants whose grant application demonstrates greater program collaboration with the county. The bill would state the finding and declaration of the Legislature that these changes are consistent with, and further the intent of, the MHSA.

SB 131 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Child development programs.
07/11/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Sections 8200, 8201, 8202, 8203, 8203.1, 8203.3, 8203.5, and 8204 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 8200) of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to amend and renumber Sections 8235, 8235.5, 8236.1, 8236.2, 8236.3, 8238, 8238.4, 8239.1, 8246, 8250, 8250.5, 8255, 8257, 8258, 8260, 8261, 8261.5, 8262, 8262.1, 8262.2, 8262.3, 8262.5, 8263.1, 8264.5, 8264.6, 8264.7, 8264.8, 8265.2, 8265.5, 8266.1, 8268, 8269, 8270, 8271, 8272, 8272.1, 8273, 8273.1, 8273.3, 8275, 8275.5, 8276, 8276.7, 8279, 8279.1, 8279.2, 8279.3, 8282, 8320, 8321, 8322, 8324, 8326, 8327, 8328, 8329, 8330, 8332, 8332.1, 8332.2, 8332.25, 8332.3, 8332.4, 8332.5, 8332.6, 8332.7, 8332.8, 8335, 8335.1, 8335.3, 8335.4, 8335.5, 8335.6, 8347, 8347.1, 8347.2, 8347.3, 8347.4, 8347.5, 8360, 8360.2, 8361, 8362, ...

SB 133 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Health.
08/16/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Section 502 to, and to repeal Sections 2717, 2852.5, 3518.1, 3770.1, and 4506 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Section 100504 of, and to add Sections 100503.5 and 100520.5 to, the Government Code, to amend Sections 38074, 102430, 120511, 120780.2, 120956, 120972, 127000, 127005, 127010, 127280, 127285, 127345, 127346, 127350, 127360, 127400, 127435, 127450, 127671, 127671.1, 127672, 127672.8, 127672.9, 127673, 127673.1, 127673.2, 127673.3, 127673.4, 127673.5, 127673.6, 127673.7, 127673.8, 127673.81, 127673.82, 127673.83, 127673.84, 127674, 127674.1, 127675, 127677, 127679, 127681, 127683, 127685, 127885, 127900, 127940, 127985, 127995, 128000, 128005, 128020, 128030, 128035, 128040, 128050, 128051, 128052, 128130, 128135, 128140, 128155, 128165, 128170, 128175, 128180, ...

SB 134 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Mental Health Services Act: county program and expenditure plans.
06/27/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. to amend Sections 5847 and 5892 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 1342 - Patricia Carmody Bates
Aging multidisciplinary personnel teams.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1342, Bates. Aging multidisciplinary personnel teams. Existing law authorizes area agencies on aging and other county agencies that provide services to older adults through an established multidisciplinary team to provide information regarding older adult clients only to other county agencies with staff designated as members of a multidisciplinary team that are, or may be, providing services to the same individuals for purposes of identifying and coordinating the treatment of individuals served by more than one agency. This bill would specifically authorize an area agency on aging or a county, or both, to establish an aging multidisciplinary personnel team, as defined, with the goal of facilitating the expedited identification, assessment, and linkage of older adults to services and to allow provider agencies and members of the personnel team to share confidential information, as specified, for the purpose of coordinating services. Under the bill, any discussion relative to the disclosure or exchange of the information or writings during a team meeting would be confidential and testimony concerning that discussion would not be admissible in any criminal, civil, or juvenile court proceeding. The bill would require the sharing of information permitted under these provisions to be governed by protocols developed by each area agency on aging or county, as specified, and would require each area agency on aging or county to provide a copy of its protocols to the California Department of Aging. The bill would require the protocols to include a requirement that, unless otherwise permitted by law, an area agency on aging or county obtain the affirmative consent of an individual or their representative before the individual’s information is shared and a requirement to notify an individual, among other things, that they may opt out of sharing information at any time.This bill would authorize the aging multidisciplinary personnel team to designate qualified persons to be members of the team for a particular case and would require every member who receives information or records regarding adults and families in their capacity as a member of the team to be under the same privacy and confidentiality obligations and subject to the same confidentiality penalties as the person disclosing or providing the information or records. The bill would also require the information or records to be maintained in a manner that ensures the maximum protection of privacy and confidentiality rights.Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest.This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.The California Constitution provides for the Right to Truth-In-Evidence, which requires a 2/3 vote of each house of the Legislature to exclude any relevant evidence from any criminal proceeding or any trial or hearing of a juvenile for a criminal offense, as specified. Because this bill would exclude from a criminal or juvenile court proceeding any discussion relative to the disclosure or exchange of information or writings during an aging multidisciplinary personnel team meeting, which would otherwise be admissible, it requires a 2/3 vote of each house of the Legislature.

SB 135 - Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
State employment: State Bargaining units: agreements: compensation and benefits.
08/31/2022 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
SB 135, as amended, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. State employment: State Bargaining units: agreements: compensation and benefits. (1) Existing law provides that a provision of a memorandum of understanding reached between the state employer and a recognized employee organization representing state civil service employees that requires the expenditure of funds does not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.Existing law requires the Department of Human Resources to provide a memorandum of understanding to the Legislative Analyst who then has 10 calendar days from the date the tentative agreement is received to issue a fiscal analysis to the Legislature. Existing law prohibits the memorandum of understanding from being subject to legislative determination until either the Legislative Analyst has presented a fiscal analysis of the memorandum of understanding or until 10 calendar days has elapsed since the memorandum was received by the Legislative Analyst. This bill, notwithstanding the above statutory provisions, would approve provisions of agreements entered into by the state employer and State Bargaining Units 2, 8, 9, 10, 18, and 19. The bill would provide that the provisions of the agreements that require the expenditure of funds will not take effect unless funds for these provisions are specifically appropriated by the Legislature. The bill would authorize the state employer or State Bargaining Units 2, 8, 9, 10, 18, or 19 to reopen negotiations if funds for these provisions are not specifically appropriated by the Legislature. The bill would require the provisions of the agreements that require the expenditure of funds to become effective even if the provisions are approved by the Legislature in legislation other than the annual Budget Act.Existing law, for the 2022–23 fiscal year, continuously appropriates to the Controller from the General Fund unallocated special funds, including federal funds and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds, and any other fund from which state employees are compensated, the amount necessary for the payment of compensation and employee benefits to state employees covered by specified memoranda of understanding, if the Budget Act of 2022 is not enacted by July 1, 2022. This bill would further include, within these continuous appropriation provisions, the amount necessary for the payment of compensation and employment benefits to state employees covered by the memoranda of understanding for State Bargaining Unit 2 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025, inclusive), State Bargaining Unit 8 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024, inclusive), State Bargaining Unit 9 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025, inclusive) and State Bargaining Unit 18 (effective July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2025, inclusive).Existing law, for the 2023–24 fiscal year, continuously appropriates to the Controller from the General Fund unallocated special funds, including federal funds and unallocated nongovernmental cost funds, and any other fund from which state employees are compensated, the amount necessary for the payment of compensation and employee benefits to state employees covered by specified memoranda of understanding if the Budget Act of 2023 is not enacted by July 1, 2023. This bill would further include, within these continuous appropriation provisions, the amount necessary for the payment of compensation and employment benefits to state employees covered by the memoranda of understanding for State Bargaining Unit 2 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025, inclusive), State Bargaining Unit 8 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024, inclusive), State Bargaining Unit 9 (effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025, inclusive), and State Bargaining Unit 18 (effective July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2025, inclusive).Existing law, for the 2024–25 fiscal year, continuously appropriates to the Controller from the General Fund unallocat

SB 136 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Developmental services.
06/28/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Government Code, to amend Sections 1502, 1507.2, 1524, 1534, 1538, 1538.55, 1548, and 1566.45 of, to amend the heading of Article 9 (commencing with Section 1567.50) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of, and to add Sections 1507.35 and 1567.51 to, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 361.2, 727, 4418.7, 4474.17, 4512, 4519.5, 4640.6, 4643.5, 4646, 4684.50, 4684.53, 4684.55, 4684.58, 4684.60, 4684.63, 4684.65, 4684.68, 4684.70, 4684.73, 4684.74, 4685.8, 4691.12, 4870, 6500, 6502, 6509, 7505, 11402, 17731, 17732, and 17736 of, to amend the heading of Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 4684.50) of Chapter 6 of Division 4.5 of, to amend and repeal Section 4648.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 4519 of, to add Sections 4511.1, 4511.5, 4519.9, 4519.10, 4620.4, 4620.5, 4641.1, ...

SB 148 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public resources.
07/11/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Civil Code, to add Section 5122.5 to the Corporations Code, to amend Sections 17210 and 17213 of the Education Code, to amend Sections 1348, 1350, 1352, 1745.1, and 1745.2 of the Fish and Game Code, to add Section 569.5 to the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Sections 8670.2, 8670.3, 8670.40, 15472, 15473, 15475, and 65850.2 of of, to add Sections 15475.1, 15475.2, 15475.4, 15475.5, and 15475.6 to, and to add and repeal Section 16428.92 of, the Government Code, to amend Sections 13143.9, 25501, 25503, 25504, 25506, 25507, 25507.1, 25510, 25510.1, 25516, 25517, 25531.2, 25532, 25533, 25534, 25534.05, 25534.06, 25534.5, 25535, 25535.1, 25535.2, 25535.5, 25536, 25536.6, 25536.9, 25537, 25537.5, 25538, 25539, 25541.5, 25542, 25543, 25543.1, 25543.2, 25543.3, and 25545 of of, to add Section ...

SB 1481 - Josh Becker
Preschools, child daycare facilities, and Trustline providers: meals.
08/11/2022 - August 11 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
SB 1481, as amended, Becker. Preschools, child daycare facilities, and Trustline providers: meals. Existing federal law establishes the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide aid to childcare institutions and family or group daycare homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children.Existing law, the California Child Day Care Facilities Act, administered by the State Department of Social Services, provides for the licensure and regulation of child daycare facilities, as defined. Existing law requires childhood nutrition training for certain licensees, and requires that training to include information about reimbursement rates for the CACFP. Existing law generally prohibits a person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation from operating, establishing, managing, conducting, or maintaining a child daycare facility in this state without a current valid license. Existing law requires the department to establish and continuously update a trustline registry of persons who provide childcare and who are not required to be licensed. Under existing law, a provider who is registered pursuant to these provisions is known as a Trustline provider.Existing law, the Early Education Act, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to, among other things, provide an inclusive and cost-effective preschool program, and declares the policy of the state that no child shall be hungry while in attendance in a preschool facility and that preschool programs have an obligation to provide for the nutritional needs of children in attendance. Existing law requires a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining a kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide a needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, and two school meals free of charge during each schoolday to any pupil who requests a meal without consideration of the pupil’s eligibility for a federally funded free or reduced-price meal, and sets the reimbursement rate for meals served by family daycare homes at 75 percent of the meals served.This bill would, subject to an appropriation for these purposes, require the department to provide funding for (1) a supplemental state meal reimbursement for preschool facilities, child daycare facilities, and Trustline providers for up to 2 daily meals per child served through the CACFP at a rate equivalent to the state meal reimbursement for local educational agencies; (2) reimbursement of up to 2 daily meals per child served through the CACFP at a specified rate in order to establish a free meal program for all children receiving care from those facilities and providers; and (3) grants to those facilities and providers, and sponsors of the CACFP, to encourage their participation in and expansion of the CACFP. This bill would also increase the reimbursement rate for meals served in family daycare homes to 100 percent of the meals served.

SB 168 - Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
Child care.
09/15/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
SB 168, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. Child care. Existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act, provides a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of child care and development services for children from infancy to 13 years of age and their parents, including an alternative payment program that requires the State Department of Social Services to contract with local government agencies or nonprofit organizations to provide alternative payments and to provide support services to parents and providers.This bill would include migrant alternative payment programs in the definition of “alternative payment programs” for this purpose.Existing law appropriates money from the Federal Trust Fund to support various programs that provide child care services, including the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children.This bill would, instead, require specified funding for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children to come from a prescribed General Fund appropriation and would make technical and other changes to the appropriations for that program.Existing law establishes reimbursement rates for child care and development services programs. As of January 1, 2022, under existing law, contractors who, as of December 31, 2021, received the standard reimbursement rate are required to receive the greater of the 75th percentile of the 2018 regional market rate survey or the contract per-child reimbursement amount as of December 31, 2021.This bill, until regulations are filed with the Secretary of State, would authorize the California Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services to implement the revised reimbursement rates by means of management bulletins or similar letters of instruction on or before December 31, 2021. The bill would require those departments to examine the time base and special criteria adjustment factors that impact center-based contractors receiving those reimbursement rates and would specify a process by which the time base and special criteria adjustment factors may be changed. The bill would require the departments to initiate rulemaking action on or before December 31, 2023.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

SB 17 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Office of Racial Equity.
08/23/2021 - August 26 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 12816 to, and to add and repeal Chapter 4.6 (commencing with Section 8303) of Division 1 of Title 2 of of, the Government Code, relating to state government.

SB 170 - Nancy Skinner
Budget Act of 2021.
09/15/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
SB 170, Skinner. Budget Act of 2021. The Budget Act of 2021 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2021–22 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2021 by amending, adding, and repealing items of appropriation and making other changes.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.

SB 170 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 3.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Budget Act of 2021 (Chapters 21 and 69 of the Statutes of 2021) by amending Items 0250-101-0932, 0250-111-0001, 0250-301-0660, 0509-001-0001, 0509-102-0001, 0511-001-0001, 0540-001-0001, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-6088, 0555-101-0001, 0650-001-0001, 0650-101-0001, 0650-162-8506, 0650-163-8506, 0690-001-0001, 0690-101-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0820-101-0001, 0890-001-0228, 1115-001-3288, 2665-004-6043, 2740-004-0001, 3340-001-0001, 3360-001-0465, 3360-005-0001, 3360-101-0001, 3360-105-0001, 3480-001-0001, 3540-001-0001, 3560-162-8506, 3600-006-0001, 3600-007-0001, 3640-101-0001, 3790-001-0001, 3790-492, 3830-001-0001, 3860-001-0001, 3860-101-0001, 3860-301-0001, 3900-001-0115, 3900-101-0001, 3900-101-0115, 3940-106-0001, 3960-490, 4100-001-0001, 4170-101-0890, 4260-101-0001, 4260-115-0890, ...

SB 171 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Health.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 14124.12 and 14197 of, and to add Section 14124.16 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 171 - Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
Health.
09/15/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
SB 171, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. Health. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various health care delivery systems, including managed care pursuant to Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.This bill, subject to an appropriation, would require the department to implement activities and expenditures to enhance, expand, or strengthen home and community-based services (HCBS) under the Medi-Cal program, as specified.The bill would also, upon appropriation, require the department to complete an independent analysis to determine whether network adequacy exists to obtain federal approval for a covered Medi-Cal benefit that provides housing support services, and to report the outcomes of the analysis to the Legislature by January 1, 2024, as specified.Existing law establishes, until January 1, 2022, certain time and distance and appointment time standards for specified Medi-Cal managed care covered services, consistent with federal regulations relating to network adequacy standards, to ensure that those services are available and accessible to enrollees of Medi-Cal managed care plans in a timely manner, as specified.This bill would extend the operation of those standards to January 1, 2023.This bill would appropriate $6,434,000, for the 2021–22 fiscal year, from the Federal Trust Fund to the department to support community mental health services.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

SB 172 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Human services.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Civil Code, to add Section 49557.4 to the Education Code, to amend Section 17400 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 1322 and 12803 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1367.03, 1367.04, 1368.05, and 1502 of, to repeal Division 109.5 (commencing with Section 130250), Division 109.6 (commencing with Section 130275), Division 110 (commencing with Section 130300), and Division 115 (commencing with Section 136000) of, and to repeal and add Division 109 (commencing with Section 130200) of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10133.8 of the Insurance Code, to add Section 2755 to the Labor Code, to amend Sections 361.2, 4096, 11402, 11450, 11450.12, 16521.5, and 18997 of, to add Section 12316.1 to, and to add Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 18999.97) to Part 6 of Division 9 ...

SB 247 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Rare Disease Advisory Council.
10/05/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 247, Eggman. Rare Disease Advisory Council. Existing law establishes the California Health and Human Services Agency, which includes the State Department of Public Health, among other state departments charged with the administration of health, social, and other human services. Under existing law, the State Department of Public Health has authority over various programs promoting public health, including genetic disease testing and newborn screenings.This bill would establish the Rare Disease Advisory Council within the California Health and Human Services Agency.This bill would specify the purposes of the Rare Disease Advisory Council, including, among others, coordinating statewide efforts for the study of the incidence of rare diseases within the state, and acting as the advisory body on rare diseases to the Legislature and state and private agencies that provide services to persons with rare diseases. Under the bill, the duties of the advisory council would include, among others, adopting implementing regulations, researching and determining the most appropriate method to collect data on rare diseases, and identifying best practices for rare disease care.The bill would specify the composition of the advisory council, including members appointed by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services and the State Public Health Officer. Before any appointments are made, the bill would require the agency to research and report to the Legislature on existing sources of funding that may be used to finance the formation and operation of the advisory council. The bill would require the advisory council to apply for, and accept, any grant of funds from the federal government, private foundations, or other sources. The bill would prohibit the advisory council from accepting funds from the employer of any sitting council member.The bill would require the advisory council to meet at least 3 times annually and to report to the agency and the Legislature every 2 years on its activities, findings, and recommendations.

SB 256 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal.
06/10/2021 - Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to amend Section 14301.1 of, and to add Article 5.51 (commencing with Section 14184.100) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

SB 272 - Sen. John Laird (D-CA)
State government: gender-neutral terms: California Conservation Corps.
07/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 133, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 1635, 1638, 1638.5, 1639.1, 1651, 1652, 1666, 1666.5. 1678, 1679, 1681, 1683, 1693, 1708, 1718, 1724.5, 1725, 1725.5, 1729, 1730, 1733, 1734, 1734.5, 1735.5, 1738, 1741, 1747, 1748.5, 1749.1, 1749.6, 1751.7, 1758.65, 1758.692, 1758.7, 1758.74, 1758.76, 1758.92, and 1758.95 of the Insurance Code, to amend Sections 737, 752, 757, 764, 765, 774, 777, 778, 781, 783, 4033, 4114.5, 4136, 4142.1, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4156, 4157, 4165, 4166, 4172, 4175, 4176, 4179.5, 4181, 4253, 4255, 4256, 4291.3, 4295.5, 4297, 4331, 4416, 4421, 4422, 4423.1, 4432, 4433, 4436, 4582, 4582.6, 4582.7, 4586, 4588, 4593.3, 4594.4, 4602.5, 4608, 4625, 4646, 4648, 4674, 4703, 4714, 4718, 4854, 4855, 12260, 14000, 14300, 14302, 14304, and 14507.5 of the Public Resources Code, and to amend Sections 2107, 2259.5, ...

SB 3 - Sen. Anna Caballero (D-CA)
Education finance: local control and accountability plan portal.
05/05/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on ED.
Code of Civil Procedure, relating to COVID-19 relief. An act to add Section 42238.08 to the Education Code, relating to education finance.

SB 306 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Sexually transmitted disease: testing.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 9.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Section 4076 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 120582, 120685, and 120917 of, and to add Section 1367.34 to, the Health and Safety Code, to add Section 10123.208 to the Insurance Code, and to amend Sections 14132 and 24007 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health care.

SB 306 - Richard Juien-Dah Pan
Sexually transmitted disease: testing.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 306, Pan. Sexually transmitted disease: testing. (1) Existing law authorizes a specified health care provider who diagnoses an STD, as specified, to prescribe, dispense, furnish, or otherwise provide prescription antibiotic drugs to that patient’s sexual partner or partners without examination of that patient’s partner or partners. The Pharmacy Law provides for the licensure and regulation of pharmacists by the California State Board of Pharmacy. A violation of the Pharmacy Law is a crime. The Pharmacy Law requires a pharmacist to dispense a prescription in a container that, among other things, is correctly labeled with the name of the patient or patients. Existing regulation requires a pharmacist to ensure that a patient receives written notice of their right to consult with a pharmacist, when the patient or the patient’s agent is not present.This bill would name the above practice “expedited partner therapy.” The bill would require a health care provider to include “expedited partner therapy” or “EPT” on a prescription if the practitioner does not have the name of a patient’s sexual partner, and would authorize a pharmacist to dispense an expedited partner therapy prescription and label the drug without an individual’s name if the prescription includes “expedited partner therapy” or “EPT.” The bill would specify that a health care provider is not liable in a medical malpractice action or professional disciplinary action, and that a pharmacist is not liable in a civil, criminal, or administrative action, if the health care provider’s use of expedited partner therapy is in compliance with the law, except in cases of intentional misconduct, gross negligence, or wanton or reckless activity. The bill would amend the Pharmacy Law to require a pharmacist to provide written notice that describes the right of an individual receiving expedited partner therapy to consult with a pharmacist about the medication and potential drug interactions. By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to provide coverage for reproductive and sexual health care services.This bill would require health care service plans and insurers to provide coverage for home test kits for sexually transmitted diseases, as defined, and the laboratory costs for processing those kits, that are deemed medically necessary or appropriate and ordered directly by a health care provider or furnished through a standing order for patient use based on clinical guidelines and individual patient health needs. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(3) Existing law requires every licensed physician and surgeon or other person engaged in prenatal care of a pregnant woman, or attending the woman at the time of delivery, to obtain or cause to be obtained a blood specimen of the woman to test for syphilis at the time of the first professional visit or within 10 days thereafter. This bill would instead require every licensed health care professional engaged in providing prenatal care or attending a birthing patient at the time of delivery to provide syphilis screening and testing as outlined in the most recent guidelines published by the State Department of Public Health or other clinical guidelines.(4) Under existing law, the State Department of Public Health licenses, registers, and regulates clinical laboratories and various clinical laboratory personnel. Existing law authorizes an HIV counselor who receives specified training and works in

SB 316 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
09/09/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
An act to amend Section 14132.100 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

SB 354 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Public social services.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 309, 319, 361.2, 361.4, 727.05, 11461.3, 11461.36, and 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.

SB 354 - Nancy Skinner
Public social services.
09/15/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
SB 354, Skinner. Public social services. Existing law authorizes, in certain circumstances, a child who has been removed from their parent or guardian to be placed with a relative or nonrelative extended family member if the relative or nonrelative extended family member is either an approved resource family or has been assessed by a county social worker or a county probation agency and, among other things, the relative or nonrelative extended family member has not been convicted of a crime for which a criminal record exemption cannot be granted, has been granted a criminal record exemption, or, in certain circumstances, a criminal record exemption is pending.This bill would, notwithstanding those provisions, authorize the court to order placement with a relative, regardless of the status of any criminal exemption or resource family approval, if the court finds that the placement does not pose a risk to the health and safety of the child. The bill would require the county welfare department, if the sole issue preventing an emergency placement of a child with a relative or nonrelative extended family member is a lack of resources, to use reasonable efforts to assist the relative or nonrelative extended family member in obtaining the necessary items. By imposing new duties of county welfare departments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law establishes the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Program (ARC) for the purpose of making the amount paid to relative caregivers for the in-home care of children placed with them who are ineligible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care program (AFDC-FC) payments equal to the amount paid on behalf of children who are eligible for AFDC-FC payments. Existing law also provides financial support to emergency caregivers with a pending resource family approval application who have a child placed in their home who is ineligible for AFDC-FC payments. Existing law requires a county to pay an approved relative caregiver or an emergency caregiver a per child per month rate that is equal to the basic rate paid to foster care providers and that is funded, in part, through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program.This bill would expand eligibility for ARC to include relatives with whom a child is authorized to be placed by the court, as described above, when the placement is ineligible for emergency caregiver financial support or AFDC-FC payments due to the denial of resource family approval. The bill would also expand eligibility for emergency caregiver financial support to include emergency caregivers who had a child placed with them pursuant to additional provisions of law. By expanding county duties relative to these funding programs, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law subjects foster care provider applicants, resource family applicants, and certain other adults in those homes, to a criminal records check and requires the applicant or other adult in the applicant’s home to obtain a criminal record clearance or criminal record exemption prior to licensure or approval. Existing law prohibits the State Department of Social Services or other approving entity from granting a criminal record exemption to an applicant or other adult in the applicant’s home who has been convicted of certain felonies. With regard to an applicant or other adult in the applicant’s home who has been convicted of a crime other than those for which an exemption cannot be granted, existing law either authorizes or requires, depending on the crime for which an applicant or other adult in the applicant’s home has been convicted, the department or other approving entity to grant an exemption if, among other things, the applicant or other adult in the applicant’s home is of present good character, as specified.This bill would instead limit the convictions for which an exemption can

SB 490 - Anna Marie Caballero
The Buy American Food Act: public institutions: purchase of nondomestic agricultural food products.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 490, Caballero. The Buy American Food Act: public institutions: purchase of nondomestic agricultural food products. (1) Existing law requires all California state-owned or state-run institutions, except public universities and colleges and school districts, to purchase an agricultural product grown in California when the bid or price of the California-grown agricultural product does not exceed by more than 5% the lowest bid or price for an agricultural product produced outside the state and the quality of the California-grown agricultural product is comparable. Existing law also requires the institutions, when they solicit or intend to accept a bid or price for agricultural products grown outside the state, to accept the bid or price from a vendor that packs or processes these agricultural products in the state before accepting a bid or price from a vendor that packs or processes these agricultural products outside of the state when specified conditions are met. Existing law requires a school district that solicits bids for the purchase of an agricultural product to accept a bid or price for that agricultural product when it is grown in California before accepting a bid or price for an agricultural product that is grown outside the state when the bid or price of the California-grown agricultural product does not exceed the lowest bid or price for an agricultural product produced outside the state and the quality of the California-grown agricultural product is comparable. Under existing law, these provisions only apply to a contract to purchase agricultural products for a value that is less than the value of the threshold for supplies and services for which California has obligated itself under the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization.This bill would enact the Buy American Food Act to require public institutions, as defined, that receive federal meal reimbursement funding to provide prepared meals and that solicit bids for the purchase of agricultural food products, as defined, to include in their solicitation for bids and contracts that only the purchase of agricultural food products grown, packed, or processed domestically is authorized, unless the bid or price of the nondomestic agricultural food product is more than 25% lower than the bid or price of the domestic agricultural food product, the quality of the domestic agricultural food product is inferior to the quality of the agricultural food product grown, packed, or produced nondomestically, or the agricultural food product is not produced or manufactured domestically in sufficient and reasonably available quantities of a satisfactory quality to meet the needs of the public institution. The bill would exempt local educational agencies with annual federal meal reimbursement funding of less than $1,000,000 from these provisions. The bill would require the public institution to retain documentation relating to the purchase of agricultural food products for 3 years and to make that documentation available to the public upon request. The bill would provide that the bill’s provisions neither limit nor expand California’s obligations under the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization. The bill would provide that these provisions do not apply to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or to agricultural food products purchased by or provided to a public institution through the United States Department of Agriculture. The bill would provide an exception to the above requirement for public institutions when a vendor substitutes an agricultural food product without notice or because a product is not available. To the extent that this bill would impose additional duties for local educational agencies and community colleges, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing federal law

SB 498 - Sen. Tom Umberg (D-CA)
Funds for the provision of legal services to indigent persons: disabled veterans.
09/03/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
An act to amend Sections 6213 and 6214 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to attorneys.

SB 50 - S. Monique Limon
Early learning and care.
10/06/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 50, Limón. Early learning and care. The Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the State Department of Social Services, requires the department to administer childcare and development programs that offer a full range of services to eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age, inclusive. The Early Education Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to, among other things, provide an inclusive and cost-effective preschool program. Both acts require that families meet specified requirements to be eligible for federal- and state-subsidized childcare and development services and preschool programs, including, among other requirements, that the family needs childcare services or full-day preschool because, among other reasons, the family is homeless, the child’s parents are seeking employment or permanent housing, or the child’s parents are employed. The acts require, upon establishing eligibility for services, a family to be considered to meet all eligibility and need requirements for services and to receive those services without being required to report income or other changes for at least 12 months, except as specified.This bill would extend eligibility for childcare and development programs and the preschool program to families in which a member of the family has been certified as eligible to receive benefits from certain means-tested government programs, including Medi-Cal and CalFresh, as specified, and would require those families to submit a self-certification of income for the purposes of prioritizing enrollment and calculating family fees. The bill would, if a family is eligible for services on the basis that they are homeless or that the parents are seeking employment or permanent housing, limit eligibility for services to no more than full-time service and, if the family is eligible for services on the basis that the parent is employed and the parent works a variable schedule, require the contracting agency to use simplifying assumptions to authorize the maximum certified hours of care based on need for care. The bill would also extend the time a family is to be considered to meet all eligibility and need requirements for services to 24 months, and would require the State Department of Social Services and the State Department of Education to implement that requirement through management bulletins or similar letters of instruction on or before October 1, 2022, and until regulations are adopted.Existing law requires the Superintendent to administer age and developmentally appropriate programs designed to facilitate the transition to kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-old children in educational development, health services, social services, nutritional services, parent education and parent participation, evaluation, and staff development.This bill would also make a child who is less than 3 years of age, but who is at least 18 months of age, eligible to enroll in the California state preschool program as long as the child meets all other eligibility requirements. The bill would, subject to an appropriation in the annual budget act for this purpose, require the State Department of Education, by November 1, 2025, to submit a report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, regarding the implementation of this expansion of the California state preschool program. This bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2028.

SB 515 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Benefit Task Force.
04/19/2021 - April 20 hearing postponed by committee.
Chapter 15 (commencing with Section 9900) to Article 6 (commencing with Section 9140) to Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to long-term services and supports.

SB 530 - David D. Cortese
Rape of a spouse.
02/01/2022 - Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
SB 530, as amended, Cortese. Rape of a spouse. (1) Existing law defines the crime of rape as an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person who is not the spouse of the perpetrator under specified circumstances. Existing law separately defines the crime of rape of a person who is the spouse of the perpetrator as an act of sexual intercourse under specified circumstances. Under existing law, an act of sexual intercourse in which a person is unconscious of the nature of the act because of the perpetrator’s fraudulent representation that the sexual penetration served a professional purpose or in which a person submits under the belief that the person committing the act is someone known to the victim other than the accused both constitute rape, but do not constitute spousal rape.This bill would expand the definition of the crime of rape to include those acts when accomplished with a person who is a spouse of the perpetrator and would repeal the crime of spousal rape. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law requires persons convicted of specified sex offenses to register with local law enforcement agencies while residing in the state or while attending school or working in the state. Willful failure to register is a crime. Existing law requires a person convicted of rape to register as a sex offender. Existing law requires a person convicted of spousal rape to register only if the act involved the use of force or violence for which the person was sentenced to state prison.This bill would require a person convicted of rape of a person who is the perpetrator’s spouse to register as a sex offender under all circumstances defining rape. By imposing additional duties on local authorities, and by requiring additional persons to be registered as sex offenders, who, if they fail to do so commit a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.(3) Existing law allows a defendant to plea bargain in response to an accusatory pleading charging a felony, except that certain crimes are excluded, including rape of an unconscious person who is not the spouse of the perpetrator.This bill would make this exception to the general authorization to plea bargain applicable to the rape of an unconscious person who is the spouse of the perpetrator.(4) The bill would make numerous conforming changes.(5) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 556 - Bill Dodd
Street light poles, traffic signal poles: small wireless facilities attachments.
10/04/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 556, Dodd. Street light poles, traffic signal poles: small wireless facilities attachments. Existing law requires a local publicly owned electric utility to make appropriate space and capacity on and in its utility poles, as defined, and support structures available for use by cable television corporations, video service providers, and telephone corporations. Existing law requires fees adopted to cover the costs to provide this use, and terms and conditions of access, to meet specified requirements, and specifies the manner in which these fees and terms and conditions of access could be challenged.This bill would prohibit a local government or local publicly owned electric utility from unreasonably denying the leasing or licensing of its street light poles or traffic signal poles to communications service providers for the purpose of placing small wireless facilities on those poles. The bill would require that street light poles and traffic signal poles be made available for the placement of small wireless facilities under fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory fees, as provided. The bill would authorize a local government or local publicly owned electric utility to condition access to its street light poles or traffic signal poles on reasonable terms and conditions, including reasonable aesthetic and safety standards. The bill would specify time periods for various actions relative to requests for placement of a small wireless facility by a communications service provider on a street light pole or traffic signal pole. The bill would authorize a local publicly owned electric utility or local government to deny an application for use of a street light pole or traffic signal pole, as applicable, because of insufficient capacity or safety, reliability, or engineering concerns subject to certain conditions. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities and local governments, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law, the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006, establishes a procedure for the issuance of state franchises for the provision of video service, defined to include cable service and open-video systems, administered by the Public Utilities Commission. The act requires the holder of a state franchise to annually report to the commission, on a census tract basis, specified information relative to availability and usage of broadband and video service. Existing law requires the commission to annually report to the Legislature, by December 31, on an aggregated basis, the information submitted by holders of a state franchise.This bill would require mobile telephony service providers, on or before December 31, 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025, to measure and report to the Legislature their progress towards meeting the goal of universal broadband access for each census tract in the state in which the mobile telephony service provider provides wireless broadband service, by reporting the percentage of each census tract it provides wireless broadband service. The bill would authorize mobile telephony service providers to aggregate and submit that information through a third party.Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act is a crime.Because the above-described reporting requirement would be part of the Public Utilities Act and a failure to comply with those requirements would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for specified reasons.

SB 563 - Sen. Ben Allen (D-CA)
Second Neighborhood Infill Finance and Transit Improvements Act: housing developments: homelessness prevention programs: enhanced infrastructure financing plan review and amendment process.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to amend Sections 53398.69 and 53398.75.7 of the Government Code, relating to local government.

SB 648 - Melissa Hurtado
Care facilities.
02/01/2022 - Died on file pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
SB 648, as amended, Hurtado. Care facilities. Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, generally provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities, as defined, by the State Department of Social Services. Existing regulation includes an adult residential facility, as defined, as a community care facility for those purposes. Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, generally provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by the department. A person who violates these acts, or who willfully or repeatedly violates any rule or regulation adopted under those acts, is guilty of a crime.Existing law also establishes the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, administered by the department and counties, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes. Existing law states the intent of the Legislature to authorize an assessment on home care services, including IHSS.This bill would create, to the extent the Legislature makes an appropriation for these provisions, the Enriched Care Adult Residential Facility pilot program, to be administered by the department. The bill would require the department to establish guidelines for the distribution of monthly stipends to facilities that provide residential care to specific types of residents and to distribute those stipends for the pilot program. The bill would require facilities that receive a stipend to report to the department specified information, including a brief description of how the stipend was used to benefit residents. By expanding the duties of these facilities, the bill would expand an existing crime applicable to those facilities, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the department to evaluate the program using specified criteria and to report that information to the relevant policy committees of the Legislature. The bill would require the department to implement these provisions in order to maximize federal funding and would authorize the department to implement the provisions through an all-county letter or similar instruction. The bill would provide for the termination of the pilot program on June 30, 2026, as specified.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 65 - Nancy Skinner
Maternal care and services.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 65, Skinner. Maternal care and services. (1) Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, establishes the Board of Registered Nursing within the Department of Consumer Affairs for the licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing, and requires the board to issue a certificate to practice nurse-midwifery to a person who, among other qualifications, meets educational standards established by the board or the equivalent of those educational standards. Existing law, the Licensed Midwifery Practice Act of 1993, provides for the licensure of midwives by the Medical Board of California.Existing law, the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act, provides for specified training programs for certain health care workers, including family physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Existing law establishes a state medical contract program with accredited medical schools, hospitals, and other programs and institutions to increase the number of students and residents receiving quality education and training in specified primary care specialties and maximize the delivery of primary care and family physician services to underserved areas of the state.This bill would enact the Midwifery Workforce Training Act, under which the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development would, upon appropriation by the Legislature, contract with programs that train certified nurse-midwives and programs that train licensed midwives to increase the number of students receiving quality education and training as a certified nurse-midwife or a licensed midwife, as specified. The bill would require the office to contract only with programs that include, or intend to include, a component of training designed for medically underserved multicultural communities, lower socioeconomic neighborhoods, or rural communities, and that are organized to prepare program graduates for service in those neighborhoods and communities.(2) Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to track data on pregnancy-related deaths, including specified health conditions, indirect obstetric deaths, and other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy and complications predominantly related to the puerperium, and requires this data to be published at least once every 3 years. Existing law also requires the department to develop a plan to identify causes of infant mortality and morbidity in California and to study recommendations on the reduction of infant mortality and morbidity in California.This bill would, commencing August 1, 2022, establish the California Pregnancy-Associated Review Committee, and would require the committee to, among other things, identify and review all pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity. The bill would require the committee to be composed of a minimum of 13 members, as specified, and would authorize the committee to request from any state department, commission, local health department, or coroner, among others, specified information, including death records, medical records, and autopsy reports. The bill would make all proceedings, activities, and opinions of the committee confidential.This bill would require each county to annually report infant deaths to its respective local health department. The bill would require local health departments, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to establish a Fetal and Infant Mortality Review committee to investigate infant deaths to prevent fetal and infant death under specified circumstances, and would require those local health departments that participate in the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review process to annually investigate, track, and review cases of term infants, as defined, who were born following labor with the outcome of intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death, or postneonatal death. The bill would require counties, hospitals, birthing centers, and state entities to provide to lo

SB 66 - Sen. Ben Allen (D-CA)
California Council on the Future of Transportation: advisory committee: autonomous vehicle technology.
08/26/2021 - August 26 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
Section 13985) of Part 4.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to transportation.

SB 717 - Bill Dodd
Complex Needs Patient Act.
01/06/2022 - In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
SB 717, as amended, Dodd. Complex Needs Patient Act. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services pursuant to a schedule of benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Under existing law, durable medical equipment, which includes custom rehabilitation equipment and custom rehabilitation technology services, is a covered Medi-Cal benefit, subject to utilization controls.Existing law requires a provider of custom rehabilitation equipment and custom rehabilitation technology services to have a qualified rehabilitation professional on staff, as specified, and requires a medical provider to conduct a physical examination of an individual before prescribing a motorized wheelchair or scooter for a Medi-Cal beneficiary.This bill would repeal and recast those provisions to apply to complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), defined as items classified within the federal Medicare Program as of January 1, 2021, as durable medical equipment that are individually configured for individuals to meet their specific and unique medical, physical, and functional needs and capacities for basic activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living identified as medically necessary. The bill would impose certain accreditation, staffing, supply, and other types of requirements for CRT providers. The bill would maintain the above-described requirement concerning physical examinations by medical providers.The bill would recast qualified rehabilitation professionals as qualified health care professionals and qualified rehabilitation technology professionals, as defined, with certain changes to certification requirements. The bill would make a conforming change to a related provision. The bill would require both types of professionals to be involved in the evaluation of complex needs patients, as defined, who receive a complex rehabilitation manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or seating component.The bill would authorize the department to adopt utilization controls, including a specialty evaluation by a qualified health care professional, and would require that CRT be subject to a prescribed prior authorization process. The bill would require the department, in establishing future policies and payment rates for CRT and CRT services, to take into account the significant resources, infrastructure, and staff needed, as specified.The bill would require the department to seek any necessary federal approvals for the implementation of these provisions, and would condition their implementation to the extent that any necessary federal approvals are obtained. Existing law requires, except as otherwise provided, Medi-Cal provider payments and payments for specified non-Medi-Cal programs to be reduced by 10% for dates of service on and after June 1, 2011, and conditions the implementation of these provisions on the department securing federal approval.For dates of service on and after January 1, 2022, or the effective date of any necessary federal approvals, whichever is later, this bill would exempt providers of CRT and CRT services from the above-described provider payment reduction, subject to an appropriation, as specified.

SB 801 - Robert J. Archuleta
Healing arts: Board of Behavioral Sciences: Board of Psychology: licensees.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 801, Archuleta. Healing arts: Board of Behavioral Sciences: Board of Psychology: licensees. Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of medicine by the Medical Board of California and requires a health care provider initiating the use of telehealth to inform the patient, before the delivery of health care via telehealth, about the use of telehealth and obtain verbal or written consent from the patient for the use of telehealth as an acceptable mode of delivering health care services and public health. The act defines “health care provider” to include, among others, an associate marriage and family therapist or marriage and family therapist trainee, as specified.This bill would define health care provider to additionally include an associate clinical social worker and an associate professional clinical counselor, as specified. Existing law establishes the Board of Behavioral Sciences within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and requires the board to license and regulate various registrants and licensees under the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Act (LMFTA), the Educational Psychologist Practice Act (EPPA), the Clinical Social Worker Practice Act (CSWPA), and the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act (LPCCA). Existing law requires the board to appoint an executive officer with certain duties and powers related to the administration and enforcement of those acts. Existing law repeals the provisions relating to the establishment of the board and the appointment, duties, and powers of the executive officer on January 1, 2022.This bill would extend those provisions until January 1, 2026.Existing law authorizes the board to deny, suspend, or revoke a license or registration for unprofessional conduct, which includes, among other things, a conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensee or registrant. Existing law authorizes the board to take that disciplinary action when the time for appeal has elapsed, or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, or when an order granting probation is made suspending the imposition of sentence, irrespective of a subsequent order under a specified provision allowing the person to withdraw a plea of guilty and enter a plea of not guilty or setting aside the verdict of guilty or dismissing the accusation, information, or indictment.This bill, instead, would remove the specification that the board’s authority to take that disciplinary action at those times is irrespective of such an order, and would require the board to take the action pursuant to the provisions governing the denial, suspension, and revocation of licenses of boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs.The LMFTA and LPCCA require applicants for licensure or registration to meet certain educational requirements, including, among others, training in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.This bill would include in those educational requirements training in prognosis, as specified.The LPCCA authorizes a licensee to renew an expired license within 3 years of expiration if the licensee, among other requirements, pays all fees that would have been paid if the license had not become delinquent and all delinquency fees.This bill would require that licensee to instead pay a two-year renewal fee prescribed by the board and a delinquency fee. A violation of the LMFTA, EPPA, CSWPA, or LPCCA is a crime. The LMFTA, EPPA, CSWPA, and LPCCA all require a licensee or registrant, as provided, to provide a client with a certain notice written in at least 12-point type relating to a method for contacting the board regarding complaints about services provided by the applicable licensee prior to initiating services.This bill, among other things, would revise that notice requirement to require the notice be delivered prior to initiating services, or as soon as practicably poss

SB 801 - Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-CA)
Healing arts: Board of Behavioral Sciences: Board of Psychology: licensees.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 27, 2290.5, 2910, 2911, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2915.5, 2920, 2933, 2942, 2946, 2960, 2987, 4980.01, 4980.02, 4980.32, 4980.36, 4980.37, 4980.40, 4980.43.3, 4980.54, 4980.81, 4982, 4984.7, 4987.5, 4989.17, 4989.20, 4989.24, 4989.32, 4989.34, 4989.36, 4989.38, 4989.40, 4989.54, 4989.68, 4990, 4990.04, 4990.30, 4992.3, 4996.2, 4996.3, 4996.14, 4996.17.2, 4996.18, 4996.22, 4996.75, 4998, 4998.2, 4999.22, 4999.32, 4999.33, 4999.42, 4999.46.1, 4999.51, 4999.71, 4999.76, 4999.80, 4999.90, 4999.104, 4999.120, and 4999.123 of, to add Sections 2949, 2988.7, 4989.47, 4990.07, 4996.61, and 4996.62 to, and to repeal Sections 2909, 2909.5, 2915.7, 2944, and 4999.122 of, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Section 1010 of the Evidence Code, relating to healing arts.

SB 823 - Committee on Health (S) - (Senators Pan (Chair)
Public health: omnibus bill.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Civil Code, to amend Sections 6276.14, 6276.30, 12528, and 12528.1 of the Government Code, to amend Section 1179.80 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 3823 of the Labor Code, to amend Sections 368.6 and 13515 of the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 14089.4, 14107.12, 14592, 15610.15, 15630, 15633.5, 15640, 15650, 15653.5, 15654, and 15658 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public health.

SB 85 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Budget Act of 2020.
04/13/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 14, Statutes of 2021.
Budget Act of 2020 (Chapters 6 and 7 of the Statutes of 2020) by amending Items 0690-101-0001, 3540-001-0001, 3540-003-3228, 4700-490, 5180-101-0001, 5180-101-0890, 5180-111-0001, 5180-151-0001, 5180-151-0890, 6100-001-0001, 6100-001-0890, 6100-104-0890, 6100-112-0890, 6100-119-0890, 6100-125-0890, 6100-134-0890, 6100-161-0890, 6100-166-0890, 6100-194-0890, 6100-195-0890, 6100-197-0890, 6100-488, and 8570-101-0001 of, and adding Items 0509-112-0001, 0650-101-0001, 3125-001-0001, 3480-101-0001, 3540-101-0001, 3540-101-3228, 3600-005-0001, 3760-102-0001, 3790-003-0001, 3810-102-0001, 3825-102-0001, 3845-102-0001, 3855-101-0001, 6120-140-0001 and 8570-002-0001 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to ...

SB 866 - Scott D. Wiener
Minors: vaccine consent.
01/21/2022 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 20.
SB 866, as introduced, Wiener. Minors: vaccine consent. Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer. This bill would additionally authorize a minor 12 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. The bill would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.

SB 91 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
COVID-19 relief: tenancy: federal rental assistance.
01/29/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 2, Statutes of 2021.
Civil Code, to amend Sections 116.223, 1161.2, 1161.2.5, 1179.01, 1179.02, 1179.03, 1179.03.5, 1179.04, 1179.05, and 1179.07 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1179.01) of Title 3 of Part 3 of, to add Section 1179.04.5 to, and to add and repeal Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 871.10) of Title 10 of Part of, the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Section 925.6 of the Government Code, and to add Chapter 17 (commencing with Section 50897) to Part 2 of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to tenancy, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 966 - S. Monique Limon
Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics: visits.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 966, Limón. Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics: visits. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including federally qualified health center (FQHC) services and rural health clinic (RHC) services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.Under existing law, to the extent that federal financial participation is available, FQHC and RHC services are reimbursed on a per-visit basis, as specified.This bill would require the department to seek any necessary federal approvals and issue appropriate guidance to allow an FQHC or RHC to bill, under a supervising licensed behavioral health practitioner, for an encounter between an FQHC or RHC patient and an associate clinical social worker or associate marriage and family therapist when certain requirements are met, including that the visit is billed under the supervising licensed behavioral health practitioner of the FQHC or RHC.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 14132.100 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by AB 32 to be operative only if this bill and AB 32 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

SB 970 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Mental Health Services Act.
08/23/2022 - Ordered to third reading.
SB 970, as amended, Eggman. Mental Health Services Act. Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the Mental Health Services Fund (MHSF), a continuously appropriated fund, to fund various county mental health programs, including children’s mental health care, adult and older adult mental health care, prevention and early intervention programs, and innovative programs.This bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency, by July 1, 2025, to establish the California MHSA Outcomes and Accountability Review (MHSA-OAR), consisting of performance indicators, county self-assessments, and county MHSA improvement plans, to facilitate a local accountability system that fosters continuous quality improvement in county programs funded by the MHSA and in the collection and dissemination by the agency of best practices in service delivery. The bill would require the agency to convene a workgroup, as specified, to establish a workplan by which the MHSA-OAR shall be conducted, including a process for qualitative peer reviews, conducted by peer counties, of counties’ MHSA services and uniform elements for the county MHSA system improvement plans. The bill would require the agency to establish specific process measures and uniform elements for the county MHSA improvement plan updates. The bill would require the counties to execute and fulfill components of its MHSA system improvement plan that can be accomplished with existing resources. The bill would require the agency to report to the Legislature, on an annual basis, a report that summarizes county performance on the established performance indicators during the reporting period, analyzes county performance trends over time, and makes findings and recommendations for common MHSA services improvements identified in the county MHSA self-assessments and county MHSA system improvement plans. By imposing new requirements on counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill would require the agency to request the University of California to enter into a contract with the state to provide specified services, including preparing an analysis of how data pertaining to the provision of mental health services and client outcomes collected by the counties and provided to the state may be used to demonstrate the impact of services funded by the MHSF on life outcomes. The bill would require the analysis to be delivered to the agency, the Legislature, and the workgroup on or before July 1, 2024.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 973 - Robert M. Hertzberg
State Supplementary Program: administration.
09/06/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 259, Statutes of 2022.
SB 973, Hertzberg. State Supplementary Program: administration. Existing law establishes the State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (SSP), which requires the State Department of Social Services to contract with the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to make payments to SSP recipients to supplement Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments made available pursuant to the federal Social Security Act.This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to submit, by January 1, 2024, a report to the Legislature that includes recommendations on the administration of the program.

SB 987 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
California Cancer Care Equity Act.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 987, Portantino. California Cancer Care Equity Act. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various health care delivery systems, including managed care pursuant to Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.This bill would, for covered benefits under its contract, require a Medi-Cal managed care plan to, among other things, make a good faith effort to contract with at least one National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center, site affiliated with the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), or qualifying academic cancer center, as specified within each county in which the Medi-Cal managed care plan operates, and authorize any eligible enrollee diagnosed with a complex cancer diagnosis to request a referral to any of those centers to receive medically necessary services unless the enrollee chooses a different cancer treatment provider. The bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan to notify all enrollees of their right to request a referral to access to care through any of those centers.The bill would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions by means of all-county letters or similar guidance, without taking further regulatory action. The bill would require the department, in consultation with stakeholders, to develop a process for updating and further defining a “complex cancer diagnosis” on a periodic basis. The bill would require the department to seek federal approval to implement those provisions and would require the provisions be implemented only to the extent that necessary federal approvals are obtained.

SCA 4 - Sen. Scott Wilk (R-CA)
Legislature: 2-year budget.
04/07/2021 - Referred to Coms. on B. & F.R. and E. & C.A.
State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Sections 3, 10, 11, and 12 of, and adding Section 12.3 to, Article IV thereof, by amending Section 36 of Article XIII thereof, by amending Section 2.2 of Article XIII A thereof, by amending Sections 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, and 10.5 of, and adding Section 16 to, Article XIII - B thereof, by amending Sections 8, 8.5, 20, 21, and 22 of Article XVI thereof, by amending Section 2 of Article XIX - B thereof, and by amending Section 4 of Article XXXV thereof, relating to the state budget.

SCR 112 - Bill M. Dodd
Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month.
08/01/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 111, Statutes of 2022.
SCR 112, Dodd. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month. This measure would proclaim and acknowledge the month of June 2022 as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month in California and would reiterate the importance of annually recognizing Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month in the state.

SCR 18 - Sen. Dave Cortese (D-CA)
Compassionate California.
09/10/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 121, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Compassionate California.

SCR 45 - Sen. Bill Dodd (D-CA)
Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month.
07/20/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 100, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month.

SCR 52 - Sen. Mike McGuire (D-CA)
California Parks and Recreation Professionals Month.
09/10/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 126, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to California Parks and Recreation Professionals Month.

SCR 57 - Melissa Hurtado
Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month.
09/17/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 145, Statutes of 2021.
SCR 57, Hurtado. Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month. This measure would designate November 2021 as Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month and recognize the need for individuals, schools, communities, businesses, local governments, and the state to take action on behalf of runaway and homeless youth in California.

SCR 61 - Brian Dwain Dahle
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and filed with the Secretary of State at 2:30 p.m.
SCR 61, Dahle. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This measure would proclaim the month of September 2022 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

SJR 8 - Anna Marie Caballero
Social Security Disability Insurance: disabled adult child benefit.
01/04/2022 - January 5 hearing canceled at the request of author.
SJR 8, as introduced, Caballero. Social Security Disability Insurance: disabled adult child benefit. This measure would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to amend specified provisions of the federal Social Security Act to allow recipients of disabled adult child benefits under the act to continue to receive those benefits upon marriage.