AAP-CA Bill List Public Access

AAP-CA Statewide Advocacy is Accomplished Through a Coalition of the Four CA AAP Chapters and Is Made Possible By Member Pediatrician CA Chapter Dues (Ch 1-Northern CA, Ch 2-Greater Los Angeles, Ch 3-San Diego, Ch 4-Orange County).


The list begins with Assembly Bills followed by Senate Bills, each in numerical order. Options to view: 1. Click on “Status” to organize the bills by their outcome in the legislative process. 2. Click on “Position” to organize the bills by AAP-CA Opposition and Support. 3. Click anywhere in the box for a bill to find (i) a link to AAP-CA’s Advocacy Letter (reasons for our position), which you may use as a sample if the bill is still active and you wish to advocate on that bill; and (ii) Bill Details, which takes you to the official legislative record on the bill with the bill text, vote records and analyses.

Bill     AAP-CA
Name   Position Status
AB 35   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Supports "deferred action for childhood arrival" youth by regulating who can assist them with paperwork and how much they can charge for those services , and by permitting DACA youth who qualify to obtain unemployment (helping to keep them out of poverty). Chaptered 10/8/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 35
Session 2013-2014
Author Roger Hernandez
Title Deferred Action for childhood arrivals
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Supports "deferred action for childhood arrival" youth by regulating who can assist them with paperwork and how much they can charge for those services , and by permitting DACA youth who qualify to obtain unemployment (helping to keep them out of poverty). Chaptered 10/8/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/01/2014
AB 48   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Bans large capacity magazine conversion kits in CA-- strengthening CA ban on rapid-fire weapons. Chaptered 10/112013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 48
Session 2013-2014
Author Skinner
Title Ban on kits that convert other weapons into large magazine (assault) weapons
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Bans large capacity magazine conversion kits in CA-- strengthening CA ban on rapid-fire weapons. Chaptered 10/112013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/01/2014
AB 50   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have provided "full-scope" health care coverage for pregnant women between 60 and 100 percent of federal poverty level, during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, if they otherwise met Medi-Cal eligibility requirements. The Governor stated that he wanted a more comprehensive look at pregnancy benefits under Medi-Cal rather than fixing it "piecemeal". Vetoed 10/9/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 50
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Expansion of eligibility: pregnant womenfull-scope Medi-Cal
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have provided "full-scope" health care coverage for pregnant women between 60 and 100 percent of federal poverty level, during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, if they otherwise met Medi-Cal eligibility requirements. The Governor stated that he wanted a more comprehensive look at pregnancy benefits under Medi-Cal rather than fixing it "piecemeal". Vetoed 10/9/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/01/2014
AB 56   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires any newly-constructed private or public school building serving any of grades K-12 that has a fossil fuel furnace to install a carbon monoxide detector. Chaptered 10/2/2013
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Bill
Name AB 56
Session 2013-2014
Author Weber
Title School facilities: carbon monoxide devices
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires any newly-constructed private or public school building serving any of grades K-12 that has a fossil fuel furnace to install a carbon monoxide detector. Chaptered 10/2/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 169   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have limited exemptions to the sale, loan, or transfer of unsafe handguns to a maximum of two per person per calendar year. Unsafe handguns are those which have not been submitted for or have failed independent safety testing in order to be certified for sale in California. Governor did not feel this restriction was evidence-based.Deterred 10–11–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 169
Session 2013-2014
Author Dickinson
Title Unsafe Handguns--restrictions
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have limited exemptions to the sale, loan, or transfer of unsafe handguns to a maximum of two per person per calendar year. Unsafe handguns are those which have not been submitted for or have failed independent safety testing in order to be certified for sale in California. Governor did not feel this restriction was evidence-based.Deterred 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 170   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: CA law permited corporations and other entities to "own" assault weapons and related guns. This bill strikes that, restricting ownership and permit application to individuals, thus providing better enforcement and monitoring of gun ownership.Signed into law 10–11–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 170
Session 2013-2014
Author Bradford
Title Prohibits corporations from "owning" guns.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: CA law permited corporations and other entities to "own" assault weapons and related guns. This bill strikes that, restricting ownership and permit application to individuals, thus providing better enforcement and monitoring of gun ownership.Signed into law 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 175   Support Dead
DIED: Would have established a voluntary trust to provide non-state funded primary care to migrant/undocumented adult workers. Care for family members supports better health for infants and children. Held in Appropriations Committee--funding issues 1/31/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 175
Session 2013-2014
Author V. Manuel Pérez
Title Health care coverage.
Status Dead
Description DIED: Would have established a voluntary trust to provide non-state funded primary care to migrant/undocumented adult workers. Care for family members supports better health for infants and children. Held in Appropriations Committee--funding issues 1/31/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 180   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have provided an exemption for the City of Oakland to enact and enforce ordinances and regulations that are more restrictive than state law regulating the registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms, serving as a pilot for stricter laws statewide. Governor said permitting individual cities to set own gun laws would sow confusion. Vetoed 10/11/2013.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 180
Session 2013-2014
Author Bonta
Title Registration and licensing of firearms: City of Oakland
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have provided an exemption for the City of Oakland to enact and enforce ordinances and regulations that are more restrictive than state law regulating the registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms, serving as a pilot for stricter laws statewide. Governor said permitting individual cities to set own gun laws would sow confusion. Vetoed 10/11/2013.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 191   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Waives CalFresh (food stamp) gross income test for any individual who is categorically eligible for CalFresh and who is a member of a household that receives, or is eligible to receive, medical assistance under the Medi-Cal program. SIGNED10/5 /013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 191
Session 2013-2014
Author Bocanegra
Title CalFresh: Eligibility.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Waives CalFresh (food stamp) gross income test for any individual who is categorically eligible for CalFresh and who is a member of a household that receives, or is eligible to receive, medical assistance under the Medi-Cal program. SIGNED10/5 /013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 209   Support Dead
DIED Would have required the Department of Health Care Services to develop and implement a plan to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and dental services provided through Medi-Cal managed care. Would have included state quarterly public meetings to report on performance measures and quality and access standards, and to invite public comments. Would have required an advisory committee to the Department and to the Legislature regarding quality and access in the delivery of Medi-Cal managed care services. Died 8–27–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 209
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Medi-Cal
Status Dead
Description DIED Would have required the Department of Health Care Services to develop and implement a plan to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and dental services provided through Medi-Cal managed care. Would have included state quarterly public meetings to report on performance measures and quality and access standards, and to invite public comments. Would have required an advisory committee to the Department and to the Legislature regarding quality and access in the delivery of Medi-Cal managed care services. Died 8–27–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 219   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW Prohibits a health care service plan contract and a health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014, that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications from requiring an enrollee or insured to pay a total cost-sharing amount of more than $100 per filled prescription.Signed into law 10–9–2013
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Bill
Name AB 219
Session 2013-2014
Author PEREA
Title Health care coverage: cancer treatment.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Prohibits a health care service plan contract and a health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014, that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications from requiring an enrollee or insured to pay a total cost-sharing amount of more than $100 per filled prescription.Signed into law 10–9–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 231   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Current law requires that a child gain access to, or utilize, a negligently stored weapon, for it to be a crime. This bill prevents unintentional injuries and deaths by criminalizing the act of negligent storage without requiring that a child gain access to the dangerous weapon.Signed into live 10–11–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 231
Session 2013-2014
Author Ting
Title Public Safety: Gun Violence
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Current law requires that a child gain access to, or utilize, a negligently stored weapon, for it to be a crime. This bill prevents unintentional injuries and deaths by criminalizing the act of negligent storage without requiring that a child gain access to the dangerous weapon.Signed into live 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2013
AB 264   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would have deleted the requirement that the 16 days of housing assistance provided to homeless families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program be used consecutively. Specifically, this bill allows an eligible CalWORKs recipient to receive temporary shelter assistance for 16 days at any time while the recipient is receiving CalWORKs aid and is homeless.Died 6–23–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 264
Session 2013-2014
Author Maienschein
Title CalWORKs: temporary shelter assistance.
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would have deleted the requirement that the 16 days of housing assistance provided to homeless families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program be used consecutively. Specifically, this bill allows an eligible CalWORKs recipient to receive temporary shelter assistance for 16 days at any time while the recipient is receiving CalWORKs aid and is homeless.Died 6–23–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 314   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would have removed an exception from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that enables UC schools to place a lifetime spending cap on insurance spending for a single student. Removing this exception would ensure that those with the most severe treatment needs are not without healthcare coverage.Died 7–9–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 314
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Eliminate cap on UC health coverage
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would have removed an exception from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that enables UC schools to place a lifetime spending cap on insurance spending for a single student. Removing this exception would ensure that those with the most severe treatment needs are not without healthcare coverage.Died 7–9–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 319   Support Chaptered
Prohibits a local agency from requiring a landlord to evict a tenant based upon an act against a tenant or a tenant’s household member that constitutes domestic violence,sexual assault or human trafficking, or based upon the number of calls made by a person to the emergency telephone system relating to these domestic offenses. This bill helps to break the cycle of poverty by preventing homelessness for victims of violence, including families and children. Signed into law 7–8–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 319
Session 2013-2014
Author Campos
Title Local agencies: domestic violence. Government Code, relating to local agencies.
Status Chaptered
Description Prohibits a local agency from requiring a landlord to evict a tenant based upon an act against a tenant or a tenant’s household member that constitutes domestic violence,sexual assault or human trafficking, or based upon the number of calls made by a person to the emergency telephone system relating to these domestic offenses. This bill helps to break the cycle of poverty by preventing homelessness for victims of violence, including families and children. Signed into law 7–8–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 320   Support Dead
DEAD Would have required all K-12 schools to be tobacco-free. It also streamlines/simplifies grant application process under prop 99. Died 1–31–2014 in fiscal/appropriations committee.
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Bill
Name AB 320
Session 2013-2014
Author Nazarian
Title Tobacco use--schools
Status Dead
Description DEAD Would have required all K-12 schools to be tobacco-free. It also streamlines/simplifies grant application process under prop 99. Died 1–31–2014 in fiscal/appropriations committee.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 352   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires foster homes to be smoke-free including the garage and bathrooms, and in all motor vehicles used to transport the child. Signed into law and 9–9–2013
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Bill
Name AB 352
Session 2013-2014
Author Hall
Title Foster care: smoke-free environment.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires foster homes to be smoke-free including the garage and bathrooms, and in all motor vehicles used to transport the child. Signed into law and 9–9–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 357   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Requires the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish the California Healthy Child Advisory Council, an independent, statewide advisory body charged with developing a vision for children’s health in the state, among other tasks. There is a seat for a pediatrician on the Council. Signed into law and 9–17–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 357
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title California Healthy Child Advisory Task Force
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Requires the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish the California Healthy Child Advisory Council, an independent, statewide advisory body charged with developing a vision for children’s health in the state, among other tasks. There is a seat for a pediatrician on the Council. Signed into law and 9–17–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 420   Support Chaptered
Consistent with National AAP policy to reduce reliance on suspensions and expulsions removes, until July 1, 2018, “willful defiance” as a reason to suspend any pupil enrolled in kindergarten through grade 3. Also prohibits expulsion of a pupil enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 for “willful defiance”. Signed into law 9–27–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 420
Session 2013-2014
Author Dickinson (D)
Title Suspensions and expulsions
Status Chaptered
Description Consistent with National AAP policy to reduce reliance on suspensions and expulsions removes, until July 1, 2018, “willful defiance” as a reason to suspend any pupil enrolled in kindergarten through grade 3. Also prohibits expulsion of a pupil enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 for “willful defiance”. Signed into law 9–27–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 422   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires students who receive free or reduced-price lunches to receive notices regarding potential eligibility for health care coverage through Medi-Cal or the Exchange.Signed into law 10-1–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 422
Session 2013-2014
Author Nazarian
Title Free/reduced lunch students info on health care
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires students who receive free or reduced-price lunches to receive notices regarding potential eligibility for health care coverage through Medi-Cal or the Exchange.Signed into law 10-1–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 500   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Tightens restrictions on sales and transfers of firearms to individuals subject to legal limitations on gun ownership.Signed into law 10–11–2013
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Bill
Name AB 500
Session 2013-2014
Author Ammiano
Title Firearms: sales restrictions
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Tightens restrictions on sales and transfers of firearms to individuals subject to legal limitations on gun ownership.Signed into law 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 506   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorizes a social worker to provide consent for an HIV test to be performed on an infant under one year of age when the infant has been taken into temporary custody or has been adjudged a dependent child of the court and the infant is undergoing a physical examination or receiving medical care. Signed into law 8-26–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 506
Session 2013-2014
Author Mitchell
Title HIV Testing of Infants
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorizes a social worker to provide consent for an HIV test to be performed on an infant under one year of age when the infant has been taken into temporary custody or has been adjudged a dependent child of the court and the infant is undergoing a physical examination or receiving medical care. Signed into law 8-26–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 538   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Improves accuracy of documentation of gun ownership by requiring a signature from the gun owner and other changes. Signed into law 10–11–2013
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Bill
Name AB 538
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Firearms
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Improves accuracy of documentation of gun ownership by requiring a signature from the gun owner and other changes. Signed into law 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 539   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Allows a person who is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm to transfer their firearm to a licensed firearms dealer licensed for storage during the duration of the prohibition.Signed into law 10–11–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 539
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Firearm possession: prohibitions: transfer to licensed dealer
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Allows a person who is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm to transfer their firearm to a licensed firearms dealer licensed for storage during the duration of the prohibition.Signed into law 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 549   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires the comprehensive school safety plans to include the development of clear guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of mental health and intervention professionals, school resource officers, and police officers on the school campus.Signed into law on 9–30–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 549
Session 2013-2014
Author Jones-Sawyer
Title Comprehensive school safety plansguidelines
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires the comprehensive school safety plans to include the development of clear guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of mental health and intervention professionals, school resource officers, and police officers on the school campus.Signed into law on 9–30–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 565   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Refines Steve Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program by giving priority to applicants who agree to practice in a federally medically underserved area/serve a medically underserved population. Signed into law 9–13–2013
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Bill
Name AB 565
Session 2013-2014
Author SALAS
Title Steve Thompson California Physician Corps Program
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Refines Steve Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program by giving priority to applicants who agree to practice in a federally medically underserved area/serve a medically underserved population. Signed into law 9–13–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 588   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW Extends existing concussion policies to private and charter schools. These policies require that athletes be removed from play immediately following a head injury and not be allowed to return to play until they receive written clearance from a healthcare provider. This bill also requires an annual information sheet be provided to participants and parents regarding signs and symptoms of concussions. Signed into law 9–30–2013
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Bill
Name AB 588
Session 2013-2014
Author Fox
Title School Athletics: Concussions
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Extends existing concussion policies to private and charter schools. These policies require that athletes be removed from play immediately following a head injury and not be allowed to return to play until they receive written clearance from a healthcare provider. This bill also requires an annual information sheet be provided to participants and parents regarding signs and symptoms of concussions. Signed into law 9–30–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 599   Opposition Dead
DEAD: Would have rolled-back a recent AAP-CA supported law that permits minors over the age of 12 to consent to HPV vaccines--this bill would instead have prohibited a minor from receiving any vaccination without the consent of a parent or guardian. Failed committee 4/16/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 599
Session 2013-2014
Author Donnelly
Title Minor Vaccines and Parental Consent
Status Dead
Description DEAD: Would have rolled-back a recent AAP-CA supported law that permits minors over the age of 12 to consent to HPV vaccines--this bill would instead have prohibited a minor from receiving any vaccination without the consent of a parent or guardian. Failed committee 4/16/2013
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/01/2014
AB 900   Support Dead
DEAD: Would have promoted access to health care under Medi-Cal by stopping the imposition of a 10% reimbursement rate reduction to Medi-Cal providers. Died in Appropriations 8–30 2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 900
Session 2013-2014
Author Alejo
Title Medi-Cal: reimbursement: provider payments
Status Dead
Description DEAD: Would have promoted access to health care under Medi-Cal by stopping the imposition of a 10% reimbursement rate reduction to Medi-Cal providers. Died in Appropriations 8–30 2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 1014   Support Chaptered
Creates a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), which is defined as "an order, in writing, signed by the court, prohibiting and enjoining a named person from having under his or her custody and control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms or ammunition." Signed 9–30–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 1014
Session 2013-2014
Author Skinner and Williams
Title Gun violence restraining orders.
Status Chaptered
Description Creates a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), which is defined as "an order, in writing, signed by the court, prohibiting and enjoining a named person from having under his or her custody and control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms or ammunition." Signed 9–30–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 1193   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT AddS a new class of bikeways in CA. Defines Class IV bikeways-- "cycletracks" or "protected bike lanes”-- as bikeways that provide a right-of-way designated exclusively for bicycle travel within a roadway and that are protected from other vehicle traffic with devices, including, but not limited to, grade separations, flexible posts, inflexible physical barriers, or parked cars. SIGNED 9–20–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1193
Session 2013-2014
Author Ting
Title Safer bike lanes
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT AddS a new class of bikeways in CA. Defines Class IV bikeways-- "cycletracks" or "protected bike lanes”-- as bikeways that provide a right-of-way designated exclusively for bicycle travel within a roadway and that are protected from other vehicle traffic with devices, including, but not limited to, grade separations, flexible posts, inflexible physical barriers, or parked cars. SIGNED 9–20–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1208   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have mandated that the single, standardized application for health insurance affordability programs include questions related to race, ethnicity, primary language, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, so that applicants can voluntarily report this information beginning in 2015. Governor felt mandate unnecessary. (Note this bill was originally an AAP-CA cosponsored bill to define medical home in statute--was completely amended/new content--our letter is now unrelated.) VETOED 10-11-2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 1208
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have mandated that the single, standardized application for health insurance affordability programs include questions related to race, ethnicity, primary language, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, so that applicants can voluntarily report this information beginning in 2015. Governor felt mandate unnecessary. (Note this bill was originally an AAP-CA cosponsored bill to define medical home in statute--was completely amended/new content--our letter is now unrelated.) VETOED 10-11-2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2013
AB 1216   Support Dead
DEAD Under current law, public school students may be suspended or expelled for bullying. This bill would have allowed parents or guardians to choose between the current scheme for disciplining a student for bullying attendance at a bullying prevention and eradication class. DIED 1-31-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 1216
Session 2013-2014
Author CAMPOS
Title
Status Dead
Description DEAD Under current law, public school students may be suspended or expelled for bullying. This bill would have allowed parents or guardians to choose between the current scheme for disciplining a student for bullying attendance at a bullying prevention and eradication class. DIED 1-31-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
AB 1285   Support Dead
Expands ability of low-income college students to receive support for books and living expenses through Cal Grant Part B program, thereby increasing their ability to attend college and break the cycle of poverty.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1285
Session 2013-2014
Author Fong
Title Student financial aid: Cal Grant Program.
Status Dead
Description Expands ability of low-income college students to receive support for books and living expenses through Cal Grant Part B program, thereby increasing their ability to attend college and break the cycle of poverty.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1437   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would prohibit non-medical use of antibiotics on livestock in order to reduce likelihood of development of "superbugs".
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1437
Session 2013-2014
Author Mullin
Title Limits antibiotic use in healthy livestock
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would prohibit non-medical use of antibiotics on livestock in order to reduce likelihood of development of "superbugs".
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1444   Support Vetoed
Would have required beginning in the 2016-17 school year, a child to complete one year of kindergarten before he or she may be admitted to first grade. Currently approx 95% of California children attend kindergarden. The concern is that the 5% who don't attend may be missing early socialization, stimulation and school readiness activities, as well as early identification of areas for intervention/support. VETOED 9–28–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 1444
Session 2013-2014
Author Buchanan and Weber
Title Elementary education: kindergarten.
Status Vetoed
Description Would have required beginning in the 2016-17 school year, a child to complete one year of kindergarten before he or she may be admitted to first grade. Currently approx 95% of California children attend kindergarden. The concern is that the 5% who don't attend may be missing early socialization, stimulation and school readiness activities, as well as early identification of areas for intervention/support. VETOED 9–28–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1451   Support Dead
Increases options for high school students to concurrently take courses at community colleges, thereby facilitating completion of high school and a clear path to college. Particularly important for first-generation college attendees and those with limited resources to help break the cycle of poverty.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1451
Session 2013-2014
Author Holden
Title Public schools: concurrent enrollment in secondary school and community college.
Status Dead
Description Increases options for high school students to concurrently take courses at community colleges, thereby facilitating completion of high school and a clear path to college. Particularly important for first-generation college attendees and those with limited resources to help break the cycle of poverty.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1500   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would strengthen current CA ban on sale of e-cigarettes to minors by banning e-cigarette sale by mail to minors.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1500
Session 2013-2014
Author Dickinson
Title Cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would strengthen current CA ban on sale of e-cigarettes to minors by banning e-cigarette sale by mail to minors.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1502   Support Dead
SUPPORT Streamlines CalWorks eligibility--would clarify that CalWORKS aid be granted to a family with a related child who is under 18 years of age if the family meets applicable eligibility requirements, without regard to the employment status of the parent. provided that the family does not exceed the applicable gross or net income limits.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1502
Session 2013-2014
Author Mullin
Title CalWORKs: Family Unity Act of 2015
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Streamlines CalWorks eligibility--would clarify that CalWORKS aid be granted to a family with a related child who is under 18 years of age if the family meets applicable eligibility requirements, without regard to the employment status of the parent. provided that the family does not exceed the applicable gross or net income limits.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1504   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would ban single-use filter cigarettes in CA as harmful to health and environment.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1504
Session 2013-2014
Author Stone
Title Single-use filter cigarettes-ban
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would ban single-use filter cigarettes in CA as harmful to health and environment.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1516   Support Dead
SUPPORT: Would provide $80 diaper supplement to CalWorks family with child under age 3 and establish private/public fund for provision of diapers for infants/toddlers in qualified families. (Letter pending.)
Info Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1516
Session 2013-2014
Author Gonzalez
Title Diaper supplement/fund CalWorks
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT: Would provide $80 diaper supplement to CalWorks family with child under age 3 and establish private/public fund for provision of diapers for infants/toddlers in qualified families. (Letter pending.)
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1522   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT An employee who works in CA 7 or more days in a calendar year Is entitled to paid sick days of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked to be used for diagnosis, care, or treatment of health conditions of the employee or an employee's family member, or for leave related to domestic violence or sexual assault. SIGNED 9–10–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1522
Session 2013-2014
Author Gonzalez
Title Employment: paid sick days
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT An employee who works in CA 7 or more days in a calendar year Is entitled to paid sick days of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked to be used for diagnosis, care, or treatment of health conditions of the employee or an employee's family member, or for leave related to domestic violence or sexual assault. SIGNED 9–10–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1579   Support Chaptered
Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking aid with no aided children only receive CalWORKs assistance during the month in which the birth is anticipated and for the three prior months, and instead requires CalWORKs aid to be provided to an eligible pregnant woman for each month that she is pregnant, beginning the month after verification of her pregnancy. SIGNED 9–26–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name AB 1579
Session 2013-2014
Author Stone
Title CalWORKs: pregnant mothers
Status Chaptered
Description Eliminates the requirement that a pregnant woman seeking aid with no aided children only receive CalWORKs assistance during the month in which the birth is anticipated and for the three prior months, and instead requires CalWORKs aid to be provided to an eligible pregnant woman for each month that she is pregnant, beginning the month after verification of her pregnancy. SIGNED 9–26–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1585   Support Chaptered
Permits victims of human trafficking, including minors, who are convicted of prostitution to have the conviction taken off their record, giving them a clean start in employment, better allowing them to break the cycle of poverty and obtain support services.SIGNED 9–28–2014
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Bill
Name AB 1585
Session 2013-2014
Author Alejo & Campos
Title Human trafficking.
Status Chaptered
Description Permits victims of human trafficking, including minors, who are convicted of prostitution to have the conviction taken off their record, giving them a clean start in employment, better allowing them to break the cycle of poverty and obtain support services.SIGNED 9–28–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1591   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT: ReduceS from 48 hours to 24 hours time courts have to electronically notify Dept of Justice regarding convictions that legally prohibit an individual from purchasing a gun. signed 7/18/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1591
Session 2013-2014
Author Achadjian
Title Firearm purchases
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT: ReduceS from 48 hours to 24 hours time courts have to electronically notify Dept of Justice regarding convictions that legally prohibit an individual from purchasing a gun. signed 7/18/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1609   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Strengthens the regulations for direct shipment requirements for transfer of ownership of firearms. SIGNED 9/30/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1609
Session 2013-2014
Author Alejo
Title Firearm sales
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Strengthens the regulations for direct shipment requirements for transfer of ownership of firearms. SIGNED 9/30/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1623   Support Chaptered
Based on successful SD pilots authorizes any city, county, or community-based nonprofit organization to establish a multiagency, multidisciplinary family justice center to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking, as specified. SIGNED 7/9/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1623
Session 2013-2014
Author Atkins
Title Family Justice Center
Status Chaptered
Description Based on successful SD pilots authorizes any city, county, or community-based nonprofit organization to establish a multiagency, multidisciplinary family justice center to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking, as specified. SIGNED 7/9/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1646   Support Vetoed
SUPPORT Would have added understanding of risks of mobile use while driving to CDL exam. VETOED 9–30–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1646
Session 2013-2014
Author Frazier
Title Vehicles: wireless communication: prohibitions
Status Vetoed
Description SUPPORT Would have added understanding of risks of mobile use while driving to CDL exam. VETOED 9–30–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1667   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW Requires new school employees to submit to a TB risk assessment and if risk factors are identified would require a TB exam to determine if they are free of TB; follow-up required for positive test. SIGNED 9/15/2014
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Bill
Name AB 1667
Session 2013-2014
Author Williams
Title Tuberculosis testing in schools
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Requires new school employees to submit to a TB risk assessment and if risk factors are identified would require a TB exam to determine if they are free of TB; follow-up required for positive test. SIGNED 9/15/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1759   Support Dead
DIED Federal law requires states to provide payment for primary care services in 2013 and 2014 by Medi-Cal providers with specified primary specialty at not less than 100% of Medicare Rates. Would have required those payments continue indefinitely to the extent permitted by federal law but only if federal financial participation is available. Also would require the Dept to annually review independent assessment of Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates and suggest adjustments to the as necessary to ensure quality and access in Medi-Cal fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care plan is adequate to meet state and federal standards. DIED 8/21/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1759
Session 2013-2014
Author Pan
Title Medi-Cal Reimbursement
Status Dead
Description DIED Federal law requires states to provide payment for primary care services in 2013 and 2014 by Medi-Cal providers with specified primary specialty at not less than 100% of Medicare Rates. Would have required those payments continue indefinitely to the extent permitted by federal law but only if federal financial participation is available. Also would require the Dept to annually review independent assessment of Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates and suggest adjustments to the as necessary to ensure quality and access in Medi-Cal fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care plan is adequate to meet state and federal standards. DIED 8/21/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1787   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT RequireS commercial airports to provide the use of a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, at each airport terminal behind airport security screening for members of the public to nurse and express breast milk in private. SIGNED 9/26/2014
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Bill
Name AB 1787
Session 2013-2014
Author Lowenthal
Title Lactation space in airports
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT RequireS commercial airports to provide the use of a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, at each airport terminal behind airport security screening for members of the public to nurse and express breast milk in private. SIGNED 9/26/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1805   Support Dead
SUPPORT: Existing law requires, Medi-Cal provider payments to be reduced by 10% for dates of service on and after June 1, 2011. This bill would, instead, prohibit the application of those reductions for payments to providers.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1805
Session 2013-2014
Author Skinner and Pan
Title Medi-Cal: reimbursement: provider payments
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT: Existing law requires, Medi-Cal provider payments to be reduced by 10% for dates of service on and after June 1, 2011. This bill would, instead, prohibit the application of those reductions for payments to providers.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 1819   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT: ProhibitS the smoking of tobacco in a private residence that is licensed as a family day care home without regard to whether the act occurs during the hours of operation of the home. SIGNED INTO LAW 9/19/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name AB 1819
Session 2013-2014
Author Hall
Title Tobacco ban in family day care
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT: ProhibitS the smoking of tobacco in a private residence that is licensed as a family day care home without regard to whether the act occurs during the hours of operation of the home. SIGNED INTO LAW 9/19/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 1840   Opposition Chaptered
OPPOSE: Originally would have authorized a CA student's vision to be appraised by using an eye chart or "any other scientifically valid technology, defined as one that has been published in a peer reviewed journal". That language, which AP–CA opposed, was amended out. However, new language authorizing photo screening was added, which AAP CA also opposed. The bill was signed into law. Chaptered 9–29–2014
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Bill
Name AB 1840
Session 2013-2014
Author Campos
Title Pupil health: vision appraisal.
Status Chaptered
Description OPPOSE: Originally would have authorized a CA student's vision to be appraised by using an eye chart or "any other scientifically valid technology, defined as one that has been published in a peer reviewed journal". That language, which AP–CA opposed, was amended out. However, new language authorizing photo screening was added, which AAP CA also opposed. The bill was signed into law. Chaptered 9–29–2014
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/04/2014
AB 1866   Support Vetoed
Would have added, subject to an appropriation, new data elements to the pupil attendance data that the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to collect and report through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). VETOED SEPT 30, 2014
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Bill
Name AB 1866
Session 2013-2014
Author Bocanegra
Title Pupil attendance: California Longitudinal Pupil
Status Vetoed
Description Would have added, subject to an appropriation, new data elements to the pupil attendance data that the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to collect and report through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). VETOED SEPT 30, 2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2069   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO WHILE Requires the department to post specified educational information regarding influenza disease and the availability of influenza vaccinations on the department’s Internet Web site, and also would authorize the department to use additional available resources to educate the public regarding influenza, including, among other things, public service announcements. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations relating to the influenza virus. SIGNED 9–16–2014
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Bill
Name AB 2069
Session 2013-2014
Author Meinschein
Title Immunizations: influenza.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO WHILE Requires the department to post specified educational information regarding influenza disease and the availability of influenza vaccinations on the department’s Internet Web site, and also would authorize the department to use additional available resources to educate the public regarding influenza, including, among other things, public service announcements. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations relating to the influenza virus. SIGNED 9–16–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2115   Support Dead
SUPPORT: Would require a county welfare department to compile a list of child feeding and summer feeding programs.
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Bill
Name AB 2115
Session 2013-2014
Author Bradford
Title CalFresh: school meals
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT: Would require a county welfare department to compile a list of child feeding and summer feeding programs.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 2127   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW A high school or middle school football team shall not conduct more than one full-contact practice per week during the preseason and regular season. A high school or middle school football team shall not hold a full-contact practice during the off-season. SIGNED 7–21–2014
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Bill
Name AB 2127
Session 2013-2014
Author Cooley
Title Full-contact football practices:concussions and head injuries.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW A high school or middle school football team shall not conduct more than one full-contact practice per week during the preseason and regular season. A high school or middle school football team shall not hold a full-contact practice during the off-season. SIGNED 7–21–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2167   Support Dead
SUPPORT Would establish the California Healthy Kids Survey as a comprehensive pupil self-report data collection system that addresses school climate, campus safety, and pupil health risks and behaviors. Passed Education Committee, but on suspense in Approps; concern over stability of funding stream for $500,000 to $1 mill cost to schools statewide to administer. (Letter pending.)
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Bill
Name AB 2167
Session 2013-2014
Author Muratsuchi
Title California Healthy Kids Survey
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT Would establish the California Healthy Kids Survey as a comprehensive pupil self-report data collection system that addresses school climate, campus safety, and pupil health risks and behaviors. Passed Education Committee, but on suspense in Approps; concern over stability of funding stream for $500,000 to $1 mill cost to schools statewide to administer. (Letter pending.)
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
AB 2217   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT States the Legislature’s intent to have at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED), along with maintenance, emergency plans, and training for staff, at every public school. signed into law 9/29/2014
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Bill
Name AB 2217
Session 2013-2014
Author Melendez
Title Defibrillator requirement for schools
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT States the Legislature’s intent to have at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED), along with maintenance, emergency plans, and training for staff, at every public school. signed into law 9/29/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2321   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT: CreateS a domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking awareness license plate program, fees to fund a competitive grant program to finance projects that raise awareness about domestic violence.SIGNED 9/16/2014
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Bill
Name AB 2321
Session 2013-2014
Author Gomez
Title Domestic violence
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT: CreateS a domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking awareness license plate program, fees to fund a competitive grant program to finance projects that raise awareness about domestic violence.SIGNED 9/16/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2325   Support Vetoed
SUPPORT: Would have established establish Medi-Cal Patient-Centered Communication program (CommuniCal) to provide and reimburse for medical interpretation services in Medi-Cal, not yet funded in the bill (would require budget appropriation. VETOED 9–29–2013
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Bill
Name AB 2325
Session 2013-2014
Author J. Perez
Title Medi-Cal: CommuniCal
Status Vetoed
Description SUPPORT: Would have established establish Medi-Cal Patient-Centered Communication program (CommuniCal) to provide and reimburse for medical interpretation services in Medi-Cal, not yet funded in the bill (would require budget appropriation. VETOED 9–29–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AB 2449   Support Dead
DIED Would have expressed legislative intent that schools provide pupils with adequate time to eat lunch during the schooldays. Passed Assembly Education 5 to 1. Placed on Suspense (Hold) in Appropriations due to potential cost. Potential cost in excess of millions due to " additional points of service, equipment and system upgrades, staffing or expanding the school day to meet an adequate time goal. " DIED 8/14/2014
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Bill
Name AB 2449
Session 2013-2014
Author Bocanegra
Title Pupil nutrition: free or reduced-price meals: adequate time to eat
Status Dead
Description DIED Would have expressed legislative intent that schools provide pupils with adequate time to eat lunch during the schooldays. Passed Assembly Education 5 to 1. Placed on Suspense (Hold) in Appropriations due to potential cost. Potential cost in excess of millions due to " additional points of service, equipment and system upgrades, staffing or expanding the school day to meet an adequate time goal. " DIED 8/14/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
AB 2458   Support Dead
SUPPORT: Would have appropriated $25 million to graduate medical education programs (residency programs) in primary care specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and family medicine). DIED 5/23/2014
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Bill
Name AB 2458
Session 2013-2014
Author Bonilla
Title Medical residency training program grants
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT: Would have appropriated $25 million to graduate medical education programs (residency programs) in primary care specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and family medicine). DIED 5/23/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
AB 2615   Support Dead
DIED Would transfer $25,000,000 from the General Fund to the Work-Based Learning Fund, which the bill would create in the State Treasury, for the purpose of funding work-based learning programs for out-of-school youth and young adults. DIED MARCH 13, 2014
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Bill
Name AB 2615
Session 2013-2014
Author Muratsuchi
Title Unemployment-youth training
Status Dead
Description DIED Would transfer $25,000,000 from the General Fund to the Work-Based Learning Fund, which the bill would create in the State Treasury, for the purpose of funding work-based learning programs for out-of-school youth and young adults. DIED MARCH 13, 2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
ACA 5   Opposition Dead
OPPOSE This constitutional amendment would have prohibited a physician from performing an abortion on a minor until delivering notification to the minor’s parent in a manner delineated in the bill. Responsibility would fall on MD to "police" consent.Died 1–14–2014 in committee
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Bill
Name ACA 5
Session 2013-2014
Author Grove
Title Abortion: parental notification.
Status Dead
Description OPPOSE This constitutional amendment would have prohibited a physician from performing an abortion on a minor until delivering notification to the minor’s parent in a manner delineated in the bill. Responsibility would fall on MD to "police" consent.Died 1–14–2014 in committee
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/04/2014
ACR 94   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT: Encourages local fire, police and EMS to establish policies and training to deal with active shooter (mass shooting in public places) when incident occurs. Non-binding. establishes interest of Legislature in this issue. SIGNED 5/9/2014
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Bill
Name ACR 94
Session 2013-2014
Author RODRIGUEZ
Title GUNS--ACTIVE SHOOTERS
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT: Encourages local fire, police and EMS to establish policies and training to deal with active shooter (mass shooting in public places) when incident occurs. Non-binding. establishes interest of Legislature in this issue. SIGNED 5/9/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
ACR 155   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW Urges the Governor to identify evidence-based solutions to reduce children’s exposure to adverse childhood experiences, address the impacts of those experiences, and invest in preventive health care and mental health and wellness interventions. SIGNED 9–12–2014
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Bill
Name ACR 155
Session 2013-2014
Author Bocanegra
Title Childhood brain development: adverse experiences: toxic stress.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Urges the Governor to identify evidence-based solutions to reduce children’s exposure to adverse childhood experiences, address the impacts of those experiences, and invest in preventive health care and mental health and wellness interventions. SIGNED 9–12–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
AJR 40   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Urges the federal government to take steps to reform the outdated and inadequate Official Poverty Measure to better reflect poverty and the unmet needs demonstrated by the Supplemental Poverty Measure. SIGNED 9–19–2014
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Bill
Name AJR 40
Session 2013-2014
Author Mullin
Title Federal poverty level measurement
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Urges the federal government to take steps to reform the outdated and inadequate Official Poverty Measure to better reflect poverty and the unmet needs demonstrated by the Supplemental Poverty Measure. SIGNED 9–19–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 21   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requests that the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) develop a program to assist eligible medical residents with applying for physician retention programs consistent with the school’s mission of expanding and diversifying the physician workforce in inland southern California. SIGNED 9/6/2013
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Bill
Name SB 21
Session 2013-2014
Author Roth
Title University of California: UC Riverside Medical School: funding
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requests that the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) develop a program to assist eligible medical residents with applying for physician retention programs consistent with the school’s mission of expanding and diversifying the physician workforce in inland southern California. SIGNED 9/6/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/04/2014
SB 22   Support Dead
DEAD: Would have required health plans and insurers to annually report on their compliance with state and federal laws that require mental health services to be treated at parity with medical services.
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Bill
Name SB 22
Session 2013-2014
Author Beall
Title Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Parity
Status Dead
Description DEAD: Would have required health plans and insurers to annually report on their compliance with state and federal laws that require mental health services to be treated at parity with medical services.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 03/11/2014
SB 28   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: RequireS the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board to assist the Exchange with informing subscribers of their potential eligibility for coverage through the Exchange or Medi-Cal. SIGNED 10–1–2013
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Bill
Name SB 28
Session 2013-2014
Author Hernandez
Title Medi-Cal: Eligibility
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: RequireS the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board to assist the Exchange with informing subscribers of their potential eligibility for coverage through the Exchange or Medi-Cal. SIGNED 10–1–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 126   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Extends to 2017 the requirement for health insurance coverage of behavioral health treatment for pervasive developmental disorder or autism. SIGNED 10/9/2013
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Bill
Name SB 126
Session 2013-2014
Author Steinberg
Title Health care coverage: pervasive developmental disorder or autism
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Extends to 2017 the requirement for health insurance coverage of behavioral health treatment for pervasive developmental disorder or autism. SIGNED 10/9/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 134   Support Chaptered
SIGEND INTO LAW: Requires counties to exempt veterans from mandatory placement in the CalFresh Employment and Training program and to provide them with a referral to local veterans' assistance and job training agencies. SIGNED 9/9/2013
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Bill
Name SB 134
Session 2013-2014
Author Hueso
Title CalFresh Eligibility: Veterans
Status Chaptered
Description SIGEND INTO LAW: Requires counties to exempt veterans from mandatory placement in the CalFresh Employment and Training program and to provide them with a referral to local veterans' assistance and job training agencies. SIGNED 9/9/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2013
SB 140   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Appropriates surplus gun dealer fees to permit law enforcement to have the resources to update data systems that crosscheck gun ownership with criminal activity, therefore allowing for the confiscation of the estimated 35,000 fund currently owned illegally by persons with criminal histories. SIGNED 5/1/2013
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Bill
Name SB 140
Session 2013-2014
Author Leno/Steinberg
Title Firearms:funds for checking ownership
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Appropriates surplus gun dealer fees to permit law enforcement to have the resources to update data systems that crosscheck gun ownership with criminal activity, therefore allowing for the confiscation of the estimated 35,000 fund currently owned illegally by persons with criminal histories. SIGNED 5/1/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 150   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: To support education access exemptS a high school pupil, attending a community college as a special part-time student, from paying nonresident tuition at the community college if certain conditions are satisfied. signed 10/5/2013
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Bill
Name SB 150
Session 2013-2014
Author Lara
Title Pupils Enrolled in Community College
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: To support education access exemptS a high school pupil, attending a community college as a special part-time student, from paying nonresident tuition at the community college if certain conditions are satisfied. signed 10/5/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 177   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Establishes the Homeless Youth Education act, to expand and support the rights of homeless youth to receive an education from public schools. SIGNED 10/2/2013
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Bill
Name SB 177
Session 2013-2014
Author Liu
Title Homeless youth education access
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Establishes the Homeless Youth Education act, to expand and support the rights of homeless youth to receive an education from public schools. SIGNED 10/2/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 191   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorize counties to collect funds for local emergency medical services including pediatric trauma care.
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Bill
Name SB 191
Session 2013-2014
Author Padilla
Title Emergency Medical Services--funding
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorize counties to collect funds for local emergency medical services including pediatric trauma care.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 03/11/2014
SB 224   Support Dead
DEAD: Would have established a pilot for newborn screening of Krabbe disease in Orange County only.
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Bill
Name SB 224
Session 2013-2014
Author Walters
Title Newborn Screening Program--KRABBE OC
Status Dead
Description DEAD: Would have established a pilot for newborn screening of Krabbe disease in Orange County only.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 03/11/2014
SB 252   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: A pregnant woman, who is unable to obtain that medical verification but is otherwise eligible for the good cause exemption, shall be exempt from participation in welfare-to-work activities. Further more, an applicant or recipient of CalWORKs is entitled to breastfeed her child in any public area, or in any area where the mother and the child are authorized to be present, such as a county welfare department or other county office. SIGNED 10/4/2013
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Bill
Name SB 252
Session 2013-2014
Author Liu
Title Pregnant woman eligibility for CalWorks & breastfeeding
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: A pregnant woman, who is unable to obtain that medical verification but is otherwise eligible for the good cause exemption, shall be exempt from participation in welfare-to-work activities. Further more, an applicant or recipient of CalWORKs is entitled to breastfeed her child in any public area, or in any area where the mother and the child are authorized to be present, such as a county welfare department or other county office. SIGNED 10/4/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 299   Support Vetoed
VETOED : Would have made it a crime to fail to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency within seven days of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm was lost or stolen. From Governor's veto " I am not convinced that criminalizing the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm would improve identification of gun traffickers or help law enforcement disarm people prohibited from possessing guns." VETOED 9–11–2013
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Bill
Name SB 299
Session 2013-2014
Author DeSaulnier
Title Firearms: lost or stolen: reports.
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED : Would have made it a crime to fail to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency within seven days of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm was lost or stolen. From Governor's veto " I am not convinced that criminalizing the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm would improve identification of gun traffickers or help law enforcement disarm people prohibited from possessing guns." VETOED 9–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 312   Opposition Dead
DEAD: Would have limited current laws that permit teens in Middle School and High School to access confidential medical services during the school day without parent permission to apply only to students 16 and over, thereby cutting off access for younger teens. Died 4–24–2013 in committee
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 312
Session 2013-2014
Author Knight
Title Absences: Confidential Medical Services: Parent or Guardian Consent
Status Dead
Description DEAD: Would have limited current laws that permit teens in Middle School and High School to access confidential medical services during the school day without parent permission to apply only to students 16 and over, thereby cutting off access for younger teens. Died 4–24–2013 in committee
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/04/2014
SB 363   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW; Tightens storage laws for firearms. SIGNED 10/11/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 363
Session 2013-2014
Author Wright
Title Firearms: criminal storage
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW; Tightens storage laws for firearms. SIGNED 10/11/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 374   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have banned any semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine. Governor stated went to far, ban "would have covered low-capacity rifles that are commonly used for hunting, firearms training, and marksmanship practice, as well as some historical and collectible firearm". VETOED 9–18–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 374
Session 2013-2014
Author Steinberg
Title Firearms: assault weapons
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have banned any semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine. Governor stated went to far, ban "would have covered low-capacity rifles that are commonly used for hunting, firearms training, and marksmanship practice, as well as some historical and collectible firearm". VETOED 9–18–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 396   Support Chaptered
SIGNED Outlawed "mega-magazines" that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. SIGNED 9-15-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 396
Session 2013-2014
Author Hancock
Title Firearms: magazine capacity
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED Outlawed "mega-magazines" that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. SIGNED 9-15-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 402   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW; Requires all general acute care hospitals and special hospitals that have a perinatal unit to adopt, by January 1, 2025, the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding,” as adopted by Baby-Friendly USA, per the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, or an alternate process adopted by a health care service plan that includes evidenced-based policies and practices and targeted outcomes, or the Model Hospital Policy Recommendations. SIGNED 10–9–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 402
Session 2013-2014
Author De Leon
Title Breastfeeding
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW; Requires all general acute care hospitals and special hospitals that have a perinatal unit to adopt, by January 1, 2025, the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding,” as adopted by Baby-Friendly USA, per the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, or an alternate process adopted by a health care service plan that includes evidenced-based policies and practices and targeted outcomes, or the Model Hospital Policy Recommendations. SIGNED 10–9–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 430   Opposition Dead
OPPOSE Would have required each CA student before school entry and every 3 yrs thereafter to see an optometrist or opthalmologist for a comprehensive eye exam. AAP guidelines call for vision screens by the pediatrician and referral to a subspecialist if needed--this bill would instead create a costly, burdensome system outside the medical home. Died 8–13–2013-- author withdrew.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 430
Session 2013-2014
Author Wright
Title Vision Appraisal: Binocular Function
Status Dead
Description OPPOSE Would have required each CA student before school entry and every 3 yrs thereafter to see an optometrist or opthalmologist for a comprehensive eye exam. AAP guidelines call for vision screens by the pediatrician and referral to a subspecialist if needed--this bill would instead create a costly, burdensome system outside the medical home. Died 8–13–2013-- author withdrew.
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/04/2014
SB 460   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires current prenatal testing education program to add information about avoiding consumer products that contain chemicals known to be harmful to reproductive health. SIGNED 10/9/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 460
Session 2013-2014
Author Pavely
Title Prenatal Testing Program Education
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Requires current prenatal testing education program to add information about avoiding consumer products that contain chemicals known to be harmful to reproductive health. SIGNED 10/9/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 464   Support Dead
DEAD: The bill would have established standards with respect to nutrition and physical activity for early childhood education programs, infant care programs, and afterschool programs conducted under the Child Care and Development Services Act. died 4-17-2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 464
Session 2013-2014
Author Jackson
Title Childcare: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Status Dead
Description DEAD: The bill would have established standards with respect to nutrition and physical activity for early childhood education programs, infant care programs, and afterschool programs conducted under the Child Care and Development Services Act. died 4-17-2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 475   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Wold have required local Board of Supervisors approval for gun shows at the state-owned Cow Palace facility, which is located in a high crime area and currently hosts five large gun shows per year, despite local objections. IN veto message Governor states this bill would "totally pre-empt the Board of Directors of the Cow Palace from exercising its contracting authority whenever a gun show is involved. I prefer to leave these decisions to the sound discretion of the Board." VETOED 9–11–2013
Info Bill details
Bill
Name SB 475
Session 2013-2014
Author Leno
Title Community control over firearm sales at the Cow Palace
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Wold have required local Board of Supervisors approval for gun shows at the state-owned Cow Palace facility, which is located in a high crime area and currently hosts five large gun shows per year, despite local objections. IN veto message Governor states this bill would "totally pre-empt the Board of Directors of the Cow Palace from exercising its contracting authority whenever a gun show is involved. I prefer to leave these decisions to the sound discretion of the Board." VETOED 9–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 492   Opposition Dead
OPPOSE Would have expanded optometrists scope of practice to include components of primary care (e.g., diagnose diabetes). Died 8–21–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 492
Session 2013-2014
Author Hernandez
Title expands optometrists scope to include primary care
Status Dead
Description OPPOSE Would have expanded optometrists scope of practice to include components of primary care (e.g., diagnose diabetes). Died 8–21–2013
AAP-CA
Position Opposition    Updated on 12/04/2014
SB 493   Other Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Expands pharmacist scope of practice, establishing an advanced practice pharmacists category, and allowing pharmacists to order tests and administer drugs, as specified. CMA supported this bill; AAP-CA was successful in obtaining amendments related to sharing information with physician/primary care provider. SIGNED 10/1/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 493
Session 2013-2014
Author Hernandez
Title Pharmacy Practice
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Expands pharmacist scope of practice, establishing an advanced practice pharmacists category, and allowing pharmacists to order tests and administer drugs, as specified. CMA supported this bill; AAP-CA was successful in obtaining amendments related to sharing information with physician/primary care provider. SIGNED 10/1/2013
AAP-CA
Position Other    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 564   Support Dead
DEAD Would have required ski resorts to establish an annual safety plan and to prepare monthly and annual death and injury reports (including skiing and snowboarding), which shall be available to the public upon request. DIED 8-14-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 564
Session 2013-2014
Author Monning
Title Ski Resorts: Safety Plans; Accident Reports
Status Dead
Description DEAD Would have required ski resorts to establish an annual safety plan and to prepare monthly and annual death and injury reports (including skiing and snowboarding), which shall be available to the public upon request. DIED 8-14-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 567   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have closed a loophole in California's definition of an illegal shotgun to include a shotgun with a revolving cylinder and a rifled bore. in his veto message Governor states, " Current law defines assault weapon to include any shotgun with a revolving cylinder. In modifying the definition of shotgun to include certain rifles with a revolving cylinder that can fire both shotgun and rifle cartridges, this bill would have banned a small group of specialty rifles with no identified impact on public safety." VETOED 10–11–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 567
Session 2013-2014
Author Jackson
Title Firearms: shotguns
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have closed a loophole in California's definition of an illegal shotgun to include a shotgun with a revolving cylinder and a rifled bore. in his veto message Governor states, " Current law defines assault weapon to include any shotgun with a revolving cylinder. In modifying the definition of shotgun to include certain rifles with a revolving cylinder that can fire both shotgun and rifle cartridges, this bill would have banned a small group of specialty rifles with no identified impact on public safety." VETOED 10–11–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 611   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW Modified limousines of certain types are often used for proms and young adult events, but are not subject to standard limo inspections. Two fires in such vehicles occurred last year in CA, resulting in 5 deaths, likely due to inadequate fire safety features/exits. This bill preventS youth injury and death by requiring appropriate inspections and safety precautions. SIGNED 9–30–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 611
Session 2013-2014
Author Hill
Title Modified limousines: inspection program: safety requirements.
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Modified limousines of certain types are often used for proms and young adult events, but are not subject to standard limo inspections. Two fires in such vehicles occurred last year in CA, resulting in 5 deaths, likely due to inadequate fire safety features/exits. This bill preventS youth injury and death by requiring appropriate inspections and safety precautions. SIGNED 9–30–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 622   Support Dead
DEAD This bill would have imposed a tax on every distributor, as defined, for the privilege of distributing in this state bottled sweetened beverages, at a rate of $0.01 per fluid ounce. DIED 1-23-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 622
Session 2013-2014
Author Monning
Title Taxation: sweetened beverage tax: Children's Health Promotion Fund
Status Dead
Description DEAD This bill would have imposed a tax on every distributor, as defined, for the privilege of distributing in this state bottled sweetened beverages, at a rate of $0.01 per fluid ounce. DIED 1-23-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 669   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorizes a prehospital emergency medical care person or lay rescuer to use an epinephrine auto-injector to render emergency care to another person, with approved training, and authorizes a pharmacy to dispense auto-injectors to them. Does not apply to a school district or county office of education, or its personnel, that provides and utilizes epinephrine auto-injectors to provide emergency medical care. SIGNED 10–10–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 669
Session 2013-2014
Author Huff
Title Emergency Medical Care: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Authorizes a prehospital emergency medical care person or lay rescuer to use an epinephrine auto-injector to render emergency care to another person, with approved training, and authorizes a pharmacy to dispense auto-injectors to them. Does not apply to a school district or county office of education, or its personnel, that provides and utilizes epinephrine auto-injectors to provide emergency medical care. SIGNED 10–10–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 683   Support Chaptered
SIGNED INTO LAW: Expands safety certificate requirements to long guns, rather than just handguns. SIGNED 10/11/2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 683
Session 2013-2014
Author Block
Title Firearms: safety certificate
Status Chaptered
Description SIGNED INTO LAW: Expands safety certificate requirements to long guns, rather than just handguns. SIGNED 10/11/2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 755   Support Vetoed
VETOED: Would have expanded list of Californians who can't legally own guns to include those convicted of multiple drug/alcohol convictions, carrying ammunition onto school grounds, active participation in street gangs, and others. From Governor's veto message "...adds substance-abuse offenses and court orders to undergo mental health outpatient treatment to criteria that result in a10-year prohibition on firearms possession. I am not persuaded that it is necessary to bar gun ownership on the basis of crimes that are non-felonies, non-violent and do not involve misuse of a firearm." VETOED 9–19–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 755
Session 2013-2014
Author Wolk
Title Firearms: expand list of prohibited persons
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED: Would have expanded list of Californians who can't legally own guns to include those convicted of multiple drug/alcohol convictions, carrying ammunition onto school grounds, active participation in street gangs, and others. From Governor's veto message "...adds substance-abuse offenses and court orders to undergo mental health outpatient treatment to criteria that result in a10-year prohibition on firearms possession. I am not persuaded that it is necessary to bar gun ownership on the basis of crimes that are non-felonies, non-violent and do not involve misuse of a firearm." VETOED 9–19–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 837   Support Dead
DEAD  Would have required CA schools that offer kindergarten to make it available for 4-yr olds (i.e., transitional kindergarten) to help address needs of early brain development, social and emotional growth. DIED 8-14-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 837
Session 2013-2014
Author Steinberg
Title Kindergarden for 4 yr olds Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 48005.10) to Chapter 1 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, the Education Code, relating to transitional kindergarten.
Status Dead
Description DEAD  Would have required CA schools that offer kindergarten to make it available for 4-yr olds (i.e., transitional kindergarten) to help address needs of early brain development, social and emotional growth. DIED 8-14-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 845   Support Chaptered
StandardizeS private financial contracts between Ca's higher education institutions and debit/credit card companies so that students receiving such cards as vehicles for transfer of financial aid and other support could be clear about the terms, and to eliminate unfair charges. AAP-CA supported this bill to streamline access and remove barriers for low-income students to attend college, thus impacting the cycle of poverty. SIGNED 7–10–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 845
Session 2013-2014
Author Correa
Title Postsecondary education: electronic disbursement of student financial aid.
Status Chaptered
Description StandardizeS private financial contracts between Ca's higher education institutions and debit/credit card companies so that students receiving such cards as vehicles for transfer of financial aid and other support could be clear about the terms, and to eliminate unfair charges. AAP-CA supported this bill to streamline access and remove barriers for low-income students to attend college, thus impacting the cycle of poverty. SIGNED 7–10–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 949   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT. Establishes the Distinguished After School Health (DASH) Recognition Program, to be administered by CA Depts of Public health and Education. Would issue a certificate to after school programs that self-certify they provide staff training on healthy eating and physical activity, healthy food and drinks to participants, and provide participants with physical activity and limited screen time. SIGNED 9/16/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter #1 letter #2 | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 949
Session 2013-2014
Author Jackson
Title Afterschool program recognition
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT. Establishes the Distinguished After School Health (DASH) Recognition Program, to be administered by CA Depts of Public health and Education. Would issue a certificate to after school programs that self-certify they provide staff training on healthy eating and physical activity, healthy food and drinks to participants, and provide participants with physical activity and limited screen time. SIGNED 9/16/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 996   Support Vetoed
VETOED Currently foster youth must be given their relevant documents (birth certificate, driver's license, health records, etc) when they turn 18. For many this is at or near the time they leave the foster care system. This bill would have provided all available documents and referrals for transitional housing and work on the youth's 16th birthday, updating as needed until emancipation. The intent was to help to better prepare foster youth for adulthood/independence. VETOED SEPT 28, 2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 996
Session 2013-2014
Author Evans
Title Foster children: Documents.
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED Currently foster youth must be given their relevant documents (birth certificate, driver's license, health records, etc) when they turn 18. For many this is at or near the time they leave the foster care system. This bill would have provided all available documents and referrals for transitional housing and work on the youth's 16th birthday, updating as needed until emancipation. The intent was to help to better prepare foster youth for adulthood/independence. VETOED SEPT 28, 2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1000   Support Dead
DIED Would have prohibited the sale of most non-alcoholic beverages with added sugar and over  75 calories per 12 fluid ounces without the following warning label, “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”    DIED 6-17-2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1000
Session 2013-2014
Author Monning
Title Public health: sugar-sweetened beverages
Status Dead
Description DIED Would have prohibited the sale of most non-alcoholic beverages with added sugar and over  75 calories per 12 fluid ounces without the following warning label, “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”    DIED 6-17-2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 1002   Support Vetoed
SUPPORT Would have aligned eligibility redetermination dates for Medi-Cal with CalFresh to simplify sustained enrollment in both programs for eligible families. VETOED 9–28–2013
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1002
Session 2013-2014
Author De Leon
Title Medi-Cal redetermination
Status Vetoed
Description SUPPORT Would have aligned eligibility redetermination dates for Medi-Cal with CalFresh to simplify sustained enrollment in both programs for eligible families. VETOED 9–28–2013
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1005   Support Dead
SUPPORT: SB 1005 would extend Medi-Cal eligibility to individuals who would otherwise be eligible, except for their immigration status. The bill would also create a new health benefit exchange, to provide subsidized health care coverage to individuals who cannot purchase health care coverage through Covered California due to their immigration status.
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 1005
Session 2013-2014
Author Lara
Title Health care coverage: Immigration status
Status Dead
Description SUPPORT: SB 1005 would extend Medi-Cal eligibility to individuals who would otherwise be eligible, except for their immigration status. The bill would also create a new health benefit exchange, to provide subsidized health care coverage to individuals who cannot purchase health care coverage through Covered California due to their immigration status.
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 09/08/2014
SB 1023   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Permits community college system and state social services to work together to provide special support to foster youth age 16-25 to attend community colleges. SIGNED 9–29–2014
Info Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1023
Session 2013-2014
Author Liu
Title Community colleges: foster youth.
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Permits community college system and state social services to work together to provide special support to foster youth age 16-25 to attend community colleges. SIGNED 9–29–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1127   Support Unknown
SIGNED INTO LAW Includes a missing person(child or adult) who is developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired among the persons who may be the subject of a Silver Alert--advising the public to be on the look out and help in finding the individual. SIGNED 9/18/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1127
Session 2013-2014
Author Torres
Title
Status Unknown
Description SIGNED INTO LAW Includes a missing person(child or adult) who is developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired among the persons who may be the subject of a Silver Alert--advising the public to be on the look out and help in finding the individual. SIGNED 9/18/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 1239   Support Dead
DEAD Would have required all schools with disadvantaged populations (as defined) to employ at least one school nurse. Federal (Medi-Cal) and private insurance funds may be used to help cover the cost of services, per current law. AAP strongly supports school nurses as a critical component of the health care delivery system to children. DIED 5/23/2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1239
Session 2013-2014
Author Wolk
Title School nurses for disadvantaged schools
Status Dead
Description DEAD Would have required all schools with disadvantaged populations (as defined) to employ at least one school nurse. Federal (Medi-Cal) and private insurance funds may be used to help cover the cost of services, per current law. AAP strongly supports school nurses as a critical component of the health care delivery system to children. DIED 5/23/2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/08/2014
SB 1306   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Aligns CA definition of marriage with recent federal and state court rulings. Provides gender-neutral language, to now define marriage as a personal relation arising from a civil contract between two persons, and removes limits on the state recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages performed outside of California. Facilitates access by children in families with same-sex parents/guardians to important benefits and rights that accrue to marriage. SIGNED 7–7–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1306
Session 2013-2014
Author LENO
Title Nondiscriminatory marriage
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Aligns CA definition of marriage with recent federal and state court rulings. Provides gender-neutral language, to now define marriage as a personal relation arising from a civil contract between two persons, and removes limits on the state recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages performed outside of California. Facilitates access by children in families with same-sex parents/guardians to important benefits and rights that accrue to marriage. SIGNED 7–7–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1350   Support Vetoed
VETOED Would have required the California Building Standards Commission to develop and adopt standards governing the installation of baby diaper changing accommodations for restroom facilities in a place of public accommodation, as specified. VETOED 9–19–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 1350
Session 2013-2014
Author Lara and Wolk
Title Baby diaper changing accommodations.
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED Would have required the California Building Standards Commission to develop and adopt standards governing the installation of baby diaper changing accommodations for restroom facilities in a place of public accommodation, as specified. VETOED 9–19–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1358   Support Vetoed
VETOED Would have requireD restaurants and specified buildings open to the public to install baby changing stations in existing and new restrooms. Requires changing stations also in men's rooms. AAPCA supports parent involvement of both genders in baby care. Vetoed 9–13–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details | Complete bill text
Bill
Name SB 1358
Session 2013-2014
Author Wolk
Title Building standards: baby diaper changing stations.
Status Vetoed
Description VETOED Would have requireD restaurants and specified buildings open to the public to install baby changing stations in existing and new restrooms. Requires changing stations also in men's rooms. AAPCA supports parent involvement of both genders in baby care. Vetoed 9–13–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014
SB 1388   Support Chaptered
SUPPORT Makes various changes to definitions of crimes related to human trafficking, increases fines with 50% of to be granted to community-based organizations that serve minor victims of human trafficking. SIGNED 9–28–2014
Info AAP-CA advocacy letter | Bill details
Bill
Name SB 1388
Session 2013-2014
Author Lieu
Title Human trafficking
Status Chaptered
Description SUPPORT Makes various changes to definitions of crimes related to human trafficking, increases fines with 50% of to be granted to community-based organizations that serve minor victims of human trafficking. SIGNED 9–28–2014
AAP-CA
Position Support    Updated on 12/07/2014

 
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