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AB 100 - Chris Holden
Drinking water: endpoint devices: lead content.
10/08/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 692, Statutes of 2021.
AB 100, Holden. Drinking water: endpoint devices: lead content. Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health. Existing law prohibits, with certain exceptions, the use of any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting or fixture, solder, or flux that is not lead free in the installation or repair of any public water system or any plumbing in a facility providing water for human consumption. Existing law defines “lead free” for purposes of conveying or dispensing water for human consumption to mean not more than 0.2% lead when used with respect to solder and flux and not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures.This bill would, commencing January 1, 2023, prohibit a person from manufacturing, and offering for sale in the state, an endpoint device, as defined, that does not meet a certain lead leaching standard. The bill would, commencing July 1, 2023, prohibit a person from introducing into commerce or offering for sale in the state an endpoint device that does not meet that lead leaching standard. The bill would require the consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device to bear specified lettering if the endpoint device meets that lead leaching standard and the above-described definition of “lead free.”

AB 1000 - Asm. Chris Ward (D-CA)
Fair employment and housing protections: background check service providers: housing status.
03/22/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
Section 65582 of the Government Code, relating to housing. An act to add Title 1.5.1 (commencing with Section 1784.50) to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, and to amend Sections 12920, 12921, 12940, and 12955 of the Government Code, relating to housing status.

AB 1007 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program.
08/19/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Chapter 1.6 (commencing with Section 24210) to Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 4514 and 5328 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to victim compensation.

AB 1011 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
Health care coverage: substance use disorders.
04/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 10123.204 to the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

AB 104 - Asm. Lorena Gonzalez (D-CA)
Pupil instruction: retention, grade changes, and exemptions.
07/01/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 41, Statutes of 2021.
An act to add Sections 48071, 49066.5, and 51225 to the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 105 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
The Upward Mobility Act of 2021: boards and commissions: civil service: examinations: classifications.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 12.).
Sections 11140, 18502, 18931, 18933, 18936, 19402, and 19574 of, and to add Sections 8310.6, 18553, and 18930.1 to, the Government Code, relating to human resources.

AB 1051 - Asm. Steve Bennett (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: foster youth.
09/01/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Hertzberg.
Sections 14714 and 14717.1 of, and to add Sections 14717.2, 14717.25, 14717.26, 14717.3, 14717.35, 14717.4, and 14714.45 and 14717.4 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 1065 - Asm. Brian Maienschein (D-CA)
Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: Mental Health Crisis Prevention Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 61, Statutes of 2021.
Section 18857) of Chapter 3 of Part 10.2 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 1080 - Asm. Jordan Cunningham (R-CA)
Pupil services: educational counseling.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Com. on ED.
An act to amend Section 49600 of the Education Code, relating to pupil services.

AB 1081 - Asm. Jordan Cunningham (R-CA)
Education finance: local control funding formula: base grant add-on: pupil mental health.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Com. on ED.
An act to amend Section 42238.02 of the Education Code, relating to education finance.

AB 1096 - Asm. Luz Rivas (D-CA)
Alien: change of terms.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 73. Noes 0.).
Business and Professions Code, to amend Section 671 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 13000, 32400, 32401, 44275.6, 52382, 52613, 52651, 66270.3, 68062, 68130.5, and 76140 of the Education Code, to amend Sections 241, 242, 1031, 1031.5, 3101, 8880.325, 12621, and 68109 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1596.601, 1796.22, 1796.32, and 50205 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 12693.76 of the Insurance Code, to amend Sections 350, 2051, and 3351 of the Labor Code, to amend Section 550 of the Military and Veterans Code, to amend Sections 112, 113, 114, 530.55, 3082, 3083, 4017.1, 5025, 5026, 5071, 29505, and 33850 of the Penal Code, to amend Section 6411 of the Probate Code, to amend Section 6101 of the Public Contract Code, to amend Sections 6403, 6801, and 8105 of the ...

AB 1098 - Asm. Tom Daly (D-CA)
Recovery residences.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 11857) to Part 2 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance use disorder. recovery residences.

AB 1117 - Asm. Buffy Wicks (D-CA)
Pupil support services: Healthy Start: Toxic Stress and Trauma Resiliency for Children Program.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Coms. on ED. and HEALTH.
An act to add Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 8780) to Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, relating to pupils.

AB 1119 - Asm. Buffy Wicks (D-CA)
Employment discrimination.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to amend Sections 12920, 12921, 12926, and 12940 of the Government Code, relating to employment.

AB 1122 - Asm. Cristina Garcia (D-CA)
Employment discrimination.
03/15/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.
An act to add Section 12940.2 to the Government Code, relating to employment.

AB 1130 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
California Health Care Quality and Affordability Act.
06/16/2021 - Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.
An act to add Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 127500) to Part 2 of Division 107 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care costs.

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

AB 1143 - Asm. Marc Berman (D-CA)
Civil procedure: restraining orders.
08/31/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 156, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Section 527.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil procedure.

AB 1160 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Medically supportive food.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to add Section 14197.13 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

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

AB 1178 - Jacqui V. Irwin
Medi-Cal: serious mental illness: drugs.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 1178, as amended, Irwin. Medi-Cal: serious mental illness: drugs. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons pursuant to a schedule of benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Under existing law, the provision of prescription drugs is a Medi-Cal benefit, subject to the list of contract drugs and utilization controls. After a determination of cost benefit, existing law requires the Director of Health Care Services to modify or eliminate the requirement of prior authorization as a control for treatment, supplies, or equipment that costs less than $100, except for prescribed drugs.This bill would delete the prior authorization requirement for any drug prescribed for the treatment of a serious mental illness, as defined, for a period of 180 days after the initial prescription has been dispensed for a person over 18 years of age who is not under the transition jurisdiction of the juvenile court. The bill would require the department to automatically approve a prescription for a drug for the treatment of a serious mental illness if that drug was previously dispensed to the patient, as specified, and certain conditions are met, including that the patient is not under the transition jurisdiction of the juvenile court. The bill would require the department to authorize a pharmacist to dispense a 90-day supply of a drug prescribed for the treatment of a serious mental illness if that prescription drug is included in the Medi-Cal list of contract drugs and the prescription otherwise conforms to applicable formulary requirements, including that the patient has filled at least a 30-day supply for the same prescription in the previous 90 days, and to dispense an early refill prescribed for the treatment of a serious mental illness if that prescription drug is included in the Medi-Cal list of contract drugs and the prescription otherwise conforms to prescribed standards, such as limiting the number of refills to no more than 3 in a calendar year.

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

AB 1184 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Medical information: confidentiality.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 14.).
Civil Code, and to amend Section 791.02 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 791.29 of, the Insurance Code, relating to medical information.

AB 1194 - Asm. Evan Low (D-CA)
Conservatorship.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
Section 6580 of, and to add Section 6563 to, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Sections 1051, 1460, 1471, 1826, 1850, 1850.5, 1851, 1851.1, 1860, 1860.5, 1862, 1863, 2250, 2250.6, 2253, 2401, 2620, 2623, 2640, 2641, and 2653 of, to add Sections 1851.6 and 2112 to, and to add and repeal Section 1458 of, the Probate Code, relating to conservatorship.

AB 1194 - Evan Low
Conservatorship.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 1194, Low. Conservatorship. Existing law, the Guardianship-Conservatorship Law generally establishes the standards and procedures for the appointment and termination of an appointment for a guardian or conservator of a person, an estate, or both. Existing law, the Professional Fiduciaries Act, establishes the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and requires the bureau to license and regulate professional fiduciaries. The act defines a “professional fiduciary” as, among other things, a person who acts as a guardian or conservator of the person, the estate, or the person and estate, for 2 or more individuals at the same time who are not related to the professional fiduciary or to each other. Existing law requires the court to be guided by what appears to be the best interests of the proposed conservatee in selecting a conservator, and sets forth an order of preference for appointment if there are multiple persons equally qualified to be the conservator.This bill would require a professional fiduciary with an internet website to post a schedule of the range of fees on their internet website and would require a professional fiduciary without an internet website to provide that schedule, as specified. The bill would require the bureau to impose specified sanctions on a professional fiduciary’s license upon a finding of a violation of applicable statutes or regulations, a breach of fiduciary duty where there is a finding of serious financial or physical harm or mental suffering, or that the professional fiduciary has engaged in defined acts of abuse, as specified. If the court finds that a conservator who is a professional fiduciary has abused a conservatee, the bill would make the conservator liable for a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each separate act of abuse, payable to the estate of the conservatee. The bill would make a conservator who is not a professional fiduciary who abuses a conservatee liable for civil penalties of up to $1,000 for each separate act of abuse, payable to the estate of the conservatee.This bill would require the bureau to investigate specified allegations and would authorize the bureau to impose upon a professional fiduciary, as a sanction for violation of their duties, a restitution order, as specified. The bill would require the bureau to revoke a professional fiduciary’s license if the person knowingly, intentionally, or willfully violated a legal duty or breached a fiduciary duty to a client or if the person caused serious physical or financial harm or mental suffering to a client through gross negligence or gross incompetence.Existing law conditioned upon an appropriation by the Legislature a requirement that a court investigator undertake specified actions regarding a proposed conservatee, including interviewing the proposed conservatee. Existing law authorizes specified persons to petition the court to take specified actions regarding a conservatorship.This bill would, also contingent upon an appropriation, revise the information that a court investigator is required to gather and review and the determinations the investigator is required to make. The bill would authorize an interested person, as defined, with personal knowledge of a conservatee to petition the court to investigate an allegation of physical abuse or financial abuse of a conservatee by a conservator, and would require the court to investigate those allegations that establish a prima facie case of abuse.Existing law requires the court to appoint the public defender or private counsel to represent interests of a conservatee, proposed conservatee, or person alleged to lack legal capacity who is unable to retain legal counsel and requests the appointment of counsel to assist them in particular proceedings that include, among others, proceedings to establish a conservatorship or to remove the conservator, whether or not that person lacks or appears to

AB 1214 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
Medi-Cal eligibility.
06/23/2021 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to add Section 14011.12 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 1223 - Asm. Marc Levine (D-CA)
Firearms and ammunition: excise tax.
06/10/2021 - Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Part 16 (commencing with Section 36001) to Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to firearms. firearms, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 1224 - Asm. Marc Levine (D-CA)
Sentencing: special circumstances.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to repeal and add Section 1385.1 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

AB 1225 - Marie Waldron
The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 1225, as amended, Waldron. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act. Existing law requires an incarcerated person in a state prison who is identified as possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant during an intake health examination or at any time during incarceration to be offered a test upon intake or request. Existing law requires an incarcerated person who is confirmed to be pregnant to be scheduled for pregnancy examination with a physician, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or physician assistant within 7 days. Existing law requires incarcerated pregnant persons to be provided specified prenatal services and a referral to a social worker. Existing law requires incarcerated pregnant persons be given access to community-based programs serving pregnancy, birthing, or lactating inmates. Existing law allows an incarcerated pregnant person to be provided with a postpartum examination within one week, and as needed up to 12 weeks, postpartum. Existing law prohibits the use of tasers, pepper spray, or other chemical weapons against incarcerated pregnant persons. Existing law requires that a person incarcerated in a state prison who menstruates to be provided, upon request, with materials necessary for personal hygiene with regard to their menstrual cycle.This bill would enact the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which would require that a woman incarcerated in a state prison receive trauma-informed care and would prohibit an incarcerated woman from being placed in solitary confinement for purposes of medical observation. The bill would require a woman incarcerated in a state prison to have access to domestic violence counseling and parenting and lifestyle classes, as specified. The bill would require an incarcerated woman who delivers a child to be provided an 18-month bonding period with the child, during which time the newborn child is required to reside at the same facility as the incarcerated woman. The bill would require the incarcerated woman to be provided with additional visitation time with the newborn upon conclusion of the bonding period, to include overnight and weekend visitation. The bill would require an incarcerated woman to be offered screening or appropriately screened and, if necessary, treated for postpartum depression. The bill would require a person incarcerated in a state prison who menstruates or experiences uterine or vaginal bleeding to be provided with materials necessary for personal hygiene with regard to their menstrual cycle, as specified.

AB 1233 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
State prisons: construction and renovation.
04/20/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 7450) to Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, relating to state prisons.

AB 1237 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Information access: research institutions: firearms.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 14240) to Title 12.2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 8103 and 8104 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to information.

AB 124 - Asm. Sydney Kamlager (D-CA)
Criminal procedure.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 55. Noes 16.).
An act to amend Sections 236.23 and 1170 of, and to add Sections 236.15, 236.24, and 1016.7 to, the Penal Code, relating to criminal procedure.

AB 1241 - Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-CA)
Rental housing unlawful housing practices: applications: criminal records.
03/26/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil actions. An act to amend Sections 12955.8, 12980, and 12981 of, and to add Section 12955.05 to, the Government Code, relating to rental housing.

AB 1243 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Protective orders: elder and dependent adults.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 15657.03 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to protective orders.

AB 1243 - Blanca E. Rubio
Protective orders: elder and dependent adults.
09/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 273, Statutes of 2021.
AB 1243, Blanca Rubio. Protective orders: elder and dependent adults. Existing law authorizes an elder or dependent adult who has suffered abuse, or another person who is legally authorized to seek that relief on behalf of that elder or dependent adult, to seek a protective order and governs the procedures for issuing that order. Existing law defines protective order for purposes of these provisions to include an order enjoining a party from specified forms of abuse, including attacking, stalking, threatening, or harassing an elder or dependent adult, an order excluding a party from the elder or dependent adult’s residence, or an order enjoining a party from specified behavior that the court determines is necessary. This bill would include within the definition of protective order an order enjoining a party from isolating an elder or dependent adult. The bill would require certain requirements to be met for that order to be issued, including a showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the respondent’s past act or acts of isolation of the elder or dependent adult prevented contact with the interested party and that the elder or dependent adult desires contact with the interested party, as specified. The bill would authorize the order to specify the actions to be enjoined, including enjoining the respondent from preventing an interested party from in-person or remote online visits, including telephone and online contact, with the elder or dependent adult. The bill would also include within the definition of protective order after notice and a hearing, a finding that specific debts were incurred as the result of financial abuse of the elder or dependent adult, as specified. The bill would make those provisions operative January 1, 2023. The bill would require the Judicial Council to revise or promulgate forms as necessary to implement those changes on or before February 1, 2023.

AB 1245 - Asm. Ken Cooley (D-CA)
Resentencing.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to amend Section 1170.4 of Sections 1170 and 5076.1 of, and to add Section 1171 to, the Penal Code, relating to sentencing.

AB 126 - Asm. Eduardo Garcia (D-CA)
Special education programs: Family Empowerment Centers on Disability.
07/07/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Sections 56400, 56402, 56406, 56408, and 56410 of, to add Section 56411 Sections 56411 and 56844.5 to, and to repeal and add Section 56415 of, the Education Code, relating to special education programs.

AB 1264 - Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-CA)
Project ECHO (registered trademark) Grant Program.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add and repeal Article 5.3 (commencing with Section 124000) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

AB 1275 - Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-CA)
Alcoholic beverage control: minors.
09/07/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
An act to amend Section 25666 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.

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

AB 1283 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Foster care.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
Penal Code, and to amend Sections 10553.12, 11461, 11461.36, 11462, 16519.6, and 18358.30 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care.

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

AB 13 - Asm. Ed Chau (D-CA)
Public contracts: automated decision systems.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Section 12114) to Part 2 of Division 2 of, and to add and repeal Section 12115.4 of, the Public Contract Code, relating to automatic decision systems.

AB 130 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 1240, 1241, 1630, 8482.6, 8483, 8483.1, 11800, 14041.5, 14041.6, 14041.65, 17076.10, 17199.4, 17375, 32091, 35780, 41020, 41020.3, 41203.1, 42238.01, 42238.02, 42238.051, 42238.07, 43504, 43507, 43509, 43521, 43522, 43523, 43525, 44252, 44259, 44280, 44310, 44395, 44396, 44399.1, 44830, 45500, 46111, 46300, 46392, 47607, 47607.2, 47612.7, 48000, 51461, 51745, 51745.6, 51747, 51747.3, 51747.5, 51749, 51749.5, 51749.6, 52064, 52070, 52070.5, 53070, 53070.1, 53071, 53071.1, 53073, 53074, 53075, 53076, 53076.2, 56400, 56402, 56406, 56408, 56410, 56836.146, 56836.148, 56836.165, 56836.173, 56836.21, 56836.24, 56836.31, 56836.40, 60640, and 60810 of, to amend and repeal Section 49564 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 45125.1 of, to add Sections 42238.022, 43504.5, 44415.5, 44417.5, ...

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

AB 1313 - Asm. Frank Bigelow (R-CA)
COVID-19: immunity from civil liability.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Com. on JUD.
An act to add Section 1714.27 to the Civil Code, relating to civil liability, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 1318 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Deferred entry of judgment pilot program.
09/08/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
An act to amend Section 1000.7 of the Penal Code, relating to diversion.

AB 132 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Postsecondary education trailer bill.
07/27/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 144, Statutes of 2021.
Civil Code, to amend Sections 10851, 10852, 10855, 10858, 10859, 44230, 60900, 66021.2, 66021.9, 66744, 69432, 69432.9, 69434, 69434.5, 69435, 69437, 69437.6, 69465, 69617, 69951, 69952, 69954, 69956, 69958, 69959, 69960, 69962, 69963, 69964, 69967, 69996.2, 69996.3, 69996.6, 70022, 70023, 76300, 78052, 84321.62, 84750.4, and 94892.6 of, to amend the heading of Article 18 (commencing with Section 69950) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of, to add Sections 51225.7, 60900.5, 66023.5, 69996.7, 69996.8, and 69996.9 to, to add the heading of Article 1 (commencing with Section 10850) to, to add Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) to, Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 69435.5) to, to add Article 10 (commencing with ...

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

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

AB 1335 - Asm. Jim Frazier (D-CA)
Regional centers: annual community placement plans.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Com. on HUM. S.
An act to amend Section 4418.25 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.

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

AB 1340 - Miguel Santiago
Mental health services.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 1340, as amended, Santiago. Mental health services. (1) Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody by a peace officer, a member of the attending staff of an evaluation facility, designated members of a mobile crisis team, or another designated professional person, and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation. The act also authorizes a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of both, to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder. For these purposes, existing law defines “gravely disabled” to mean either a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder or chronic alcoholism, is unable to provide for the person’s basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter, or a condition in which a person has been found mentally incompetent, as specified.This bill would expand the definition of “gravely disabled” for these purposes to also include a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for their basic personal needs for medical treatment, as defined, if the failure to receive medical treatment is either for an existing life-threatening medical condition or the person is in imminent danger of physical injury or life-threatening medical condition and there is a substantial and imminent risk, in either instance, of either death or prolonged hospitalization. By expanding the definition of “gravely disabled” and thereby increasing the duties of local agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill, on or before July 1, 2023, would require the State Department of State Hospitals to create a model discharge plan for counties and hospitals to follow when discharging those held under temporary holds or conservatorship. The bill would require county mental health departments to collaborate with facilities and hospitals to develop, implement, and adhere to an adequate discharge plan that ensures continuity of services and care in the community for all individuals exiting holds or conservatorship and to implement that plan across the entire network of acute and subacute facilities on or before February 1, 2024. The bill would require the county discharge plan to require that an individual exiting a temporary hold or a conservatorship be provided with a detailed treatment plan that includes a scheduled first appointment with their referred service provider. By placing additional duties on counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill would prohibit a county from discharging an individual from a hold unless the first followup appointment, made in conformance to the detailed treatment plan, is scheduled and the appointment information has been provided to the individual. The bill would also require a facility discharging a conservatee to establish a detailed treatment plan, schedule the first followup appointment, and provide the individual with the appointment information. The bill would require a service provider to whom a person released from hold or a conservatorship is referred for services to make a good faith effort to contact the referred individual no less than 3 times, either by email, telephone, mail, or in-person outreach.(2) Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund v

AB 1348 - Kevin Michael McCarty
Youth athletics: chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
01/06/2022 - Notice of intention to remove from inactive file given by Assembly Member McCarty.
AB 1348, as amended, McCarty. Youth athletics: chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Under the California Youth Football Act, a youth sports organization, as defined, that conducts a tackle football program must comply with certain requirements, including, among other things, having a licensed medical professional, which may include a state-licensed emergency medical technician, paramedic, or higher-level licensed medical professional, present during games.This bill would require the Surgeon General to convene a Commission on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Youth Football to investigate issues related to the risks of brain injury associated with participation in youth football, and to provide recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on strategies to reduce this risk, including the minimum appropriate age for participation in youth tackle football. The bill would require the Surgeon General to publish a report on their internet website on or before July 1, 2023, with the findings of the commission.

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

AB 1357 - Sabrina Cervantes
Perinatal services: maternal mental health.
01/10/2022 - Stricken from file.
AB 1357, Cervantes. Perinatal services: maternal mental health. Existing law provides for the implementation by the State Department of Public Health of a statewide, comprehensive community-based perinatal services program and requires the department to enter into contracts, grants, or agreements with health care providers to deliver those services in a coordinated effort, as specified, in medically underserved areas or areas with demonstrated need.This bill would require the department, for purposes of that program, to develop and maintain on its internet website a referral network of community-based mental health providers and support services addressing postpartum depression, prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care, neonatal and infant care services, and support groups, to improve access to postpartum depression screening, referral, treatment, and support services in medically underserved areas and areas with demonstrated need.

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

AB 1361 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Childcare and developmental services: preschool: expulsion and suspension: mental health services: reimbursement rates.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Section 8248) to Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to add Section 8272.2 to, and to repeal Section 8239.1 of, the Education Code, and to amend Section 1596.893c of, and to add Section 1596.7997 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to childcare.

AB 1363 - Asm. Luz Rivas (D-CA)
Preschool: dual language learners.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Section 8203 of, and to add Section 8241.5 to, the Education Code, relating to preschool.

AB 137 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
State government.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 77, Statutes of 2021.
Section 7086) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 24000, 24001, 24002, and 100007 of the Financial Code, to amend Sections 6103.8, 11549.3, 13332.19, 27361, 27361.2, 27361.4, 27361.8, and 27388 of, to add Sections 7902.2 and 11546.45 to, to add Article 10 (commencing with Section 12100.110) to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, and to add and repeal Section 8260 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 11165.1 of, and to add Chapter 1.6 (commencing with Section 24210) to Division 20 of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 880 of the Military and Veterans Code, to amend Sections 3502, 3503, and 3505 of, and to add Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 10198) to Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 2 of, the Public Contract ...

AB 1372 - Asm. Al Muratsuchi (D-CA)
Right to temporary shelter.
03/04/2021 - Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and JUD.
An act to add Chapter 7.9 (commencing with Section 8699) to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to homelessness.

AB 1378 - Asm. Carlos Villapudua (D-CA)
Pupil health: mental health peer supporters: model program.
03/15/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on ED.
Section 33330 of the Education Code, relating to the State Department of Education. An act to add Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 49485) to Chapter 9 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to pupil health.

AB 1382 - Asm. Jim Patterson (R-CA)
Department of Motor Vehicles: electronic transactions.
03/11/2021 - Referred to Com. on TRANS.
An act to amend Sections 1801.1, 1808.1, 1808.8, 4457, 4458, 4459, 5011, 5156, 5205.5, 5301, 5600, 8052, 9105, 9706, 11814, 12800, 12800.7, 12804.9, 12811, 12815, 13003, 14902, 15255.1, 22651, 34621, and 42231 of the Vehicle Code, relating to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

AB 1394 - Asm. Jacqui Irwin (D-CA)
General acute care hospitals: suicide screening.
04/13/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to add Division 1.7 (commencing with Section 1199) to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.

AB 1400 - Asm. Ash Kalra (D-CA)
Guaranteed Health Care for All.
02/22/2021 - Read first time.
An act to add Title 23 (commencing with Section 100600) to the Government Code, relating to health care coverage, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 1404 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
03/11/2021 - Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to amend Section 5845 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

AB 141 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Budget Act of 2021: Department of Cannabis Control: licensure: safety and quality assurance.
07/12/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 70, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 27, 101, 144, 26001, 26010, 26010.5, 26011, 26011.5, 26012, 26013, 26013.5, 26014, 26015, 26016, 26017, 26018, 26030, 26031, 26031.5, 26034, 26035, 26038, 26041, 26043, 26044, 26045, 26046, 26047, 26050, 26050.2, 26051, 26051.5, 26053, 26054, 26055, 26057, 26058, 26060, 26060.1, 26061, 26062, 26063, 26067, 26068, 26069, 26070, 26070.5, 26090, 26100, 26102, 26104, 26110, 26120, 26130, 26140, 26153, 26160, 26161, 26162, 26163, 26180, 26190, 26190.5, 26191, 26200, 26202, 26210, 26210.5, 26211, 26223, 26240, 26242, 26244, 26246, 26248, 26249, and 26260 of, to amend and renumber Sections 26069.1, 26069.5, 26105, 26106, 26121, 26131, 26132, 26133, and 26135 of, to add Sections 26010.7, 26012.5, 26031.01, 26031.1, 26031.2, 26037.5, and 26153.1 to, and to repeal Sections 26001.1, 26054.2, ...

AB 143 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Courts.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 79, Statutes of 2021.
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 68085.1, 68085.3, 68085.4, 68085.45, 68502.6, 68701.5, 68703, 68704, 68752, 68754, 68756, 70371, 70371.7, 70372, 70373, 70374, 70377, 70391, 70395, 70396, 70397, 70617, 70657.5, and 70658 of, to add Section 68701.1 to, to add Article 7 (commencing with Section 68645) to Chapter 2 of Title 8 of, Article 4 (commencing with Section 68770) to Chapter 2.5 of Title 8 of, and Article 7.1 (commencing with Section 70398) to Chapter 5.7 of Title 8 of, to add and repeal Section 29553 of, and to repeal Sections 70371.5, 70371.8, and 70391.7 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 1463.007 of, and to add Section 1428.5 to, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 40611 and 42007.1 of, and to repeal Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 40280) of Article 4 ...

AB 1443 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
Mental health: involuntary treatment.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
An act to amend Sections 5121 and 5154 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

AB 145 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Public safety.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 80, Statutes of 2021.
Government Code, to amend Sections 851.93, 1203.425, 1233.3, 1233.4, 1233.6, 1233.61, 3042, 5007.3, 5075, 5075.6, 5076.1, 5076.2, 5076.3, 6031, 6258.1, 9001, 13602, 13603, and 13823.95, of, to amend and repeal Section 4530.5 of, to add Sections 1170.01, 2042.1, and 3041.6 to, to add and repeal Section 1233.11 of, and to repeal Article 4 (commencing with Section 2035) of Chapter 1 of Title 1 of Part 3 of, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 209 and 730 of, and to add Section 1760.45 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 1451 - Asm. Tom Lackey (R-CA)
Crimes: obstruction of justice.
03/22/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Section 13500 of the Penal Code, relating to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. An act to amend Section 146e of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

AB 1455 - Asm. Buffy Wicks (D-CA)
Sexual assault by law enforcement officers: actions against public entities: statute of limitations.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
An act to add Section 945.9 to the Government Code, relating to claims against public entities.

AB 146 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Correctional facilities.
08/16/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. An act to amend Sections 15819.403, 15820.913, 15820.922, 15820.932, and 15820.942 of the Government Code, relating to correctional facilities, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 1470 - Asm. Devon Mathis (R-CA)
Ending Military Suicide Task Force.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Section 131321 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to suicide.

AB 1477 - Sabrina Cervantes
Maternal mental health.
10/06/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 535, Statutes of 2021.
AB 1477, Cervantes. Maternal mental health. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts professions, including, but not limited to, physicians and surgeons, by various boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law imposes certain fines and other penalties for, and authorizes these boards to take disciplinary action against licensees for, violations of the provisions governing those professions. Existing law requires a licensed health care practitioner who provides prenatal or postpartum care for a patient to offer to screen or appropriately screen a mother for maternal mental health conditions.This bill would specify that the category of licensed health care practitioner to whom this requirement applies includes those who provide interpregnancy care.

AB 1493 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Tenancy: victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or elder abuse.
02/22/2021 - Read first time.
An act to amend Section 1161.3 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil procedure.

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

AB 1510 - Asm. Eduardo Garcia (D-CA)
Unauthorized workers: Essential Worker and Economic Stability Act of 2021.
03/18/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.
An act to add Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 11050) to Part 1 of Division 3 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to unauthorized workers.

AB 1511 - Committee on Insurance (A) - ()
Insurance: omnibus.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
Section 1210 of, and to add Section 1871.10 to, the Insurance Code, relating to insurance.

AB 1513 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
Health facilities.
02/22/2021 - Read first time.
An act to amend Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.

AB 1529 - Asm. Heath Flora (R-CA)
Special hospitals.
03/26/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Health and Safety Code, relating to drugs and alcohol. An act to amend Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.

AB 153 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Public social services.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 86, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 7908, 7910, and 7912 of, and to repeal and add Sections 7911 and 7911.1 of, the Family Code, to amend Sections 1502, 1562.01, and 50807 of, and to add Chapter 11.8 (commencing with Section 50811) and Chapter 11.9 (commencing with Section 50820) to Part 2 of Division 31 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 319, 319.3, 358.1, 361.2, 361.21, 366, 366.1, 366.3, 366.31, 636, 706.5, 706.6, 727.1, 727.2, 4096, 4096.5, 4648, 11402, 11403.3, 11461.3, 11461.36, 11462.01, 11463, 11465, 16010.7, 16121, 16501, 16501.1, 16521.6, 16521.8, and 16530 of, to add Sections 361.22, 727.12, 4096.55, 4096.6, 11402.005, 16001.1, 16010.9, and 18257.5 to, to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16550) and Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 16585) to Part 4 of Division 9 of, and to add ...

AB 1532 - Assembly Committee on Business and Professions
Nursing.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 1532, Committee on Business and Professions. Nursing. (1) Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Under existing law, the repeal of the provision establishing the board renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The act, on January 1, 2022, repeals the provisions establishing the board and the executive officer position.This bill would revise and recast those provisions and would extend the repeal dates of the board and the executive officer position to January 1, 2023.(2) Existing law provides that a person, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, is eligible to hold an appointed civil office if the person is 18 years of age and a resident of the state. The act requires a member of the board to be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state.This bill would provide that a member of the board is required to be a resident of the state. (3) Existing law provides that the act does not prohibit various services that may otherwise constitute nursing under specified circumstances, including the incidental care of the sick by domestic servants and nursing services in an emergency, and defines emergency to include an epidemic or public disaster.This bill would refer to domestic workers instead of domestic servants, specify that emergency also includes a pandemic, and make other nonsubstantive changes. (4) Existing law authorizes the board, upon approval of an application and payment of a prescribed fee, to issue temporary licenses or certificates to practice professional nursing, or as a certified public health nurse, certified clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse practitioner, for a period of 6 months from the date of issuance, as specified.This bill would require the board to prominently display on the front page of its website the availability of temporary licenses and certificates pursuant to this authority. (5) Existing law, until the end of the 2020–21 academic year, and whenever the Governor declares a state of emergency for a county, as provided, requires a board nursing education consultant to approve a request from an approved nursing program to revise certain clinical experience requirements, provided the request meets specified conditions.This bill would extend the application of the above-described provisions to the 2021–22 academic year. The bill would also correct an erroneous cross-reference in those provisions.

AB 1532 - Committee on Business and Professions (A) - ()
Nursing.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
Sections 2701, 2702, 2708, 2727, 2733, and 2786.3 of, and to add Section 2701.5 to, the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.

AB 1536 - Committee on Business and Professions (A) - ()
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California: vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 2841, 2841.3, 2847.1, 2847.3, 2857, 2859, 2860.5, 2860.7, 2862, 2864, 2866, 2867, 2867.6, 2871, 2872.2, 2873, 2873.5, 2873.6, 2876, 2877, 2878, 2878.1, 2878.5, 2878.7, 2879, 2885, 2886, 2892.5, 2895.1, 4501, 4502, 4502.1, 4502.2, 4502.3, 4503, 4504, 4510, 4512, 4516, 4521, 4521.2, 4522, 4523, 4524, 4541, 4542, and 4545.3 of, to add Sections 2881.3 2872.3, 2881.3, 4510.2, and 4531.2 to, and to add and repeal Sections 2881.2 and 4531.1 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.

AB 1540 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Criminal procedure: resentencing.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 47. Noes 24.).
An act to amend Sections 1170 and 5076.1 of, and to add Section 1170.03 to, the Penal Code, relating to criminal procedure.

AB 1540 - Philip Y. Ting
Criminal procedure: resentencing.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 1540, Ting. Criminal procedure: resentencing. Existing law authorizes a court, within 120 days after sentencing the defendant or at any time upon a recommendation from the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Board of Parole Hearings, the district attorney, to recall an inmate’s sentence and resentence that inmate to a lesser sentence. Existing law requires the court, when resentencing, to apply the rules of the Judicial Council to eliminate disparity of sentences and promote uniformity of sentencing. Existing law authorizes a court to reduce a defendant’s term of imprisonment and modify the judgment if it is in the interest of justice.This bill would require the court to state its reasons for a resentencing decision on the record, as specified. The bill would require the court to provide notice to the defendant, set a status conference within 30 days of the receipt of the request, and appoint counsel for the defendant. The bill would authorize the court to grant a resentencing without a hearing, if the parties are in agreement. The bill would additionally create a presumption favoring recall and resentencing the defendant in those hearings, as specified. By requiring the court to appoint counsel for the defendant, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1170 of the Penal Code proposed by AB 124 and SB 567 to be operative only if this bill and AB 124 and SB 567 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1170.03 of the Penal Code proposed by AB 124 to be operative only if this bill and AB 124 are enacted, without regard to chaptering.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 1542 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
County of Yolo: Secured Residential Treatment Program.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Section 4019 of, and to add and repeal Section 1203.44 of, the Penal Code, relating to drug treatment.

AB 1578 - Committee on Judiciary (A) - (Assembly Members Stone (Chair)
Judiciary omnibus.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 66. Noes 0.).
Civil Code, to amend Sections 1245.020, 1245.060, 1250.320, 1260.230, 1276, and 1277 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Section 44944 of the Education Code, to amend Section 22329 of the Financial Code, to amend Sections 11425.20, 11440.20, 11440.30, 11507.6, 11508, 12935, 12945.2, and 19242 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 13009, 13009.1, and 103430 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10139 of the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 4712 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to state government.

AB 161 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 43, Statutes of 2021.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0954-001-0001, 3830-001-0001, 6440-001-0001, 6870-201-0001, and 6980-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of, and amending Sections 16.00, 19.55, and 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

AB 163 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
State government.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 8260 and 9114.5 of, and to amend and renumber Section 7902.2 of, the Government Code, relating to state government, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 1630 - Akilah Weber
Competence to stand trial: statewide application.
03/01/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
AB 1630, as amended, Akilah Weber. Competence to stand trial: statewide application. Existing law prohibits a person from being tried or adjudged to punishment while that person is mentally incompetent. Existing law establishes a process by which a defendant’s mental competency is evaluated and by which the defendant receives treatment with the goal of returning the defendant to competency. Existing law requires a court to appoint 2 psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, or a combination thereof to examine a defendant if the defendant is not seeking a finding of mental incompetence.This bill would require the court to appoint the mental health professionals if the defendant objects to an evaluation of mental incompetence and requests a 2nd opinion. The bill would also require the examining psychiatrists or licensed psychologists to evaluate the defendant’s eligibility for mental health diversion.Existing law presumes that a defendant is competent unless shown, by a preponderance of evidence, that the defendant is incompetent. Existing law also requires the counsel for the defendant to offer evidence in support of the allegation of mental incompetence and, if they decline to do so, authorizes the prosecution to do so.This bill would delete the requirement that counsel for the defendant offer evidence in support of an allegation of mental incompetence, and would, if any report from a court-appointed psychiatrist or licensed psychologist indicates that the defendant is incompetent to stand trial, instead allow the prosecution to offer evidence in support of an allegation of mental competence. The bill would allow the defense to present its case regarding the issue of the defendant’ s present mental incompetence at the conclusion of the prosecution’s case. The bill would retain the presumption that the defendant is mentally competent if all reports from the court-appointed psychiatrists or licensed psychologists indicate that the defendant is mentally competent.Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain a database of state summary criminal history information, as defined, and to provide that information upon request and as specified. Existing law includes a finding of mental incompetence arising out of a complaint charging a specific set of sex crimes as part of the state summary criminal history information.This bill would require the clerk of the court, when a person is determined to be incompetent to stand trial or when a court determines that competency has been restored, to transmit that information to the Department of Justice for inclusion in the person’s state summary criminal history information, and would make that information disclosable as part of the person’s state summary criminal history information. If a person has been deemed incompetent to stand trial in any jurisdiction and there has been no official restoration of competence, the bill would establish a presumption of mental incompetence and would require a court before which a defendant is appearing on a new charge to assess whether competence has been restored.

AB 164 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 84, Statutes of 2021.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0250-162-8506, 0509-101-0001, 0954-001-0001, 1115-002-3288, 2240-102-0001, 2240-164-8506, 2660-001-0042, 3560-162-8506, 3875-495, 3900-492, 4140-001-0001, 4265-001-0001, 4265-111-0001, 4560-001-3085, 5180-111-0001, 6100-194-0001, 6100-196-0001, 6120-161-0001, 6440-001-0001, 6440-490, 6870-201-0001, 6980-101-0001, 7120-101-0001, 7350-001-0001, 7350-001-0223, 7502-062-8506, 7760-101-0001, 8260-001-0001, 8570-002-0001, 8660-001-0001, 8660-001-0890, and 8660-062-8506 of, and adding Items 2240-492, 6440-492, 8660-062-0001, and 8660-162-8506 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

AB 1641 - Brian K. Maienschein
Sexually violent predators.
01/13/2022 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 12.
AB 1641, as introduced, Maienschein. Sexually violent predators. Existing law provides for the civil commitment of a person who is determined to be a sexually violent predator. Existing law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to refer certain people for evaluation by the State Department of State Hospitals if the secretary determines that the person may be a sexually violent predator. Existing law requires, if the State Department of State Hospitals determines that a person is a sexually violent predator, the Director of State Hospitals to forward a request to a specified county for a petition to be filed for the person to be committed to a facility for mental health treatment. Existing law requires a judge of the superior court to review the petition and to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that the individual is likely to engage in sexually violent predatory criminal behavior upon release.This bill would authorize the use of documentary evidence of the commission of another sexual offense or offenses and the details underlying the commission of another sexual offense at the probable cause hearing and would prohibit that documentary evidence from being excluded on the basis that it is hearsay evidence.Existing law establishes a procedure by which a person committed as a sexually violent predator may petition for conditional release and requires the court, if it makes a specified determination, to place the person on conditional release for one year. Existing law authorizes the committed person, after a minimum of one year on conditional release, to petition the court for unconditional release, with or without the recommendation or concurrence of the Director of State Hospitals.This bill would instead require the court, if it makes that determination, to place the person on conditional release for a minimum of one year. The bill would authorize the person to petition for unconditional discharge after a minimum of one year on conditional release, but prior to the expiration of the term of conditional release ordered by the court, only with the recommendation or concurrence of the Director of State Hospitals, but would authorize the person to petition for unconditional discharge with or without the recommendation or concurrence of the Director of State Hospitals after the expiration of the term of conditional release ordered by the court. The bill would also require the State Department of State Hospitals to solicit input from local law enforcement agencies prior to submitting to the court a recommendation for, or proposing, a community placement location for a person and would require a person on conditional release or outpatient status to be monitored by a global positioning system until the person is unconditionally discharged.Existing law prohibits a committed person on conditional release from being placed within one-quarter mile of any public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, if the person is been convicted of certain sexual offenses or if the court finds that the committed person has a history of improper sexual conduct with children.This bill would instead prohibit all committed persons on conditional release from being placed within one-quarter mile of those schools, or within one-quarter mile of any public or private park that hosts youth activities, any public or private daycare center, or any community recreational center that hosts youth activities.Existing law authorizes a person committed to a state hospital or other treatment facility pursuant to certain provisions, including pursuant to the above-described provisions, to be placed on outpatient status for a term of one year or less.This bill would instead specify that, for a person committed as a sexually violent predator, the term of outpatient status shall be at least one year.

AB 1668 - James Norwood Patterson Jr.
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
06/21/2022 - Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
AB 1668, Patterson. Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission to oversee the implementation of the MHSA. Existing law specifies the composition of the 16-member commission, including the Attorney General or their designee, the Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designee, specified members of the Legislature, and 12 members appointed by the Governor, as prescribed. Existing law authorizes the MHSA to be amended by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature if the amendments are consistent with, and further the purposes of, the MHSA, or by a majority vote to clarify procedures and terms. This bill would urge the Governor, in making appointments, to consider ensuring geographic representation among the 10 regions of California defined by the 2020 census.

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

AB 167 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 71. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 8281.5, 14041, 17375, 33540.2, 33540.4, 33540.6, 41020, 41422, 41480, 41590, 42238.01, 43521, 43522, 44230.6, 44252, 44257.2, 45500, 46120, 46392, 46393, 48000, 49066.5, 49421, 49429, 49501.5, 51226.9, 51745, 51745.5, 51747, 51747.5, 51749.5, 51749.6, and 56836.146 of, and to amend and renumber Section 49422 of, the Education Code, to amend Section 110 of Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 2020, and to amend Sections 124, 127, 134, 138, 141, 144, 149, 152, 157, 159, and 164 of Chapter 44 of the Statutes of 2021, relating to education finance, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 168 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Child care.
09/09/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Skinner.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. to amend Section 10213.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6 of the Statutes of 2021, to amend Section 263 of Chapter 116 of the Statutes of 2021, relating to child care, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 17 - Asm. Jim Cooper (D-CA)
Peace officers: disqualification from employment.
01/13/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
An act relating to employment. to amend Section 1029 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 832.7, 13503, 13506, 13510, and 13510.1 of, to amend the heading of Article 2 (commencing with Section 13510) of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of Part 4 of, and to add Sections 13509.5, 13510.8 and 13510.9 to, the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

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

AB 171 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Health.
09/09/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Skinner.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. to amend Sections 14124.12 and 14197 of, and to add Section 14124.16 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

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

AB 173 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Public Safety.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 18.).
Sections 171c, 11106, 13202, 14230, 14231, 14231.5, 14236, 28220, 30000, 30352, and 30452 of, and to add Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 14240) to Title 12.2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, and to add Section 8106 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 173 - Assembly Committee on Budget
Public Safety.
09/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 253, Statutes of 2021.
AB 173, Committee on Budget. Public Safety. Existing law prohibits the bringing or possession of, a loaded firearm or other specified weapon, to the State Capitol and legislative offices, as specified, punishable as either a misdemeanor or a felony.This bill would include the state office building located at 1021 O Street in the City of Sacramento within these prohibitions. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law outlines the procedures for agencies to follow in the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of personal information, as defined, in order to protect the privacy of individuals. Existing law generally prohibits an agency from disclosing any personal information in a manner that would link the information disclosed to the individual to whom it pertains. Existing law permits the disclosure of that information to the University of California or a nonprofit educational institution, under specified conditions.Existing law establishes a center for research into firearm-related violence, administered by the University of California, to research with a mission to provide the scientific evidence on which sound firearm violence prevention policies can be based, as specified. Existing law allows for the collection of various data relating to crimes and firearms, including, among other things, criminal history information, a database of gun violence restraining orders, and a database of firearm precursor parts purchases. Existing law makes the unauthorized furnishing of criminal history information a crime. Existing law, as amended by the Safety for All Act of 2016, an initiative statute approved by voters as Proposition 63 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, created a database of ammunition purchases and made that database confidential. Proposition 63 allows its provisions to be amended by a vote of 55% of the Legislature so long as the amendments are consistent with, and further the intent of, the act.This bill would name the center for research into firearm-related violence the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis. The bill would generally require that the information above be made available to the center and researchers affiliated with the center, and, at the department’s discretion, to any other nonprofit bona fide research institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as specified, for the study of the prevention of violence. The bill would require that material identifying individuals only be provided for research or statistical activities, and require that information to only be used for those purposes and would prohibit reports or publications derived from that information from identifying specific individuals. By providing access to criminal history information, the unauthorized furnishing of which is a crime, this bill would expand a crime and create a state-mandated local program. The bill would additionally require the Department of Justice to establish procedures for these requests, as specified.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 11106 and 28220 of the Penal Code proposed by Senate Bill 715 to be operative only if this bill and Senate Bill 715 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

AB 175 - Assembly Committee on Budget
Housing: mortgages and deeds of trust: use of state property: surplus land disposal: financing programs.
09/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 255, Statutes of 2021.
AB 175, Committee on Budget. Housing: mortgages and deeds of trust: use of state property: surplus land disposal: financing programs. (1) Existing law prescribes various requirements to be satisfied before the exercise of a power of sale under a mortgage or deed of trust and prescribes a procedure for the exercise of that power. Existing law prescribes the dates when a trustee’s sale is deemed final if specified payments are made and, in this regard, a trustee’s sale is deemed final upon the acceptance of the last and highest bid and is deemed perfected as of 8 a.m. on the actual date of sale if the trustee’s deed is recorded within 18 calendar days after the sale, except as specified.This bill would extend the date in the above-described condition relating to the recording of the trustee’s deed to 21 calendar days. The bill would require this change to become operative on January 1, 2022.(2) Existing law, until January 1, 2026, prescribes a process in connection with a trustee’s sale of property under a power of sale contained in a deed of trust or mortgage on real property containing one to 4 residential units that determines when the trustee’s sale is deemed final, depending on different factors. Under existing law, in this regard, if a prospective owner-occupant, as defined, is the last highest bidder, the date upon which specified conditions required of the bidder for the trustee sale to become final is met, and the trustee must require the respective owner-occupant to submit a specified affidavit. If an eligible tenant buyer or eligible bidder, as those terms are defined, submits to the trustee either a bid, as prescribed, or a nonbinding written notice of intent to place a bid, the trustee sale becomes final after 15 days. Existing law requires the bid or written notice of intent to place a bid to be sent to the trustee in certain ways and received no later than 15 days after the trustee sale. Additionally, the trustee sale may become final based upon the date a representative of all eligible tenant buyers submits to the trustee a bid in an amount equal to the last and highest bid at the trustee’s sale in the form of payment, as specified, and satisfies other conditions, including receipt by the trustee no later than 45 days after the trustee sale. Finally, the trustee sale may become final 45 days after an eligible bidder, as defined, submits to the trustee a bid in an amount that exceeds the last and highest bid at the trustee’s sale in form of payment, as specified.This bill would revise the above-described process, operative until January 1, 2026, for finalizing the trustee sale. In this regard, the bill would provide that certain information to be submitted to a trustee be provided as an affidavit or declaration given under penalty of perjury, as specified. By expanding the crime of perjury, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would authorize the trustee to reasonably rely on such an affidavit or declaration. The bill would impose additional limits on who may be a prospective owner-occupant for these purposes. The bill would prescribe requirements regarding the times by which bids are required to be received and the information that is to accompany them. The bill would specify a limit on the information that a trustee is able to provide to eligible bidders or to persons considering whether to submit a bid or notice of intent to bid. The bill would also extend the date that the trustee’s sale is deemed perfected, if an eligible bidder submits a written notice of intent to bid, based on the recording of the trustee’s deed, as described above, from 48 days to 60 days. The bill would require these changes to become operative on January 1, 2022. (3) Existing law creates the California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo) as a separate entity in state government, governed by a board of directors. Existing law authorizes the Cal Expo board of directors to use o

AB 175 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Housing: mortgages and deeds of trust: use of state property: surplus land disposal: financing programs.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
Sections 2924h and 2924m of the Civil Code, to add Section 3332.2 to the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Section 54234 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 50218.6, 50220.7, 50220.8, 50515.08, 50515.09, and 50515.10 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 177 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Public safety.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 57. Noes 19.).
Code of Civil Procedure, and to amend Sections 68645, 69951, and 77205 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 50050 of, to add and repeal Sections 68119 and 69950.5 of, and to repeal and add Section 69950 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 1465.9 of, to amend and repeal Sections 1001.15, 1001.16, 1203.1c, 1203.1m, and 1214.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Sections 1001.90, 1202.4, 1203.1, 1203.1ab, 1203.4a, 1203.9, 1205, 2085.5, 2085.6, and 2085.7 of, and to repeal Section 1463.07 of, the Penal Code, and to amend and repeal Section 40508.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 40510.5 of, and to add Article 3 (commencing with Section 42240) to Chapter 2 of Division 18 of, the Vehicle Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, ...

AB 1787 - William J. Quirk
Pesticide testing.
02/04/2022 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
AB 1787, as introduced, Quirk. Pesticide testing. Existing law, until January 1, 2023, requires an employer to contract with a medical supervisor registered with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to satisfy the employer’s responsibilities for medical supervision of employees who regularly handle pesticides, as provided. Until January 1, 2023, existing law requires a laboratory that performs tests ordered by a medical supervisor to report specified information to the Department of Pesticide Regulation.This bill would extend those requirements to January 1, 2025.

AB 1792 - Thurston Smith
Crimes: controlled substance offenses.
02/04/2022 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
AB 1792, as introduced, Smith. Crimes: controlled substance offenses. Existing law makes the fact that a controlled substance was furnished to someone who is pregnant, someone who has been previously convicted of a violent felony, or someone who was in psychological treatment for a mental disorder a circumstance in aggravation for purposes of sentencing a defendant convicted of specified controlled substance offenses.This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.

AB 2020 - James M. Gallagher
Mental health services: gravely disabled.
03/14/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
AB 2020, as amended, Gallagher. Mental health services: gravely disabled. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of a person who is a danger to themselves or others or who is gravely disabled. Existing law also provides for a conservator of the person or estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled. Existing law, for the purposes of involuntary commitment and conservatorship, defines “gravely disabled,” among other things, as a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for the basic personal needs of food, clothing, or shelter.This bill would, if a county elects to use this meaning and subject to an appropriation of funds for these purposes, expand the definition of “gravely disabled” for these purposes to mean a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is incapable of making informed decisions about, or providing for, their own basic personal needs for food, clothing, shelter, or medical care without significant supervision and assistance from another person and, as a result of being incapable of making these informed decisions, the person is at risk of substantial bodily harm, dangerous worsening of a concomitant serious physical illness, significant psychiatric deterioration, or mismanagement of essential needs that could result in bodily harm. The bill would also, if a county elects to use this meaning and subject to an appropriation of funds for these purposes, define “gravely disabled” to mean a condition in which a person has an incapacity to provide informed consent to treatment due to anosognosia.

AB 2027 - Steven S. Choi
Criminal sentencing: dismissal of enhancements.
04/26/2022 - In committee: Set, second hearing. Failed passage.
AB 2027, as introduced, Choi. Criminal sentencing: dismissal of enhancements. Existing law prescribes certain criminal sentencing enhancements that increase the term of imprisonment for specified criminal offenses committed under circumstances including those committed using a firearm, those committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang, those committed by a repeat offender, and those determined to be hate crimes.Existing law requires a sentencing court to dismiss an enhancement if, after considering specified mitigating circumstances, the court determines that it is in the furtherance of justice to do so.This bill would exempt from this requirement an enhancement imposed for an offense determined to be a hate crime.

AB 2089 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Privacy: mental health digital services: mental health application information.
08/29/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
AB 2089, Bauer-Kahan. Privacy: mental health digital services: mental health application information. Existing federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), establishes certain requirements relating to the provision of health insurance, including provisions relating to the confidentiality of health records. Existing state law, the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, a contractor, a corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates, or any business that offers software or hardware to consumers, including a mobile application or other related device, as defined, from intentionally sharing, selling, using for marketing, or otherwise using any medical information, as defined, for any purpose not necessary to provide health care services to a patient, except as provided. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions that results in economic loss or personal injury to a patient punishable as a misdemeanor.Existing law requires a person or business that conducts business in California, and that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, to disclose a breach of the security of the system following discovery or notification of the breach in the security of the data to a resident of California who meets certain criteria, including that the resident’s unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. Existing law requires a person or business that is required to issue a security breach notification pursuant to that provision to more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach of the security system to electronically submit a single sample copy of that security breach notification, excluding any personally identifiable information, to the Attorney General.This bill would revise the definition of medical information to include mental health application information. The bill would define mental health application information to mean information related to a consumer’s inferred or diagnosed mental health or substance use disorder, as specified, collected by a mental health digital service, as defined. The bill would provide that any business that offers a mental health digital service to a consumer for the purpose of allowing the individual to manage the individual’s information, or for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of a medical condition of the individual, is deemed to be a provider of health care subject to the requirements of CMIA. The bill would require a business that offers a mental health digital service, when partnering with a provider of health care, to provide to the provider information regarding how to find data breaches reported pursuant to the provisions described above on the internet website of the Attorney General. Because the bill would expand the definition of a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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

AB 2144 - James C. Ramos
Mental health: information sharing.
08/31/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2144, Ramos. Mental health: information sharing. Existing law, the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988, authorizes a minor, if they are a danger to self or others, or they are gravely disabled, as a result of a mental health disorder, and authorization for voluntary treatment is not available, upon probable cause, to be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation of minors.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, also authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to self or others, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for assessment, evaluation, and crisis intervention, or placement for evaluation and treatment.Existing law prohibits a person detained pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is a danger to self or others, from owning, possessing, controlling, receiving, or purchasing, or attempting to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase, any firearm. In order for the Department of Justice to determine the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm, existing law requires each designated facility, within 24 hours of admitting an individual subject to that prohibition, to submit a report to the Department of Justice that contains specified information, including the identity of the person.This bill would require the Department of Justice to provide to the State Department of Health Care Services, in a secure format, a copy of reports submitted pursuant to those provisions on a quarterly basis. The bill would also require the State Department of Health Care Services to share the information it receives from the Department of Justice and designated facilities with county mental health or behavioral health departments on a quarterly basis.The bill would also require a designated facility to submit a quarterly report to the State Department of Health Care Services that identifies people admitted to the facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is gravely disabled and minors admitted pursuant to the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988 who are younger than 13 years of age. The bill would require the designated facility to include in the report the same information required to be reported to the Department of Justice for individuals who are subject to the above-described firearms restrictions.The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to annually submit a publicly accessible report to the Legislature of deidentified and aggregated data received pursuant to these provisions, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to implement these provisions no later than January 1, 2024, and would require the State Department of Health Care Services to, without taking regulatory action, issue guidance to implement these provisions in a manner that does not duplicate reporting requirements for designated facilities and local mental health directors.

AB 22 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
Transitional kindergarten: enrollment: funding: planning workgroups.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Sections 8239 and Section 48000 of, and to add Sections 42238.026 and 48004 to, the Education Code, relating to childcare. transitional kindergarten.

AB 2221 - Sharon Quirk-Silva
Accessory dwelling units.
08/30/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 0.).
AB 2221, Quirk-Silva. Accessory dwelling units. The Planning and Zoning Law, among other things, provides for the creation of accessory dwelling units by local ordinance, or, if a local agency has not adopted an ordinance, by ministerial approval, in accordance with specified standards and conditions. Existing law requires a local ordinance to require an accessory dwelling unit to be either attached to, or located within, the proposed or existing primary dwelling, as specified, or detached from the proposed or existing primary dwelling and located on the same lot as the proposed or existing primary dwelling.This bill would specify that an accessory dwelling unit that is detached from the proposed or existing primary dwelling may include a detached garage. Existing law requires a permitting agency to act on an application to create an accessory dwelling unit or a junior accessory dwelling unit within specified timeframes.This bill would require a permitting agency to approve or deny an application to serve an accessory dwelling unit or a junior accessory dwelling unit within the same timeframes. If a permitting agency denies an application for an accessory dwelling unit or junior accessory dwelling unit, the bill would require a permitting agency to return in writing a full set of comments to the applicant with a list of items that are defective or deficient and a description of how the application can be remedied by the applicant within the same timeframes. The bill would define “permitting agency” for its purposes.Existing law authorizes a local agency to establish minimum and maximum unit size requirements for attached and detached accessory dwelling units, subject to certain exceptions, including that a local agency is prohibited from establishing limits on lot coverage, floor area ratio, open space, and minimum lot size, that do not permit the construction of at least an 800 square foot accessory dwelling unit, as specified.This bill would additionally prohibit a local agency from establishing limits on front setbacks, as described above.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 65852.2 of the Government Code proposed by SB 897 to be operative only if this bill and SB 897 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.By imposing additional duties on local governments in the administration of the development of accessory dwelling units, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 2242 - Miguel Santiago
Mental health services.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.).
AB 2242, Santiago. Mental health services. (1) Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (the Act), authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody by a peace officer, a member of the attending staff of an evaluation facility, designated members of a mobile crisis team, or another designated professional person, and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation. The act also authorizes a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of both, to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder.This bill, on or before December 1, 2023, would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene a stakeholder group of entities, including the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California and the California Hospital Association, among others, to create a model care coordination plan to be followed when discharging those held under temporary holds or a conservatorship. The bill would require the model care coordination plan and process to outline who would be on the care team and how the communication would occur to coordinate care. Among other components, the bill would require the model care coordination plan to require that an individual exiting a temporary hold or a conservatorship be provided with a detailed plan that includes a scheduled first appointment with the health plan, the mental health plan, a primary care provider, or another appropriate provider to whom the person has been referred. The bill would require facilities designated by the counties for evaluation and treatment of involuntarily committed patients to implement the care coordination plan by August 1, 2024.This bill would require a care coordination plan to be developed, as specified, and provided to an individual before being discharged from a hold or released after being detained for evaluation and treatment. The bill would also require a care coordination plan to be developed and provided to a conservatee prior to their release. The bill would require the county behavioral health department, among others, to participate in designing an individual’s care coordination plan. By placing additional duties on counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require, for purposes of care coordination and scheduling a followup appointment, the health plan, mental health plan, primary care provider, or other appropriate provider to whom a person released from hold or a conservatorship is referred for services to make a good faith effort to contact the referred individual no less than 3 times, either by email, telephone, mail, or in-person outreach, as specified.(2) Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund various county mental health programs. The MHSA also established the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to oversee the administration of various parts of the act.This bill, to the extent permitted under state and federal law and consistent with the MHSA and for the purposes of the above-mentioned provisions of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, would clarify that counties may pay for the services authorized in those provisions using funds from the Mental Health Services Fund when included in county plans, as specified, and would also authorize counties to pay for those services with specified funds from

AB 226 - Asm. James Ramos (D-CA)
Children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
Section 1502 of, to add Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 1700) to Division 2 of, and to repeal Sections 1562.02 and 1562.03 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 11462.01 and 14021 of, and to repeal Section 11462.011 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to care facilities.

AB 2275 - James D. Wood
Mental health: involuntary commitment.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
AB 2275, Wood. Mental health: involuntary commitment. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. If certain conditions are met after the 72-hour detention, the act authorizes the certification of the person for a 14-day maximum period of intensive treatment and then a 30-day maximum period of intensive treatment after the 14-day period. Existing law requires a certification review hearing to be held when a person is certified for a 14-day or 30-day intensive treatment detention, except as specified, and requires it to be within 4 days of the date on which the person is certified, but allows for a postponement for 48 hours or until the next regularly scheduled hearing date in specified smaller counties.This bill would, among other things, specify that the 72-hour period of detention begins at the time when the person is first detained. The bill would remove the provisions for postponement of the certification review hearing. The bill, when a person has not been certified for 14-day intensive treatment and remains detained on a 72-hour hold, would require a certification review hearing to be held within 7 days of the date the person was initially detained and would require the person in charge of the facility where the person is detained to notify the detained person of specified rights. Because the bill would expand the population of persons who are entitled to a certification review hearing, it would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 229 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
Private investigators, proprietary security services, private security services, and alarm companies: training: use of force.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 7583.2, 7583.3, 7587.8, and 7587.9 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 7542, 7574.18, 7583.5, 7583.6, 7583.7, 7583.10, 7585, 7585.6, 7587.1, 7596, 7596.3, 7598.1, 7598.2, 7598.3, 7599.37, and 7599.38 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.

AB 2291 - Albert Y. Muratsuchi
Mental health services: involuntary treatment.
04/19/2022 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
AB 2291, as amended, Muratsuchi. Mental health services: involuntary treatment. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. If certain conditions are met after the 72-hour detention, the act authorizes the certification of the person for a 14-day maximum period of intensive treatment, and then a 30-day maximum period of intensive treatment after the 14-day period. Existing law requires the professional person in charge of the facility providing the 72-hour evaluation and treatment or the intensive treatment to notify the county behavioral health director when the person is released and certain conditions apply.This bill would, for each person admitted for evaluation and treatment, require the facility providing the 72-hour evaluation and treatment to keep with the person’s medical record contact information for an individual designated by the patient as their medical emergency contact, and would require that facility to develop a continuity of care plan for the person, which the facility shall make available to certain individuals and facilities, as specified. The bill would require, before the release of a person from the 72-hour detention or the intensive treatment, the professional person in charge of the facility providing the treatment to provide the county behavioral health director with the medical emergency contact information, the continuity of care plan, and the possible release date of the person, and would require the county behavioral health director to contact the person’s medical emergency contact and provide that individual with the person’s continuity of care plan. The bill would also require a county to offer a person who is released from involuntary detention after receiving 72-hour evaluation and treatment or intensive treatment, and who is homeless, a local crisis bed or recuperative care upon their release from the designated facility providing the involuntary treatment. By imposing new duties on county officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 2317 - James C. Ramos
Children’s psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 1.).
AB 2317, Ramos. Children’s psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities, including a children’s crisis residential program, by the State Department of Social Services, and defines a children’s crisis residential program to mean a facility licensed as a short-term residential therapeutic program and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services, or a county mental health plan, to operate a children’s crisis residential mental health program to serve children experiencing mental health crises as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including specified mental health and substance use disorder services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Existing federal Medicaid regulations provide for inpatient psychiatric services for individuals under 21 years of age in psychiatric facilities, as prescribed.This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to license and establish regulations for psychiatric residential treatment facilities, which the bill would define as a licensed residential facility operated by a public agency or private nonprofit organization that provides psychiatric services, as prescribed under the Medicaid regulations, to individuals under 21 years of age, in an inpatient setting. The bill would require the department to establish regulations for the facilities that include, among other things, the implementation of a plan that is designed to achieve the patient’s discharge from inpatient status, step-down service, at the earliest possible time.For purposes of admission and continued stay at a psychiatric residential treatment facility, the bill would require that a patient’s psychiatric condition requires services on an inpatient basis under the direction of a physician, that the services can reasonably be expected to improve the patient’s condition or prevent further regression such that inpatient services will no longer be needed, and that the facility is the least restrictive setting for treatment of the patient’s psychiatric condition.The bill would require the department to inspect psychiatric residential treatment facilities and would authorize any officer, employee, or agent of the department to enter and inspect the facility at any time to investigate compliance with applicable requirements. The bill would require the department to impose a licensing and application fee to be deposited into the Mental Health Facility Licensing Fund. The bill would require each psychiatric residential treatment facility to provide the department data, as specified.Existing law authorizes the court to limit the control to be exercised over a minor, if the minor is adjudged a ward or dependent child of the court, by any parent, guardian, or Indian custodian, if applicable, and requires the court by its order to clearly and specifically set forth all those limitations.When a parent, guardian, or Indian custodian who retains physical custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court seeks to have a child admitted to a psychiatric residential treatment facility or when a child seeks to make a voluntary admission, the bill would require the social worker or probation officer to file an ex parte application for an order authorizing the voluntary admission, if certain requirements are met and within a certain time frame, and to include, among other things, a brief description of the child’s mental disorder. The bill would require the social worker and probation officer to follow certain procedures, including notice, as specified.This bill would allow the court to grant a parent, gu

AB 2352 - Adrin Nazarian
Prescription drug coverage.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2352, Nazarian. Prescription drug coverage. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that provides coverage for outpatient prescription drugs to cover medically necessary prescription drugs and subjects those policies to certain limitations on cost sharing and the placement of drugs on formularies. Existing law limits the maximum amount an enrollee or insured may be required to pay at the point of sale for a covered prescription drug to the lesser of the applicable cost-sharing amount or the retail price, and requires that payment to apply to the applicable deductible.This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, delivered, or renewed on or after July 1, 2023, that provides prescription drug benefits and maintains one or more drug formularies to furnish specified information about a prescription drug upon request by an enrollee or insured, or their prescribing provider. The bill would require the plan or insurer to respond in real time to that request and ensure the information is current no later than one business day after a change is made. The bill would prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer from, among other things, restricting a prescribing provider from sharing the information furnished about the prescription drug or penalizing a provider for prescribing, administering, or ordering a lower cost or clinically appropriate alternative drug. Because a willful violation of these provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

AB 2390 - Albert Y. Muratsuchi
Theft: aggregation of amounts and diversion.
04/26/2022 - In committee: Set, final hearing. Failed passage.
AB 2390, as amended, Muratsuchi. Theft: aggregation of amounts and diversion. Existing law, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, enacted as an initiative statute by Proposition 47, as approved by the electors at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election, makes the theft of money, labor, or property petty theft punishable as a misdemeanor whenever the value of the property taken does not exceed $950 and grand theft when the value exceeds $950. Proposition 47 requires shoplifting, defined as entering a commercial establishment with the intent to commit larceny if the value of the property taken does not exceed $950, to be punished as a misdemeanor.Proposition 47 authorizes amendment of its provisions by a 2/3 vote of the Members of each house of the Legislature so long as the amendments are consistent with and further the intent of the act.This bill would amend Proposition 47 by authorizing the aggregation of the values of the property involved in one or more cases of shoplifting or theft into a single count or charge when the case involves one or more acts of theft or shoplifting, with the sum of the value of all property or merchandise being the value considered when determining the degree of theft. By increasing the penalty for a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law authorizes a court to grant pretrial diversion to a defendant in specified cases, including when the defendant is suffering from a mental disorder, specified controlled substances crimes, and when the defendant was, or currently is, a member of the United States military.This bill would establish a pretrial diversion program for defendants who have been alleged to have committed a felony theft offense and who meet specified requirements.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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

AB 247 - Asm. James Ramos (D-CA)
COVID-19 emergency: small businesses: nonprofit organizations: immunity from civil liability.
04/21/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act relating to small business. to add and repeal Section 1714.28 of the Civil Code, relating to civil liability.

AB 2473 - Adrin Nazarian
Substance use disorder: counselors.
09/06/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2473, Nazarian. Substance use disorder: counselors. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities by the State Department of Health Care Services and authorizes the department to enforce those provisions. Existing law also requires the department to require that an individual providing counseling services within a program be certified by a certifying organization approved by the department.This bill would require the department to determine the required core competencies for registered and certified counselors working within an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment program, as specified, and to consult with affected stakeholders in developing these requirements. The bill would require core competency requirements for registered and certified substance use disorder counselors to include, at a minimum, specified elements, including knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, clinical documentation, and delivery of services in the behavioral health delivery system. The bill would prohibit hour requirements for registered counselors from being lower than the hour requirements for certified peer support specialists. The bill would prohibit the department from implementing the requirements, as specified, before July 1, 2025. The bill would exempt counselors in good standing from the requirements, as specified, if certain criteria are met. The bill would require the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the changes made by the bill without regulatory action by means of all-county letters, plan letters, plan or provider bulletins, or similar instructions, and would require the department to adopt regulations to implement those changes by December 31, 2025.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11833 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by AB 1860 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1860 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

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

AB 2510 - Lori D. Wilson
Vehicles: driver’s licenses.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2510, Wilson. Vehicles: driver’s licenses. Existing law requires a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway to have a valid driver’s license. Existing law prescribes specified fees that shall be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the issuance and renewal of a driver’s license. Commencing on January 1, 2027, this bill would waive the driver’s license renewal fee for a homeless person, as specified.

AB 2518 - Jesse Gabriel
Severe mental illness.
04/19/2022 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
AB 2518, as amended, Gabriel. Severe mental illness. Existing law provides for various programs at the state and local level for the treatment and support of people with severe mental illness, including providing emergency and outpatient mental health services. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to perform various functions with regard to the statewide delivery of mental health services, including, among other things, implementing a system of required performance reporting by local mental health programs.This bill would require the department to prepare a study that describes models of supportive health care services and available treatment options and resources for individuals with severe mental illness. The bill would require the department to submit the study to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health on or before January 1, 2024.

AB 2551 - Kevin Michael McCarty
Firearms.
07/12/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 100, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2551, McCarty. Firearms. (1) Existing law makes it a crime for certain persons to possess a firearm, including, among other persons, persons convicted of a felony, persons who are addicted to the use of a narcotic drug, persons convicted of specified violent offenses, persons who have been adjudicated by a court of any state to be a danger to others as a result of a mental disorder or mental illness, and persons who have been admitted to a facility, are receiving inpatient treatment, and, in the opinion of the attending health professional who is primarily responsible for the patient’s treatment, are a danger to themselves or others.Existing law requires the Department of Justice to examine its records in order to determine whether the purchaser of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. If the department determines that the purchaser is prohibited from possessing a firearm, existing law requires the department to notify the firearms dealer and either the chief of police or the sheriff in the county in which the sale was made.This bill would require the Department of Justice, if the department determines that a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by the provisions described above has attempted to acquire a firearm, to notify the local law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction over the area in which the person was last known to reside. If the person is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for reasons relating to mental health, the bill would require the department to also notify the county department of mental health in the county in which the person was last known to reside.(2) Existing law, as added by the Safety for All Act of 2016, an initiative statute approved by voters as Proposition 63 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, requires the sale of ammunition to be conducted by a licensed ammunition vendor. Existing law generally requires ammunition to be sold only to people who meet specified criteria, including to a person whose firearms ownership information matches an entry in the Automated Firearms System and who is eligible to possess ammunition. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2022, similarly regulates the sale of firearm precursor parts.This bill would require the Department of Justice to notify the relevant local law enforcement agency if a person who is prohibited from possessing ammunition attempts to purchase ammunition. Before contacting the person, the bill would require the law enforcement agency to attempt to confirm that the person is prohibited from purchasing ammunition and did in fact attempt to make the reported purchase.This bill would, unless AB 1621 from the 2021–22 Regular Session is enacted, require the Department of Justice to notify the relevant local law enforcement agency if a person who is prohibited from possessing firearm precursor parts attempts to purchase firearm precursor parts. Before contacting the person, the bill would require the law enforcement agency to attempt to confirm that the person is prohibited from purchasing firearm precursor parts and did in fact attempt to make the reported purchase.

AB 260 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Guardianships.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Section 68511.1 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1511 and 1513 of the Probate Code, and to amend Sections 329 and 331 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to guardianship.

AB 266 - Asm. Jim Cooper (D-CA)
Violent felonies: hate crimes.
04/20/2021 - In committee: Reconsideration granted.
An act to amend Section 667.5 of the Penal Code, relating to hate crimes.

AB 2663 - James C. Ramos
Youth Acceptance Project.
09/19/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2663, Ramos. Youth Acceptance Project. Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth in various placement settings, and governs the provision of child welfare services, defined to mean public social services that are directed toward the accomplishment of specified purposes, including protecting and promoting the welfare of all children, preventing the unnecessary separation of children from their families, and restoring to their families children who have been removed. Existing law establishes the California Interagency Council on Homelessness, and requires the council to, among other things, set and measure progress towards goals to prevent and end homelessness among youth in California.This bill would, on or before July 1, 2023, require the State Department of Social Services to establish a 5-year pilot program, the Youth Acceptance Project (YAP), in order to increase permanency outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or plus (LGBTQ+) and gender-expansive youth, as defined, in up to 5 counties, to be selected to participate on a voluntary basis in the pilot program, as specified. The bill would set forth qualifying conditions for YAP services, including the youth’s receipt of child welfare services or being at risk of entering foster care, or being homeless or at risk of homelessness.The bill would, subject to an appropriation, require the department to work in consultation with the nonprofit organization Family Builders by Adoption and other relevant stakeholders, as specified, to assist participating counties in providing LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth, and their families who are struggling with accepting the youth’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, with advocacy, therapeutic-style support, and other necessary and appropriate intervention services. The bill would require participating counties to provide services that meet certain requirements relating to professional providers, principles, and procedures, including, among other things, any necessary housing and homelessness services, as specified.The bill would require the department to submit a report to the Legislature with an evaluation of the pilot program.This bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2029, and would repeal them as of January 1, 2030.

AB 2684 - Marc Berman
Nursing.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2684, Berman. Nursing. Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, establishes the Board of Registered Nurses within the Department of Consumer Affairs, until January 1, 2023, for the licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing, and makes a violation of the act a crime. Existing law grants the power to remove, for cause, a member of any board within the department to the appointing authority that appointed that member. Existing law also grants the Governor the power to remove any member of the board from office for cause, as specified. This bill would extend the provisions establishing the board and the power of the board to January 1, 2027. The bill would authorize each appointing power, rather than only the Governor, to remove members of the board for cause, as specified. The bill would also make other nonsubstantive changes.Existing federal law, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), requires all United States facilities or sites that test human specimens for health assessment or to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease, to abide by specific standards. Existing law authorizes various licensed medical professionals, as specified, to perform provider-performed microscopy, as described, under CLIA, to dispense, furnish, prescribe, and order contraceptives, drugs, and devices, as appropriate, to their patients, and to apply topical medications, as specified. The bill would extend these authorizations to nurse practitioners, as specified.Existing law authorizes the board, with the permission of the Director of Consumer Affairs, to form advisory committees that advise the board on the implementation of the Nursing Practice Act. The Administrative Procedure Act generally governs the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law.This bill would create within the board a Nursing Education and Workforce Advisory Committee, which the bill would require to solicit input from approved nursing programs and members of the nursing and health care profession to study and recommend nursing education standards, simulated clinical experiences, and solutions to workforce issues to the board. The bill would require the committee be comprised of representatives from various sectors of the nursing profession. The bill would limit the terms of these appointments as specified. The bill would authorize the committee to establish subcommittees as specified. The bill would authorize the board to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions governing the committee in a charter, which would be exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act.Existing law specifies that an approved school of nursing, or an approved nursing program, is one that has been approved by the board, gives the course of instruction approved by the board, covering not less than 2 academic years, is affiliated or conducted in connection with one or more hospitals, and is an institution of higher education, as specified. Existing law imposes specified duties on the board related to the approval and regulation of schools of nursing and nursing programs, including a requirement that the board prepare and maintain a list of approved schools of nursing in this state whose graduates are eligible to apply for a license to practice nursing.This bill would provide that the board’s executive officer is required to develop a uniform method for evaluating requests and granting approvals pursuant to the above-described provisions, as specified, and would require the executive officer to post the uniform method and any revisions on the board’s website. The bill would prohibit an institution of higher education or a private postsecondary school of nursing subject to the above-described provisions from paying any clinical agency or facility for clinical experience placements for students enrolled

AB 2686 - Marc Berman
Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 2686, Berman. Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers. Existing law, the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers Licensure Act, until January 1, 2023, establishes the Speech-Language Pathology Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs for the licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology aides, speech language pathology assistants, audiologists, dispensing audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers. Existing law provides for the appointment of members of the board by specified appointing authorities, and, until January 1, 2023, authorizes the board to appoint an executive officer. Existing law authorizes an appointing authority to remove from office at any time any member of a board appointed by the appointing authority for continued neglect of duties, incompetence, or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. Existing law makes a violation of the act a misdemeanor.This bill would extend the operation of the board and the authorization to appoint an executive officer until January 1, 2027, and would authorize an appointing authority to remove from office at any time any member of the board appointed by that appointing authority. The bill would specify that, in addition to the enforcement and administration of the act, the board is vested with other regulatory duties of the act. The bill would require an applicant, registrant, or licensee under the act who has an email address to provide it to the board no later than July 1, 2023. By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law establishes the Hearing Aid Dispensing Committee, comprised of 5 members, within the jurisdiction of the board.This bill would abolish the committee.Existing law defines “audiology aide” to mean any person meeting the minimum requirements established by the board. Existing law prohibits an audiology aide from performing any function that constitutes the practice of audiology unless they are under the supervision of an audiologist.This bill would delete that prohibition and would instead define “audiology aide” to mean any person meeting the minimum requirements established by the board who works directly under the supervision of an audiologist.Existing law requires speech-language pathologists and audiologists supervising speech-language pathology or audiology aides to register with the board the name of each person working under their supervision.This bill would make speech-language pathology and audiology aide registrations expire every 2 years and would require the board to establish a renewal fee in an amount not to exceed $30. The bill would require the speech-language pathologist or audiologist supervising the speech-language pathology or audiology aide to, at the time of renewal, update the board on the duties the aide performs and the training program and assessment methods the supervisor is using.Existing law requires an applicant for licensure as an audiologist to submit evidence of satisfactory completion of supervised clinical practice under the direction of an educational institution approved by the board and satisfactory completion of supervised professional experience following completion of the didactic and clinical rotation requirements of an audiology doctoral program.This bill would require the clinical practice to be under the direction of an audiology doctoral program at an educational institution approved by the board, and would delete the requirement that supervised professional experience follow completion of the didactic and clinical rotation requirements of the audiology doctoral program.Existing law requires the board to deem a person who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certifi

AB 270 - Asm. James Ramos (D-CA)
Core Behavioral Health Crisis Services System.
01/28/2021 - Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and C. & C.
An act to add Article 6.2 (commencing with Section 53124) to Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code, relating to behavioral health, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 28 - Asm. Ed Chau (D-CA)
Hate crimes.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Sections 422.56, 422.6, 422.7, and 422.87 422.6 and 422.7 of the Penal Code, relating to hate crimes.

AB 2830 - Richard H. Bloom
The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program.
04/26/2022 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
AB 2830, as amended, Bloom. The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program. (1) Existing law, the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura’s Law, requires each county to offer specified mental health programs, unless a county or group of counties opts out by a resolution passed by the governing body, as specified. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for short-term and longer-term involuntary treatment and conservatorships for people who are determined to be gravely disabled.This bill would enact the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which would authorize specified people to petition a civil court to create a CARE plan and implement services, to be provided by county behavioral health agencies, to provide behavioral health care, stabilization medication, and housing support to adults who are suffering from schizophrenia spectrum and psychotic disorders and who lack medical decisionmaking capacity. The bill would specify the process by which the petition is filed and reviewed, including requiring the petition to be signed under penalty of perjury, and to contain specified information, including the acts that support the petitioner’s belief that the respondent meets the CARE criterion. The bill would also specify the schedule of review hearings required if the respondent is ordered to comply with a one-year CARE plan by the court. The bill would authorize the CARE plan to be extended for up to one year and prescribes the requirement for the graduation plan that is required upon leaving the CARE program. By expanding the crime of perjury and imposing additional duties on the county behavioral health agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill would include in the CARE program the respondent’s right to have a supporter and counsel at all proceedings. The bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency, subject to appropriation, to administer the CARE Supporter program, which would make available a trained supporter to each respondent.This bill would authorize the court, at any time during the proceedings if it finds the county not complying with court orders, to fine the county up to $1,000 per day and, if the court finds persistent noncompliance, to appoint a receiver to secure court-ordered care for the respondent at the county’s cost.(2) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Existing law requires health care service plans to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Violation of the Knox-Keene Act is a crime.This bill would require health care service plans to cover the cost of developing an evaluation for CARE services and the provision of all health care services for an enrollee when required or recommended for the enrollee pursuant to a CARE plan, as specified, without cost sharing. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(3) Existing law prohibits a person from being tried or adjudged to punishment while that person is mentally incompetent. Existing law establishes a process by which a defendant’s mental competency is evaluated and by which the defendant receives treatment, with the goal of returning the defendant to competency. Existing law suspends a criminal action pending restoration to competency.This bill, for misdemeanor defendants who have been determined to be incompetent to stand trial, would authorize the court to refer the defendant to the CARE program.(4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide

AB 285 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
State Department of Education: state school nurse consultant.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Article 14 (commencing with Section 33485) to Chapter 3 of Part 20 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to pupil health, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 2853 - Thomas W. Lackey
Mental health: involuntary holds.
04/20/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
AB 2853, as amended, Lackey. Mental health: involuntary holds. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of a person who is a danger to themselves or others or who is gravely disabled. Existing law also provides for a conservator of the person or estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled. Existing law requires the Director of Health Care Services to administer the act and adopt rules, regulations, and standards, as necessary.This bill would also require the State Department of Health Care Services to seek input from stakeholders, as specified, for the purpose of establishing guidelines for the application of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to ensure that it is uniformly applied by counties, including, at a minimum, an explanation of how to determine if a person meets the definition of gravely disabled and if a person is a danger to themselves or others.

AB 2951 - Rudy Salas Jr.
Mobile mental health crisis response teams.
05/19/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 2951, as amended, Salas. Mobile mental health crisis response teams. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. Existing law authorizes specified individuals to take, or cause to be taken, a person into custody pursuant to these provisions, including, among others, designated members of mobile crisis teams.Existing law also establishes, until January 1, 2026, the Medication-Assisted Treatment Grant Program, to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections. Existing law requires the board to award grants, on a competitive basis, to counties and authorizes counties that receive grants to use grant funds for various purposes relating to the treatment of substance use disorders and the provision of medication-assisted treatment, including for the purpose of funding mobile crisis teams of behavioral health professionals that can respond with law enforcement to mental health or other health crisis calls.This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to establish a 5-year statewide pilot program to provide grants to cities to create mobile mental health crisis response teams. The bill would require a city that receives a grant to ensure that, among other things, a mobile mental health crisis response team is a dispatch option when city employees respond to mental health emergency calls within the city. The bill would require a mobile mental health crisis response team funded with a grant to be staffed by licensed clinicians who have the legal authority to take, or cause to be taken, a person into custody pursuant to the above-described provisions. The bill would require a city that receives a grant to annually submit a report with specified information to the department. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2029. The bill would further state the intent of the Legislature that the bill will ultimately include an appropriation of $50,000,000 for the purposes of the pilot program.

AB 307 - Asm. Tom Lackey (R-CA)
Crimes: invasion of privacy.
04/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to amend Sections 290 and 647 of the Penal Code, relating to invasion of privacy.

AB 309 - Asm. Jesse Gabriel (D-CA)
Pupil mental health: model referral protocols.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to add Section 49428.1 to the Education Code, relating to pupil health.

AB 316 - Asm. Jim Cooper (D-CA)
State employees: pay equity: under-represented groups.
09/08/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Rubio.
An act to add Section 19818.11 to the Government Code, relating to state government.

AB 32 - Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-CA)
Telehealth.
07/08/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Business and Professions Code, to amend Section 1374.14 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10123.855 of the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 14087.95 of, and to add Sections 14092.4, 14132.721, and 14132.722 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to telehealth.

AB 323 - Asm. Ash Kalra (D-CA)
Long-term health facilities.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Sections 1423, 1424, and 1424.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.

AB 325 - Asm. Jacqui Irwin (D-CA)
Veterans: discharge upgrades.
06/09/2021 - Referred to Com. on M. & V.A.
An act to add Section 885 to the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.

AB 328 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to add Chapter 2.9 (commencing with Section 50492) to Part 2 of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.

AB 366 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Foster youth: placement of siblings.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 16002 and 16519.5 of, and to repeal Section 16004 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster youth.

AB 368 - Atty. General Rob Bonta (D-CA)
Food prescriptions.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add and repeal Section 14042.15 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 378 - Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-CA)
Public officials.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 50, Statutes of 2021.
Government Code, to amend Sections 12901, 12903, 12903.1, 12904, 12919, 12920.5, 12921, 12921.4, 12922, 12924, 12925, 12928.5, 12928.6, 12929, 12931, 12957, 12967, 12972, 12973, 12975.5, and 13505 of the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 30415 of the Public Resources Code, relating to government.

AB 383 - Asm. Rudy Salas (D-CA)
Behavioral health: older adults.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Article 5 (commencing with Section 5816) to Part 3 of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental behavioral health.

AB 417 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
Rising Scholars Network: justice-involved students.
09/10/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
An act to add Article 6 (commencing with Section 78070) to Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges.

AB 451 - Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D-CA)
Health care facilities: treatment of psychiatric emergency medical conditions.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to add Section 1317.4b to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.

AB 452 - Laura Friedman
Pupil safety: parental notification: firearm safety laws.
01/24/2022 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
AB 452, as amended, Friedman. Pupil safety: parental notification: firearm safety laws. The Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985 requires school districts and county offices of education to be responsible for the overall development of all comprehensive school safety plans for their schools operating kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law requires the governing board of a school district, at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term, to notify parents or guardians of minor pupils of specified rights and responsibilities of the parent or guardian and of specified school district policies and procedures.This bill would require a school district, county office of education, and charter school to inform parents and guardians of pupils at the beginning of each semester or quarter of the regular school term of California’s child access prevention laws and laws relating to the safe storage of firearms, as specified. By imposing additional duties on school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the State Department of Education, on or before July 1, 2023, to develop, and subsequently update as provided, in consultation with the Department of Justice, and provide to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, and, upon request, to provide to private schools, concise content for the notice regarding those child access prevention and safe storage of firearms laws. The bill would make a school district, county office of education, charter school, private school, and the department immune from civil liability for any damages relating to that content. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 46 - Asm. Luz Rivas (D-CA)
California Youth Empowerment Act.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 71. Noes 1.).
An act to add and repeal Chapter 3.4 (commencing with Section 8261) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to youth.

AB 462 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
Business and Professions Code, and to amend Section 3110.5 of the Family Code, relating to healing arts.

AB 47 - Asm. Eloise Reyes (D-CA)
Human services: coordinated immigration support services.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Chapter 5.65 (commencing with Section 13350) to Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to human services.

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

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

AB 477 - Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-CA)
Child abuse multidisciplinary personnel team: children's advocacy centers.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 93, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Section 18961.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to child abuse.

AB 48 - Asm. Lorena Gonzalez (D-CA)
Law enforcement: use of force.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 49. Noes 19.).
Government Code, and to add Sections 13652 and 13652.1 to the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.

AB 493 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
Health insurance.
07/08/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to amend Sections 10112.27, 10198.7, 10753.05, 10753.14, 10965.3, and 10965.9 of the Insurance Code, relating to health insurance.

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

AB 503 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Wards: probation.
08/30/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Kamlager.
An act to amend Sections 729, 729.1, 729.2, 729.6, 729.8, 729.9, 730, 730.6, and 742.16 of, and to add Section 602.05 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.

AB 524 - Asm. Freddie Rodriguez (D-CA)
Postsecondary education: Campus-Recognized Sorority and Fraternity Transparency Act.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Rodriguez.
An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 66310) to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.

AB 541 - Asm. Marc Berman (D-CA)
Tobacco assessment.
08/31/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 150, Statutes of 2021.
An act to add Section 11756.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse disorder treatment.

AB 552 - Sharon Quirk-Silva
Integrated School-Based Behavioral Health Partnership Program.
01/25/2022 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
AB 552, as amended, Quirk-Silva. Integrated School-Based Behavioral Health Partnership Program. Existing law requires the governing board of any school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work.The School-based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services for Children Act of 1991 authorizes the Director of Health Care Services, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to award matching grants to local educational agencies to pay the state share of the costs of providing school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services to eligible pupils at schoolsites of eligible pupils, subject to the availability of funding each year.This bill would authorize the Integrated School-Based Behavioral Health Partnership Program, which the bill would establish, to provide prevention and early intervention for, and access to, behavioral health services for pupils. The bill would authorize a county behavioral health agency and the governing board or governing body of a local educational agency to implement an integrated school-based behavioral health partnership program, to develop a memorandum of understanding outlining the requirements for the partnership program, and to enter into a contract for mental health or substance use disorder services.As part of a partnership program, the bill would require a county behavioral health agency to provide, through its own staff or through its network of contracted community-based organizations, one or more behavioral health professionals that meet specified contract, licensing, and supervision requirements, and who have a valid, current satisfactory background check, to serve pupils with serious emotional disturbances or substance use disorders, or who are at risk of developing a serious behavioral health condition. The bill would require a local educational agency to provide school-based locations, including space at schools, appropriate for the delivery of behavioral health services, and would additionally authorize these services to be provided through telehealth or through appropriate referral. The bill would establish processes for delivering services, and would specify the types of services, including prevention, intervention, and brief initial intervention services, as specified, that may be provided pursuant to the partnership program. The bill would require the local educational agency and county behavioral health agency to develop a process related to serving pupils with private insurance, including a process to seek reimbursement from private insurers for behavioral health services provided to a pupil.The bill would require the partnership program to annually report specified information to the State Department of Health Care Services and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, and would require the commission, in collaboration with the department, to report that information to the Legislature every 3 years, as specified.The bill would authorize a partnership program to provide services to individuals with exceptional needs, including services required by the pupil’s individualized education program, as specified.

AB 562 - Evan Low
Frontline COVID-19 Provider Mental Health Resiliency Act of 2021: health care providers: mental health services.
08/11/2022 - In committee: Held under submission.
AB 562, as amended, Low. Frontline COVID-19 Provider Mental Health Resiliency Act of 2021: health care providers: mental health services. Existing law establishes the Department of Consumer Affairs under the direction of the Director of Consumer Affairs. Existing law establishes various boards within the department for the licensure and regulation of various health care providers, including physicians and surgeons and nurses. Existing law generally provides for mental health services, including the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, which contains provisions governing the organization and financing of community mental health services for persons with mental disorders in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs, and the Mental Health Services Act, an initiative statute enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election that establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund various county mental health programs.This bill would require the director to establish a mental health resiliency program, as specified, to provide mental health services to licensed health care providers who provide or have provided consistent in-person healthcare services to COVID-19 patients. The bill would require the relevant boards to notify licensees and solicit applications for access to the program immediately upon the availability of services. The bill would require an applicant to make an attestation that states, among other things, that the applicant is an eligible licensee, as defined. The bill would make an applicant who willfully makes a false statement in their attestation guilty of a misdemeanor. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2025.The bill would require the department and relevant boards, no later than June 30, 2025, to report to the relevant policy committees of the Legislature prescribed information regarding the program.The bill would exempt the records associated with the mental health resiliency program from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act.Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest.This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

AB 563 - Asm. Marc Berman (D-CA)
School-based health programs.
06/09/2021 - Referred to Coms. on ED. and HEALTH.
Article 14 (commencing with Section 32445) to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, and to amend Section 14115.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to school health.

AB 568 - Asm. Robert Rivas (D-CA)
Early learning and care.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to amend Section 8212 of the Education Code, and to add Sections 10207 and 10208 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to early learning and care.

AB 573 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Youth Mental Health Boards.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Chapter 1.2 (commencing with Section 5625) to Part 2 of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

AB 574 - Phillip Chen
Guardians ad litem: mental illnesses.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 574, as introduced, Chen. Guardians ad litem: mental illnesses. Existing law authorizes a court, on its own motion or on request of certain specified persons, to appoint a guardian ad litem in a probate proceeding, as specified, to represent the interests of certain persons, including a minor or an incapacitated person. Existing law prohibits the appointment of a public guardian as a guardian ad litem in a probate proceeding, unless the court finds that no other qualified person is willing to act as a guardian ad litem.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of a person who is a danger to themselves or others or who is gravely disabled. Existing law also provides for a conservator of the person or estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled. Existing law, for the purposes of involuntary commitment and conservatorship, defines “gravely disabled,” among other things, as a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for the person’s basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter.This bill would establish an additional procedure for the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a person who lacks the capacity to make rational informed decisions regarding medical care, mental health care, safety, hygiene, shelter, food, or clothing with a rational thought process due to a mental illness, defect, or deficiency. The bill would authorize certain persons to petition the court for the appointment of a guardian ad litem under these provisions, and would establish the procedures that would govern the filing of a petition, its notice provisions, and court procedures. Under certain circumstances, the bill would require the court to appoint the public defender or private counsel to represent a person who is the subject of a petition.

AB 58 - Rudy Salas Jr.
Pupil health: suicide prevention policies and training.
01/03/2022 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on ED. Read second time and amended.
AB 58, as amended, Salas. Pupil health: suicide prevention policies and training. Existing law requires the governing board or body of a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention that specifically addresses, among other things, procedures relating to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, and any training on suicide awareness and prevention to be provided to teachers of pupils in all of the grades served by the local educational agency. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to develop and maintain a model policy in accordance with these provisions to serve as a guide for local educational agencies in developing policies for pupil suicide prevention.This bill would require a local educational agency, on or before June 1, 2024, to review and update its policy on pupil suicide prevention, and revise its training materials, to incorporate best practices identified by the department in the department’s model policy. The bill would require a local educational agency, commencing with the 2024–25 school year, to provide suicide awareness and prevention training, at the beginning of each school year, to teachers of pupils in all of the grades served by the local educational agency. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the department, on or before June 1, 2024, to complete the development of, and issue to local educational agencies, resources and guidance on how to conduct suicide awareness and prevention training remotely.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 586 - Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-CA)
Pupil health: health and mental health services: School Health Demonstration Project.
06/23/2021 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on ED.
An act to add Section 49427.1 to the Education Code, relating to pupil health.

AB 592 - Asm. Laura Friedman (D-CA)
Foster youth: transitional housing.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 11400 and 11402.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster youth.

AB 60 - Asm. Rudy Salas (D-CA)
Law enforcement.
04/06/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Section 1029 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 832.7, 832.18, 13503, 13506, 13510, 13510.1, and 13512 of, to amend the heading of Article 2 (commencing with Section 13510) of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of Part 4 of, and to add Sections 13509.6, 13509.5, 13510.8, and 13510.9 to, the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.

AB 600 - Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D-CA)
Hate crimes: immigration status.
09/10/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
An act to amend Section 422.56 of the Penal Code, relating to hate crimes.

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

AB 621 - Asm. Robert Rivas (D-CA)
California Environmental Quality Act: streamlined environmental review: standard of review: hospitals.
04/22/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
An act to add and repeal Chapter 6.10 (commencing with Section 21189.80) of Division 13 of the Public Resources Code, relating to environmental quality.

AB 628 - Asm. Eduardo Garcia (D-CA)
Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 14031, 14032, 14033, 14034, and 14035 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to workforce development.

AB 638 - Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CA)
Mental Health Services Act: early intervention and prevention programs.
08/30/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
An act to amend Section 5840 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 640 - Asm. Ken Cooley (D-CA)
Extended foster care: eligibility redetermination.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
An act to amend Sections 388, 11400, and 11401 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster youth.

AB 644 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
California MAT Re-Entry Incentive Program.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 59, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Section 3000.02 of the Penal Code, relating to parole.

AB 653 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
Medication-Assisted Treatment Grant Program.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to add and repeal Article 6 (commencing with Section 6047) of Chapter 5 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, relating to medication-assisted treatment.

AB 662 - Freddie Rodriguez
State Fire Marshal and Emergency Medical Services Authority: peer-to-peer suicide prevention.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
AB 662, Rodriguez. State Fire Marshal and Emergency Medical Services Authority: peer-to-peer suicide prevention. Under the California Fire Service Training and Education Program Act, the State Fire Marshal is authorized to, among other things, establish courses of study and curriculum relating to fire service training, as provided. Existing law directs the State Fire Marshal to establish additional training standards that include criteria for curriculum content recommended by the Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee involving first responders to terrorism incidents, as provided. Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to contract with the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Program for the development of that curriculum content criteria. Existing law authorizes every paid and volunteer firefighter assigned to field duties in a state or local fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency to receive the training. Existing law makes these requirements contingent upon the receipt of federal funds, as provided.Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, governs local emergency medical services (EMS) systems. The act establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is responsible for the coordination and integration of EMS systems. The act authorizes each county to develop an emergency medical services program and requires each county developing a program to designate a local EMS agency consisting of the county health department, an agency established and operated by the county, an entity with which the county contracts for the purposes of local emergency medical services administration, or a joint powers agency, as specified.This bill would require the State Fire Marshal to establish additional training standards that include the criteria for curriculum content recommended by the Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee involving peer-to-peer suicide prevention programming. The bill would require the State Fire Marshal to coordinate with the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Program to develop and deliver the curriculum content criteria. The bill would authorize all paid personnel assigned to field duties in a state or local fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency to receive the peer-to-peer suicide prevention training, as provided. This bill would require the State Fire Marshal to make the curriculum content criteria available to the authority. The bill would make the implementation of these provisions contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.This bill would require the authority to distribute to each local EMS agency the curriculum content criteria for peer-to-peer suicide prevention programming and would require each local EMS agency to make the curriculum content criteria available to each emergency medical services employer in the local EMS agency’s jurisdiction. The bill would authorize every paid emergency medical services responder to receive appropriate training consistent with the curriculum content criteria. To the extent that this bill would impose a new duty on the local EMS agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 666 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Substance use disorder workforce development.
09/07/2021 - In Senate. Held at Desk.
Part 2 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse.

AB 670 - Asm. Lisa Calderon (D-CA)
Child abuse or neglect: minor and nonminor dependent parents.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 71. Noes 0.).
Penal Code, and to amend Sections 361.5 and 361.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to child abuse or neglect.

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

AB 681 - James C. Ramos
Mental health: information sharing.
02/01/2022 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
AB 681, as amended, Ramos. Mental health: information sharing. Existing law, the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988, authorizes a minor, if they are a danger to self or others, or they are gravely disabled, as a result of a mental health disorder, and authorization for voluntary treatment is not available, upon probable cause, to be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation of minors.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, also authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to self or others, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for assessment, evaluation, and crisis intervention, or placement for evaluation and treatment.Existing law prohibits a person detained pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is a danger to self or others, from owning, possessing, controlling, receiving, or purchasing, or attempting to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase, any firearm. In order for the Department of Justice to determine the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm, existing law requires each designated facility, within 24 hours of admitting an individual subject to that prohibition, to submit a report to the Department of Justice that contains specified information, including the identity of the person.This bill would require the Department of Justice to provide to the State Department of Health Care Services, in a secure format, a copy of reports submitted pursuant to those provisions.The bill would also require a designated facility to submit a quarterly report to the State Department of Health Care Services that identifies people admitted to the facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is gravely disabled and minors admitted pursuant to the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988 who are younger than 13 years of age. The bill would require the designated facility to include in the report the same information required to be reported to the Department of Justice for individuals who are subject to the above-described firearms restrictions. The bill would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services, after the department consults with behavioral health stakeholders, to require a designated facility to include additional information in the quarterly report.The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to annually submit a publicly accessible report to the Legislature of deidentified and aggregated data received pursuant to these provisions, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to implement these provisions no later than January 1, 2024, and would require the State Department of Health Care Services to, without taking regulatory action, issue guidance to implement these provisions in a manner that does not duplicate reporting requirements for designated facilities and local mental health directors.

AB 686 - Joaquin Arambula
California Community-Based Behavioral Health Outcomes and Accountability Review.
01/12/2022 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (January 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
AB 686, as amended, Arambula. California Community-Based Behavioral Health Outcomes and Accountability Review. Existing law, the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, contains provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services for persons with mental health disorders in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Existing law requires the Director of State Hospitals to establish a Performance Outcome Committee, which is charged with developing measures of performance for evaluating client outcomes and cost effectiveness of mental health services provided pursuant to the act.This bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish, by July 1, 2023, the California Community-Based Behavioral Health Outcomes and Accountability Review (CBBH-OAR) to facilitate a local accountability system that fosters continuous quality improvement in county behavioral health programs and in the collection and dissemination by the agency of best practices in service delivery. The bill would require the agency to convene a workgroup to establish a workplan by which the CBBH-OAR shall be conducted and to consult on various other components of the CBBH-OAR process.This bill would require the CHHB-OAR to consist of performance indicators, a county behavioral health agency self-assessment process, and a county behavioral health system improvement plan. The bill would require the CBBH-OAR to be completed every 3 years. The bill would require the agency or its designee to receive, review, and certify all components of county-submitted CHHB-OARs and identify and promote the replication of best practices in community-based behavioral health service delivery. The bill would require a county to fulfill any components of its county behavioral health system improvement plan that it can do with existing resources. By creating new county duties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 690 - Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D-CA)
Marriage and family therapists: clinical social workers: professional clinical counselors.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 4980.01, 4980.43, 4980.43.2, 4980.43.3, 4980.43.4, 4980.46, 4992.10, 4996.14, 4996.15, 4996.23, 4996.23.1, 4996.23.2, 4996.23.3, 4999.22, 4999.46, 4999.46.2, 4999.46.3, 4999.46.4, and 4999.72 of, to amend and renumber Section 4999.24 of, and to add Sections 4980.05, 4980.06, 4996.14.1, 4996.14.2, 4999.25, and 4999.26 to, the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.

AB 690 - Joaquin Arambula
Marriage and family therapists: clinical social workers: professional clinical counselors.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 690, Arambula. Marriage and family therapists: clinical social workers: professional clinical counselors. Existing law, the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Act, provides for the licensure, registration, and regulation of marriage and family therapists and associate marriage and family therapists by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Social Work Licensing Law provides for the licensure, registration, and regulation of clinical social workers and associate clinical social workers by the board. The Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Act provides for the licensure, registration, and regulation of professional clinical counselors and associate professional clinical counselors by the board. A violation of these provisions is a crime.Existing law makes the above-described acts and that law inapplicable to an unlicensed or unregistered employee or volunteer working in a governmental entity, a school, a college, a university, or an institution that is both nonprofit and charitable if, among other things, the work is performed solely under the supervision of the entity. This bill would instead require the work of the employee or volunteer to be performed under the oversight and direction of the entity. The bill would define the term “nonexempt setting” for purposes of the acts and that law. The bill would also provide that a person who holds a valid license or registration who is working or volunteering in an exempt setting is not exempt from the provisions of the applicable act and that law, and that an entity that is licensed or certified by a government regulatory agency to provide health care services is not an exempt setting, except as specified.Existing law prohibits an applicant for licensure in one of the above-described professions from being employed or volunteering in a private practice until the applicant has been issued an associate registration by the applicable board. Existing law requires supervised experience that is obtained for the purpose of qualifying for licensure to be related to the practice of professional clinical counseling and comply with specified requirements, including by requiring at least 150 hours of clinical experience in a hospital or community mental health setting, as defined. Existing law also prohibits a trainee gaining supervisory hours from performing services in a private practice.This bill would also prohibit an applicant from being employed or volunteering in a professional corporation, as defined, and would prohibit specified trainees gaining supervisory hours from performing services in a professional corporation. The bill would eliminate the licensure requirement of completing at least 150 hours of clinical experience in a hospital or community mental health setting.Existing law requires a person with an associate registration to have direct supervisor contact, as specified, and authorizes a supervisor to supervise a maximum of 3 persons. This bill would authorize the associate to be supervised by a person who, among other things, has access to the associate’s clinic records, in lieu of the supervisor providing psychotherapeutic services to clients of the associate’s employer and would increase the maximum number of persons a supervisor may supervise to 6 persons. This bill would make conforming and other nonsubstantive changes. Because the bill would expand the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 4980.01, 4980.43.3, 4996.14, and 4999.22 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by SB 801 to be operative only if this bill and SB 801 are enac

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

AB 71 - Asm. Luz Rivas (D-CA)
Homelessness funding: Bring California Home Act.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Luz Rivas.
Revenue and Taxation Code, and to amend Sections 8255 and 8257 of, to add Sections 8257.1, 8257.2, 8258, and 14133.5 to, and to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 13050) to Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to homelessness, and making an appropriation therefor. therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

AB 717 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Prisoners: identification cards.
08/16/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Section 3007.06 to, and to repeal and add Section 3007.05 of, the Penal Code, and to amend Section 14902 of the Vehicle Code, relating to prisoners.

AB 723 - Asm. Evan Low (D-CA)
Foreign driver's licenses.
09/09/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
An act to amend Section 12804.9 of the Vehicle Code, relating to driver's licenses.

AB 738 - Janet Q. Nguyen
Community mental health services: mental health boards.
08/31/2022 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
AB 738, Nguyen. Community mental health services: mental health boards. Existing law, the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, governs the organization and financing of community mental health services for persons with mental disorders in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Existing law requires each community mental health service to have a mental health board consisting of members who are appointed by the governing body, and encourages counties to appoint individuals who have experience with and knowledge of the mental health system. Existing law requires at least 50% of the board membership to be consumers, or the parents, spouses, siblings, or adult children of consumers. Existing law specifies the duties of mental health boards, including acting in an advisory role to the governing body.This bill would require at least one member of the board to be a veteran or veteran advocate in counties with a population of 100,000 or more. In counties with a population of fewer than 100,000, the bill would require these counties to give a strong preference to appointing at least one member of the board who is a veteran or veteran advocate. By placing a new requirement on counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 740 - Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-CA)
Foster youth: suspension and expulsion.
04/12/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on ED.
An act to amend Sections 48432.5, 48853.5, 48900, and 48900.5 48911, 48911.1, 48915.5, and 48918.1 of the Education Code, relating to foster youth.

AB 741 - Steve Bennett
Jails: discharge plan.
01/03/2022 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
AB 741, as amended, Bennett. Jails: discharge plan. Existing law, the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009, authorizes each county to establish a Community Corrections Performance Incentives Fund, and authorizes the state to annually allocate moneys into the State Community Corrections Performance Incentives Fund to be used for specified purposes relating to improving local probation supervision practices and capacities. Existing law establishes a local Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) in each county and requires the CCP to recommend a local plan to the county board of supervisors for the implementation of the 2011 public safety realignment.This bill would require each local CCP to recommend a local plan to the county board of supervisors for the implementation of discharge plans for individuals with mental illness, as specified.Existing law authorizes a county sheriff to discharge a person from a county jail at any time on the last day that the person may be confined that the sheriff considers to be in the best interests of that person. Existing law additionally authorizes a sheriff to offer a voluntary program to a person, upon completion of a sentence served or a release ordered by the court to be effected the same day, that would allow the person to stay in jail for up to 16 additional hours or until normal business hours, whichever is shorter, in order to offer the person the ability to be discharged to a treatment center or during daytime hours, as specified. Existing law authorizes the person to revoke consent and be discharged as soon as possible and practicable. Existing law requires a sheriff offering this program to, whenever possible, allow the person to make a telephone call to arrange for transportation or to notify a bail agent, as specified.This bill would require a sheriff to make the release standards, release processes, and release schedules of a county jail available to incarcerated persons, as specified. The bill would additionally grant a person incarcerated in, or recently released from, a county jail up to 3 free telephone calls from a telephone in the county jail to plan for a safe and successful release.Because this bill would impose new duties on local governments it would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 748 - Wendy Maria Carrillo Dono
Pupil mental health: mental health assistance posters.
08/31/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 748, Carrillo. Pupil mental health: mental health assistance posters. Existing law requires each schoolsite in a school district, county office of education, or charter school, serving pupils in any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, to create a poster that notifies pupils of the applicable written policy on sexual harassment, and requires the poster to be prominently and conspicuously displayed in each bathroom and locker room at the schoolsite, as provided. Existing law requires a school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, as provided.This bill would require, on or before the start of the 2023–24 school year, each schoolsite in a school district, county office of education, or charter school, serving pupils in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive, to create a poster that identifies approaches and shares resources regarding pupil mental health. The bill would require the poster to be prominently and conspicuously displayed in appropriate public areas that are accessible to, and commonly frequented by, pupils at each schoolsite, as provided. The bill would provide that no basis for civil liability is created by the above provisions for those local educational agencies. By imposing additional duties on school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 75 - Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-CA)
Education finance: school facilities: Kindergarten-Community Colleges Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2022.
06/18/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to add Part 71 (commencing with Section 101410) to Division 14 of Title 3 of, and to repeal and add Section 17075.10 of, the Education Code, relating to education finance, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California and for the handling and disposition of these funds. funds, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

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

AB 771 - Asm. Steve Bennett (D-CA)
Vehicles: driver's licenses.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Section 14900.2 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

AB 775 - Asm. Marc Berman (D-CA)
Contribution requirements: recurring contributions.
08/19/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator Glazer.
An act to add Section 85701.5 to the Government Code, relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

AB 785 - Asm. Robert Rivas (D-CA)
Mental health.
04/06/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Chapter 22 (commencing with Section 26255) to Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mental health.

AB 787 - Asm. Jesse Gabriel (D-CA)
Planning and zoning: housing element: converted affordable housing units.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to add Section 65400.2 to the Government Code, relating to housing.

AB 787 - Jesse Gabriel
Planning and zoning: housing element: converted affordable housing units.
09/29/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 350, Statutes of 2021.
AB 787, Gabriel. Planning and zoning: housing element: converted affordable housing units. Existing law, the Planning and Zoning Law, requires each city, county, and city and county to prepare and adopt a general plan that contains certain mandatory elements, including a housing element. Existing law requires that the housing element include, among other things, an assessment of housing needs and an inventory of resources and constraints relevant to meeting those needs. Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development, in consultation with each council of governments, to determine each region’s existing and projected housing need and requires each council of governments, or the department for cities and counties without a council of governments, to adopt a final regional housing need plan that allocates a share of the regional housing need to each city, county, or city and county, as provided.Existing law requires the planning agency of a city or county to provide an annual report that includes specified information by April 1 of each year to specified entities, including the Department of Housing and Community Development. Among other things, existing law requires that this report include the progress in meeting the city’s or county’s share of regional housing needs and local efforts to remove governmental constraints to the maintenance, improvement, and development of housing, as specified.This bill would authorize a planning agency to include in its annual report, for up to 25% of a jurisdiction’s moderate-income regional housing need allocation, the number of units in an existing multifamily building that were converted to deed-restricted rental housing for moderate-income households by the imposition of affordability covenants and restrictions for the unit, as specified. The bill would apply only to converted units that meet specified requirements, including that the rent for the unit prior to conversion was not affordable to very low, low-, or moderate-income households and the initial postconversion rent for the unit is at least 10% less than the average monthly rent charged over the 12 months prior to conversion. The bill would authorize a city or county to reduce its share of regional housing need for the income category of the converted units on a unit-for-unit basis, as specified. The bill would provide that the Department of Housing and Community Development is not required to implement the provisions of this bill until January 1, 2023. However, for reports issued after January 1, 2023, planning agencies may report conversions that occurred on or after January 1, 2022.

AB 788 - Asm. Lisa Calderon (D-CA)
Juveniles: reunification.
09/08/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
An act to amend Section 361.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.

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

AB 805 - Asm. Brian Maienschein (D-CA)
Personal protective equipment: distribution reports.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to amend Section 1797.153 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services.

AB 808 - Asm. Mark Stone (D-CA)
Foster youth.
07/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 7911 of, and to repeal and add Sections 7911.1 and 7912 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 1502 and 1562.01 of, and to add Section 1502.25 to, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 362.2, 366, 706.6, 4096, 11400, 11402, 16501.1 and 16521.6 of, to add Sections 11461.7 and 18257.5 to, to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16550) to Part 4 of Division 9 of, and to repeal Section 16555 of, and to repeal and add Sections 361.21 and 727.1 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster youth, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 812 - Asm. Cristina Garcia (D-CA)
Rape of a spouse.
03/22/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Section 485 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal law. An act to amend Sections 2236.1, 2966, 10186.1, and 11319.2 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 1946.7 and 1946.8 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 1036.2, 1103, and 1107 of the Evidence Code, to amend Sections 3044 and 6930 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 13956 and 53165 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 136.2, 136.7, 209, 261, 261.6, 261.7, 264, 264.1, 264.2, 273.7, 290, 292, 667, 667.5, 667.51, 667.6, 667.61, 667.71, 667.8, 667.9, 679.02, 680, 784.7, 799, 868.5, 1048, 1127e, 1170.12, 1192.5, 1202.1, 1203.055, 1203.06, 1203.066, 1203.067, 1203.075, 1203.08, 1203.09, 1270.1, 1346.1, 1387, 1524.1, 1601, 2933.5, 2962, 3000, 3053.8, 3057, 11105.3, 11160, 12022.3, 12022.53, 12022.8, 12022.85, 13701, ...

AB 816 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Homelessness: Housing Trust Fund: housing projects.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 62. Noes 14.).
Section 11552 of the Government Code, to amend Section 50676 of the Health and Safety Code, and to add Sections 8257.1 and 8257.2 to, and to add Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 8258) to Division 8 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to homelessness.

AB 821 - Jim Cooper
Sexually violent predators: placement outside county of domicile: notice and hearing.
01/11/2022 - In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
AB 821, as amended, Cooper. Sexually violent predators: placement outside county of domicile: notice and hearing. Existing law defines a sexually violent predator as a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to others in that they are likely to engage in sexually violent criminal behavior. Existing law provides for the commitment of a sexually violent predator to the State Department of State Hospitals. Existing law provides that a sexually violent predator may be conditionally released at the end of their commitment, as specified.Existing law requires a sexually violent predator who is conditionally released to be placed in the county that was the person’s county of domicile prior to the person’s incarceration, unless extraordinary circumstances exist requiring placement outside the county, as specified.This bill would require advance notice, as specified, if a sexually violent predator is to be released to a county other than their county of domicile. The bill would require the local jurisdiction to give public notice of the intended release and allow for public comment, as specified. The bill would require the court to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine if extraordinary circumstances exist. The bill would place the burden of showing extraordinary circumstances on the State Department of State Hospitals. The bill would require the court to accept remote testimony and written affidavits, as specified, for this hearing. The bill would limit how a lack of housing may be used to justify extraordinary circumstances and would require the department to present specified evidence regarding housing. The bill would also provide for discovery of relevant materials.By requiring local jurisdictions to give public notice and accept public comments, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

AB 822 - Asm. Freddie Rodriguez (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: psychiatric emergency medical conditions.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Section 14021 of add Section 14021.1 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

AB 841 - Asm. Jordan Cunningham (R-CA)
Dependant children.
07/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 98, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.

AB 85 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
Budget Act of 2020.
02/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 4, Statutes of 2021.
Budget Act of 2020 (Chapters 6 and 7 of the Statutes of 2020) by amending Items 0890-001-0001, 0890-001-0890, 0890-101-0001, 0890-101-0890, 5180-001-0001, 5180-101-0001, 5180-111-0001, 5180-141-0001, 5180-141-0890, 5180-151-0001, 6100-194-0001, 6100-196-0001, 6440-001-0001, and 6610-001-0001 of, and adding Items 2100-011-0001 and 6870-121-0001 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Sections 11.95 and 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

AB 86 - Committee on Budget (A) - (Assembly Members Ting (Chair)
COVID-19 relief and school reopening, reporting, and public health requirements.
03/05/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 10, Statutes of 2020.
Article 8 (commencing with Section 32090) of Chapter 1 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, and to add and repeal Part 24.6 (commencing with Section 43520) of Division 3 of Title 2 of, the Education Code, to amend Section 110 of Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 2020, and to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6 of the Statutes of 2021, relating to education finance, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

AB 868 - Asm. Eduardo Garcia (D-CA)
State of emergency: funeral expense assistance.
06/30/2021 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
An act to add Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 8670) to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to emergency services.

AB 87 - Committee on Budget (A) - ()
Juvenile Justice.
05/18/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.
Section 3056 of the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 208, 208.5, 607, 726, 733.1, 736.5, 1731.5, 1731.6, 1752.1, 1752.15, 1767.35, 1991, and 2250 of, to amend and repeal Sections 704, 707.2, and 1731.7 of, to add Sections 731 and 779.5 to, and to add Article 23.5 (commencing with Section 875) to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juvenile justice, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

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

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

AB 886 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Victims.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
Sections 13954 and 13956 of the Government Code, to add Title 12.1 (commencing with Section 14220) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, and to add Part 7 (commencing with Section 5955) to Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to victims, and making an appropriation therefor. victims.

AB 889 - Asm. Mike Gipson (D-CA)
Business entities: landlords: reporting requirements.
07/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to food access. Article 8.1 (commencing with Section 12285) to Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to business entities.

AB 89 - Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-CA)
Peace officers: minimum qualifications.
09/10/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 17.).
Government Code, and to amend Section 13510.1 of, and to add Section 13511.1 to, to the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

AB 89 - Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.
Peace officers: minimum qualifications.
09/22/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
AB 89, Jones-Sawyer. Peace officers: minimum qualifications. Existing law requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to establish a certification program for specified peace officers, including officers of the Department of the California Highway Patrol. Existing law requires the commission to establish basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisory, management, and executive certificates for the purpose of fostering the education and experience necessary to perform general police service duties. Existing law requires certificates to be awarded on the basis of a combination of training, education, experience, and other prerequisites, as determined by the commission.This bill would require the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to develop a modern policing degree program, with the commission and other stakeholders to serve as advisors, as specified, and to submit a report on recommendations to the Legislature outlining a plan to implement the program on or before June 1, 2023. The bill would require the report to include, among other things, recommendations to adopt financial assistance for students of historically underserved and disadvantaged communities with barriers to higher education access, as specified. The bill would require the commission to adopt the recommended criteria within 2 years of when the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges submits its report to the Legislature.Existing law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including age and education requirements.This bill would increase the minimum qualifying age from 18 to 21 years of age for specified peace officers.

AB 892 - Asm. Steven Choi (R-CA)
Sex offenders: registration: solicitation of a minor.
04/13/2021 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Failed passage.
An act to amend Section 290 of the Penal Code, relating to sex offenders.

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

AB 931 - Carlos Villapudua
Sentencing: dismissal of enhancements.
06/29/2022 - In committee: Set, second hearing. Failed passage.
AB 931, as amended, Villapudua. Sentencing: dismissal of enhancements. Existing law prescribes certain criminal sentencing enhancements that increase the term of imprisonment for specified criminal offenses committed under circumstances, including those committed using a firearm, those committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang, and those committed by a repeat offender. Existing law requires a sentencing court to dismiss an enhancement if, after considering specified mitigating circumstances, the court determines that it is in the furtherance of justice to do so.This bill would instead allow, but would not require, a sentencing court to dismiss an enhancement if the court determines that it is in the furtherance of justice to do so.Existing law requires a court, in exercising its discretion to dismiss an enhancement, to consider and afford great weight to evidence offered by the defendant to prove that specified mitigating circumstances exist, including the allegation of multiple enhancements in a single case and that the application of an enhancement could result in a sentence of over 20 years. Existing law requires the dismissal of all enhancements beyond a single enhancement and the dismissal of all enhancements when the resulting sentence is over 20 years.This bill would remove the requirement to dismiss enhancements in the above instances. The bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes. By increasing the penalty for a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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

AB 937 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Immigration enforcement.
09/10/2021 - Ordered to inactive file by unanimous consent.
An act to add Chapter 17.15 (commencing with Section 7282.7) to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, and to amend Section 13125 of, and to repeal Sections 5025 and 5026 of, the Penal Code, relating to immigration enforcement.

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

AB 939 - Asm. Sabrina Cervantes (D-CA)
Sex offenses: evidence.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Section 1103 of the Evidence Code, relating to evidence.

AB 939 - Sabrina Cervantes
Sex offenses: evidence.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 939, Cervantes. Sex offenses: evidence. (1) Existing law prohibits, during the prosecution of specified sex crimes, the admission of evidence of the manner in which the victim was dressed, when offered by either the prosecution or the defendant on the issue of consent, unless the court finds the evidence relevant and admissible in the interests of justice.This bill would prohibit the court from admitting evidence, in the above circumstances, of the manner in which the victim was dressed, upon a finding that the evidence is relevant and admissible in the interests of justice.(2) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1103 of the Evidence Code proposed by AB 1171 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1171 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(3) The California Constitution provides that relevant evidence shall not be excluded in any criminal proceeding except as provided by statute enacted by a 2/3 vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Because this bill would limit the admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings, it would require a 2/3 vote.

AB 94 - Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-CA)
Correctional officers.
05/20/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to add Section 13601.5 to the Penal Code, relating to correctional officers.

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

AB 941 - Asm. Steve Bennett (D-CA)
Farmworker assistance: resource centers.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.).
An act to add Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 12710) to Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to farmworkers.

AB 942 - Asm. Jim Wood (D-CA)
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal initiative.
06/01/2021 - Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Wood.
Sections amend Section 4011.11 of the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 14184.10, 14184.30, 14184.40, and 14197.4 of, to add Sections 14184.300, 14184.301, 14184.400, 14184.401, 14184.402, 14184.403, and 14184.404 to, 14184.404, and 14184.600 to, and to add Article 3.3 (commencing with Section 14124.3) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal, and making an appropriation therefor.

AB 948 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers: disclosures: demographic information: reporting: continuing education.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Sections 11340 and 11360 of, and to add Sections 11310.3 and 11424 to, the Business and Professions Code, to add Section 1102.6g to the Civil Code, and to amend Section 12955 of the Government Code, relating to real estate.

AB 960 - Asm. Phil Ting (D-CA)
Medical parole.
06/16/2021 - Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
An act to amend Section 3550 of, and to add Section 3551 to, the Penal Code, relating to parole.

AB 977 - Asm. Jesse Gabriel (D-CA)
Homelessness program data reporting: Homeless Management Information System.
09/09/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).
An act to amend Sections 8256 and 8257 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to homelessness.

AB 977 - Jesse Gabriel
Homelessness program data reporting: Homeless Management Information System.
09/20/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
AB 977, Gabriel. Homelessness program data reporting: Homeless Management Information System. (1) Existing law establishes the Multifamily Housing Program administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Existing law requires assistance for projects under the program to be provided in the form of deferred payment loans to pay for eligible costs of the development, as provided. Existing law also requires that funds appropriated in the 2020 Budget Act or an act related to the 2020 Budget Act, including moneys received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to provide housing for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, be disbursed in accordance with the Multifamily Housing Program for specified uses, and provides that the above-described deferred payment loan requirement under the program does not apply to assistance provided pursuant to these provisions, as specified.Existing law, the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act of 2014, requires the California Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish and implement programs that focus on veterans at risk for homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness, as specified. In this regard, existing law requires those departments to establish and implement programs that, among other things, prioritize projects that combine housing and supportive services.Existing law, the No Place Like Home Program, as ratified and amended by Proposition 2, which was approved by the voters at the November 6, 2018, statewide general election, provides funding to provide permanent supportive housing for the target population, which is defined to include individuals who have a serious mental disorder and who are homeless, chronically homeless, or at risk of chronic homelessness. Existing law authorizes the Legislature to amend Proposition 2 by a 2/3 vote, so long as the amendment is consistent with and furthers the intent of that measure.This bill would require, beginning January 1, 2023, that a grantee or entity operating specified state homelessness programs, including the No Place Like Home Program, as a condition of receiving state funds, to enter Universal Data Elements and Common Data Elements, as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless Management Information System Data Standards, on the individuals and families it serves into its local Homeless Management Information System, unless otherwise exempted by state or federal law. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to specify the format and disclosure frequency of the required data elements. The bill would apply the data entry requirements to all new state homelessness programs that commence on or after July 1, 2021. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to provide technical assistance and guidance to any grantee or entity that operates a program subject to the bill, if the grantee or entity does not already collect and enter into the local Homeless Management Information System the data elements required. The bill would require the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to provide the aggregate data summaries collected under these provisions to specified state agencies or departments within 45 days of receipt, as specified.Existing law creates the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council and requires it, among other things, to create a statewide data system or warehouse that collects local data through Homeless Management Information Systems, with the ultimate goal of matching data on homelessness to programs impacting homeless recipients of state programs.This bill would specify that the sta

AB 988 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Mental health: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
08/31/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
AB 988, Bauer-Kahan. Mental health: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. (1) Existing law, the Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act, requires every local public agency, as defined, to have an emergency communication system and requires the digits “911” to be the primary emergency telephone number within the system.Existing law specifies provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services for the mentally disordered in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Existing law specifies that county mental health services should be organized to provide immediate response to individuals in precrisis and crisis and to members of the individual’s support system on a 24-hour, 7-day-per-week basis and authorizes provision of crisis services offsite as mobile services.Existing federal law, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, designates the 3-digit telephone number “988” as the universal number within the United States for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline maintained by the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Veterans Crisis Line maintained by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.This bill would enact the Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act. The bill would require the Office of Emergency Services to verify, no later than July 16, 2022, that technology that allows for transfers between 988 centers as well as between 988 centers and 911 public safety answering points, is available to 988 centers and 911 public safety answering points throughout the state. The bill would require, no later than 90 days after passage of the act, the office to appoint a 988 system director, among other things. The bill would require, no later than July 1, 2024, the office to verify interoperability between and across 911 and 988. The bill would require the office to consult with specified entities on any technology requirements for 988 centers.This bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to create, no later than December 31, 2023, a set of recommendations to support a 5-year implementation plan for a comprehensive 988 system. The bill would require that agency to convene a state 988 advisory group, as described, for purposes of advising the agency on the set of recommendations. The bill would require the agency to report annually, on or before December 31, beginning December 31, 2024, and until December 31, 2029, to the Legislature on the status of 988 implementation in the state, as described.The Administrative Procedure Act generally governs the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. The bill would provide that regulations and other similar instruments made pursuant to these provisions by the Office of Emergency Services and the California Health and Human Services Agency are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.(2) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or disability insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, as defined, under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions.This bill would require health care service plans and insurers to cover medically necessary treatment of a mental health or substance us

AB 990 - Asm. Miguel Santiago (D-CA)
Prisons: inmate visitation.
09/08/2021 - Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 50. Noes 16.).
An act to amend Sections 2600, 2601, and 6400 of, and to add Section 6401 to, the Penal Code, relating to prisoners.

AB 991 - Christopher M. Ward
Workers’ compensation: presumed injuries.
01/04/2022 - Re-referred to Com. on INS.
AB 991, as amended, Ward. Workers’ compensation: presumed injuries. Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law creates a rebuttable presumption that specified injuries, such as meningitis, tuberculosis, or hernia, sustained in the course of employment of a specified member of law enforcement or a specified first responder arose out of and in the course of employment. Existing law creates a rebuttable presumption that skin cancer that develops or manifests in the course of employment of a lifeguard, as specified, arose out of and in the course of employment. Existing law authorizes a lifeguard to file a claim for skin cancer after employment has terminated for a specified period based on years of employment, not to exceed 60 months.This bill would expand presumptions for hernia, pneumonia, heart trouble, cancer, tuberculosis, bloodborne infectious disease, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection, and meningitis-related illnesses and injuries to a lifeguard employed on a year-round, full-time basis in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The bill would increase the period of time after termination of employment that a lifeguard employed on a year-round, full-time basis in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department can file a claim for skin cancer. The bill would expand the presumptions for illness or injury related to post-traumatic stress disorder or exposure to biochemical substances, as defined, to a lifeguard employed in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of San Diego.

AB 998 - Asm. Tom Lackey (R-CA)
Incarcerated persons: health records.
08/26/2021 - In committee: Held under submission.
An act to amend Section 56.10 of the Civil Code, and to amend Section 2601 of, and to add Section 5073 to, add Section 5073 to the Penal Code, relating to incarcerated persons.

ACA 1 - Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-CA)
Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
04/22/2021 - Referred to Coms. on L. GOV. and APPR.
State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Sections 1 and 4 of Article XIII - A thereof, by amending Section 2 of, and by adding Section 2.5 to, Article XIII - C thereof, by amending Section 3 of Article XIII - D thereof, and by amending Section 18 of Article XVI thereof, relating to local finance.

ACR 1 - Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CA)
Taekwondo Day.
07/20/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 92, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Taekwondo Day.

ACR 120 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Maternal Health Awareness Day.
02/02/2022 - From committee: Ordered to third reading.
ACR 120, as introduced, Bauer-Kahan. Maternal Health Awareness Day. This measure would proclaim January 23, 2022, as Maternal Health Awareness Day.

ACR 171 - Adrin Nazarian
Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
06/02/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 69, Statutes of 2022.
ACR 171, Nazarian. Parkinson’s Awareness Month. This measure would declare the month of April 2022 as Parkinson’s Awareness Month in California.

ACR 23 - Asm. Carlos Villapudua (D-CA)
Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.
04/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 16, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

ACR 31 - Asm. Tim Grayson (D-CA)
Family Justice Centers.
04/07/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 14, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Family Justice Centers.

ACR 37 - Asm. Kelly Seyarto (R-CA)
Suicide Prevention Week.
09/07/2021 - In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
Relative to Suicide Prevention Week.

ACR 39 - Asm. Chris Holden (D-CA)
Roxie's Wish: Drowning Prevention Week for Children.
05/03/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 25, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to drowning prevention.

ACR 42 - Asm. Jim Patterson (R-CA)
Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
06/11/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 46, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

ACR 66 - Asm. Ken Cooley (D-CA)
Child Abuse Prevention Month.
05/21/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 40, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

ACR 68 - Asm. Patrick O'Donnell (D-CA)
Student Mental Health Week.
07/15/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 73, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Student Mental Health Week.

ACR 75 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
06/11/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 50, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.

ACR 84 - Asm. Ken Cooley (D-CA)
Foster Care Month.
07/01/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 59, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Foster Care Month.

ACR 85 - Asm. Ash Kalra (D-CA)
The 2021 International Day of Yoga.
07/20/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 96, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to the 2021 International Day of Yoga.

ACR 91 - Asm. David Chiu (D-CA)
Healthy Homes Awareness Month.
08/27/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 103, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Healthy Homes Awareness Month.

AJR 17 - Asm. Marie Waldron (R-CA)
Military behavioral health care.
05/28/2021 - Referred to Com. on M. & V.A.
Relative to military behavioral health care.

AJR 8 - Asm. Luz Rivas (D-CA)
School meals: federal National School Lunch Program.
03/11/2021 - Referred to Com. on ED.
Relative to school meals.

CA AB 1348 - Kevin Michael McCarty
Youth athletics: chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
09/25/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 1348, McCarty. Youth athletics: chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Under the California Youth Football Act, a youth sports organization, as defined, that conducts a tackle football program must comply with certain requirements, including, among other things, having a licensed medical professional, which may include a state-licensed emergency medical technician, paramedic, or higher-level licensed medical professional, present during games.Until January 1, 2026, this bill would require the Surgeon General to convene a Commission on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Youth Football to investigate issues related to the risks of brain injury associated with participation in youth football, and to provide recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on strategies to reduce this risk, including the minimum appropriate age for participation in youth tackle football. The bill would require the Surgeon General to publish a report on their internet website on or before July 1, 2025, with the findings of the commission.

CA AB 1692 - Devon John Mathis
Veterans: mental health.
09/27/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 1692, Voepel. Veterans: mental health. Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department, among other services, provides veterans and their dependents and survivors with assistance in processing service-related disability claims, assistance in obtaining affordable housing, and information about health ailments associated with military service.This bill would require the department to establish a program to fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, an academic study of mental health among women veterans in California, as specified. The bill would require the department to submit a report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the study to the Legislature no later than July 31, 2024.This bill would make these provisions inoperative on July 31, 2024, and would repeal them as of January 1, 2025.

CA AB 1766 - Maria Elena Durazo
Department of Motor Vehicles: driver’s licenses and identification cards.
09/23/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 482, Statutes of 2022.
AB 1766, Stone. Department of Motor Vehicles: driver’s licenses and identification cards. Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue and renew driver’s licenses, as specified. Existing law also authorizes the department to issue identification cards. Existing law requires the department to issue a restricted driver’s license to an eligible applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law if they meet all other qualifications for licensure and provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency. Existing law also authorizes the department to issue an identification card to a person documented under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.This bill would, among other things, require the department to, by no later than July 1, 2027, issue a restricted identification card to an eligible applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law if they provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency, as specified.Existing law requires the restricted licenses and identification cards to include a recognizable feature on the front of the cards, such as the letters “DP” instead of “DL” and “IC” instead of “ID.”This bill would delete the provision requiring a recognizable feature on the cards.Existing law prohibits California law enforcement agencies from cooperating, as specified, with federal immigration authorities. Existing law prohibits the disclosure of certain documents provided by an applicant to the department, except in response to a subpoena for individual records in a criminal proceeding or a court order, or in response to a law enforcement request to address an urgent health or safety need, as specified.This bill would specify that immigration enforcement, as defined, does not constitute an urgent health and safety need for those purposes, and would prohibit a government agency or department, law enforcement agency, commercial entity, or other person from obtaining, accessing, using, or otherwise disclosing, noncriminal history information maintained by the department, for the purpose of immigration enforcement.The bill would make other conforming changes.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 12926 of the Government Code proposed by SB 523 to be operative only if this bill and SB 523 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

CA AB 1859 - Marc B. Levine
Mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
09/29/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 1859, Levine. Mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires an individual or small group health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, to include coverage for essential health benefits, which include mental health services.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, sets forth procedures for the involuntary detention, for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment, of a person who, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others or to themselves or is gravely disabled.This bill would require a health care service plan or a health insurer, for a health care service plan contract or a health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after July 1, 2023, that includes coverage for mental health services to, among other things, approve the provision of medically necessary treatment of a mental health or substance use disorder for persons who are screened, evaluated, and detained for treatment and evaluation under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. The bill would prohibit a noncontracting provider of covered mental health or substance use disorder treatment from billing the previously described enrollee or insured more than the cost-sharing amount the enrollee or insured would pay to a contracting provider for that treatment. Under the bill, if an enrolled or insured is referred for a followup appointment for mental health services on a voluntary basis pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, the bill would require the health care service plan or health insurer to process the referral as a request for an appointment and offer appointments within specified timeframes, and if an appointment is not available in network that meets the geographic and timely access standards set by law, arrange coverage to ensure the delivery of medically necessary out-of-network services, to the extent possible, to meet those geographic and timely access standards. Because a willful violation of the bill’s requirement by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

CA AB 1860 - Christopher M. Ward
Substance abuse treatment: registration and certification.
09/25/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 523, Statutes of 2022.
AB 1860, Ward. Substance abuse treatment: registration and certification. Existing law grants the State Department of Health Care Services the sole authority in state government to determine the qualifications of personnel working within alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment programs licensed, certified, or funded under state law. Existing law requires the department to require that a person providing counseling services within those programs be registered with or certified by a certifying organization approved by the department, except as specified.This bill would exempt graduate students participating in supervised internships affiliated with university programs in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counseling, who are completing supervised practicum hours to meet postgraduate requirements, and associates registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences from the registration and certification requirement.This bill would require exempted programs providing practicum for graduate students to report to all department-approved certifying organizations a graduate student who has been removed from practicum as a result of an ethical or professional conduct violation.Existing law prohibits the department from approving a certifying organization that does not, prior to registering or certifying a counselor, contact other department-approved certifying organizations to determine whether an individual has had their registration or certification revoked. Existing law requires certifying organizations to deny an individual’s request for registration if the individual’s certification has been previously revoked.This bill would prohibit the department from approving a certifying organization that does not, prior to registering or certifying a counselor, contact other department-approved certifying organizations to determine whether an individual has been removed from a postgraduate practicum for an ethical or professional violation. This bill would also require a certifying organization to deny an individual’s request for registration if the individual has been removed from a postgraduate practicum for an ethical or professional violation. The bill would require the department to adopt regulations to implement these provisions on or before December 31, 2025.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11833 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by AB 2473 to be operative only if this bill and AB 2473 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

CA AB 1940 - Rudy Salas Jr.
School-Based Health Center Support Program.
09/27/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 1940, Salas. School-Based Health Center Support Program. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to assist school health centers, which are defined as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals, as specified.This bill would rename the program as the School-Based Health Center Support Program and would redefine a school-based health center to mean a student-focused health center or clinic that is located at or near a school or schools, is organized through school, community, and health provider relationships, and provides age-appropriate, clinical health care services onsite by qualified health professionals. The bill would authorize a school-based health center to provide primary medical care, behavioral health services, or dental care services onsite or through mobile health or telehealth.Existing law requires the department, subject to an appropriation, to establish a grant program within the Public School Health Center Support Program to provide technical assistance, and funding for the expansion, renovation, and retrofitting of existing school health centers, and the development of new school health centers. Existing law requires a health center receiving grant funds to meet or have a plan to meeting specified requirements relating to the provision of certain services.This bill would make changes to certain service requirements relating to, among other things, primary medical care, substance use disorder services, population health, and integrated and individualized support.Existing law requires, subject to an appropriation, that planning grants under the program be available in amounts between $25,000 and $50,000 for a 6- to 12-month period for specified uses.This bill would instead require, subject to an appropriation, that planning grants be available in amounts between $50,000 and $100,000, inclusive, for up to a 24-month period.Existing law requires, subject to an appropriation, that facilities and startup grants be available in amounts between $20,000 and $250,000 per year for a 3-year period for the purpose of establishing a school health center, with the potential addition of $100,000 in the first year for facilities construction, purchase, or renovation.This bill would instead require, subject to an appropriation, that facilities and startup grants be available in amounts between $300,000 and $850,000, inclusive, for a 3-year period. The bill would make certain changes to preference-related criteria.Existing law requires, subject to an appropriation, that sustainability grants be available in amounts between $25,000 and $125,000 per year for a 3-year period for the purpose of operating a school health center, or enhancing programming at a fully operational school health center, and sets forth certain criteria for those grants.This bill would delete those provisions and would instead require, subject to an appropriation, that expansion grants be available in amounts between $150,000 and $300,000, inclusive, for up to a 3-year period for the purpose of renovating and improving an existing school-based health center or enhancing and expanding programming at a fully operational school-based health center, as specified. The bill would set forth certain eligibility- and preference-related criteria for these grants.Existing law requires the program, in collaboration with the State Department of Education, to act as a liaison for school-based health centers.This bill would delete that provision.Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish an Office of School-Based Health Programs for the purpose of assisting local educational agencies regarding the current health-related programs under the purview of the dep

CA AB 204 - House Budget Committee
Budget Act of 2022: Health Omnibus.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 738, Statutes of 2022.
AB 204, Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2022: Health Omnibus. Existing law establishes the Federal Trust Fund, consisting of all money received by the state from the United States. Existing law also establishes the California Health Trust Fund as a continuously appropriated fund to provide for the administration of the California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as specified.This bill would authorize, to the extent permitted by federal law, the transfer of funds from the Federal Trust fund to the California Health Trust Fund, if the money is made available by the United States for consistent purposes. Because the California Health Trust Fund is continuously appropriated, this bill would make an appropriation by authorizing the transfer of additional moneys into the fund.Existing law establishes the Abortion Practical Support Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for the purpose of providing grants to nonprofit organizations that either specialize in assisting pregnant people who are low income, or who face other financial barriers, with direct practical support services to access and obtain an abortion or that provide abortion services to those persons.This bill would specify that grant funds are required to be used to fund a new program or support an existing program that increases patient access to abortion. The bill would also expand the definition of “practical support” and therefore make an appropriation by expanding the use of moneys in a continuously appropriated fund.Existing law establishes the Health Care Affordability Board, which is tasked with establishing a statewide health care cost target and specific targets by specified categories, such as health care sector. Existing law requires that these specific targets and the methodology for setting them be adjusted for a provider or fully integrated delivery system’s cost target, subject to projected labor costs.This bill would make clarifying changes to these provisions.Existing law establishes the Office of Health Care Affordability, within the Department of Health Care Access and Information, responsible for analyzing the health care market for cost trends and drivers of spending to develop data-informed policies for lowering health care costs. Existing law requires the office to adopt a set of standard measures for assessing care quality and equity across payers and requires that it be annually reviewed and updated.This bill would instead require that the office review and update the standard measures periodically.Existing law, the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act, establishes a state medical contract program with accredited medical schools, hospitals, and other programs and institutions to increase the number of students and residents receiving quality education and training in specified primary care specialties and maximize the delivery of primary care and family physician services to underserved areas of the state.The bill would add programs that train postgraduate physician assistants and nurse practitioners to the list of programs eligible to contract with the state under the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act, and would make conforming changes.Existing law prohibits a person from being tried or adjudged to punishment while that person is mentally incompetent, establishes a process by which a defendant’s mental competency is evaluated, and requires a court, before ordering a defendant to be committed to the State Department of State Hospitals or other treatment facility, to hear and determine whether the defendant lacks the capacity to make decisions regarding the administration of antipsychotic medication, as specified. Existing law requires the department, within 90 days after a commitment, to make a written report to the court and the community program director for the county or region of commitment, or a designee, concerning the defendant’s progress toward recovery of mental competence

CA AB 2072 - Jesse Gabriel
Mental health professionals: natural disasters: county offices of education: personnel sharing agreements.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 909, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2072, Gabriel. Mental health professionals: natural disasters: county offices of education: personnel sharing agreements. Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work. Existing law requires a school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, or both, as provided. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to develop guidelines for the use of telehealth technology in public schools to provide mental health and behavioral health services to pupils on school campuses, as provided.This bill would require, on or before November 1, 2024, county offices of education, in consultation with the department and other relevant state and local agencies, to coordinate agreements between school districts and charter schools within the county to develop a system for rapidly deploying qualified mental health professionals and other key school personnel employed by individual school districts and charter schools throughout the county to areas of the county that experienced a natural disaster or other traumatic event, as provided. The bill would require county offices of education, in developing these agreements, to consider cost, criteria for a local educational agency to request the use of mental health professionals and other key school personnel, and reimbursements between local educational agencies and for travel expenses, as provided.This bill would require single school district county offices of education to enter into agreements with at least one other county office of education that they share a border with. The bill would also require county offices of education that share a county border with a single school district county office of education to consult with and enter into agreements with at least one single school district county office of education.By imposing new requirements on local educational agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 2089 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Privacy: mental health digital services: mental health application information.
09/28/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 690, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2089, Bauer-Kahan. Privacy: mental health digital services: mental health application information. Existing federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), establishes certain requirements relating to the provision of health insurance, including provisions relating to the confidentiality of health records. Existing state law, the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, a contractor, a corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates, or any business that offers software or hardware to consumers, including a mobile application or other related device, as defined, from intentionally sharing, selling, using for marketing, or otherwise using any medical information, as defined, for any purpose not necessary to provide health care services to a patient, except as provided. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions that results in economic loss or personal injury to a patient punishable as a misdemeanor.Existing law requires a person or business that conducts business in California, and that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, to disclose a breach of the security of the system following discovery or notification of the breach in the security of the data to a resident of California who meets certain criteria, including that the resident’s unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. Existing law requires a person or business that is required to issue a security breach notification pursuant to that provision to more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach of the security system to electronically submit a single sample copy of that security breach notification, excluding any personally identifiable information, to the Attorney General.This bill would revise the definition of medical information to include mental health application information. The bill would define mental health application information to mean information related to a consumer’s inferred or diagnosed mental health or substance use disorder, as specified, collected by a mental health digital service, as defined. The bill would provide that any business that offers a mental health digital service to a consumer for the purpose of allowing the individual to manage the individual’s information, or for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of a medical condition of the individual, is deemed to be a provider of health care subject to the requirements of CMIA. The bill would require a business that offers a mental health digital service, when partnering with a provider of health care, to provide to the provider information regarding how to find data breaches reported pursuant to the provisions described above on the internet website of the Attorney General. Because the bill would expand the definition of a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

CA AB 2091 - Mia Bonta
Disclosure of information: reproductive health and foreign penal civil actions.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 628, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2091, Mia Bonta. Disclosure of information: reproductive health and foreign penal civil actions. (1) Existing law provides that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to their personal reproductive decisions. Existing law prohibits the state from denying or interfering with a person’s right to choose or obtain an abortion prior to viability of the fetus, or when the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the person. Existing law requires a health insurer to take specified steps to protect the confidentiality of an insured’s medical information, and prohibits an insurer from disclosing medical information related to sensitive health care services to the policyholder or any insureds other than the protected individual receiving care. Existing law generally prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor from disclosing medical information regarding a patient, enrollee, or subscriber without first obtaining an authorization, unless a specified exception applies, including that the disclosure is in response to a subpoena. Existing law prohibits an employer from using or disclosing medical information that it possesses pertaining to its employees without the patient having first signed an authorization, unless a specified exception applies, including that the disclosure is compelled by judicial or administrative process or by any other specific provision of law. Existing law authorizes a California court or attorney to issue a subpoena if a foreign subpoena has been sought in this state.This bill would prohibit compelling a person to identify or provide information that would identify or that is related to an individual who has sought or obtained an abortion in a state, county, city, or other local criminal, administrative, legislative, or other proceeding if the information is being requested based on another state’s laws that interfere with a person’s right to choose or obtain an abortion or a foreign penal civil action, as defined. The bill would authorize the Insurance Commissioner to assess a civil penalty, as specified, against an insurer that has disclosed an insured’s confidential medical information. The bill would prohibit a provider of health care, a health care service plan, a contractor, or an employer from releasing medical information that would identify an individual or related to an individual seeking or obtaining an abortion in response to a subpoena or a request or to law enforcement if that subpoena, request, or the purpose of law enforcement for the medical information is based on, or for the purpose of enforcement of, either another state’s laws that interfere with a person’s rights to choose or obtain an abortion or a foreign penal civil action. The bill would prohibit issuance of a subpoena if the submitted foreign subpoena relates to a foreign penal civil action and the submitted foreign subpoena would require disclosure of information related to sensitive services, as defined.(2) Existing law sets forth the health care access rights of an incarcerated pregnant person and an incarcerated person who is identified as possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant. Existing law prohibits the imposition of conditions or restrictions on an incarcerated person’s ability to obtain an abortion.This bill would prohibit prison staff from disclosing identifying medical information related to an incarcerated person’s right to seek and obtain an abortion if the information is being requested based on another state’s law that interferes with a person’s rights to choose or obtain an abortion or a foreign penal civil action.(3) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 2029.300 and 2029.350 of the Code of Civil Procedure proposed by SB 107 to be operative only if this bill and SB 107 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(4) This bill would declare that it is to take effect i

CA AB 2144 - James C. Ramos
Mental health: information sharing.
09/29/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2144, Ramos. Mental health: information sharing. Existing law, the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988, authorizes a minor, if they are a danger to self or others, or they are gravely disabled, as a result of a mental health disorder, and authorization for voluntary treatment is not available, upon probable cause, to be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation of minors.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, also authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to self or others, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for assessment, evaluation, and crisis intervention, or placement for evaluation and treatment.Existing law prohibits a person detained pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is a danger to self or others, from owning, possessing, controlling, receiving, or purchasing, or attempting to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase, any firearm. In order for the Department of Justice to determine the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm, existing law requires each designated facility, within 24 hours of admitting an individual subject to that prohibition, to submit a report to the Department of Justice that contains specified information, including the identity of the person.This bill would require the Department of Justice to provide to the State Department of Health Care Services, in a secure format, a copy of reports submitted pursuant to those provisions on a quarterly basis. The bill would also require the State Department of Health Care Services to share the information it receives from the Department of Justice and designated facilities with county mental health or behavioral health departments on a quarterly basis.The bill would also require a designated facility to submit a quarterly report to the State Department of Health Care Services that identifies people admitted to the facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act because the person is gravely disabled and minors admitted pursuant to the Children’s Civil Commitment and Mental Health Treatment Act of 1988 who are younger than 13 years of age. The bill would require the designated facility to include in the report the same information required to be reported to the Department of Justice for individuals who are subject to the above-described firearms restrictions.The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to annually submit a publicly accessible report to the Legislature of deidentified and aggregated data received pursuant to these provisions, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to implement these provisions no later than January 1, 2024, and would require the State Department of Health Care Services to, without taking regulatory action, issue guidance to implement these provisions in a manner that does not duplicate reporting requirements for designated facilities and local mental health directors.

CA AB 2199 - Buffy Wicks
Birthing Justice for California Families Pilot Project.
09/25/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2199, Wicks. Birthing Justice for California Families Pilot Project. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services pursuant to a schedule of benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law requires the department to convene a workgroup to examine the implementation of the Medi-Cal doula benefit, as specified. Existing law also requires the department, no later than July 1, 2024, to publish a report that addresses the number of Medi-Cal recipients utilizing doula services and identifies barriers that impede access to doula services, among other things. This bill would establish the Birthing Justice for California Families Pilot Project, which would include a 3-year grant program to provide grants to specified entities, including community-based doula groups, to provide doula care to members of communities with high rates of negative birth outcomes who are not eligible for Medi-Cal and incarcerated people. The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to take specified actions with regard to awarding grants, including awarding grants to selected entities on or before July 1, 2024. The bill would require a grant recipient to use grants funds to pay for the costs associated with providing doula care to eligible individuals and to establish, manage, support, or expand doula services, including technical assistance to nascent doulas or doula groups. The bill would require a grant recipient, in setting the payment rate for a doula being paid with grant funds, to comply with specified parameters, including that the payment rate not be less than the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for doulas or the median rate paid for doula care in existing local pilot projects providing doula care in California, whichever is higher. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2029, to submit a report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on the expenditure of funds and relevant outcome data for the pilot project. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2029.

CA AB 2221 - Sharon Quirk-Silva
Accessory dwelling units.
09/28/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 650, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2221, Quirk-Silva. Accessory dwelling units. The Planning and Zoning Law, among other things, provides for the creation of accessory dwelling units by local ordinance, or, if a local agency has not adopted an ordinance, by ministerial approval, in accordance with specified standards and conditions. Existing law requires a local ordinance to require an accessory dwelling unit to be either attached to, or located within, the proposed or existing primary dwelling, as specified, or detached from the proposed or existing primary dwelling and located on the same lot as the proposed or existing primary dwelling.This bill would specify that an accessory dwelling unit that is detached from the proposed or existing primary dwelling may include a detached garage. Existing law requires a permitting agency to act on an application to create an accessory dwelling unit or a junior accessory dwelling unit within specified timeframes.This bill would require a permitting agency to approve or deny an application to serve an accessory dwelling unit or a junior accessory dwelling unit within the same timeframes. If a permitting agency denies an application for an accessory dwelling unit or junior accessory dwelling unit, the bill would require a permitting agency to return in writing a full set of comments to the applicant with a list of items that are defective or deficient and a description of how the application can be remedied by the applicant within the same timeframes. The bill would define “permitting agency” for its purposes.Existing law authorizes a local agency to establish minimum and maximum unit size requirements for attached and detached accessory dwelling units, subject to certain exceptions, including that a local agency is prohibited from establishing limits on lot coverage, floor area ratio, open space, and minimum lot size, that do not permit the construction of at least an 800 square foot accessory dwelling unit, as specified.This bill would additionally prohibit a local agency from establishing limits on front setbacks, as described above.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 65852.2 of the Government Code proposed by SB 897 to be operative only if this bill and SB 897 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.By imposing additional duties on local governments in the administration of the development of accessory dwelling units, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

CA AB 2222 - Michael McGuire
Student financial aid: Golden State Social Opportunities Program.
09/25/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2222, Reyes. Student financial aid: Golden State Social Opportunities Program. Existing law establishes the Department of Health Care Access and Information. Existing law establishes various programs within the department, including the Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program, which authorizes licensed mental health service providers who provide direct patient care in a publicly funded facility or a mental health professional shortage area to apply for grants to reimburse their educational loans, as specified.This bill, upon appropriation by the Legislature for its purposes, would establish the Golden State Social Opportunities Program, to be administered by the department, to provide grants to students who are enrolled in a postgraduate program of a University of California or California State University campus or an independent institution of higher education, if the students commit to working in a California-based nonprofit, as defined, for a period of 2 years upon completion of the postgraduate program. The bill would require a grant recipient to, upon completion of the postgraduate program, satisfy the requirements to become an associate clinical social worker, an associate professional clinical counselor, an associate marriage and family therapist, or a registered psychological associate.

CA AB 2223 - Kevin C. Mullin
Reproductive health.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 629, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2223, Wicks. Reproductive health. (1) Existing law requires a county coroner to hold inquests to inquire into and determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of violent, sudden, or unusual deaths, including deaths related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion. Existing law requires a coroner to register a fetal death after 20 weeks of gestation, unless it is the result of a legal abortion. If a physician was not in attendance at the delivery of the fetus, existing law requires the fetal death to be handled as a death without medical attendance. Existing law requires the coroner to state on the certificate of fetal death the time of fetal death, the direct causes of the fetal death, and the conditions, if any, that gave rise to these causes.This bill would delete the requirement that a coroner hold inquests for deaths related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion, and would delete the requirement that an unattended fetal death be handled as a death without medical attendance. The bill would prohibit using the coroner’s statements on the certificate of fetal death to establish, bring, or support a criminal prosecution or civil cause of damages against a person who is immune from liability based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, or who aids a pregnant person in exercising their rights under the Reproductive Privacy Act, as specified.(2) Existing law, the Reproductive Privacy Act, provides that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to their personal reproductive decisions. Existing law prohibits the state from interfering with a pregnant person’s right to choose or obtain an abortion before the fetus is viable or when it is necessary to protect the life and health of the pregnant person. Under existing law, an abortion is unauthorized if either the person performing the abortion is not a health care provider that is authorized to perform an abortion or the fetus is viable.Existing law, the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act, authorizes an individual whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state, has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with, to institute or prosecute in their own name and on their own behalf an action for damages, as prescribed.This bill would prohibit a person from being subject to civil or criminal liability, or otherwise deprived of their rights, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome or based solely on their actions to aid or assist a woman or pregnant person who is exercising their reproductive rights. The bill would clarify that an abortion is unauthorized if performed by a person other than the pregnant person and either the person performing the abortion is not a health care provider that is authorized to perform an abortion or the fetus is viable. The bill would authorize a party whose rights are protected by the Reproductive Privacy Act to bring a civil action against an offending state actor when those rights are interfered with by conduct or by statute, ordinance, or other state or local rule, regulation, or enactment in violation of the act, as specified, and would require a court, upon a motion, to award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff. The bill would also authorize a person aggrieved by a violation of the Reproductive Privacy Act to bring a civil action pursuant to the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act. The bill would provide for the indemnification of employees or former employees of public agencies who were acting within the scope of their employment.(3) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 123466 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by A

CA AB 2229 - Jacqui V. Irwin
Peace officers: minimum standards: bias evaluation.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 959, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2229, Luz Rivas. Peace officers: minimum standards: bias evaluation. (1) Existing law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including, among other requirements, that peace officers be evaluated by a physician and surgeon or psychologist and found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. This bill would require that evaluation to include bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Under existing law, the minimum education requirement for peace officers is high school graduation from a public school or other accredited high school, passing an equivalency test or high school proficiency examination, or attaining a 2-year, 4-year, or advanced degree from an accredited institution. Existing law requires accreditation to be from a state or local government educational agency, a regional accrediting association, an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an organization holding full membership in specified organizations, including AdvancED.This bill would revise the accreditation standards to include an organization holding full membership in Cognia.(2) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1031 of the Government Code proposed by SB 960 to be operative only if this bill and SB 960 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(3) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

CA AB 2242 - Henry I. Stern
Mental health services.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 867, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2242, Santiago. Mental health services. (1) Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (the Act), authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody by a peace officer, a member of the attending staff of an evaluation facility, designated members of a mobile crisis team, or another designated professional person, and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation. The act also authorizes a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of both, to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder.This bill, on or before December 1, 2023, would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene a stakeholder group of entities, including the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California and the California Hospital Association, among others, to create a model care coordination plan to be followed when discharging those held under temporary holds or a conservatorship. The bill would require the model care coordination plan and process to outline who would be on the care team and how the communication would occur to coordinate care. Among other components, the bill would require the model care coordination plan to require that an individual exiting a temporary hold or a conservatorship be provided with a detailed plan that includes a scheduled first appointment with the health plan, the mental health plan, a primary care provider, or another appropriate provider to whom the person has been referred. The bill would require facilities designated by the counties for evaluation and treatment of involuntarily committed patients to implement the care coordination plan by August 1, 2024.This bill would require a care coordination plan to be developed, as specified, and provided to an individual before being discharged from a hold or released after being detained for evaluation and treatment. The bill would also require a care coordination plan to be developed and provided to a conservatee prior to their release. The bill would require the county behavioral health department, among others, to participate in designing an individual’s care coordination plan. By placing additional duties on counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require, for purposes of care coordination and scheduling a followup appointment, the health plan, mental health plan, primary care provider, or other appropriate provider to whom a person released from hold or a conservatorship is referred for services to make a good faith effort to contact the referred individual no less than 3 times, either by email, telephone, mail, or in-person outreach, as specified.(2) Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund various county mental health programs. The MHSA also established the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to oversee the administration of various parts of the act.This bill, to the extent permitted under state and federal law and consistent with the MHSA and for the purposes of the above-mentioned provisions of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, would clarify that counties may pay for the services authorized in those provisions using funds from the Mental Health Services Fund when included in county plans, as specified, and would also authorize counties to pay for those services with specified funds from

CA AB 2275 - Mark W. Stone
Mental health: involuntary commitment.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 960, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2275, Wood. Mental health: involuntary commitment. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. If certain conditions are met after the 72-hour detention, the act authorizes the certification of the person for a 14-day maximum period of intensive treatment and then a 30-day maximum period of intensive treatment after the 14-day period. Existing law requires a certification review hearing to be held when a person is certified for a 14-day or 30-day intensive treatment detention, except as specified, and requires it to be within 4 days of the date on which the person is certified, but allows for a postponement for 48 hours or until the next regularly scheduled hearing date in specified smaller counties.This bill would, among other things, specify that the 72-hour period of detention begins at the time when the person is first detained. The bill would remove the provisions for postponement of the certification review hearing. The bill, when a person has not been certified for 14-day intensive treatment and remains detained on a 72-hour hold, would require a certification review hearing to be held within 7 days of the date the person was initially detained and would require the person in charge of the facility where the person is detained to notify the detained person of specified rights. Because the bill would expand the population of persons who are entitled to a certification review hearing, it would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 2294 - Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.
Diversion for repeat retail theft crimes.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 856, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2294, Jones-Sawyer. Diversion for repeat retail theft crimes. (1) Existing law requires a peace officer to release a person who has been arrested for a misdemeanor after securing that person’s promise to appear, as specified, unless certain conditions are met for nonrelease, including, among others, there is reason to believe that the person would not appear as required or there was a reasonable likelihood that the offense or offenses for which the person was arrested would continue or resume.This bill, until January 1, 2026, would include in the reasons for nonrelease that the person has been cited, arrested, or convicted for misdemeanor or felony theft from a store in the previous 6 months and that there is probable cause to believe that the person arrested is guilty of committing organized retail theft. By increasing the number of persons subject to detention in county jail, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law authorizes the issuance of a bench warrant in specified situations, including when the defendant fails to appear in court after being ordered by a judge or magistrate to personally appear in court at a specific time and place.This bill, until January 1, 2026, would authorize the court to issue a bench warrant when the defendant has failed to appear and the defendant has been cited or arrested for misdemeanor or felony theft from a store and has failed to appear in court in connection with that charge or those charges in the previous 6 months.(3) Existing law authorizes a court to grant pretrial diversion to a defendant in specified cases, including when the defendant is suffering from a mental disorder, specified controlled substances crimes, and when the defendant was, or currently is, a member of the United States military.This bill, until January 1, 2026, would authorize a city or county prosecuting authority or county probation department to create a diversion or deferred entry of judgment program for persons who commit a theft offense or repeat theft offenses, as specified.This bill, upon appropriation and until January 1, 2026, would also require the Board of State and Community Corrections to award grant funding to 4 or more county superior courts or county probation departments to create demonstration projects to reduce the recidivism of high-risk misdemeanor probationers, as specified. The bill would require the board to develop reporting requirements for the participating entities and would require those entities to report the results of the demonstration project to the board. The bill would require the board to report to the Legislature and county criminal justice officials 2 years after the appropriation by the Legislature.(4) This bill would specify that its provisions are severable.(5) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.(6) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

CA AB 2317 - James C. Ramos
Children’s psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 589, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2317, Ramos. Children’s psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities, including a children’s crisis residential program, by the State Department of Social Services, and defines a children’s crisis residential program to mean a facility licensed as a short-term residential therapeutic program and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services, or a county mental health plan, to operate a children’s crisis residential mental health program to serve children experiencing mental health crises as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including specified mental health and substance use disorder services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Existing federal Medicaid regulations provide for inpatient psychiatric services for individuals under 21 years of age in psychiatric facilities, as prescribed.This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to license and establish regulations for psychiatric residential treatment facilities, which the bill would define as a licensed residential facility operated by a public agency or private nonprofit organization that provides psychiatric services, as prescribed under the Medicaid regulations, to individuals under 21 years of age, in an inpatient setting. The bill would require the department to establish regulations for the facilities that include, among other things, the implementation of a plan that is designed to achieve the patient’s discharge from inpatient status, step-down service, at the earliest possible time.For purposes of admission and continued stay at a psychiatric residential treatment facility, the bill would require that a patient’s psychiatric condition requires services on an inpatient basis under the direction of a physician, that the services can reasonably be expected to improve the patient’s condition or prevent further regression such that inpatient services will no longer be needed, and that the facility is the least restrictive setting for treatment of the patient’s psychiatric condition.The bill would require the department to inspect psychiatric residential treatment facilities and would authorize any officer, employee, or agent of the department to enter and inspect the facility at any time to investigate compliance with applicable requirements. The bill would require the department to impose a licensing and application fee to be deposited into the Mental Health Facility Licensing Fund. The bill would require each psychiatric residential treatment facility to provide the department data, as specified.Existing law authorizes the court to limit the control to be exercised over a minor, if the minor is adjudged a ward or dependent child of the court, by any parent, guardian, or Indian custodian, if applicable, and requires the court by its order to clearly and specifically set forth all those limitations.When a parent, guardian, or Indian custodian who retains physical custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court seeks to have a child admitted to a psychiatric residential treatment facility or when a child seeks to make a voluntary admission, the bill would require the social worker or probation officer to file an ex parte application for an order authorizing the voluntary admission, if certain requirements are met and within a certain time frame, and to include, among other things, a brief description of the child’s mental disorder. The bill would require the social worker and probation officer to follow certain procedures, including notice, as specified.This bill would allow the court to grant a parent, gu

CA AB 2343 - Toni G. Atkins
Board of State and Community Corrections.
09/29/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2343, Akilah Weber. Board of State and Community Corrections. Existing law establishes and regulates the state prison for the confinement of persons convicted of certain felony offenses. Existing law also regulates county jails used for the confinement of persons awaiting trial and persons convicted of misdemeanors and certain felony offenses.Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections to provide statewide leadership, coordination, and technical assistance to promote effective state and local efforts and partnerships in California’s adult and juvenile criminal justice system. The duties of the board, among others, include establishing standards for local correctional facilities and correctional officers.Under existing law, the board is composed of 13 members, as specified.This bill would, commencing July 1, 2023, add 2 additional members to the board, a licensed health care provider and a licensed mental health care provider, each appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.The bill would also, commencing July 1, 2023, require the board to develop and adopt regulations pertaining to standards of care for incarcerated persons with mental health issues by local correctional facilities, including requirements for training of correctional staff, requirements for mental health screening, and requirements for safety checks of incarcerated persons.

CA AB 2418 - Ash Kalra
Crimes: Justice Data Accountability and Transparency Act.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 787, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2418, Kalra. Crimes: Justice Data Accountability and Transparency Act. Existing law requires the Department of Justice to compile criminal offender record information, defined as the records and data compiled by criminal justice agencies, for purposes of identifying criminal offenders and of maintaining as to each offender a summary of certain information, including arrests, pretrial proceedings, sentencing, and release. Existing law requires a reporting agency to report specified information to the department concerning each arrest, including applicable identification and arrest data, as specified. Existing law requires the superior court that disposes of a case for which an arrest was made to report specified data to the department, including the disposition of the case and specified data elements.This bill would require state and local prosecution offices to collect and transmit data elements, as defined, for each criminal case to the department, including, but not limited to, data about basic case information of each case, including the case number and the date of the crime and arrest, data about the charges, including each charge, enhancement, and special circumstance filed, data about the initial appearance, custody, and bail, including the date of the initial appearance and bail set, whether defendant posted bail, and the date of release from custody, data about plea bargains, including the date and the terms, data about diversion and collaborative court programs, including whether the defendant was offered a diversion program, whether the defendant was eligible for a collaborative court program, and whether there was opposition by the prosecuting agency for either program, data about the case disposition and postconviction proceedings, and data about the victim and the defendant charged. The bill would also require the department to collect specified data, including the number of prior felony arrests and convictions of a defendant.The bill would require the department to be responsible for collecting data elements from agencies, as specified, and aggregating, as specified, these data elements by, including, but not limited to, developing consistent definitions and formats for data elements and providing consistent and clear guidelines to agencies transmitting data elements to the department.The bill would, beginning March 1, 2027, require every agency to collect data elements for cases in which a decision to reject charges or to initiate criminal proceedings by way of complaint or indictment has been made by that agency from that date forward. The bill would, beginning June 1, 2027, require every agency to begin transmitting data elements to the department with this transmission occurring on a quarterly basis until June 1, 2028, after which data elements are transmitted monthly. The bill would authorize the department to require any agency to transmit data before any deadline for specified reasons, including quality control purposes and compliance with standardized formats.The bill would require the department, by October 1, 2023, to establish the Prosecutorial Transparency Advisory Board for the purpose of ensuring transparency, accountability, and equitable access to prosecutorial data. The bill would require specified individuals and representatives of specified organizations, or their designees, including the Attorney General, the president of the California Public Defenders Association, a university professor who specializes in criminal justice data, and 2 individuals who have direct experience being prosecuted in the criminal legal system, to serve on the board. The bill would require the board to provide guidance to the department on draft rules, regulations, policies, plans, reports, and other decisions made by the department. The bill would require the department, by July 1, 2024, in consultation with the Prosecutorial Transparency Advisory Board, to develop a data

CA AB 2473 - Adrin Nazarian
Substance use disorder: counselors.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 594, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2473, Nazarian. Substance use disorder: counselors. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities by the State Department of Health Care Services and authorizes the department to enforce those provisions. Existing law also requires the department to require that an individual providing counseling services within a program be certified by a certifying organization approved by the department.This bill would require the department to determine the required core competencies for registered and certified counselors working within an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment program, as specified, and to consult with affected stakeholders in developing these requirements. The bill would require core competency requirements for registered and certified substance use disorder counselors to include, at a minimum, specified elements, including knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, clinical documentation, and delivery of services in the behavioral health delivery system. The bill would prohibit hour requirements for registered counselors from being lower than the hour requirements for certified peer support specialists. The bill would prohibit the department from implementing the requirements, as specified, before July 1, 2025. The bill would exempt counselors in good standing from the requirements, as specified, if certain criteria are met. The bill would require the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the changes made by the bill without regulatory action by means of all-county letters, plan letters, plan or provider bulletins, or similar instructions, and would require the department to adopt regulations to implement those changes by December 31, 2025.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11833 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by AB 1860 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1860 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

CA AB 2480 - Joaquin Arambula
Rehabilitation services: persons with vision loss.
09/25/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 532, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2480, Arambula. Rehabilitation services: persons with vision loss. Existing law provides for various services for individuals who are blind, including authorization for the Department of Rehabilitation to appoint counselor-teachers to provide individual guidance and training that will enable adult individuals who are blind adjust to daily living in the home and the community. Existing law requires a counselor-teacher to teach an adult individual who is blind reading and writing of braille, typing, travel techniques, and household arts and crafts in accordance with the needs of the blind person.This bill would eliminate the requirement for a counselor-teacher to teach typing and household arts and crafts, and instead would require the counselor-teacher to teach independent living skills and to provide assistive technology training to an adult individual who is blind.Existing federal law establishes the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, under which funds are awarded to states to provide independent living services to individuals who are 55 years of age or older and whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment difficult to obtain, but for whom independent living goals are feasible. Pursuant to this federal program, the state Department of Rehabilitation administers the Older Individuals Who Are Blind program, which provides grants to specified organizations across the state to provide services to visually impaired individuals who are 55 years of age and older, to assist them to live independently. Other federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, among other things, awards grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.This bill would require the department to establish a grant program to provide services to promote independent living to adults who are blind or have low vision, and who are not eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services pursuant to the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The bill would require the department to award grants to private organizations with demonstrated expertise in serving adults who are blind or have low vision. The bill would authorize the department to select private organizations awarded grants under the most recent solicitation of grantees under the state’s Older Individuals who are Blind program without using a competitive awards process. The bill would require the department to implement the program subject to an appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act or through the use of any other funds already made available for the purposes described by the bill.The bill would eliminate an obsolete funding requirement in a related provision.

CA AB 2526 - Jim Cooper
Incarcerated persons: health records.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 968, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2526, Cooper. Incarcerated persons: health records. Existing law, the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, prohibits a health care provider, a contractor, or a health care service plan from disclosing medical information, as defined, regarding a patient of the provider or an enrollee or subscriber of the health care service plan without first obtaining an authorization, except as specified. Existing law authorizes a provider of health care or a health care service plan to disclose medical information when, among other things, the information is disclosed to an insurer, employer, health care service plan, hospital service plan, employee benefit plan, governmental authority, contractor, or other person or entity responsible for paying for health care services rendered to the patient, to the extent necessary to allow responsibility for payment to be determined and payment to be made. This bill would require, when jurisdiction of an inmate is transferred from or between the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the State Department of State Hospitals, and county agencies caring for inmates, those agencies to disclose, by electronic transmission when possible, mental health records, as defined, regarding each transferred inmate who received mental health services while in custody of the transferring facility, as specified. The bill would require mental health records to be disclosed to ensure sufficient mental health history is available for the purpose of satisfying specified requirements relating to parole and to ensure the continuity of mental health treatment of an inmate being transferred between those facilities. By imposing additional duties on local entities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would require all transmissions made pursuant to these provisions to comply with specified provisions of state and federal law, including the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 2581 - Rudy Salas Jr.
Health care coverage: mental health and substance use disorders: provider credentials.
09/25/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 533, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2581, Salas. Health care coverage: mental health and substance use disorders: provider credentials. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of disability insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or disability insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions, as specified.For provider contracts issued, amended, or renewed on and after January 1, 2023, this bill would require a health care service plan or disability insurer that provides coverage for mental health and substance use disorders and credentials health care providers of those services for the health care service plan’s or disability insurer’s networks, to assess and verify the qualifications of a health care provider within 60 days after receiving a completed provider credentialing application. Because a violation of the bill’s requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

CA AB 2632 - Christopher R. Holden
Segregated confinement.
09/29/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2632, Holden. Segregated confinement. Existing law establishes the state prisons under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Existing law places county jails under the jurisdiction of the sheriff for the confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment for the conviction of a crime.This bill would require every jail, prison, public or privately operated detention facility, and a facility in which individuals are subject to confinement or involuntary detention to develop and follow written procedures governing the management of segregated confinement, as specified. The bill would require those facilities to document the use of segregated confinement by, among other things, providing written orders of that confinement to the individual confined, as specified. The bill would prohibit those facilities from involuntarily placing an individual in segregated confinement if the individual belongs to a special population, including, among others, that the individual has a mental or physical disability or that the individual is under 26 years of age or over 59 years of age. The bill would require the facility to periodically check on the individual and have a medical or mental health professional periodically assess the individual. This bill would require a facility to offer out-of-cell programming to individuals in segregated confinement for at least 4 hours per day, not including time spent on housekeeping or in paid employment. The bill would also authorize a facility to use segregated confinement to help treat and protect against the spread of communicable disease, under certain circumstances.This bill would prohibit a facility from holding an individual in segregated confinement for more than 15 consecutive days and no more than 45 days in a 180-day period, as specified. This bill would also prohibit a facility from imposing limitations on services, treatment, or basic needs; conducting out-of-cell programming opportunities in a smaller cage or therapy module; placing an individual in segregated confinement on the basis of confidential information, as specified; using specified restraints when an individual is in segregated confinement; and using segregated confinement as a means of protecting an individual. This bill would require a facility administrator or chief physician to conduct a secondary review of a person in segregated confinement’s dispute regarding qualification in the special populations category. This bill would require facilities to create and publish monthly, semiannual, and annual reports, as specified. The bill would require the Office of the Inspector General and the Board of State and Community Corrections to assess each facility’s compliance with the act, as specified. This bill would require local and state authorities to promulgate regulations or directives to implement the act, where applicable. The bill would declare these provisions to be severable. By imposing additional duties on county jails, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 2658 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Juveniles: electronic monitoring.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 796, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2658, Bauer-Kahan. Juveniles: electronic monitoring. Existing law subjects a minor between 12 and 17 years of age, inclusive, who violates any federal, state, or local law or ordinance to, and a minor under 12 years of age who is alleged to have committed specified serious offenses to, the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge the minor to be a ward of the court. Existing law authorizes a probation officer to release a minor who has been taken into temporary custody because they have been alleged to have committed an offense back to the custody of their parent, legal guardian, or responsible relative on home supervision under the supervision of the probation officer, except as specified.Existing law authorizes the use of electronic monitoring in criminal court under a home detention program for inmates held in a county jail or other correctional facility or granted probation, or inmates participating in a work furlough program, under certain conditions, in lieu of confinement. Existing law also requires that for all felony and misdemeanor sentences, when the defendant has been in custody, that all days of custody of the defendant, including days served in home detention under electronic monitoring, are to be credited upon the defendant’s term of imprisonment, or credited to any base fine, as specified. This bill would entitle a minor to have one day credited against the minor’s maximum term of confinement for each day, or fraction thereof, that the minor serves on electronic monitoring. This bill would, if electronic monitoring is imposed for a period of greater than 30 days, require the court to hold a hearing every 30 days to ensure that the minor does not remain on electronic monitoring for an unreasonable length of time, as specified. The bill would prohibit electronic monitoring devices from being used to converse with a minor or to eavesdrop or record any conversation.Existing law requires the Department of Justice to collect certain criminal justice data from specified persons and agencies, and to make available to the public information relating to criminal statistics through the department’s OpenJustice Web portal, to be updated at least once per year. Existing law requires those criminal statistics on the portal to include the administrative actions taken by law enforcement, judicial, penal, and correctional agencies or institutions, including those in the juvenile justice system, in dealing with criminals or delinquents.This bill would also require the Department of Justice, in complying with those reporting requirements, to include data regarding the use of electronic monitoring in juvenile court, as specified.

CA AB 2666 - Rudy Salas Jr.
Behavioral health internship grant program.
09/25/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2666, Salas. Behavioral health internship grant program. Existing law establishes various health professions education programs within the Department of Health Care Access and Information, through which scholarships, loan repayment grants, recruitment or training services, or other benefits are provided to certain health professionals, including mental health service providers, physicians, registered nurses, and vocational nurses, if they meet specified criteria. Existing law authorizes the department to award competitive grants to expand the supply of certain behavioral health professionals serving children and youth, as specified.This bill would, subject to an appropriation, require the department to establish and administer a grant program to allocate funding in the form of stipends, to be distributed to students in behavioral health fields of study and practice, who are participating in internships or completing licensure hours, through unpaid positions, at federally qualified health centers. The bill would require the department, in making grant determinations, to consider mental health professional shortage areas, as defined, and underrepresented groups in the behavioral health workforce.The bill would require the department to collect data in order to evaluate the impact of the grant program on serving the behavioral health needs of the patient community and the diversity of the behavioral health workforce, as specified. The bill would require the department to prepare annual reports based on the evaluation and to publish the annual reports on its internet website.

CA AB 2717 - Marie Waldron
Prisoners: California Healthy Start Act.
09/29/2022 - Vetoed by Governor.
AB 2717, Waldron. Prisoners: California Healthy Start Act. Existing law requires an incarcerated person who is confirmed to be pregnant to be provided with specified services, including referral to a social worker to discuss the options for feeding, placement, and care for the child after birth, and to oversee the placement of the newborn child. Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to establish and implement a community treatment program, under which a woman sentenced to state prison who has one or more children under 6 years of age, whose child is born prior to incarceration, or who is pregnant, is eligible for release with their children to a public or private facility in the community suitable to their needs. Existing law limits this program to individuals with a term of imprisonment less than 6 years, assuming maximum good time credit is granted. Existing law requires the department to deny placement in the community treatment program, except as provided, to women convicted of specified offenses, such as arson, individuals who may abscond, or individuals who may act in a manner adverse to themselves or other participants. Existing law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to consider women on a case-by-case basis for placement in the program who have been convicted of certain other offenses and women who are subject to a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. Existing law requires the department to undertake various tasks related to female offenders, including building and strengthening systems of family support and involvement during incarceration. This bill would expand the community treatment program to individuals regardless of their term of imprisonment, prior convictions, except as specified, or holds. The bill would require the secretary to consider placement on a case-by-case basis. The bill would require a social worker to discuss with a pregnant person their options for parenting classes and visiting the newborn. The bill would require the department to provide parenting classes, transportation to minor children to visit on a monthly basis, and overnight family visits, and to establish an additional family visiting day as specified, among other things.

CA AB 2806 - Blanca E. Rubio
Childcare and developmental services: preschool: expulsion and suspension: mental health services: reimbursement rates.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 915, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2806, Blanca Rubio. Childcare and developmental services: preschool: expulsion and suspension: mental health services: reimbursement rates. (1) The Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the State Department of Social Services, establishes a system of childcare and development services for children up to 13 years of age.The Early Education Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to, among other things, provide an inclusive and cost-effective preschool program. The act prohibits a contracting agency, as part of the state preschool program, from expelling or unenrolling a child because of a child’s behavior, except as provided. Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to consider, in determining whether to issue a citation or impose a civil penalty to a state preschool program, whether the program is in the process of complying with the above law relating to expulsion or unenrollment.This bill would revise and recast the above provisions relating to the expulsion or unenrollment of a child from the state preschool program and would include a general childcare and development program and family childcare home education network program as part of those provisions, as provided. The bill would also establish requirements for the use of suspensions in the programs described above. The bill would require these programs to maintain records on expulsion and suspension, as provided. The bill would require, beginning July 1, 2030, and annually thereafter, the State Department of Education or the State Department of Social Services, as applicable, to collect specified data on this information, as provided, and would require the departments to publish that information no later than January 1, 2031, and annually thereafter. The bill would require the respective departments, on or before December 31, 2023, to issue guidance for programs on implementing these requirements. The bill would also require those departments to create guidelines for offering additional support and requiring additional staff training for programs with exceptionally high numbers of suspension and expulsion, as specified.The bill would make the above-mentioned provisions on expulsions and suspensions inapplicable to licensed family childcare providers until a specified joint labor-management committee makes recommendations for potential changes related to suspensions and expulsions.The bill would also authorize a child daycare facility to appeal a citation or civil penalty issued by the State Department of Social Services that is related to the behavior of a child if the facility is in the process of complying with those provisions and would require the department to withdraw the citation or civil penalty upon presentation of evidence of that fact. The bill would make other conforming changes to related provisions.(2) Existing law requires the cost to a childcare provider agency of providing an early childhood mental health consultation service, as defined, to be reimbursable if certain requirements are met, including that the consultation service is provided on a schedule of sufficient and consistent frequency and that the consultation service is supervised and provided by specified mental health professionals.This bill would update the definition of early childhood mental health consultation service, revise the requirements relating to the nature and frequency of the consultation service provided, and expand the types of mental health professionals who can provide the consultation service, as specified. The bill would require, among other things relating to the consultants, the contracting agency to ensure, within the first 30 days upon hire or start of consultation service, that a consultant have specified training.

CA AB 2841 - Evan Low
Disqualification from voting.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 807, Statutes of 2022.
AB 2841, Low. Disqualification from voting. Existing law requires a county elections official to cancel a person’s voter registration in certain circumstances, including when a person is deemed mentally incompetent, upon proof that the person is presently imprisoned for conviction of a felony, and when a person fails to respond to an address verification mailed by the elections official and does not attempt to vote at the next two federal general elections. Existing law also sets forth criteria and procedures for a person’s right to vote to be restored.This bill would require the clerk of the superior court of each county to notify the Secretary of State each month of findings made by the court regarding a person’s competency to vote and the number of court proceedings related to the determination of a person’s competency to vote, as specified. The bill would require the Secretary of State, upon receipt of identifying information for the affected persons, to send this information to the appropriate county elections official, who must proceed to cancel the person’s registration or notify the person that their right to vote has been restored, as applicable. The bill would require the elections official to provide notice of the intent to cancel the person’s registration between 15 and 30 days before the cancellation.The bill would require the Secretary of State to post a report on their internet website each month showing the number of disqualifications and restorations of voting rights that occurred in each county, and to deliver a training to court officers and elections officials regarding the aforementioned requirements.The bill’s provisions would become operative on January 1, 2024.By imposing additional duties on county elections officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 662 - Freddie Rodriguez
State Fire Marshal and Emergency Medical Services Authority: peer-to-peer suicide prevention.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 575, Statutes of 2022.
AB 662, Rodriguez. State Fire Marshal and Emergency Medical Services Authority: peer-to-peer suicide prevention. Under the California Fire Service Training and Education Program Act, the State Fire Marshal is authorized to, among other things, establish courses of study and curriculum relating to fire service training, as provided. Existing law directs the State Fire Marshal to establish additional training standards that include criteria for curriculum content recommended by the Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee involving first responders to terrorism incidents, as provided. Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to contract with the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Program for the development of that curriculum content criteria. Existing law authorizes every paid and volunteer firefighter assigned to field duties in a state or local fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency to receive the training. Existing law makes these requirements contingent upon the receipt of federal funds, as provided.Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, governs local emergency medical services (EMS) systems. The act establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is responsible for the coordination and integration of EMS systems. The act authorizes each county to develop an emergency medical services program and requires each county developing a program to designate a local EMS agency consisting of the county health department, an agency established and operated by the county, an entity with which the county contracts for the purposes of local emergency medical services administration, or a joint powers agency, as specified.This bill would require the State Fire Marshal to establish additional training standards that include the criteria for curriculum content recommended by the Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee involving peer-to-peer suicide prevention programming. The bill would require the State Fire Marshal to coordinate with the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Program to develop and deliver the curriculum content criteria. The bill would authorize all paid personnel assigned to field duties in a state or local fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency to receive the peer-to-peer suicide prevention training, as provided. This bill would require the State Fire Marshal to make the curriculum content criteria available to the authority. The bill would make the implementation of these provisions contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute.This bill would require the authority to distribute to each local EMS agency the curriculum content criteria for peer-to-peer suicide prevention programming and would require each local EMS agency to make the curriculum content criteria available to each emergency medical services employer in the local EMS agency’s jurisdiction. The bill would authorize every paid emergency medical services responder to receive appropriate training consistent with the curriculum content criteria. To the extent that this bill would impose a new duty on the local EMS agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA AB 988 - Philip Y. Ting
Mental health: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 747, Statutes of 2022.
AB 988, Bauer-Kahan. Mental health: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. (1) Existing law, the Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act, requires every local public agency, as defined, to have an emergency communication system and requires the digits “911” to be the primary emergency telephone number within the system.Existing law specifies provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services for the mentally disordered in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Existing law specifies that county mental health services should be organized to provide immediate response to individuals in precrisis and crisis and to members of the individual’s support system on a 24-hour, 7-day-per-week basis and authorizes provision of crisis services offsite as mobile services.Existing federal law, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, designates the 3-digit telephone number “988” as the universal number within the United States for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline maintained by the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Veterans Crisis Line maintained by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.This bill would enact the Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act. The bill would require the Office of Emergency Services to verify, no later than July 16, 2022, that technology that allows for transfers between 988 centers as well as between 988 centers and 911 public safety answering points, is available to 988 centers and 911 public safety answering points throughout the state. The bill would require, no later than 90 days after passage of the act, the office to appoint a 988 system director, among other things. The bill would require, no later than July 1, 2024, the office to verify interoperability between and across 911 and 988. The bill would require the office to consult with specified entities on any technology requirements for 988 centers.This bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to create, no later than December 31, 2023, a set of recommendations to support a 5-year implementation plan for a comprehensive 988 system. The bill would require that agency to convene a state 988 advisory group, as described, for purposes of advising the agency on the set of recommendations. The bill would require the agency to report annually, on or before December 31, beginning December 31, 2024, and until December 31, 2029, to the Legislature on the status of 988 implementation in the state, as described.The Administrative Procedure Act generally governs the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. The bill would provide that regulations and other similar instruments made pursuant to these provisions by the Office of Emergency Services and the California Health and Human Services Agency are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.(2) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires a health care service plan contract or disability insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, as defined, under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions.This bill would require health care service plans and insurers to cover medically necessary treatment of a mental health or substance us

CA SB 1019 - Lena A. Gonzalez
Medi-Cal managed care plans: mental health benefits.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 879, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1019, Gonzalez. Medi-Cal managed care plans: mental health benefits. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various delivery systems, including fee-for-service and managed care. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.Existing law requires a Medi-Cal managed care plan to provide mental health benefits covered in the state plan, excluding those benefits provided by county mental health plans under the Specialty Mental Health Services Waiver. Under existing law, nonspecialty mental health services covered by a Medi-Cal managed care plan include, among other things, individual and group mental health evaluation and treatment, psychological testing, and psychiatric consultation, as specified.This bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan, no later than January 1, 2025, to conduct annual outreach and education for its enrollees, based on a plan that the Medi-Cal managed care plan develops and submits to the department, as specified, regarding the mental health benefits that are covered by the Medi-Cal managed care plan. The bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan to also conduct annual outreach and education, based on a plan that it develops, to inform primary care providers regarding those mental health benefits.The bill would require that the outreach and education plan for the enrollees be informed by stakeholder engagement, the Medi-Cal managed care plan’s Population Needs Assessment, and a utilization assessment, as specified, and that the plan meet cultural and linguistic appropriateness standards and incorporate best practices in stigma reduction. The bill would require the department to review the new or updated outreach and education plan and to approve or modify it within 180 calendar days since submission to ensure specified conditions are met, and to consult with stakeholders to develop the standards for the review and approval. The bill would condition implementation of the outreach and education plan on the department’s approval. The bill would require each Medi-Cal managed care plan to publicly post, on its internet website and in an accessible manner, its approved outreach and education plan and its utilization assessment, as specified.The bill would require the department, once every 3 years, to assess enrollee experience with mental health benefits covered by Medi-Cal managed care plans, as specified. The bill would require the department, no later than January 1, 2025, to adopt survey tools and methodologies relating to the assessment of consumer experience, including best practice methods for data collection and reporting, as specified.The bill would require the department to publish reports, commencing with a report in April 2026 and once every 3 years thereafter, on its internet website on consumer experience with mental health benefits covered by Medi-Cal managed care plans. The bill would require the reports to include plan-by-plan data, provide granularity for subpopulations, address inequities based on key demographic factors, and provide recommendations, as specified.The bill would authorize the department to implement these provisions through all-county letters or similar guidance, until any necessary regulations are adopted. The bill would authorize the department to enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts, or amend existing contracts, on a bid or negotiated basis, with specified contracting-related exemptions.

CA SB 1034 - Toni G. Atkins
Sexually violent predators.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 880, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1034, Atkins. Sexually violent predators. Existing law provides for the civil commitment of a person who is determined to be a sexually violent predator. Existing law establishes a procedure by which a person committed as a sexually violent predator may petition for conditional release and requires the court, if it makes a specified determination, to place the person on conditional release. Existing law generally requires that a person released on conditional release pursuant to these provisions be placed in the county of domicile and requires the State Department of State Hospitals, or its designee, to consider specified factors when recommending a specific placement.Existing law requires the county of domicile to designate a county agency or program that will provide assistance and consultation in the process of locating and securing housing within the county for committed persons who are about to be conditionally released.This bill, instead, would require the counsel for the committed individual, the sheriff or the chief of police of the locality for placement, and the county counsel and the district attorney of the county of domicile, or their designees, to provide assistance and consultation in the department’s process of locating and securing housing within the county. The bill would require the department to convene a committee with the participants listed above for the purpose of obtaining that assistance and consultation information and would authorize the court to order a status conference to evaluate the progress of the department in locating and securing housing and in obtaining relevant assistance and consultation information from the participants. By imposing new duties on local government officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law authorizes a court to order a committed person to be conditionally released in a county other than the county of domicile if the court finds that extraordinary circumstances, as defined, require placement outside the county of domicile and if the designated county of placement is given prior notice and an opportunity to be heard.Under this bill, the court would be authorized to make a finding of extraordinary circumstances only after the county of domicile has petitioned the court to make that finding. The bill would authorize the court to grant the petition and make a finding of extraordinary circumstances only after certain events have occurred, including that the county of domicile has demonstrated to the court that the county of domicile has engaged in an exhaustive housing search with meaningful and robust participation from the participants listed above, the county of domicile has provided at least one alternative placement county for consideration, and the department and the district attorney of a proposed alternative placement county have had an opportunity to be heard at a noticed hearing. The bill would require the court, if it finds that extraordinary circumstances require the placement to occur outside the county of domicile, to state its findings on the record and the grounds supporting its findings. The bill would require the Judicial Council to report to the Legislature on an annual basis the instances in which a court issues a finding of extraordinary circumstances, as specified.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA SB 1035 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 828, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1035, Eggman. Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment. The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura’s Law, as of July 1, 2021, requires a county or group of counties to provide mental health programs, as specified, unless a county or group of counties opts out by a resolution passed by the governing body stating the reasons for opting out and any facts or circumstances relied on in making that decision. Existing law authorizes participating counties to pay for the services provided from moneys distributed to the counties from various continuously appropriated funds, including the Mental Health Services Fund, when included in a county plan, as specified. Existing law authorizes a court to order a person who is the subject of a petition filed pursuant to specified requirements to obtain assisted outpatient treatment if the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that various conditions are met. Existing law requires a court to dismiss that petition if, after hearing all relevant evidence, it finds that the person who is the subject of the petition does not meet the criteria for assisted outpatient treatment. Existing law also requires the director to file an affidavit with the court that ordered the outpatient treatment affirming that the person who is the subject of the order continues to meet the criteria for assisted outpatient treatment, at specified intervals.This bill would authorize the court to conduct status hearings with the person and the treatment team to receive information regarding progress related to the categories of treatment listed in the treatment plan and authorize the court to inquire about medication adherence. The bill would also require the director of the outpatient treatment program to also report to the court on adherence to prescribed medication when making the above-described affidavit.

CA SB 107 - Lori D. Wilson
Gender-affirming health care.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 810, Statutes of 2022.
SB 107, Wiener. Gender-affirming health care. (1) The United States Constitution generally requires a state to give full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. Existing law authorizes, upon the demand made by another state, the extradition of a person charged with committing an act in this state that results in a crime in the demanding state, as specified. Existing law sets forth procedures by which a person may enforce a judgment for the payment of money and child custody orders issued by the court of a state other than California. Existing law authorizes a California court or attorney to issue a subpoena if a foreign subpoena has been sought in this state. Existing law generally prohibits a provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor from disclosing medical information regarding a patient, enrollee, or subscriber without first obtaining an authorization, unless a specified exception applies, including that the disclosure is in response to a subpoena.This bill would prohibit a provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor from releasing medical information related to a person or entity allowing a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care in response to a criminal or civil action, including a foreign subpoena, based on another state’s law that authorizes a person to bring a civil or criminal action against a person or entity that allows a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care. The bill additionally would prohibit law enforcement agencies from knowingly making or participating in the arrest or extradition of an individual pursuant to an out-of-state arrest warrant based on another state’s law against providing, receiving, or allowing a child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care in this state, as specified.(2) Existing law, known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, provides the state exclusive jurisdictional basis for making an initial child custody determination, and permits a California court to assume temporary emergency jurisdiction in specified circumstances. Existing law permits a court to decline to exercise its jurisdiction if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum and a court in another state is a more appropriate forum.Existing law permits a California court to decline to exercise its jurisdiction if the petitioner has wrongfully taken the child from another state or engaged in similar reprehensible conduct, except as specified. Existing law prohibits a court from considering the taking or retention of a child from a person who has legal custody of the child if there is evidence that the taking or retention was a result of domestic violence.The bill would prohibit the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care. The bill would prohibit a court from finding that it is an inconvenient forum where the law or policy of another state that may take jurisdiction limits the ability of a parent to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care, as defined, and the provision of such care is at issue in the case before the court. The bill would authorize a court to take temporary jurisdiction because a child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care. The bill would additionally prohibit a court from considering the taking or retention of a child from a person who has legal custody of the child, if the taking or retention was for obtaining gender-affirming health care or mental health care. The bill would declare its provisions to be severable.(3) This bill would incorporate addition

CA SB 1085 - Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove
Juveniles: dependency: jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 832, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1085, Kamlager. Juveniles: dependency: jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Existing law establishes the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge certain children to be dependents of the court under certain circumstances, including when the child has suffered, or there is a substantial risk that the child will suffer, serious physical harm or illness as a result of various types of neglect. Existing law prohibits a child from being found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on that basis solely due to the lack of an emergency shelter for the family or the failure of the child’s parent or alleged parent to seek court orders for custody of the child.This bill would also prohibit a child from being found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on that basis solely due to indigence or other conditions of financial difficulty. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature that families should not be subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court nor should children be separated from their parents based on conditions of financial difficulty, as specified.

CA SB 1143 - Richard Dale Roth
Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund.
09/27/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 1143, Roth. Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund. The California Health Facilities Financing Authority Act authorizes the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (authority) to, among other things, make loans from the continuously appropriated California Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund to participating health institutions, as defined, for financing or refinancing the acquisition, construction, or remodeling of health facilities.Under existing law, the board of supervisors of each county may maintain in the county hospital or in any other hospital situated within or without the county, or in any other psychiatric health facility situated within or without the county, suitable facilities and nonhospital or hospital services for the detention, supervision, care, and treatment of persons who have a mental health disorder or a developmental disability, or who are alleged to be such. Existing law defines “county psychiatric hospital” as a hospital, ward, or facility provided by the county pursuant to certain provisions.This bill would establish the California Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund and would continuously appropriate moneys in that fund to the authority to provide loans to qualifying county or city and county applicants for the purpose of building or renovating acute care psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric health facilities, or psychiatric units in general acute care hospitals, as defined. The bill would require the authority to develop an application for county or city and county applicants by January 1, 2024. The bill would require initial preliminary applications for projects to be submitted to the authority by April 1, 2024, and would require the authority to approve the project based on specified criteria. The bill would provide for the return of any funds not encumbered by a loan recipient within a specified period and would require a loan recipient to maintain and operate the facility for the life of the loan. The bill would authorize the authority to charge a fee to cover the cost of administering the loan. The bill would also require the authority to provide a report to the Department of Finance and the budget and health committees of the Assembly and Senate by a specified date that would include, among other things, the number of projects that are receiving loans and their geographic distribution. By creating a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation.

CA SB 1207 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Health care coverage: maternal and pandemic-related mental health conditions.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 618, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1207, Portantino. Health care coverage: maternal and pandemic-related mental health conditions. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of that act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires health care service plans and health insurers to provide specified mental health and substance use disorder coverage, and requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions, as specified. Existing law requires health care service plans and health insurers, by July 1, 2019, to develop, consistent with sound clinical principles and processes, a maternal mental health program designed to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes, as specified. This bill would make findings and declarations relating to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in California and the importance of outreach, education, and access to quality mental health treatment. The bill would extend the deadline for establishment of the maternal mental health program to July 1, 2023. The bill would revise the requirements of the program to include quality measures to encourage screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral. The bill also would encourage health care service plans and health insurers to improve screening, treatment, and referral to maternal mental health services, include coverage for doulas, incentivize training opportunities for contracting obstetric providers, and educate enrollees and insureds about the program. The bill would define “health care service plan” to include specified Medi-Cal managed health care plans, as specified, and would require those plans to continue to comply with any quality measures required or adopted by the State Department of Health Care Services, notwithstanding the requirements of the bill. Because a violation of the bill by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

CA SB 1209 - David K. Min
Sentencing: members of military: trauma.
09/28/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 721, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1209, Eggman. Sentencing: members of military: trauma. Existing law requires a court, if it concludes that a defendant convicted of a felony offense is or was a member of the United States military who may be suffering from sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or mental health problems as a result of the defendant’s military service, to consider that circumstance as a factor in mitigation when imposing a sentence. Existing law allows a defendant who is currently serving a felony sentence and meets these criteria to petition for resentencing if those criteria were not considered at the time of sentencing and the person was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015.This bill would allow a defendant meeting these criteria to petition for recall of sentence and resentencing, as specified, without regard to whether the defendant was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015. The bill would also exclude from special consideration and from resentencing, any person convicted of, or having a prior conviction for, certain violent and sexual offenses.

CA SB 1223 - Josh Becker
Criminal procedure: mental health diversion.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 735, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1223, Becker. Criminal procedure: mental health diversion. Existing law authorizes a court to grant pretrial diversion, for a period no longer than 2 years, to a defendant suffering from a mental disorder, on an accusatory pleading alleging the commission of a misdemeanor or felony offense, in order to allow the defendant to undergo mental health treatment. Existing law conditions eligibility on, among other criteria, a court finding that the defendant suffers from a mental disorder, as specified, and that the defendant’s mental disorder played a significant role in the commission of the charged offense. Existing law makes defendants ineligible for the diversion program for certain offenses, including murder, voluntary manslaughter, and rape.This bill would change the eligibility criteria to include a diagnosis of a mental disorder instead of the court finding the defendant suffers from a mental disorder and would require that the diagnosis or treatment for a diagnosed mental disorder be within the last 5 years. The bill would define “qualified mental health expert” for these purposes. The bill would require the court, if a defendant has been diagnosed with a mental disorder, to find that the defendant’s mental disorder was a significant factor in the commission of a charged offense unless there is clear and convincing evidence that it was not a motivating factor, causal factor, or contributing factor to the alleged offense. The bill would, for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor, limit the period of diversion to one year. The bill would permit a county mental health agency unable to provide services pursuant to these provisions to submit, and would require a court to accept, a declaration in lieu of testimony that the agency is unable to provide services to a defendant. The bill would make other conforming changes.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1370.01 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 1338 to be operative only if this bill and SB 1338 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

CA SB 1227 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Involuntary commitment: intensive treatment.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 619, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1227, Eggman. Involuntary commitment: intensive treatment. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. Under existing law, if a person is detained for 72 hours under those provisions, and has received an evaluation, the person may be certified for not more than 14 days of intensive treatment, as specified. Existing law further authorizes a person to be certified for an additional period of not more than 30 days of intensive treatment if the person remains gravely disabled and is unwilling or unable to accept treatment voluntarily. Existing law requires the person to be released at the end of the 30 days, except under specified circumstances, including, but not limited to, when the patient is subject to a conservatorship petition filed pursuant to specified provisions. Existing law requires an evaluation to be made when a gravely disabled person may need to be detained beyond the initial 14-day period, as to whether the person is likely to qualify for appointment of a conservator, and, if so, requires that referral to be made, as specified.This bill would authorize the professional person in charge of the facility providing intensive treatment to the person to file a petition in the superior court for the county in which the facility is located, seeking approval for up to an additional 30 days of intensive treatment. The bill would require the petition to be filed after 15 days of the first 30-day period, but at least 7 days before expiration of the 30 days. The bill would require reasonable attempts to be made by the facility to notify family members or any other person designated by the patient of the time and place of the judicial review, unless the patient requests that the information not be provided. The bill would require the facility treating the patient to advise the patient of the patient’s right to request that the information not be provided. The bill would require the court to either deny the petition or order an evidentiary hearing to be held within 2 court days after the petition is filed. The bill would authorize the court to order the person to be held for up to an additional 30 days of intensive treatment if, at the evidentiary hearing, the court makes specified findings, based on the evidence presented, including a finding that the person, as a result of mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism, is gravely disabled. The bill would require the person to be released no later than the expiration of the original 30-day period if the court does not make all of the required findings. The bill also would make conforming changes to the evaluation requirements for determining whether the patient is likely to qualify for appointment of a conservator.

CA SB 1238 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Behavioral health services: existing and projected needs.
09/27/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 1238, Eggman. Behavioral health services: existing and projected needs. Existing law, the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative Act, requires the State Department of Health Care Services to procure and oversee a vendor to establish and maintain a behavioral health services and supports virtual platform that integrates behavioral health screenings, application-based supports, and direct behavioral health services to children and youth 25 years of age and younger, regardless of payer. Existing law authorizes the department to award competitive grants to expand the community continuum of behavioral health treatment resources.This bill would require the department, commencing January 1, 2024, and at least every 5 years thereafter, to conduct a review of, and produce a report regarding, the current and projected behavioral health care infrastructure and service needs in each region of the state. The bill would require the department to consult with the council of governments, cities, counties, and cities and counties regarding the assumptions and methodology to be used by the department, and would require local governments to provide specified data for the region. The bill would require the department to share this data and its report with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. By adding to the duties of local governments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA SB 1302 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Pupil health: school-based health centers: grant program: Mental Health Services Act: Mental Health Services Fund.
09/27/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 1302, Portantino. Pupil health: school-based health centers: grant program: Mental Health Services Act: Mental Health Services Fund. Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for this purpose. Existing law requires a school of a school district or a county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, as provided. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to assist school health centers, which are defined as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals, as specified.Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the Mental Health Services Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, to fund various county mental health programs, including children’s mental health care, adult and older adult mental health care, prevention and early intervention programs, and innovative programs.Existing law authorizes the MHSA to be amended by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature if the amendments are consistent with, and further the purposes of, the MHSA. This bill would amend the MHSA by appropriating $250,000,000 from the Mental Health Services Fund, after all existing MHSA programs have been funded, to the State Controller to distribute to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide annual grants of up to $250,000 each to certain local educational agencies serving high school pupils to establish or improve school-based health centers that provide mental health services provided or supervised by an appropriately licensed or credentialed mental health professional, as provided. The bill would also define school-based health centers as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals. The bill would require grant funds to be used for activities that will help pupils to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit in order to learn successfully, and would authorize grant funds to be used for personnel to support pupil mental health, as provided. The bill would only authorize school-based health centers to use grant funds to develop new, or expand the scope of existing, programs. The bill would require the State Department of Education to identify criteria for the evaluation of applicants and the awarding of grants, require a grant applicant to certify that it has consulted with the local county mental health department in grant program planning and service delivery, and authorize the department to give preference to applicants whose grant application demonstrates greater program collaboration with the county. The bill would state the finding and declaration of the Legislature that these changes are consistent with, and further the intent of, the MHSA.

CA SB 1394 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Conservatorships: gravely disabled persons.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 996, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1394, Eggman. Conservatorships: gravely disabled persons. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, among other provisions, authorizes a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of the person and the estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism, as specified, in order to provide individualized treatment, supervision, and placement. Existing law authorizes a court to establish a temporary conservatorship for a period not to exceed 30 days and appoint a temporary conservator under specified circumstances. Existing law, if the proposed conservatee demands a court or jury trial on the issue of whether they are gravely disabled, authorizes the court to extend the temporary conservatorship until the date of the disposition of the issue by the court or jury trial if that extension does not exceed 6 months.This bill would instead authorize the court to extend the temporary conservatorship until the date of the disposition of the issue by the court or jury trial if that extension does not exceed 180 days.

CA SB 1446 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, and other services or supports.
09/27/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 1446, Stern. Behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, and other services or supports. Existing law establishes various state and local programs for the provision of behavioral health and housing assistance services within the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, the California Housing Finance Agency, and county public health or behavioral health departments, among other entities. Existing law authorizes the State Department of Health Care Services, subject to an appropriation and until January 1, 2027, to establish an infrastructure program to award competitive grants to, among other things, expand the community continuum of behavioral health treatment resources to build new capacity or expand existing capacity, as specified. Existing law also requires the department to maintain a behavioral health services and supports virtual platform for children and youth 25 years of age and younger, as specified.This bill would declare that it is the public policy of the state that the State Department of Health Care Services when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, or grant program criteria relating to access to behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, or other services or supports, are required to ensure that any individual with a severe behavioral health disorder who, as a result, lacks supportive housing and behavioral health services and is otherwise not living safely in the community receives an individualized, clinically appropriate range of behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, as defined, and other services or supports. The bill would specify that these provisions do not expand any obligation of the state or other entities to provide access to services or supports beyond requiring the department to consider the state policy, as specified.

CA SB 1495 - Committee on Business Professions and Economic Development
Professions and vocations.
09/23/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 511, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1495, Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development. Professions and vocations. (1) Chapter 143 of the Statutes of 2021 renamed the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development as the Department of Health Care Access and Information, and requires any reference to the office to be deemed a reference to the department.This bill would update the name of the department in provisions relating to healing arts that reference the office.(2) Existing law, the Dental Practice Act, establishes the Dental Hygiene Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs for the licensure and regulation of dental hygienists. Under existing law, a licensee is required, as a condition of license renewal, to submit, and certify under penalty of perjury, assurances satisfactory to the board that they will, during the succeeding 2-year period, inform themselves of the developments in the practice of dental hygiene occurring since the original issuance of their licenses, as specified.Under this bill, the assurances required as a condition of license renewal would be that the licensee had, during the preceding 2-year period, informed themselves of those developments, as specified. By changing what assurances a licensee is required to submit to the board, the bill would expand the scope of the crime of perjury, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.(3) Existing law, the Physician Assistant Practice Act, establishes the Physician Assistant Board for the licensure and regulation of physician assistants. Existing law creates the Physician Assistant Fund and makes all money in the fund available, upon appropriation of the Legislature, to carry out the provisions of the act. Existing law requires the Medical Board of California to report to the Controller the amount and source of all collections made under the act and to pay all those sums into the State Treasury, where they are required to be credited to the fund. Chapter 649 of the Statutes of 2021 removed the provision that placed the Physician Assistant Board within the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California.This bill would remove those reporting and payment requirements from the Medical Board of California, and would, instead, impose them on the Physician Assistant Board.Chapter 332 of the Statutes of 2012, among other things, renamed the Physician Assistant Committee as the Physician Assistant Board.This bill would update the name of the Physician Assistant Board in provisions relating to healing arts that reference the board.(4) Existing law, the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act, establishes the Veterinary Medical Board in the Department of Consumer Affairs for the licensure and regulation of veterinarians. Existing law requires a licensee to biennially apply for renewal of their license, and requires the board to issue renewal to those applicants that have completed a minimum of 36 hours of continuing education in the preceding 2 years. Existing law generally requires continuing education hours to be earned by attending courses relevant to veterinary medicine and sponsored or cosponsored by certain entities.This bill would delete an obsolete provision relating to continuing education hours earned by attending courses sponsored or cosponsored by those entities between January 1, 2000, and January 1, 2001.The Veterinary Medicine Practice Act authorizes the board to deny, revoke, or suspend a licensee or registrant or assess a fine if a licensee or registrant makes a statement, claim, or advertisement that they are a veterinary specialist or board certified unless they are certified by a specified organization.This bill would add an additional organization to certify a licensee or registrant for this purpose.(5) Existing law establishes the Board of Behavioral Sciences within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and requires the board to regulate various registrants and licensees under prescribed acts, including th

CA SB 284 - Henry I. Stern
Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers: post-traumatic stress.
09/29/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 284, Stern. Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers: post-traumatic stress. Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law provides, only until January 1, 2025, that, for certain state and local firefighting personnel and peace officers, the term “injury” includes post-traumatic stress that develops or manifests during a period in which the injured person is in the service of the department or unit, but applies only to injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2020. Existing law requires the compensation awarded pursuant to this provision to include full hospital, surgical, medical treatment, disability indemnity, and death benefits.This bill would make that provision applicable to active firefighting members of the State Department of State Hospitals, the State Department of Developmental Services, the Military Department, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to additional peace officers, including security officers of the Department of Justice when performing assigned duties as security officers and the officers of a state hospital under the jurisdiction of the State Department of State Hospitals or the State Department of Developmental Services, among other officers. The bill would also make that provision applicable to public safety dispatchers, public safety telecommunicators, and emergency response communication employees, as defined. The bill would only apply prospectively to individuals, as specified, to injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2023.

CA SB 422 - Richard Juien-Dah Pan
Personal services contracts: state employees: physician registry for state hospitals.
09/28/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 422, Pan. Personal services contracts: state employees: physician registry for state hospitals. Existing law, the State Civil Service Act, regulates employment with the state and vests in the Department of Human Resources all powers, duties, and authority necessary to operate the state civil service system. Existing law permits the use of personal services contracts for purposes of cost savings when specified conditions are met, including when the potential economic advantage of contracting is not outweighed by the public’s interest in having a particular function performed directly by the state government.Existing law establishes the State Department of State Hospitals within the California Health and Human Services Agency, and provides the department with jurisdiction over specified facilities for the care and treatment of persons with mental health disorders, including the Patton State Hospital.This bill would require the State Department of State Hospitals to establish, by January 1, 2024, a physician registry for the Patton State Hospital to be composed of members of State Bargaining Unit 16, and would establish compensation for registry work. The bill would require the department to conduct and post on its internet website a semiannual survey of managers and employees to determine the efficacy of the registry, and would also require the department, by January 10 of 2025, 2026, and 2027, to submit a report to the Legislature that includes a study of the effectiveness of the registry to determine if the registry compensation rates were successful in addressing the operational needs for flexible services at a lower cost than contract registries. The bill would, if the pilot program is demonstrated to save the state money overall based on the report due to the Legislature by January 10, 2026, require the department to extend and maintain the use of the physician registry for all state hospitals under its jurisdiction commencing January 1, 2027. The bill would make implementation of these provisions subject to an appropriation by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act or another statute for these purposes.

CA SB 523 - Connie M. Leyva
Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022.
09/27/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 630, Statutes of 2022.
SB 523, Leyva. Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022. (1) Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law establishes health care coverage requirements for contraceptives, including, but not limited to, requiring a health care service plan, including a Medi-Cal managed care plan, or a health insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2017, to cover up to a 12-month supply of federal Food and Drug Administration approved, self-administered hormonal contraceptives when dispensed at one time for an enrollee or insured by a provider or pharmacist, or at a location licensed or authorized to dispense drugs or supplies. This bill, the Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022, would make various changes to expand coverage of contraceptives by a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on and after January 1, 2024, including requiring a health care service plan or health insurer to provide point-of-sale coverage for over-the-counter FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products at in-network pharmacies without cost sharing or medical management restrictions. The bill would require health care service plans and insurance policies offered by public or private institutions of higher learning that directly provide health care services only to its students, faculty, staff, administration, and their respective dependents, issued, amended, renewed, or delivered, on or after January 1, 2024, to comply with these contraceptive coverage requirements. The bill would also require coverage for clinical services related to the provision or use of contraception, as specified. The bill would revise provisions applicable when a covered, therapeutic equivalent of a drug, device, or product is deemed medically inadvisable by deferring to the provider, as specified.This bill would also prohibit a health care service plan contract or disability insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2024, with certain exceptions, from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement on vasectomy services and procedures, as specified, under conditions similar to those applicable to other contraceptive coverage.This bill would require a health benefit plan or contract with the Board of Public Relations of the Public Employees’ Retirement System to provide coverage for contraceptives and vasectomies consistent with the bill’s requirements, commencing January 1, 2024. The bill would prohibit the California State University and the University of California from approving a health benefit plan that does not comply with the contraceptive coverage requirements of the bill on and after January 1, 2024.Because a willful violation of the bill’s requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), establishes the Civil Rights Department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, under the direction of the Director of Civil Rights, to enforce civil rights laws with respect to housing and employment and to protect and safeguard the right of all persons to obtain and hold employment without discrimination based on specified characteristics or status, including, but not limited to, race, age, sex, or medical condition.The FEHA makes certain discriminatory employment and housing practices unlawful, and authorizes a person claiming to be aggrieved by an alleged unlawful practice to file a verified complaint with the Civil Rights Department. The FEHA requires t

CA SB 877 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
California Victim Compensation Board: mental health services: reimbursement.
09/28/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 707, Statutes of 2022.
SB 877, Eggman. California Victim Compensation Board: mental health services: reimbursement. Existing law establishes the California Victim Compensation Board within the Government Operations Agency and authorizes the board to grant certain compensation, paid from the Restitution Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for pecuniary loss when the board determines it will best aid the person seeking compensation. Existing law authorizes reimbursement, subject to certain limits, for outpatient psychiatric, psychological, or other mental health counseling-related expenses incurred by the victim, or derivative victim, as a direct result of the crime, subject to specific conditions. These provisions include reimbursement for expenses for psychiatric, psychological, or other mental health counseling-related services, which may be reimbursed only if the services were provided by certain individuals, including an individual who is licensed in California to provide those services or who is properly supervised by a person who is licensed in California to provide those services, as prescribed.This bill would expand the application of that provision authorizing reimbursement for psychiatric, psychological, or other mental health counseling-related services by certain individuals to instead specify that those services may be reimbursed only if the services were provided by a person who is licensed in the state in which the victim lives to provide those services, or who is properly supervised by a person who is licensed in the state in which the victim lives to provide those services, as prescribed. By expanding the category of individuals who are eligible for reimbursement for expenditures from a continuously appropriated fund, this bill would make an appropriation.

CA SB 882 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement.
09/30/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 899, Statutes of 2022.
SB 882, Eggman. Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement. Existing law requires specified categories of law enforcement officers to meet training standards pursuant to courses of training certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Existing law requires POST to include in its basic training course adequate instruction in the handling of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness, or both. Existing law also requires POST to establish and keep updated a continuing education classroom training course relating to law enforcement interaction with developmentally disabled and mentally ill persons. This bill would, upon appropriation by the Legislature, create the Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement, under the Department of Justice, to, among other things, evaluate existing training for peace officers specific to interactions between law enforcement and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The bill would require the council to be composed of 9 members, appointed by the Governor, Senate Committee on Rules, and Speaker of the Assembly, including an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability and a representative from a law enforcement organization. The bill would require the council to meet quarterly beginning July 1, 2023, and would require the council to submit a report including recommendations to the Legislature for improving outcomes of interactions with both individuals who have an intellectual or developmental disability and mental health conditions, as specified. The bill would repeal these provisions as of July 1, 2026.Existing law requires each law enforcement agency to report specified use of force incidents to the Department of Justice and requires the Department of Justice to annually publish a summary of those incidents, as specified.This bill would require these reports to include whether an officer perceived a civilian involved in an incident had a developmental, physical, or mental disability. The bill would also require these reports to include additional information, including the reason for contact and the injuries sustained, as specified. By imposing new duties on law enforcement agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA SB 903 - Robert M. Hertzberg
Prisons: California Rehabilitation Oversight Board.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 821, Statutes of 2022.
SB 903, Hertzberg. Prisons: California Rehabilitation Oversight Board. Existing law establishes the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board in the Office of the Inspector General and requires the board to regularly examine the various mental health, substance abuse, educational, and employment programs for incarcerated persons and parolees operated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Existing law requires the board to annually report to the Governor and the Legislature, as specified.This bill would additionally require the board to examine the department’s efforts to address the housing needs of incarcerated persons, including those who are identified as having serious mental health needs, who are released to the community as parolees and to include specified data on homelessness in its reports.

CA SB 929 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Community mental health services: data collection.
09/25/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 539, Statutes of 2022.
SB 929, Eggman. Community mental health services: data collection. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to collect and publish annually quantitative information concerning the operation of various provisions relating to community mental health services, including the number of persons admitted for evaluation and treatment for certain periods, transferred to mental health facilities, or for whom certain conservatorships are established, as specified. Existing law requires each local mental health director, and each facility providing services to persons under those provisions, to provide the department, upon its request, with any information, records, and reports that the department deems necessary for purposes of the data collection and publication.This bill would additionally require the department to collect data quarterly and publish, on or before May 1 of each year, a report including quantitative, deidentified information relating to, among other things, the number of persons in designated and approved facilities admitted or detained for 72-hour evaluation and treatment, clinical outcomes and services for certain individuals, waiting periods prior to receiving an evaluation or treatment services in a designated and approved facility, demographic data of those receiving care, the number of all county-contracted beds, and an assessment of the disproportionate use of detentions and conservatorships on various groups. The bill would specify that the information be from each county for some of those data.The bill would require the Judicial Council to provide the department, by October 1 of each year, with data from each superior court to complete the report, including, among other things, the number and outcomes of certification review hearings, petitions for writs of habeas corpus, and judicial review hearings. The bill would, beginning with the report due May 1, 2025, require the report to also include the progress that has been made on implementing recommendations from prior reports. The bill would require the department to make the report publicly available on the department’s internet website. The bill would require each county behavioral health director or other entity involved in implementing the provisions relating to detention, assessment, evaluation, or treatment for up to 72 hours to provide data as prescribed by the department. The bill would authorize the department to impose a plan of correction against a facility or county that fails to submit data timely or as required.The bill would authorize the department to implement these provisions through information notices or other similar written instructions. The bill would exempt contracts entered into by the department for purposes of these provisions from certain contract-related requirements.To the extent that the bill would increase the duties of county behavioral health directors, facilities of local entities, or any other local entities with regard to providing the department with new types of data, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

CA SB 948 - Josh Becker
Housing finance programs: development reserves.
09/28/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 667, Statutes of 2022.
SB 948, Becker. Housing finance programs: development reserves. Existing law establishes various programs and funding sources administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development to enable the development of affordable housing, including the Building Homes and Jobs Act, the Multifamily Housing Program, the Housing for a Healthy California Program, and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act of 2014. Under existing law governing the State Community Development Block Grant Program, the department is required to distribute funds made available under the program in order to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, consistent with federal requirements. Existing federal law also establishes the HOME Investment Partnership Program to, among other things, expand the supply of affordable housing. Existing law designates the department as the state agency responsible for administering the HOME Investment Partnership Act. This bill would prohibit the department from requiring a project-specific transition reserve, as defined, for any unit subject to a qualified project rental or operating subsidy. This bill would create the Pooled Transition Reserve Fund and would continuously appropriate moneys in that fund to the department for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a pooled transition reserve, as defined. This bill would prescribe the sources from which the fund may receive moneys, and would make a transfer of $5,000,000 to the Pooled Transition Reserve Fund from the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund. By establishing, and transferring moneys to, a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. This bill would authorize the department to charge a fee to a development that receives qualified project rental or operating subsidies at the time of permanent loan closing, not to exceed the department’s reasonable costs to capitalize the reserve fund and cover administrative costs, to be deposited in the fund. This bill would authorize the department to adopt guidelines to implement these provisions and would exempt the adoption, amendment, or repeal of those guidelines from the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. This bill would provide that these provisions apply to units financed by any department-administered program, for which permanent loan closing has not occurred prior to January 1, 2023, as specified.Existing law, the No Place Like Home Program, as ratified and amended by Proposition 2, which was approved by the voters at the November 6, 2018, statewide general election, provides funding to provide permanent supportive housing for a specified target population, which is defined to include individuals who have a serious mental disorder and who are homeless, chronically homeless, or at risk of chronic homelessness. Existing law authorizes the Legislature to amend Proposition 2 by a 2/3 vote, so long as the amendment is consistent with and furthers the intent of that measure.The bill would state the findings of the Legislature that these provisions are consistent with, and further the intent of, the No Place Like Home Act.

CA SB 960 - Nancy Skinner
Public employment: peace officers: citizenship.
09/29/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 825, Statutes of 2022.
SB 960, Skinner. Public employment: peace officers: citizenship. (1) Existing law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training within the Department of Justice to perform various functions involving the training of peace officers. Existing law requires peace officers in this state to meet specified minimum standards, including, among other requirements, being at least 18 years of age, being of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation, and being either a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship, except as prescribed.This bill would provide that those standards shall be interpreted and applied consistent with federal law and regulations, as specified. The bill would remove the provision that requires peace officers to either be a citizen of the United States or be a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship, and would instead require peace officers be legally authorized to work in the United States, and make conforming changes.Under existing law, the minimum education requirement for peace officers is high school graduation from a public school or other accredited high school, passing an equivalency test or high school proficiency examination, or attaining a 2-year, 4-year, or advanced degree from an accredited institution. Existing law requires accreditation to be from a state or local government educational agency, a regional accrediting association, an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an organization holding full membership in specified organizations, including AdvancED.This bill would revise the accreditation standards to include an organization holding full membership in Cognia.(2) Existing law establishes, within the Transportation Agency, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, under the control of the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.Existing law, with certain exceptions, prohibits a person who is not a citizen of the United States from being appointed as a member of the California Highway Patrol.This bill would remove that prohibition, and would make conforming changes.(3) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1031 of the Government Code proposed by AB 2229 to be operative only if this bill and AB 2229 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

CA SB 964 - Henry I. Stern
Behavioral health.
09/27/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 964, Wiener. Behavioral health. Existing law establishes various health professions development programs, within the Department of Health Care Access and Information, for the promotion of education and training of health professionals to address workforce shortage and distribution needs. The bill would require the department to commission consultants to prepare a report for the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2024, that provides a landscape analysis of the current behavioral health workforce and the state’s behavioral health workforce needs, and to make recommendations on how to address the state’s behavioral health workforce shortage.

CA SB 999 - David D. Cortese
Health coverage: mental health and substance use disorders.
09/25/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 999, Cortese. Health coverage: mental health and substance use disorders. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, requires the Department of Managed Health Care to license and regulate health care service plans and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also requires the Department of Insurance to regulate health insurers. Existing law requires a health care service plan or disability insurer, as specified, to base medical necessity determinations and the utilization review criteria the plan or insurer, and any entity acting on the plan’s or insurer’s behalf, applies to determine the medical necessity of health care services and benefits for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, on current generally accepted standards of mental health and substance use disorder care.This bill would require a health care service plan and a disability insurer, and an entity acting on a plan’s or insurer’s behalf, to ensure compliance with specific requirements for utilization review, including that a health care service plan and a disability insurer, or an entity acting on the plan’s or insurer’s behalf, maintain telephone access during California business hours for a health care provider to request authorization for mental health and substance use disorder care and conduct peer-to-peer discussions regarding specific issues related to treatment. Because a willful violation of the requirements governing a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

HR 11 - Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-CA)
Not Titled
02/04/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 72. Noes 0. Page 267.).
Relative to Maternal Health Awareness Day.

HR 19 - Asm. Kevin Mullin (D-CA)
Not Titled
04/29/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Page 1249.).
Relative to Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.

HR 29 - Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D-CA)
Not Titled
03/25/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Page 791.).
Relative to Cesar Chavez Day.

HR 38 - Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-CA)
Not Titled
04/26/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Page 1188.).
Relative to sexual assault.

HR 39 - Asm. Mike Gipson (D-CA)
Not Titled
07/05/2021 - Read. Adopted.
Relative to equity impact analysis of legislation.

HR 81 - Sabrina Cervantes
Relative to sexual assault.
01/14/2022 - Introduced.
HR 81, as introduced, Cervantes.

HR 87 - Kevin C. Mullin
Relative to Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.
05/02/2022 - Read. Adopted. (Page 4509.).
HR 87, as introduced, Mullin.

SB 100 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Extended foster care program working group.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to add Section 11403.5 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care.

SB 1002 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Workers’ compensation: licensed clinical social workers.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1002, Portantino. Workers’ compensation: licensed clinical social workers. Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, that generally requires employers to secure the payment of workers’ compensation for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, and in the course of, employment. Existing law requires an employer to provide medical, surgical, chiropractic, acupuncture, and hospital treatment reasonably required to cure or relieve the injured worker from the effects of the injury. Existing law includes in the meaning of medical treatment services and supplies by physical therapists, chiropractic practitioners, and acupuncturists, that are licensed and within the scope of their practice. Existing law authorizes an insurer, employer, or entity that provides physician network services to establish or modify a medical provider network for the provision of medical treatment to injured employees, and requires that a network include an adequate number and type of physicians or other providers, as defined.This bill would include a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) as treatment the employer is reasonably required to provide, would expand the meaning of medical treatment to include the services of an LCSW, and would authorize an employer to provide an employee with access to an LCSW, as defined, acting within the scope of their practice. The bill would authorize medical provider networks to add LCSWs to the physician providers listing, authorize an LCSW to treat or evaluate an injured worker only upon referral from a physician, as defined, and prohibit an LCSW from determining disability, as specified. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations in support of allowing licensed clinical social workers to treat work-related mental and behavioral health issues.Existing law requires that when a self-insured employer, group of self-insured employers, or the insurer of an employer contracts with a health care organization for health care services to be provided to injured employees, those employees subject to the contract are to receive medical services in the manner prescribed in the contract. Existing law requires that each contract provide all medical, surgical, chiropractic, acupuncture, and hospital treatment that is reasonably required to cure or relieve the effects of the injury.This bill would include an LCSW as treatment that the contract is required to provide.

SB 1035 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.
08/30/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1035, Eggman. Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment. The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura’s Law, as of July 1, 2021, requires a county or group of counties to provide mental health programs, as specified, unless a county or group of counties opts out by a resolution passed by the governing body stating the reasons for opting out and any facts or circumstances relied on in making that decision. Existing law authorizes participating counties to pay for the services provided from moneys distributed to the counties from various continuously appropriated funds, including the Mental Health Services Fund, when included in a county plan, as specified. Existing law authorizes a court to order a person who is the subject of a petition filed pursuant to specified requirements to obtain assisted outpatient treatment if the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that various conditions are met. Existing law requires a court to dismiss that petition if, after hearing all relevant evidence, it finds that the person who is the subject of the petition does not meet the criteria for assisted outpatient treatment. Existing law also requires the director to file an affidavit with the court that ordered the outpatient treatment affirming that the person who is the subject of the order continues to meet the criteria for assisted outpatient treatment, at specified intervals.This bill would authorize the court to conduct status hearings with the person and the treatment team to receive information regarding progress related to the categories of treatment listed in the treatment plan and authorize the court to inquire about medication adherence. The bill would also require the director of the outpatient treatment program to also report to the court on adherence to prescribed medication when making the above-described affidavit.

SB 106 - Sen. Tom Umberg (D-CA)
Mental Health Services Act: innovative programs.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to amend Section 5830 of, and to add and repeal Section 5831 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 1097 - Richard Juien-Dah Pan
Cannabis and cannabis products: labeling and advertisement.
08/24/2022 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
SB 1097, as amended, Pan. Cannabis and cannabis products: labeling and advertisement. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), an initiative measure approved as Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes a person who obtains a state license under AUMA to engage in commercial adult-use cannabis activity pursuant to that license and applicable local ordinances. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), among other things, consolidates the licensure and regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis activities, including retail commercial cannabis activity, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Cannabis Control.Existing law requires cannabis and cannabis product labels and inserts to include specified warnings about the safety of cannabis use.This bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2025, to adopt regulations to require cannabis and cannabis product labels and inserts to include a clear and prominent warning regarding the risks that cannabis use may contribute to mental health problems, in addition to existing labeling requirements. The bill would require the department, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health and the University of California, including the University of California San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, to reevaluate the regulations every 5 years, commencing January 1, 2030, to determine whether the regulations reflect the state of the evolving science on cannabis health effects and on effective communication of health warnings.This bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2024, and in consultation with the State Department of Public Health, to create and post for public use a single-page flat or folded brochure that includes prescribed information, including, among other things, the recommendation that new users start with lower doses and the dangers of purchasing illegally sold cannabis and cannabis products. The bill would require, on and after March 1, 2024, a retailer or microbusiness selling, or person delivering, cannabis or cannabis products to a consumer offer each new consumer a copy of the brochure at the time of first purchase or delivery and to have the brochures visibly available at point of service. The bill would require the department, commencing January 1, 2030, and every 5 years thereafter, to either recertify the information in the brochure or provide updated language, as specified.

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

SB 1143 - Richard Dale Roth
Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund.
09/06/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
SB 1143, Roth. Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund. The California Health Facilities Financing Authority Act authorizes the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (authority) to, among other things, make loans from the continuously appropriated California Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund to participating health institutions, as defined, for financing or refinancing the acquisition, construction, or remodeling of health facilities.Under existing law, the board of supervisors of each county may maintain in the county hospital or in any other hospital situated within or without the county, or in any other psychiatric health facility situated within or without the county, suitable facilities and nonhospital or hospital services for the detention, supervision, care, and treatment of persons who have a mental health disorder or a developmental disability, or who are alleged to be such. Existing law defines “county psychiatric hospital” as a hospital, ward, or facility provided by the county pursuant to certain provisions.This bill would establish the California Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital Loan Fund and would continuously appropriate moneys in that fund to the authority to provide loans to qualifying county or city and county applicants for the purpose of building or renovating acute care psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric health facilities, or psychiatric units in general acute care hospitals, as defined. The bill would require the authority to develop an application for county or city and county applicants by January 1, 2024. The bill would require initial preliminary applications for projects to be submitted to the authority by April 1, 2024, and would require the authority to approve the project based on specified criteria. The bill would provide for the return of any funds not encumbered by a loan recipient within a specified period and would require a loan recipient to maintain and operate the facility for the life of the loan. The bill would authorize the authority to charge a fee to cover the cost of administering the loan. The bill would also require the authority to provide a report to the Department of Finance and the budget and health committees of the Assembly and Senate by a specified date that would include, among other things, the number of projects that are receiving loans and their geographic distribution. By creating a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation.

SB 1154 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Facilities for mental health or substance use disorder crisis: database.
08/11/2022 - August 11 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
SB 1154, as amended, Eggman. Facilities for mental health or substance use disorder crisis: database. Existing law generally requires the State Department of Public Health to license, inspect, and regulate health facilities, defined to include, among other types of health facilities, an acute psychiatric hospital. Existing law generally requires the State Department of Social Services to license, inspect, and regulate various types of care facilities, including, among others, a community crisis home. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to license and regulate facilities that provide residential nonmedical services to adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug misuse or abuse, and who need alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug recovery treatment or detoxification services.This bill would require, by January 1, 2024, the State Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Social Services, and by conferring with specified stakeholders, to develop a real-time, internet-based database to collect, aggregate, and display information about beds in inpatient psychiatric facilities, crisis stabilization units, residential community mental health facilities, and licensed residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities in order to facilitate the identification and designation of facilities for the temporary treatment of individuals in mental health or substance use disorder crisis. The bill would require the database to include a minimum of specific information, including the contact information for a facility’s designated employee, and have the capacity to, among other things, enable searches to identify beds that are appropriate for the treatment of individuals in a mental health or substance use disorder crisis.

SB 1165 - Patricia Carmody Bates
Substance abuse and mental health services: advertisement and marketing.
08/22/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 172, Statutes of 2022.
SB 1165, Bates. Substance abuse and mental health services: advertisement and marketing. Existing law prohibits an operator of a licensed alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, as specified, a certified alcohol or other drug program, or a licensed psychiatric or mental health facility, as specified, from engaging in various fraudulent marketing practices, including making or providing false or misleading statements or information, respectively, about the operator’s products, goods, services, or geographic locations in its marketing, advertising materials, or media or on internet websites, as specified.This bill would also prohibit these operators from making or providing false or misleading statements or information, respectively, about medical treatments or services offered in their marketing, advertising material, media, or social media presence or on internet websites, as specified.

SB 1182 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Family law.
08/23/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12:30 p.m.
SB 1182, Eggman. Family law. Existing law provides for various proceedings under the Family Code, including, among others, dissolution of marriage, legal separation of the parties, paternity, and custody or support of a child. Existing law authorizes the Judicial Council to provide by rule for the practice and procedure in proceedings pursuant to those provisions.This bill would require a court, in family law proceedings, to provide self-identified veterans with a list of resources for veterans, including information about how to contact the local office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill would authorize a veteran to provide the information about their veteran status on a Judicial Council military service form, file the form with the court, and serve it on the other parties to the action. The bill would require the court to transmit a copy of the form to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and would require the department, within a reasonable time of receipt, to contact the person using the information provided on the form. The bill would authorize the Judicial Council to develop the rules and forms needed to implement those provisions on or before January 1, 2024.Existing law governs the determination of child custody and visitation in contested proceedings. Under existing law, custody should be granted in a specified order of preference according to the best interest of the child.This bill would, commencing January 1, 2024, require a court, in granting custody pursuant to the best interest of the child, to provide the parent, legal guardian, or relative with a list of local resources for mental health treatment and state its reasons for the finding in writing or on the record, if the court finds that the effects of a parent’s, legal guardian’s, or relative’s history of or current mental illness are a factor in determining the best interest of the child. The bill would specify that these requirements do not relieve a court from ensuring that the health, safety, and welfare of the child is the court’s primary concern in determining the best interests of children when making any order regarding the physical or legal custody, or visitation, of the child.The bill would make related findings and declarations.

SB 1207 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Health care coverage: maternal and pandemic-related mental health conditions.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1207, Portantino. Health care coverage: maternal and pandemic-related mental health conditions. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of that act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires health care service plans and health insurers to provide specified mental health and substance use disorder coverage, and requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2021, that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, under the same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions, as specified. Existing law requires health care service plans and health insurers, by July 1, 2019, to develop, consistent with sound clinical principles and processes, a maternal mental health program designed to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes, as specified. This bill would make findings and declarations relating to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in California and the importance of outreach, education, and access to quality mental health treatment. The bill would extend the deadline for establishment of the maternal mental health program to July 1, 2023. The bill would revise the requirements of the program to include quality measures to encourage screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral. The bill also would encourage health care service plans and health insurers to improve screening, treatment, and referral to maternal mental health services, include coverage for doulas, incentivize training opportunities for contracting obstetric providers, and educate enrollees and insureds about the program. The bill would define “health care service plan” to include specified Medi-Cal managed health care plans, as specified, and would require those plans to continue to comply with any quality measures required or adopted by the State Department of Health Care Services, notwithstanding the requirements of the bill. Because a violation of the bill by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 1209 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Sentencing: members of military: trauma.
09/06/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
SB 1209, Eggman. Sentencing: members of military: trauma. Existing law requires a court, if it concludes that a defendant convicted of a felony offense is or was a member of the United States military who may be suffering from sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or mental health problems as a result of the defendant’s military service, to consider that circumstance as a factor in mitigation when imposing a sentence. Existing law allows a defendant who is currently serving a felony sentence and meets these criteria to petition for resentencing if those criteria were not considered at the time of sentencing and the person was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015.This bill would allow a defendant meeting these criteria to petition for recall of sentence and resentencing, as specified, without regard to whether the defendant was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015. The bill would also exclude from special consideration and from resentencing, any person convicted of, or having a prior conviction for, certain violent and sexual offenses.

SB 1223 - Josh Becker
Criminal procedure: mental health diversion.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1223, Becker. Criminal procedure: mental health diversion. Existing law authorizes a court to grant pretrial diversion, for a period no longer than 2 years, to a defendant suffering from a mental disorder, on an accusatory pleading alleging the commission of a misdemeanor or felony offense, in order to allow the defendant to undergo mental health treatment. Existing law conditions eligibility on, among other criteria, a court finding that the defendant suffers from a mental disorder, as specified, and that the defendant’s mental disorder played a significant role in the commission of the charged offense. Existing law makes defendants ineligible for the diversion program for certain offenses, including murder, voluntary manslaughter, and rape.This bill would change the eligibility criteria to include a diagnosis of a mental disorder instead of the court finding the defendant suffers from a mental disorder and would require that the diagnosis or treatment for a diagnosed mental disorder be within the last 5 years. The bill would define “qualified mental health expert” for these purposes. The bill would require the court, if a defendant has been diagnosed with a mental disorder, to find that the defendant’s mental disorder was a significant factor in the commission of a charged offense unless there is clear and convincing evidence that it was not a motivating factor, causal factor, or contributing factor to the alleged offense. The bill would, for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor, limit the period of diversion to one year. The bill would permit a county mental health agency unable to provide services pursuant to these provisions to submit, and would require a court to accept, a declaration in lieu of testimony that the agency is unable to provide services to a defendant. The bill would make other conforming changes.This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1370.01 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 1338 to be operative only if this bill and SB 1338 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

SB 1227 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Involuntary commitment: intensive treatment.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1227, Eggman. Involuntary commitment: intensive treatment. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental disorders for the protection of the persons committed. Under the act, when a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment. Under existing law, if a person is detained for 72 hours under those provisions, and has received an evaluation, the person may be certified for not more than 14 days of intensive treatment, as specified. Existing law further authorizes a person to be certified for an additional period of not more than 30 days of intensive treatment if the person remains gravely disabled and is unwilling or unable to accept treatment voluntarily. Existing law requires the person to be released at the end of the 30 days, except under specified circumstances, including, but not limited to, when the patient is subject to a conservatorship petition filed pursuant to specified provisions. Existing law requires an evaluation to be made when a gravely disabled person may need to be detained beyond the initial 14-day period, as to whether the person is likely to qualify for appointment of a conservator, and, if so, requires that referral to be made, as specified.This bill would authorize the professional person in charge of the facility providing intensive treatment to the person to file a petition in the superior court for the county in which the facility is located, seeking approval for up to an additional 30 days of intensive treatment. The bill would require the petition to be filed after 15 days of the first 30-day period, but at least 7 days before expiration of the 30 days. The bill would require reasonable attempts to be made by the facility to notify family members or any other person designated by the patient of the time and place of the judicial review, unless the patient requests that the information not be provided. The bill would require the facility treating the patient to advise the patient of the patient’s right to request that the information not be provided. The bill would require the court to either deny the petition or order an evidentiary hearing to be held within 2 court days after the petition is filed. The bill would authorize the court to order the person to be held for up to an additional 30 days of intensive treatment if, at the evidentiary hearing, the court makes specified findings, based on the evidence presented, including a finding that the person, as a result of mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism, is gravely disabled. The bill would require the person to be released no later than the expiration of the original 30-day period if the court does not make all of the required findings. The bill also would make conforming changes to the evaluation requirements for determining whether the patient is likely to qualify for appointment of a conservator.

SB 1242 - Senate Committee on Insurance
Insurance.
09/09/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1242, Committee on Insurance. Insurance. (1) Existing law establishes a Fraud Division within the Department of Insurance to investigate fraudulent claims. Existing law requires an insurer that reasonably believes or knows that a fraudulent claim is being made to send a prescribed form and additional information about the fraudulent claim to the Fraud Division within 60 days after determination by the insurer that the claim appears to be a fraudulent claim.This bill would instead require an insurer to send that form and information within 60 days after it that has determined, after the completion of an investigation, that it reasonably suspects or knows an act of insurance fraud may have occurred or might be occurring. The bill would require an agent or broker to use the electronic form within Fraud Division’s Consumer Fraud Reporting Portal before placing an insurance application with an insurer to report if they reasonably suspect or know that a fraudulent application is being made. If the agent or broker reasonably suspects or knows that a fraud has been perpetrated after an insurance application has been placed with an insurer, the bill would require the agent or broker to report that information directly to the insurer’s special investigative unit. The bill would insulate an agent or broker who furnishes this information, or a governmental agency or its employees that furnishes or receives this information or assists in an insurance fraud investigation, from civil liability if they acted in good faith, as specified.Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain state summary criminal history information, authorizes the Department of Justice to furnish that information to another agency, and makes it a crime to furnish that information to an unauthorized person. Existing law regulates the licensing and the renewal of licensing of insurance agents, adjusters, and brokers. Existing law requires an individual to apply with the Insurance Commissioner for a specified license using a form prescribed by the commissioner. Existing law requires specified licensees and applicants for specified licenses to complete a course of study on ethics, which is 12 hours for new applicants and 3 hours before each license renewal for existing licensees. Existing law requires a person licensed to transact specified types of insurance to include their license number on business cards, written price quotations, and print advertisements in a specified type size.This bill would require the commissioner to submit fingerprint images and related information regarding specified license applicants to the Department of Justice, and would require the Department of Justice to provide state or federal criminal history information for each applicant to the commissioner. Because the bill would expand the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. On and after March 1, 2023, the bill would require an ethics course for a specified licensee or applicant to include one hour of study on insurance fraud. This bill would require specified licensees to include their license number in the emails the person sends that involve an activity for which a license is required. The bill would set forth size and location requirements for including the license number in an email.(2) Existing law requires an insurer to provide a long-term care insurance policyholder or certificate holder a statement with specified information, including that the policyholder or certificate holder may cancel the payment before the payment date, at least 30 days before the first payment of an accelerated death benefit for long-term care. Existing law also requires an insurer to provide a report to a policyholder or certificate holder no later than 30 days after every payment of an accelerated death benefit for long-term care. Under existing law, a loan or withdrawal from the cash value of a life insurance policy that

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

SB 1283 - Patricia Carmody Bates
Mental Health Services Act.
04/27/2022 - April 27 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
SB 1283, as amended, Bates. Mental Health Services Act. Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund various county mental health programs and requires counties to spend those funds on mental health services, as specified. Existing law authorizes counties to establish a prudent reserve for their Local Mental Health Services Fund, not to exceed 33% of the average community services and support revenue received for the preceding 5 years.This bill, instead, would limit the counties’ prudent reserve to 30% of the average community services and support revenue received for the preceding 5 years.

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

SB 130 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill.
07/05/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Sections 1240, 1241, 1630, 8482.6, 8483, 8483.1, 11800, 14041.5, 14041.6, 14041.65, 17076.10, 17199.4, 17375, 32091, 35780, 41020, 41020.3, 41203.1, 42238.01, 42238.02, 42238.051, 42238.07, 43504, 43507, 43509, 43521, 43522, 43523, 43525, 44252, 44259, 44280, 44310, 44395, 44396, 44399.1, 44830, 45500, 46111, 46300, 46392, 47607, 47607.2, 47612.7, 48000, 51461, 51745, 51745.6, 51747, 51747.3, 51747.5, 51749, 51749.5, 51749.6, 52064, 52070, 52070.5, 53070, 53070.1, 53071, 53071.1, 53073, 53074, 53075, 53076, 53076.2, 56400, 56402, 56406, 56408, 56410, 56836.146, 56836.148, 56836.165, 56836.173, 56836.21, 56836.24, 56836.31, 56836.40, 60640, and 60810 of, to amend and repeal Section 49564 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 45125.1 of, to add Sections 42238.022, 43504.5, 44415.5, 44417.5, ...

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

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

SB 132 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Postsecondary education trailer bill.
06/29/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Civil Code, to amend Sections 10851, 10852, 10855, 10858, 10859, 44230, 60900, 66021.2, 66021.9, 66744, 69432, 69432.9, 69434, 69434.5, 69435, 69437, 69437.6, 69465, 69617, 69951, 69952, 69954, 69956, 69958, 69959, 69960, 69962, 69963, 69964, 69967, 69996.2, 69996.3, 69996.6, 70022, 70023, 76300, 78052, 84321.62, 84750.4, and 94892.6 of, to amend the heading of Article 18 (commencing with Section 69950) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of, to add Sections 51225.7, 60900.5, 66023.5, 69996.7, 69996.8, 69996.9, and 92103 to, to add the heading of Article 1 (commencing with Section 10850) to, to add Article 2 (commencing with Section 10860) to, Chapter 8.5 of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 69435.5) to, to add Article 10 ...

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

SB 1337 - Michael McGuire
Coordinated specialty care for early psychosis: interventions and access to care.
05/19/2022 - May 19 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
SB 1337, as amended, McGuire. Coordinated specialty care for early psychosis: interventions and access to care. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Knox-Keene), provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies that provide hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for the diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of severe mental illnesses, as defined, of a person of any age.This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on and after January 1, 2023, to provide coverage for coordinated specialty care (CSC) services for the treatment of early psychosis, composed of specified treatment modalities and affiliated activities including, but not limited to, case management, pharmacotherapy and medication management, psychotherapy, and outreach and recruitment activities. The bill would require those treatment modalities and affiliated activities to be billed and reimbursed as a bundle. The bill would require the CSC services provided to be consistent with specified provisions applicable to the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The bill would specify the membership of the CSC team. The bill would specify that these provisions do not apply to specified Medi-Cal managed care contracts entered into between the State Department of Health Care Services and a health care service plan for enrolled Medi-Cal beneficiaries.The bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency, in consultation with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, to commission a study to improve understanding, awareness, and accountability associated with psychosis, the duration of untreated psychosis, and its impacts. Among other components, the bill would require the study to document the annual prevalence rate for the onset of psychosis in California and the availability of coordinated specialty care services to Californians who experience a first episode of psychosis, and to recommend a state or county-based system, or both, to monitor outcomes associated with access to the most effective interventions and services in response to psychosis and those associated with the lack of access to effective interventions and services, as specified. The bill also would require the agency, in consultation with the commission, to develop and implement strategies to annually improve access to effective interventions for early psychosis, and to improve the access to, and quality of, care for persons with severe and persistent psychosis, as specified.Because a violation of certain requirements of the bill by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 1338 - Thomas J. Umberg
Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program.
09/02/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
SB 1338, Umberg. Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program. (1) Existing law, the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002, known as Laura’s Law, requires each county to offer specified mental health programs, unless a county or group of counties opts out by a resolution passed by the governing body, as specified. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for short-term and longer-term involuntary treatment and conservatorships for people who are determined to be gravely disabled.This bill, contingent upon the State Department of Health Care Services developing an allocation to provide financial assistance to counties, would enact the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which would authorize specified adult persons to petition a civil court to create a voluntary CARE agreement or a court-ordered CARE plan and implement services, to be provided by county behavioral health agencies, to provide behavioral health care, including stabilization medication, housing, and other enumerated services to adults who are currently experiencing a severe mental illness and have a diagnosis identified in the disorder class schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and who meet other specified criteria. The bill would require the Counties of Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne and the City and County of San Francisco to implement the program commencing October 1, 2023, and the remaining counties to commence no later than December 1, 2024. The bill would require the Judicial Council to develop a mandatory form for use in filing a CARE process petition and would specify the process by which the petition is filed and reviewed, including requiring the petition to be signed under penalty of perjury, and to contain specified information, including the facts that support the petitioner’s assertion that the respondent meets the CARE criteria. The bill would also specify the schedule of review hearings required if the respondent is ordered to comply with an up to one-year CARE plan by the court. The bill would make the hearings in a CARE Act proceeding confidential and not open to the public, thereby limiting public access to a meeting of a public body. The bill would authorize the CARE plan to be extended once, for up to one year, and would prescribe the requirements for the graduation plan. By expanding the crime of perjury and imposing additional duties on the county behavioral health agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.This bill would require the court to appoint counsel for the respondent, unless the respondent has retained their own counsel. The bill would require the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission at the State Bar to provide funding to qualified legal services projects to provide legal counsel in CARE Act proceedings, as specified. The bill would authorize the respondent to have a supporter, as defined. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services, in consultation with specified stakeholders, to provide optional training and technical resources for volunteer supporters on the CARE process, community services and supports, supported decisionmaking, and other topics, as prescribed.This bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency, or a designated department within that agency, to engage an independent, research-based entity to advise on the development of data-driven process and outcome measures for the CARE Act and to convene a workgroup to provide coordination and support among relevant state and local partners and other stakeholders throughout the phases of county implementation of the CARE Act. The bill also would require the State Department of Health Care Services to provide training and technical assistance to county behavioral health agencies to implement the act and to provide training to counsel, as specified. The

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

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

SB 135 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Human services omnibus.
07/11/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Section 17706 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 17400 of, the Family Code, to amend Section 12730 of, to add Section 12087.2 to, to add and repeal Section 16367.51 of, and to add and repeal Article 12 (commencing with Section 16429.5) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, to amend Sections 1522.41, 1562.3, 1569.616, and 1569.617 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 1418.8 of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Sections 4620.4, 6509, 9121, 10831, 10836, 11004.1, 11054, 11330.5, 11450.025, 11454, 12201.06, 12300, 12300.4, 12306.1, 12306.16, 13276, 15204.35, 15610.10, 15610.55, 15610.57, 15630, 15701.05, 15750, 15763, 15770, 15771, 16523, 16523.1, 18900.7, 18900.8, 18901.10, 18918.1, 18919, 18999.1, 18999.2, ...

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

SB 137 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
State government.
06/27/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Section 7086) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 24000, 24001, 24002, and 100007 of the Financial Code, to amend Sections 6103.8, 11549.3, 13332.19, 27361, 27361.2, 27361.4, 27361.8, and 27388 of, to add Sections 7902.2 and 11546.45 to, to add Article 10 (commencing with Section 12100.110) to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, and to add and repeal Section 8260 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 11165.1 of, and to add Chapter 1.6 (commencing with Section 24210) to Division 20 of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 880 of the Military and Veterans Code, to amend Sections 3502, 3503, and 3505 of, and to add Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 10198) to Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 2 of, the Public Contract ...

SB 1394 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Conservatorships: gravely disabled persons.
08/30/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1394, Eggman. Conservatorships: gravely disabled persons. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, among other provisions, authorizes a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of the person and the estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism, as specified, in order to provide individualized treatment, supervision, and placement. Existing law authorizes a court to establish a temporary conservatorship for a period not to exceed 30 days and appoint a temporary conservator under specified circumstances. Existing law, if the proposed conservatee demands a court or jury trial on the issue of whether they are gravely disabled, authorizes the court to extend the temporary conservatorship until the date of the disposition of the issue by the court or jury trial if that extension does not exceed 6 months.This bill would instead authorize the court to extend the temporary conservatorship until the date of the disposition of the issue by the court or jury trial if that extension does not exceed 180 days.

SB 14 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: excused absences: youth mental and behavioral health.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 14, Portantino. Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: excused absences: youth mental and behavioral health. (1) Existing law, notwithstanding the requirement that each person between 6 and 18 years of age who is not otherwise exempted is subject to compulsory full-time education, requires a pupil to be excused from school for specified types of absences, including, among others, if the absence was due to the pupil’s illness.This bill would include, within the meaning of an absence due to a pupil’s illness, an absence for the benefit of the pupil’s mental or behavioral health. The bill would require the State Board of Education to update its illness verification regulations, as necessary, to account for including a pupil’s absence for the benefit of the pupil’s mental or behavioral health within the scope of this provision. To the extent this bill would impose additional duties on local educational entities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law requires the governing board of a school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work. Existing law requires a school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, or both, as provided.This bill, contingent on an appropriation made for these purposes, would require the State Department of Education, on or before January 1, 2023, to recommend best practices and identify evidence-based, as defined, and evidence-informed, as defined, training programs for schools to address youth behavioral health, including, but not necessarily limited to, staff and pupil training, as specified. The bill would define a local educational agency for purposes of these provisions to mean a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive.(3) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 48205 of the Education Code proposed by AB 516 to be operative only if this bill and AB 516 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.(4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.(5) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

SB 14 - Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-CA)
Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: excused absences: youth mental and behavioral health.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Section 48205 of, and to add Section 49428.15 to, the Education Code, relating to pupil health, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

SB 141 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Budget Act of 2021: Department of Cannabis Control: licensure: safety and quality assurance.
06/28/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Sections 27, 101, 144, 26001, 26010, 26010.5, 26011, 26011.5, 26012, 26013, 26013.5, 26014, 26015, 26016, 26017, 26018, 26030, 26031, 26031.5, 26034, 26035, 26038, 26041, 26043, 26044, 26045, 26046, 26047, 26050, 26050.2, 26051, 26051.5, 26053, 26054, 26055, 26057, 26058, 26060, 26060.1, 26061, 26062, 26063, 26067, 26068, 26069, 26070, 26070.5, 26090, 26100, 26102, 26104, 26110, 26120, 26130, 26140, 26153, 26160, 26161, 26162, 26163, 26180, 26190, 26190.5, 26191, 26200, 26202, 26210, 26210.5, 26211, 26223, 26240, 26242, 26244, 26246, 26248, 26249, and 26260 of, to amend and renumber Sections 26069.1, 26069.5, 26105, 26106, 26121, 26131, 26132, 26133, and 26135 of, to add Sections 26010.7, 26012.5, 26031.01, 26031.1, 26031.2, 26037.5, and 26153.1 to, and to repeal Sections 26001.1, 26054.2, ...

SB 1416 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Mental health services: gravely disabled persons.
06/22/2022 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
SB 1416, as amended, Eggman. Mental health services: gravely disabled persons. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, provides for the involuntary commitment and treatment of a person who is a danger to themselves or others or who is gravely disabled. Existing law also provides for a conservator of the person or estate to be appointed for a person who is gravely disabled. Existing law, for the purposes of involuntary commitment and conservatorship, defines “gravely disabled,” among other things, as a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for the basic personal needs of food, clothing, or shelter.This bill would also include under the definition of “gravely disabled” a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for the basic personal needs of medical care, as specified. By increasing the level of service required of county mental health departments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 1427 - Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
Homeless and Mental Health Court and Transitioning Home Grant Programs.
08/11/2022 - August 11 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
SB 1427, as amended, Ochoa Bogh. Homeless and Mental Health Court and Transitioning Home Grant Programs. Existing law establishes the Board of State and Community Corrections. Existing law charges the board with providing the statewide leadership, coordination, and technical assistance to promote effective state and local efforts and partnerships in California’s adult and juvenile criminal justice system.Under existing law, the board administers several grant programs, including a mentally ill offender crime reduction grant program, a medication-assisted treatment grant program, and a violence intervention and prevention grant program. This bill would establish two new grant programs: the Homeless and Mental Health Court Grant Program that would, subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, be administered by the Judicial Council and provide grants to counties for the purpose of establishing or expanding homeless courts and mental health courts, as specified; and the Transitioning Home Grant Program that would, subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, be administered by the board and provide grants to county sheriffs and jail administrators to fund programs aimed at reducing homelessness among inmates released from custody, as specified.The bill would require the board and council to prepare and submit reports to the Legislature, as specified, regarding the impacts of the grant program under their jurisdiction.

SB 143 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Courts.
06/27/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 68085.1, 68085.3, 68085.4, 68085.45, 68502.6, 68701.5, 68703, 68704, 68752, 68754, 68756, 70371, 70371.7, 70372, 70373, 70374, 70377, 70391, 70395, 70396, 70397, 70617, 70657.5, and 70658 of, to add Section 68701.1 to, to add Article 7 (commencing with Section 68645) to Chapter 2 of Title 8 of, Article 4 (commencing with Section 68770) to Chapter 2.5 of Title 8 of, and Article 7.1 (commencing with Section 70398) to Chapter 5.7 of Title 8 of, to add and repeal Section 29553 of, and to repeal Sections 70371.5, 70371.8, and 70391.7 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 1463.007 of, and to add Section 1428.5 to, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 40611 and 42007.1 of, and to repeal Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 40280) of Article 4 ...

SB 1446 - Henry I. Stern
Behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, and other services or supports.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 1446, Stern. Behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, and other services or supports. Existing law establishes various state and local programs for the provision of behavioral health and housing assistance services within the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, the California Housing Finance Agency, and county public health or behavioral health departments, among other entities. Existing law authorizes the State Department of Health Care Services, subject to an appropriation and until January 1, 2027, to establish an infrastructure program to award competitive grants to, among other things, expand the community continuum of behavioral health treatment resources to build new capacity or expand existing capacity, as specified. Existing law also requires the department to maintain a behavioral health services and supports virtual platform for children and youth 25 years of age and younger, as specified.This bill would declare that it is the public policy of the state that the State Department of Health Care Services when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, or grant program criteria relating to access to behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, or other services or supports, are required to ensure that any individual with a severe behavioral health disorder who, as a result, lacks supportive housing and behavioral health services and is otherwise not living safely in the community receives an individualized, clinically appropriate range of behavioral health-related treatment, housing that heals, as defined, and other services or supports. The bill would specify that these provisions do not expand any obligation of the state or other entities to provide access to services or supports beyond requiring the department to consider the state policy, as specified.

SB 145 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public safety.
06/27/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Government Code, to amend Sections 851.93, 1203.425, 1233.3, 1233.4, 1233.6, 1233.61, 3042, 5007.3, 5075, 5075.6, 5076.1, 5076.2, 5076.3, 6031, 6258.1, 9001, 13602, 13603, and 13823.95, of, to amend and repeal Section 4530.5 of, to add Sections 1170.01, 2042.1, and 3041.6 to, to add and repeal Section 1233.11 of, and to repeal Article 4 (commencing with Section 2035) of Chapter 1 of Title 1 of Part 3 of, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 209 and 730 of, and to add Section 1760.45 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 146 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Correctional facilities.
07/12/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 72, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Sections 15819.403, 15820.913, 15820.922, 15820.932, and 15820.942 of the Government Code, relating to correctional facilities, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 1493 - Senate Committee on Public Safety
Public safety omnibus.
03/01/2022 - Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.
SB 1493, as introduced, Committee on Public Safety. Public safety omnibus. Existing law establishes certain minimum standards for public officers or employees declared by law to be peace officers. The minimum education requirement is high school graduation, passing an equivalency test or high school proficiency examination, graduating from a private high school, or attaining a 2-year, 4-year, or advanced degree from an accredited institution. Existing law requires that accreditation must be from a body recognized by the United States Department of Education or holding a full membership in specified organizations.This bill would revise the accreditation standards for high schools, colleges, and universities to include those holding a full membership in Cognia.Existing law authorizes a court, if the defendant fails to appear in person in a misdemeanor case as specified, to continue the matter, order bail revoked or revoke release on the defendant’s own recognizance, issue a bench warrant, or proceed with the trial in the defendant’s absence under specified circumstances in which the defendant is in custody and is refusing to appear in court.This bill would additionally authorize the court, if the defendant is not in custody, to proceed with the trial if the court finds the defendant has absented themselves voluntarily with full knowledge the trial is to be held or being held.Existing law permits the Attorney General to furnish state summary criminal history information, as defined, to specified individuals, organizations, and agencies upon a showing of compelling need. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for a person authorized to receive the state criminal history information to furnish the information to an unauthorized person.This bill would additionally permit the Attorney General to furnish that information to the Governor when the Governor recommends to the Director of the Selective Service System applicants for appointment to the state’s Selective Service System local boards. By creating a new law changing the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law makes various provisions relating to battered women’s shelters, including, among others, authorizing a court, for specified crimes, to, in lieu of a fine, require that the defendant make payments to a battered women’s shelter.This bill would instead make those provisions apply to domestic violence shelter-based programs.This bill would additionally make other technical and clarifying changes.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 153 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public social services.
08/16/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Sections 7908, 7910, and 7912 of, and to repeal and add Sections 7911 and 7911.1 of, the Family Code, to amend Sections 1502, 1562.01, and 50807 of, and to add Chapter 11.8 (commencing with Section 50811) and Chapter 11.9 (commencing with Section 50820) to Part 2 of Division 31 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 319, 319.3, 358.1, 361.2, 361.21, 366, 366.1, 366.3, 366.31, 636, 706.5, 706.6, 727.1, 727.2, 4096, 4096.5, 4648, 11402, 11403.3, 11461.3, 11461.36, 11462.01, 11463, 11465, 16010.7, 16121, 16501, 16501.1, 16521.6, 16521.8, and 16530 of, to add Sections 361.22, 727.12, 4096.55, 4096.6, 11402.005, 16001.1, 16010.9, and 18257.5 to, to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 16550) and Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 16585) to Part 4 of Division 9 of, and to add ...

SB 16 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Peace officers: release of records.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
Section 1045 of the Evidence Code, and to amend Sections 832.5, 832.7, and 832.12 of, and to add Section 832.13 to, the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

SB 161 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
07/05/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0954-001-0001, 3830-001-0001, 6440-001-0001, 6870-201-0001, and 6980-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of, and amending Sections 16.00, 19.55, and 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

SB 163 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
State government.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 8260 and 9114.5 of, and to amend and renumber Section 7902.2 of, the Government Code, relating to state government, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 164 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Budget Act of 2021.
07/11/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET.
Budget Act of 2021 by amending Items 0250-162-8506, 0509-101-0001, 0954-001-0001, 1115-002-3288, 2240-102-0001, 2240-164-8506, 2660-001-0042, 3560-162-8506, 3875-495, 3900-492, 4140-001-0001, 4265-001-0001, 4265-111-0001, 4560-001-3085, 5180-111-0001, 6100-194-0001, 6100-196-0001, 6120-161-0001, 6440-001-0001, 6440-490, 6870-201-0001, 6980-101-0001, 7120-101-0001, 7350-001-0001, 7350-001-0223, 7502-062-8506, 7760-101-0001, 8260-001-0001, 8570-002-0001, 8660-001-0001, 8660-001-0890, and 8660-062-8506 of, and adding Items 2240-492, 6440-492, 8660-062-0001, and 8660-162-8506 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.

SB 167 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
An act relating to the Budget Act of 2021. An act to amend Sections 8281.5, 14041, 17375, 33540.2, 33540.4, 33540.6, 41020, 41422, 41480, 41590, 42238.01, 43521, 43522, 44230.6, 44252, 44257.2, 45500, 46120, 46392, 46393, 48000, 49066.5, 49421, 49429, 49501.5, 51226.9, 51745, 51745.5, 51747, 51747.5, 51749.5, 51749.6, and 56836.146 of, and to amend and renumber Section 49422 of, the Education Code, to amend Section 110 of Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 2020, and to amend Sections 124, 127, 134, 138, 141, 144, 149, 152, 157, 159, and 164 of Chapter 44 of the Statutes of 2021, relating to education finance, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 168 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Child care.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Section 10213.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to amend Section 3 of Chapter 6 of the Statutes of 2021, to amend Section 263 of Chapter 116 of the Statutes of 2021, relating to child care, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SB 173 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public Safety.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Sections 171c, 11106, 13202, 14230, 14231, 14231.5, 14236, 28220, 30000, 30352, and 30452 of, and to add Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 14240) to Title 12.2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, and to add Section 8106 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 175 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Housing: mortgages and deeds of trust: use of state property: surplus land disposal: financing programs.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Sections 2924h and 2924m of the Civil Code, to add Section 3332.2 to the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Section 54234 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 50218.6, 50220.7, 50220.8, 50515.08, 50515.09, and 50515.10 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 177 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public safety.
09/10/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on BUDGET pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
Code of Civil Procedure, and to amend Sections 68645, 69951, and 77205 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 50050 of, to add and repeal Sections 68119 and 69950.5 of, and to repeal and add Section 69950 of, the Government Code, to amend Section 1465.9 of, to amend and repeal Sections 1001.15, 1001.16, 1203.1c, 1203.1m, and 1214.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Sections 1001.90, 1202.4, 1203.1, 1203.1ab, 1203.4a, 1203.9, 1205, 2085.5, 2085.6, and 2085.7 of, and to repeal Section 1463.07 of, the Penal Code, and to amend and repeal Section 40508.5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 40510.5 of, and to add Article 3 (commencing with Section 42240) to Chapter 2 of Division 18 of, the Vehicle Code, relating to public safety, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, ...

SB 2 - Sen. Steven Bradford (D-CA)
Peace officers: certification: civil rights.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Civil Code, to amend Section 1029 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 832.7, 13503, 13506, 13510, 13510.1, and 13512 of, to amend the heading of Article 2 (commencing with Section 13510) of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of Part 4 of, and to add Sections 13509.5, 13509.6, 13510.8, 13510.85, and 13510.9 to, the Penal Code, relating to public employment.

SB 21 - Steven M. Glazer
Specialized license plates: mental health awareness.
01/18/2022 - Set for hearing January 20.
SB 21, as amended, Glazer. Specialized license plates: mental health awareness. Under existing law, a state agency is authorized to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to sponsor a specialized license plate program, and the DMV is required to issue those license plates if the agency meets certain requirements. Existing law also requires the DMV to charge specified fees for certain services related to the issuance of those plates.This bill would require the State Department of Education to apply to the DMV to sponsor a mental health awareness license plate program, and would require the DMV to issue the license plates if the State Department of Education meets certain requirements. The bill would also establish the Mental Health Awareness Fund in the State Treasury and would require the revenue generated from the license plates to be deposited in the fund for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature to the State Department of Education, for mental health services in public schools.

SB 213 - Sen. Dave Cortese (D-CA)
Workers' compensation: hospital employees.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file.
An act to add Sections 3212.21, 3212.22, 3212.24, 3212.26, and 3212.28 to 3212.22, 3212.24, and 3212.26 to, and to add and repeal Sections 3212.21 and 3212.28 of, the Labor Code, relating to workers' compensation.

SB 22 - Sen. Steven Glazer (D-CA)
Education finance: school facilities: Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2022.
06/10/2021 - Referred to Coms. on ED. and HIGHER ED.
Sections 14503, 15102, 15106, 15268, 15270, 17070.15, 17070.43, 17070.51, 17070.65, 17071.10, 17071.25, 17071.75, 17072.30, 17072.35, 17073.15, 17073.25, 17074.10, 17074.16, 17074.25, 17075.15, 17077.35, 17078.52, 17078.53, 17078.54, 17078.58, 17078.62, and 17219 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 17070.75 of, to add Sections 17070.415, 17070.54, 17070.56, 17070.57, 17070.59, and 17075.20 to, to add Article 10.7 (commencing with Section 17077.60) and Article 11.5 (commencing with Section 17078.40) to Chapter 12.5 of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 89800) to Chapter 6 of Part 55 of Division 8 of Title 3 of, to add Article 7 (commencing with Section 92170) to Chapter 2 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of, to add Part 71 (commencing with ...

SB 221 - Sen. Scott Wiener (D-CA)
Health care coverage: timely access to care.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 35. Noes 1.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 10133.53 of, and to add Section 10133.54 to, the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 221 - Scott D. Wiener
Health care coverage: timely access to care.
09/15/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
SB 221, Wiener. Health care coverage: timely access to care. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires each department to develop and adopt regulations to ensure that enrollees and insureds have access to needed health care services in a timely manner. Under existing law, a Medi-Cal managed care plan is required to comply with timely access standards developed by the department.Existing regulations require a health care service plan or an insurer to ensure that their contracted provider networks have adequate capacity and availability of licensed health care providers to offer enrollees and insureds appointments that meet specified timeframes. Existing regulations require a health care service plan or an insurer to ensure that for an enrollee requesting a nonurgent appointment with a nonphysician mental health care provider, or an insured requesting a nonurgent appointment with a nonphysician mental health care or substance use disorder provider, appointments are offered within 10 business days of the request for an appointment. Existing regulations also authorize appointments for preventive care services and periodic followup care, including periodic office visits to monitor and treat mental health or substance use disorder conditions, as specified, to be scheduled in advance consistent with professionally recognized standards of practice as determined by the treating licensed health care provider acting within the provider’s scope of practice. These regulations of the Department of Managed Health Care are limited in application to mental health care providers, while those regulations of the Department of Insurance are applicable to both mental health care and substance use disorder providers.This bill would codify the regulations adopted by the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to provide timely access standards for health care service plans and insurers for nonemergency health care services. The bill would require both a health care service plan and a health insurer, including a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan, to ensure that appointments with nonphysician mental health and substance use disorder providers are subject to the timely access requirements, as specified. The bill would additionally require, commencing July 1, 2022, a health care service plan and a health insurer, including a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan, to ensure that an enrollee or insured that is undergoing a course of treatment for an ongoing mental health or substance use disorder condition is able to get a followup appointment with a nonphysician mental health care or substance use disorder provider within 10 business days of the prior appointment. The bill would require that a referral to a specialist by another provider meet the timely access standards. If a health care service plan is operating in a service area that has a shortage of providers and the plan is not able to meet the geographic and timely access standards for providing mental health or substance use disorder services with an in-network provider, the bill would require the plan, including a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan, to arrange coverage outside the plan’s contracted network. By imposing new requirements on health care service plans, the willful violation of which would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 224 - Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-CA)
Pupil instruction: mental health education.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
Article 6 (commencing with Section 51925) to Chapter 5.5 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to pupil instruction.

SB 228 - Sen. Connie Leyva (D-CA)
Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator McGuire.
An act to amend Sections 66025.9, 79220, 79222, and 79225 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

SB 229 - Sen. Brian Dahle (R-CA)
Pupil health: mental health services: grants.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to add Article 15 (commencing with Section 49595) to Chapter 9 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to pupil health.

SB 23 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Disorderly conduct: distribution of intimate images: statute of limitations.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to amend Section 803 of the Penal Code, relating to disorderly conduct.

SB 238 - Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-CA)
Discrimination: political affiliation: political belief.
04/21/2021 - April 20 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 9. Page 858.) Reconsideration granted.
Section 51 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 12920, 12940, and 12955 of the Government Code, and to amend Section 1102 of the Labor Code, relating to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. civil rights.

SB 246 - Sen. Connie Leyva (D-CA)
Early childhood education: reimbursement rates.
07/08/2021 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
An act to amend Sections 8266.1, 8357, and 8447 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 8265 and 8265.5 of, the Education Code, relating to early childhood education.

SB 248 - Sen. Pat Bates (R-CA)
Sexually violent predators: open court proceedings.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
An act to amend Section 6601 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.

SB 249 - Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-CA)
Educational equity: political affiliation.
04/21/2021 - April 20 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 9. Page 859.) Reconsideration granted.
An act to amend Sections 200, 210.2, 220, and 234.1 of the Education Code, relating to educational equity.

SB 255 - Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-CA)
Health care coverage: employer associations.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 10753.05 of the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

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

SB 258 - Sen. John Laird (D-CA)
Aging.
07/23/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 132, Statutes of 2021.
An act to amend Section 9015 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to aging.

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

SB 279 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: delivery systems: services.
06/01/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Pan.
Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, 14127.6 of, to add Sections 14184.203 and 14184.500 to, and to repeal Article 3.9 (commencing with Section 14127) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

SB 281 - Sen. Bill Dodd (D-CA)
Medi-Cal: California Community Transitions program.
07/06/2021 - July 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, to add Article 6.25 (commencing with Section 14196.71) 14196.72) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of, and to repeal and add Section 14196.6 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

SB 284 - Sen. Henry Stern (D-CA)
Workers' compensation: firefighters and peace officers: post-traumatic stress.
08/30/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Chau.
An act to amend Section 3212.15 of the Labor Code, relating to workers' compensation.

SB 293 - Sen. S. Monique Limon (D-CA)
Medi-Cal specialty mental health services.
08/23/2021 - August 26 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 14683 of, and to add Section 14682.2 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

SB 299 - Sen. Connie Leyva (D-CA)
Victim compensation: use of force by a law enforcement officer.
09/10/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
An act to amend Sections 13951, 13954, 13956, 13960, and 13963 of the Government Code, relating to victim compensation, and making an appropriation therefor.

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

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

SB 317 - Sen. Henry Stern (D-CA)
Competence to stand trial.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Section 4019 of, and to repeal and add Section 1370.01 of, the Penal Code, relating to criminal procedure.

SB 326 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Health care coverage: federal health care reforms.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 10112.27, 10198.7, 10753.05, 10753.14, 10965.3, and 10965.9 of the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 340 - Henry I. Stern
Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: hearings.
06/22/2022 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
SB 340, as amended, Stern. Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: hearings. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation. Existing law provides for judicial review of the involuntary commitment and requires reasonable attempts to be made by the mental health facility to notify family members or any other person designated by the patient of the time and place of judicial review.This bill would authorize a family member, friend, or acquaintance with personal knowledge of the person receiving treatment to make a request to testify in the judicial review proceedings, in writing, to the counsel of a party to the judicial review. The bill would require the receiving counsel, or their designee, to determine whether the requester’s testimony will assist the proceeding and, within a reasonable time, respond to the requester, in writing, with an approval or denial.

SB 349 - Sen. Tom Umberg (D-CA)
California Ethical Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorder Act.
09/07/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 11980.01) to Part 3 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse.

SB 352 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
The military: sexual harassment.
08/30/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to amend Sections 58 and 392 of, and to add Section 475 to, the Military and Veterans Code, relating to the military.

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

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

SB 379 - Sen. Scott Wiener (D-CA)
University of California: contracts: health facilities.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to add Chapter 3.95 (commencing with Section 12148) to Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.

SB 380 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
End of life.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 8.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 443.1, 443.3, 443.4, 443.5, 443.11, 443.14, 443.15, and 443.17 of, and to repeal and add Section 443.215 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to end of life.

SB 380 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
End of life.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 380, Eggman. End of life. Existing law, the End of Life Option Act, until January 1, 2026, authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who has been determined by their attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease, as defined, to make a request for an aid-in-dying drug for the purpose of ending their life. Existing law establishes the procedures for making these requests, including that 2 oral requests be made a minimum of 15 days apart, specified forms to request an aid-in-dying drug be submitted, under specified circumstances, and a final attestation be completed. Existing law requires specified information to be documented in the individual’s medical record, including, among other things, all oral and written requests for an aid-in-dying drug.This bill would allow for an individual to qualify for aid-in-dying medication by making 2 oral requests a minimum of 48 hours apart. The bill would eliminate the requirement that an individual who is prescribed and ingests aid-in-dying medication make a final attestation. The bill would require that the date of all oral and written requests be documented in an individual’s medical record and would require that upon a transfer of care, that record be provided to the qualified individual. The bill would extend the operation of the act until January 1, 2031, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program by extending the operation of crimes for specified violations of the act.Existing law makes participation in activities authorized pursuant to the act voluntary, and makes individual health care providers immune from liability for refusing to engage in activities authorized pursuant to its provisions, including providing information about the act or referring an individual to a provider who prescribes aid-in-dying medication. This bill would require a health care provider who is unable or unwilling to participate under the act to inform the individual seeking an aid-in-dying medication that they do not participate, document the date of the individual’s request and the provider’s notice of their objection, and transfer their relevant medical record upon request.Existing law authorizes a health care provider to prohibit its employees, independent contractors, or other persons or entities, including other health care providers, from participating under the act, including acting as a consulting physician, while on the premises owned or under the management or direct control of that prohibiting health care provider, or while acting within the course and scope of any employment by, or contract with, the prohibiting health care provider.This bill would instead authorize a health care entity to prohibit employees and contractors, as specified, from participating under the act while on the entity’s premises or in the course of their employment. The bill would prohibit a health care provider or health care entity from engaging in false, misleading, or deceptive practices relating to their willingness to qualify an individual or provide a prescription for an aid-in-dying medication to a qualified individual. The bill would require a health care entity to post its current policy regarding medical aid in dying on its internet website.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 383 - David D. Cortese
Juveniles: informal supervision: deferred entry of judgment.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 383, Cortese. Juveniles: informal supervision: deferred entry of judgment. Existing law subjects a person between 12 and 17 years of age, inclusive, who commits a crime, and a person under 12 years of age who commits specified crimes, to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge that person to be a ward of the court. Existing law authorizes a probation officer, in certain circumstances, to delineate a specific program of supervision for a minor who is alleged to have committed a crime. Existing law makes a minor ineligible for that program of supervision for specified reasons, including if the minor is alleged to have sold or possessed for sale a controlled substance or is alleged to have committed an offense in which the restitution owed to the victim exceeds $1,000, except in those unusual cases in where the interest of justice would best be served. The Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act of 1998, approved as Proposition 21 at the March 7, 2000, statewide primary election, also makes a minor ineligible for this program of supervision if the minor is alleged to have committed a felony offense when the minor was at least 14 years of age, except in unusual cases in which the court determines that the interest of justice would best be served by placement of the minor in the program of supervision. The Legislature may directly amend Proposition 21 by a statute passed in each house by a 2/3 vote, or by a statute that becomes effective only when approved by the voters.This bill would delete the prohibitions on including in that program of supervision minors alleged to have sold or possessed for sale a controlled substance, minors alleged to have committed certain offenses related to controlled substances while on school grounds, and minors alleged to have committed a felony offense when the minor was at least 14 years of age. By deleting the prohibition on including minors alleged to have committed a felony offense when the minor was at least 14 years of age, this bill would amend Proposition 21. The bill would also prohibit a minor’s inability to pay restitution due to the minor’s indigence from being grounds for finding a minor ineligible for that program of supervision or a finding that the minor has failed to comply with the terms of the program of supervision.Under existing law, as added by Proposition 21, a minor may be eligible for deferred entry of judgment if certain conditions apply. If a minor is eligible for deferred entry of judgment, existing law requires the prosecutor to file a declaration with the court explaining the minor’s eligibility. Existing law requires the prosecutor to make the information contained in the declaration available to the minor and their attorney and requires the written notification to the minor to include, among other things, a statement relating to the effect if the minor fails to comply with the terms of the program and judgment is entered. Existing law authorizes the court to order the probation department to investigate the minor, determine which programs would accept the minor, and report its findings and recommendations to the court. Existing law authorizes the court to grant deferred entry of judgment if the court finds that the minor is suitable for deferred entry of judgment and would benefit from education, treatment, and rehabilitation efforts.This bill would amend Proposition 21 by deleting the requirement that the prosecutor’s written notification to the minor include that statement. The bill would also authorize a court, if a minor is eligible for deferred entry of judgment, but the minor resides in a different county and the case will be transferred to the minor’s county of residence, to adjudicate the case without determining the minor’s suitability for deferred entry of judgment. The bill would authorize the receiving court to order the probation department to make the investigation and file the report

SB 383 - Sen. Dave Cortese (D-CA)
Juveniles: informal supervision: deferred entry of judgment.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 7.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 654.3, 790, and 791 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.

SB 387 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: youth mental and behavioral health.
06/28/2022 - June 29 hearing postponed by committee.
SB 387, as amended, Portantino. Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: youth mental and behavioral health. Existing law, contingent on an appropriation made for these purposes, requires the State Department of Education, on or before January 1, 2023, to recommend best practices and identify training programs for use by local educational agencies to address youth behavioral health, including, but not necessarily limited to, staff and pupil training, as specified. Existing law requires the department to ensure that each identified training program, among other requirements, provides instruction on how school staff can best provide referrals to youth behavioral health services or other support to individuals in the early stages of developing a youth behavioral health disorder. Existing law defines a local educational agency for purposes of these provisions to mean a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive.This bill would include referrals to special education services in that instruction requirement for identified training programs. The bill would require, on or before January 1, 2025, those local educational agencies to certify to the department that 75% of both its classified and certificated employees have received that youth behavioral health training, as specified. The bill would prohibit the training in youth behavioral health to be a condition of employment or hiring. By imposing training certification duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 388 - Sen. Henry Stern (D-CA)
Platform companies: content management: negative externalities: report: acceptable use policy: illegal content.
04/23/2021 - April 27 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Section 1798.138 to the Civil Code, relating to platform companies.

SB 395 - Sen. Anna Caballero (D-CA)
Excise tax: electronic cigarettes: Health Careers Opportunity Grant Program: Small and Rural Hospital Relief Program.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
Section 127885 of, and to add Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 130075) to Part 7 of Division 107 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to add Part 13.6 (commencing with Section 31000) to Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to the Healthy Outcomes and Prevention Education Act, and making an appropriation therefor.

SB 397 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Emergency powers: essential services: religious services.
04/14/2021 - April 13 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 7. Page 775.) Reconsideration granted.
Section 8571, 8627, 8627.5, 8634, and 8655 of, and to add Article 18.5 (commencing with Section 8663) to Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, and to amend Sections 120130, 120135, 120140, 120145, and 131080 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency powers.

SB 400 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Homeless children and youths: local educational agencies: collaboration, training, and reporting.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
An act to amend Section 48852.5 of, and to add Section 48851.5 to, the Education Code, relating to homeless children and youths.

SB 428 - Melissa Hurtado
Health care coverage: adverse childhood experiences screenings.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 428, Hurtado. Health care coverage: adverse childhood experiences screenings. Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care, and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies to provide coverage for specified benefits, including for mental health services.This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022, that provides coverage for pediatric services and preventive care to additionally include coverage for adverse childhood experiences screenings. The bill would authorize each department to adopt guidance to implement this provision. Because a willful violation of these provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

SB 428 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Health care coverage: adverse childhood experiences screenings.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 10123.51 to the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 434 - Sen. Pat Bates (R-CA)
Substance abuse and mental health services: advertising and marketing.
08/30/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to add Section 11831.9 to the Health and Safety Code, and to add Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 4097) to Part 1 of Division 4 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health and care facilities.

SB 441 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Health care workforce training programs: geriatric medicine.
08/26/2021 - August 26 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to amend Sections 128205 and 128210 add Article 2 (commencing with Section 127801) to Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 107 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care.

SB 445 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Parole: Elderly Parole Program.
04/28/2021 - April 27 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 1. Noes 3. Page 940.) Reconsideration granted.
An act to amend Section 3055 of the Penal Code, relating to parole.

SB 460 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Long-term health facilities: patient representatives.
05/26/2021 - Ordered to inactive file.
Health and Safety Code, and to add Chapter 4.1 (commencing with Section 9350) to Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to aging. health decisions.

SB 465 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
Mental health.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to add Section 5845.8 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 471 - Sen. Ben Hueso (D-CA)
The Racial and Economic Equity Grant Program.
04/21/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
Division 10 (commencing with Section 7920) to Title 1 Article 9 (commencing with Section 12100.90) to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to economic development, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California and for the handling and disposition of those funds. development, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

SB 480 - Sen. Henry Stern (D-CA)
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: rules: inappropriate conduct.
08/19/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Arambula.
Civil Code, relating to platform companies. An act to amend Section 126.7 of, and to add Section 14 to, the Metropolitan Water District Act (Chapter 209 of the Statutes of 1969), relating to water.

SB 481 - Sen. Maria Durazo (D-CA)
Sentencing: special circumstances.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Durazo.
An act to repeal and add Section 1385.1 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

SB 493 - Sen. Steven Bradford (D-CA)
Local government financing: juvenile justice.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
Section 30061 of the Government Code, and to amend Section 749.22 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to local government financing.

SB 507 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.
09/03/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Section 5346 of, and to add Section 5346.5 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 508 - Sen. Henry Stern (D-CA)
Mental health coverage: school-based services.
04/21/2021 - April 21 set for second hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 49408 of the Education Code, to add Sections 1374.722 and 1374.723 to the Health and Safety Code, to add Sections 10144.53 and 10144.54 to the Insurance Code, and to amend Section 14132.06 of, and to add Section 14197.15 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, and relating to mental health.

SB 512 - Sen. Dave Min (D-CA)
Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 66025.9, 79220, 79222, and 79225 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

SB 512 - David K. Min
Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 512, Min. Public postsecondary education: support services for foster youth: Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program. (1) Existing law establishes the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the University of California as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires the California State University and each community college district, and requests the University of California, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, to grant priority in that system to certain foster youth or former foster youth whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday and to certain homeless youth and former homeless youth.This bill would extend this requirement and request for enrollment priority for certain foster youth or former foster youth to those whose dependency was established or continued by a court of competent jurisdiction, including a tribal court, on or after the youth’s 13th birthday. The bill would authorize a representative of a tribe or tribal organization to verify the homeless status of an American Indian student who is a homeless youth or former homeless youth, as specified. To the extent that the bill would impose duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law, the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program, authorizes the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to enter into agreements with up to 20 community college districts to provide additional funds for services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Existing law provides that these services include, when appropriate, but are not necessarily limited to, outreach and recruitment, consultation and eligibility verification, consultation and referrals for students deemed ineligible, service coordination, counseling, book and supply grants, tutoring, independent living and financial literacy skills support, frequent in-person contact, career guidance, transfer counseling, childcare and transportation assistance, and referrals to health services, mental health services, housing assistance, and other related services.This bill would authorize the program to provide all of these services, and direct financial support, to enrolled students who meet all eligibility requirements but whose courses have not yet commenced, and who have completed required matriculation activities as described, if those services are deemed necessary to enable the student to be successful upon the commencement of the academic term.(3) Existing law requires a student participant in the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program to be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday.This bill would instead require a student participant in the program to be a current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by a court of competent jurisdiction, including a tribal court, on or after the youth’s 13th birthday. (4) Existing law requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services, to adopt regulations for the program and to be responsible for the administration of funds for the program.This bill would further require regulations adopted by the board of governors to ensure that program application and enrollment processes implemented by community college districts are streamlined, do not impose barriers to entry, and allow programs to exercise professional judgment to waive any income criteria specified in the regulations as a condition of eligibility, as specified.(5)This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sect

SB 514 - Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-CA)
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
02/25/2021 - Referred to Com. on RLS.
An act to amend Section 5845 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

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

SB 516 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
Certification for intensive treatment: review hearing.
06/10/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to amend Sections 5256.6 and 5257 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services.

SB 519 - Sen. Scott Wiener (D-CA)
Controlled substances: decriminalization of certain hallucinogenic substances.
08/26/2021 - August 26 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to amend Sections 11054, 11150.2, 11350, 11364, 11364.7, 11365, 11377, 11379, 11382, and 11550 of, to add Sections 11350.1 and 11377.1 to, to add and repeal Section 131065 of, to repeal Section 11999 of, and to repeal Article 7 (commencing with Section 11390) of Chapter 6 of Division 10 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to controlled substances.

SB 522 - Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-CA)
Criminal law: schools: malicious communication.
03/23/2021 - March 23 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to add Section 148.11 to the Penal Code, relating to malicious communications.

SB 523 - Sen. Connie Leyva (D-CA)
Health care coverage: contraceptives.
08/26/2021 - August 26 hearing postponed by committee.
Section 22856 Sections 22853.3 and 22853.4 to the Government Code, to amend Sections 1343 and 1367.25 of, and to add Sections 1367.255 and 1367.33 to, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10123.196 of, and to add Sections 10123.1945 and 10127.20 to, the Insurance Code, to add Section 2810.9 to the Labor Code, and to add Sections 10509.5 and 10828 to the Public Contract Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 525 - Sen. Shannon Grove (R-CA)
School closures: mental health effects.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to add Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 131325) to Part 1 of Division 112 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to school closures and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

SB 528 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Juveniles: health information summary: psychotropic medication.
06/10/2021 - Referred to Coms. on HUM. S. and HEALTH.
An act to amend Sections 369.5 and 16501.3 of, and to add Section 16010.1 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juveniles.

SB 530 - Sen. Dave Cortese (D-CA)
Rape of a spouse.
04/20/2021 - April 20 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 261 of the Penal Code, relating to sexual assault. An act to amend Sections 2236.1, 2966, 10186.1, and 11319.2 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 1946.7 and 1946.8 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 1036.2, 1103, and 1107 of the Evidence Code, to amend Sections 3044 and 6930 of the Family Code, to amend Sections 13956 and 53165 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 136.2, 136.7, 209, 261, 261.6, 261.7, 264, 264.1, 264.2, 273.7, 290, 292, 667, 667.5, 667.51, 667.6, 667.61, 667.71, 667.8, 667.9, 679.02, 680, 784.7, 799, 868.5, 1048, 1127e, 1170.12, 1192.5, 1202.1, 1203.055, 1203.06, 1203.066, 1203.067, 1203.075, 1203.08, 1203.09, 1270.1, 1346.1, 1387, 1524.1, 1601, 2933.5, 2962, 3000, 3053.8, 3057, 11105.3, 11160, 12022.3, 12022.53, 12022.8, 12022.85, ...

SB 537 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Child welfare: domestic violence.
06/01/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Rubio.
An act to add Section 300.4 to, and to add and repeal Section 16515 of, of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to child welfare.

SB 549 - Brian W. Jones
Social workers: essential workers.
10/04/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 549, Jones. Social workers: essential workers. Existing law governs the duties of social workers in a variety of areas, including foster care, health care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Other existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, authorizes the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency when specified conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist. This bill would require social workers, if they are deemed essential workers during a state of emergency declared by the Governor, to be included in the group of essential workers who are eligible to receive the first distribution of emergency materials, as determined by the state or a local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, all materials and protective gear deemed necessary to protect their health and safety. The bill, with regard to social workers, would authorize the state or a local governmental entity to establish within the first group of essential workers eligible to receive the emergency materials, further levels of distribution for specified classifications of social workers.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

SB 562 - Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-CA)
Health care coverage: pervasive developmental disorders or autism.
09/10/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Reyes.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 10144.51 of the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 565 - Brian W. Jones
State Department of State Hospitals: facility expansion: report.
02/01/2022 - Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
SB 565, as amended, Jones. State Department of State Hospitals: facility expansion: report. Existing law establishes the State Department of State Hospitals and provides that the department has jurisdiction over the specified facilities, including, among others, Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton State Hospitals.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the appointment of a conservator of the person, or of the estate, or of the person and the estate, for any person who is gravely disabled as a result of mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism. Existing law requires a conservator appointed pursuant to these provisions to place the conservatee according to specified requirements and authorizes the placement to include certain facilities, including, among others, a state hospital.This bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2022, to develop a plan to expand the capacity of its facilities to reduce wait times for a person committed to a department facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to 60 days or less. The bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2022, to submit to the Legislature a copy of the plan and a report regarding the anticipated cost of implementing the plan. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2027, to implement that plan.

SB 567 - Sen. Steven Bradford (D-CA)
Criminal procedure: sentencing.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 10.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 1170 and 1170.1 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal procedure.

SB 568 - Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)
Deductibles: chronic disease management.
06/10/2021 - Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 10123.1934 to the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 57 - Sen. Scott Wiener (D-CA)
Controlled substances: overdose prevention program.
07/05/2021 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
An act to add and repeal Section 11376.6 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to controlled substances.

SB 578 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: hearings.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to amend Section 5118 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 584 - Sen. Brian Jones (R-CA)
Resource Family Approval Program.
09/13/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
An act to amend Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care.

SB 586 - Sen. Steven Bradford (D-CA)
Peace officers: certification.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 9.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Section 13510.8 of the Penal Code, relating to public employment.

SB 591 - Sen. Josh Becker (D-CA)
Senior citizens: intergenerational housing developments.
09/03/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Business and Professions Code, and to add Section 51.3.5 to the Civil Code, relating to civil law.

SB 615 - Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-CA)
Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
04/19/2021 - April 27 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
An act to amend Section 261.5 290 and 290.005 of the Penal Code, relating to sex offenses.

SB 616 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
School facilities: proceeds from lease of surplus property: affordable rental housing facilities.
05/20/2021 - Referred to Com. on ED.
An act to amend Section 17456 of the Education Code, relating to school facilities.

SB 629 - Sen. Richard Roth (D-CA)
Identification cards.
09/09/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
An act to amend Section 3007.05 of the Penal Code, and to amend Section 14902 of the Vehicle Code, relating to identification cards.

SB 635 - Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-CA)
Cleanup activities on state highways, rights-of-way, off ramps, and homeless encampments.
05/20/2021 - May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 735) to Chapter 3 of Division 1 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways.

SB 639 - Sen. Maria Durazo (D-CA)
Minimum wages: persons with disabilities.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 3.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Section 1191 of, and to amend and repeal Section 1191.5 of, the Labor Code, relating to employment.

SB 639 - Maria Elena Durazo
Minimum wages: persons with disabilities.
09/27/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 339, Statutes of 2021.
SB 639, Durazo. Minimum wages: persons with disabilities. (1) Existing law establishes a minimum wage for all industries and makes it a crime to pay an employee less than the minimum wage fixed by the Industrial Welfare Commission. Existing law, however, permits the commission to issue an employee who is mentally or physically disabled, or both, a special license authorizing the employment of the licensee for a period not to exceed one year from date of issue, at a wage less than the minimum wage. Existing law requires the commission to fix a special minimum wage for the licensee, which may be renewed on a yearly basis. This bill would prohibit new special licenses from being issued after January 1, 2022. The bill would permit a license to only be renewed for existing licenseholders who meet requisite benchmarks. The bill would make the above-described provision authorizing a lesser minimum wage for an employee who is mentally or physically disabled inoperative on January 1, 2025, or when the multiyear phaseout plan as described below is released, whichever is later. The bill, commencing on the later of January 1, 2025, or when the plan is released, would prohibit an employee with a disability from being paid less than the legal minimum wage or the applicable local minimum wage ordinance, whichever is higher.The bill would require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, in consultation with stakeholders and relevant state agencies, to develop a multiyear phaseout plan with stakeholder involvement, by January 1, 2023, to pay any employee with a disability, as defined, by January 1, 2025, no less than the state minimum wage otherwise required. The bill would require the multiyear phaseout plan to contain specified components, including benchmarks and desired outcomes for each year of the plan and a list of resources to ensure employees with disabilities can receive services based on their needs.The bill would require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, in developing the multiyear phaseout plan, to engage with and seek input from people with developmental disabilities who have experience working for subminimum wage and various stakeholder organizations. The bill would require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to release and publicly post on its internet website a report by January 1, 2023. The bill would also require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to submit a copy of the report on its multiyear phaseout plan to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature for review on or before January 1, 2023. The bill would further require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to publicly post on its internet website and submit to the Legislature an annual report beginning on January 1, 2024, as specified, detailing specified information about the multiyear phaseout plan.By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2)  Under existing law, the Industrial Welfare Commission is authorized to issue a special license to a nonprofit organization such as a sheltered workshop or rehabilitation facility to permit the employment of disabled employees who the commission has determined meet the requirements for paying less than the state minimum wage without requiring individual licenses of those employees. Existing law requires the commission to fix a special minimum wage for those employees, subject to renewal, as specified. This bill would repeal that provision on January 1, 2025.This bill would also include related legislative findings about the need to afford equal pay and equal treatment in the workplace to all Californians, including those with disabilities.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that

SB 648 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Care facilities.
06/03/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Hurtado.
Health and Safety Code, relating to care facilities, and making an appropriation therefor. facilities.

SB 649 - Sen. Dave Cortese (D-CA)
Local governments: affordable housing: local tenant preference.
06/17/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
An act to add Chapter 12.76 (commencing with Section 7061) to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, relating to affordable housing.

SB 65 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Maternal care and services.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 31. Noes 5.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Section 123660 to, to add Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 123635) to Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 106 of, and to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 128295) to Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 107 of, the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 11320.3 of, and to add and repeal Section 14132.24 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to maternal care and services.

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

SB 665 - Thomas J. Umberg
Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference.
10/06/2021 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 665, Umberg. Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or applicable security regulations established by the United States or the State of California, to refuse to hire or employ a person or to refuse to select a person for a training program leading to employment, or to bar or discharge a person from employment or a training program leading to employment, or to discriminate against a person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status of that person. FEHA provides that nothing in that act relating to discrimination on account of sex affects the right of an employer to use veteran status as a factor in employee selection or to give special consideration to Vietnam-era veterans.This bill would enact the Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy Act to authorize a private employer to establish and maintain a written veterans’ preference employment policy, to be applied uniformly to hiring decisions, to give a voluntary preference for hiring a veteran over another qualified applicant. The bill would require a private employer with a veterans’ preference employment policy to annually report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing the number of veterans hired under the preference policy and any demographic information about those veterans that the employer obtained in response to the department’s reporting requirements. Under the bill, failure to submit that report would render any preference granted by the employer ineligible for the protections provided by this bill. The bill would require the department to report that information, in addition to the number of discrimination claims received based on an employer’s veterans’ preference employment policy, to specified legislative policy committees by July 1, 2025, and July 1, 2027. The bill would provide that the granting of a veterans’ preference pursuant to the bill, in and of itself, shall be deemed not to violate any local or state equal employment opportunity law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the antidiscrimination provisions of FEHA. The bill would revise the existing veteran status provision in FEHA to remove references to discrimination on account of sex and to Vietnam-era veterans, and would, instead, provide that nothing in that act relating to discrimination affects the right of an employer to use veteran status as a factor in hiring decisions if the employer maintains a veterans’ preference employment policy established in accordance with the Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy Act. The bill would prohibit a veterans’ preference employment policy from being established or applied for the purpose of discriminating against an employment applicant on the basis of a protected classification, as specified. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2028.

SB 665 - Sen. Tom Umberg (D-CA)
Employment policy: voluntary veterans' preference.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Section 12940 of, and to add and repeal Article 3 (commencing with Section 12958) of Chapter 6 of Part 2.8 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, relating to employment.

SB 678 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Unaccompanied Women Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2021.
08/26/2021 - August 26 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.
An act to amend Section 8257 of, and to add Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 8270) to Division 8 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to homelessness.

SB 682 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Childhood chronic health conditions: racial disparities.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 33. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to add Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 123998) to Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

SB 682 - Susan Rubio
Childhood chronic health conditions: racial disparities.
01/27/2022 - Veto sustained.
SB 682, Rubio. Childhood chronic health conditions: racial disparities. Existing law establishes the California Health and Human Services Agency, which includes various state departments, including the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Health Care Services, and is charged with the administration of health, social, and other human services. Existing law also establishes various public health programs for purposes of promoting child and adolescent health, including the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program, which provides for early and periodic health assessments to children in California.This bill would establish the End Racial Inequities in Children’s Health in California Initiative (EnRICH CA Initiative). The bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency, in collaboration with other specified groups and entities, to convene an advisory workgroup, as specified, to develop and implement a plan, as specified, that establishes targets to reduce racial disparities in health outcomes by at least 50% by December 31, 2030, in chronic conditions affecting children, including, but not limited to, asthma, diabetes, dental caries, depression, and vaping-related diseases. The bill would require the agency to convene the advisory workgroup as soon as January 31, 2022, and would allow the workgroup to disband after the implementation of the plan. The bill would require the agency to submit the plan to the Legislature and post the plan on its internet website on or before January 1, 2023, and to commence implementation of the plan no later than June 30, 2023. The bill would make implementation of its provisions subject to an appropriation by the Legislature. The bill also makes related findings and declarations.

SB 715 - Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-CA)
Criminal law.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 9.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Government Code, and to amend Sections 11106, 11108.2, 26406, 27505, 27570, 28050, 28055, 28100, 28210, 28215, 28220, 28230, 29610, 29615, 29700, 29750, 31700, and 32000 of, to amend the heading of Article 1 (commencing with Section 29610) of Chapter 1 of Division 9 of Title 4 of Part 6 of, to add Sections 16685, 26537, 27963, 31833, and 31834 to, and to repeal and add Section 27945 of, the Penal Code, relating to criminal law.

SB 718 - Sen. Pat Bates (R-CA)
Health care coverage: small employer groups.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Health and Safety Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 10753.05 of the Insurance Code, relating to health care coverage.

SB 749 - Sen. Steven Glazer (D-CA)
Mental health program oversight: county reporting.
09/08/2021 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Arambula.
An act to add Section 5845.7 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 750 - Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-CA)
Human trafficking: California ACTS Task Force.
03/03/2021 - Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
An act to add and repeal Title 6.7 (commencing with Section 13990) of Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to human trafficking.

SB 763 - David K. Min
Sentencing: members of military: trauma.
02/01/2022 - Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
SB 763, as introduced, Min. Sentencing: members of military: trauma. Existing law requires a court, if it concludes that a defendant convicted of a felony offense is or was a member of the United States military who may be suffering from sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or mental health problems as a result of the defendant’s military service, to consider that circumstance as a factor in mitigation when imposing a sentence. Existing law allows a defendant who is currently serving a felony sentence and meets these criteria to petition for resentencing if those criteria were not considered at the time of sentencing and the person was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015.This bill would allow a defendant meeting these criteria to petition for recall of sentence and resentencing without regard to whether the defendant was sentenced prior to January 1, 2015. The bill would clarify that this relief is available whether or not there was argument or evidence about the defendant’s condition at trial.

SB 773 - Sen. Richard Roth (D-CA)
Medi-Cal managed care: behavioral health services.
07/06/2021 - July 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
Section 5886 of add Section 14197.6 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health. Medi-Cal.

SB 782 - Sen. Steven Glazer (D-CA)
Assisted outpatient treatment programs.
06/17/2021 - Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
An act to add Section 5346.5 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.

SB 796 - Sen. Steven Bradford (D-CA)
State parks: state beaches: County of Los Angeles: Manhattan State Beach: deed restrictions: taxation.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Section 5002.6 of the Public Resources Code, relating to state parks, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

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

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

SB 806 - Sen. Richard Roth (D-CA)
Healing arts.
09/10/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 32. Noes 3.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Sections 125.3, 801.01, 2001, 2020, 2021, 2064.5, 2065, 2081, 2096, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2168, 2168.4, 2228.1, 2273, 2424, 2435, 2443, 2450, 2454.5, 2460, 2520, 2529, 2529.5, 3504, 3509, 3510, 3512, 3517, 3519, 3519.5, 3524, 3527, 3530, 3533, and 3577 of, to add Sections 2097, 2220.01, 2227.3, 2511.5, 2519.5, and 3575.5 to, and to repeal Sections 2228.5, 3521.5, and 3546 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.

SB 81 - Nancy Skinner
Sentencing: dismissal of enhancements.
09/17/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
SB 81, Skinner. Sentencing: dismissal of enhancements. Existing law generally authorizes a court to dismiss an action or to strike or dismiss an enhancement in the furtherance of justice.This bill would, except as specified, require a court to dismiss an enhancement if it is in the furtherance of justice to do so. The bill would require a court to consider and afford great weight to evidence offered by the defendant to prove that specified mitigating circumstances are present. The bill would provide that proof of the presence of one or more specified mitigating circumstances weighs greatly in favor of dismissing an enhancement, unless the court finds that dismissal would endanger public safety, as defined.

SB 81 - Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-CA)
Sentencing: dismissal of enhancements.
09/09/2021 - Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 23. Noes 11.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
An act to amend Section 1385 of the Penal Code, relating to sentencing.

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

SB 827 - Committee on Public Safety (S) - (Senators Bradford (Chair)
Public Safety Omnibus.
09/03/2021 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Section 1031 of the Government Code, to amend Section 11361.8 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 422.77, 1203.01, 1203.099, 1203.4b, 1485.55, 2603, 2905, 3453, 5076.1, 5076.2, 5076.3, 11105, 13600, 14201, 14202, 16590, and 18010 of, to add Section 22296 to, and to repeal Sections 597f, 1170.17, 1170.19, 22010, 22015, and 22090 of, the Penal Code, relating to public safety.

SB 841 - Brian W. Jones
Sexually violent predators.
04/05/2022 - April 5 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 1. Noes 3.) Reconsideration granted.
SB 841, as amended, Jones. Sexually violent predators. Existing law defines a sexually violent predator as a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to others in that they are likely to engage in sexually violent criminal behavior. Existing law requires the State Department of State Hospitals to notify the sheriff or chief of police, or both, the district attorney, or the county’s designated counsel, as specified, when the department makes a recommendation to the court for community outpatient treatment for a person committed as a sexually violent predator, or when a person who is committed as a sexually violent predator has petitioned a court for conditional release under supervision and treatment in the community pursuant to a conditional release program, or has petitioned a court for subsequent unconditional discharge, and a community placement is recommended or proposed. Existing law requires a sexually violent predator who is conditionally released to be placed in the county that was the person’s county of domicile prior to the person’s incarceration, unless extraordinary circumstances exist requiring placement outside the county, as specified.This act, the Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act, would require the State Department of State Hospitals to take specified actions regarding the placement of sexually violent predators in communities, including notifying the county’s executive officer of the placement location, as specified, and preparing an annual report on, among other things, the number and location of sexually violent predators under department supervision. The bill would require the State Department of State Hospitals, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to report to the Governor and the Legislature the status of quarters available for placement of sexually violent predators, as specified.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

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

SB 86 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Public social services.
04/16/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 15, Statutes of 2021.
Sections 8151, 8152, 10004, 10850, and 11461.36 of, and to add Section 12201.7 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 870 - Anthony J. Portantino Jr.
Developmental services.
09/19/2022 - In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
SB 870, Portantino. Developmental services. Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to contract with regional centers to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and requires regional centers to identify and pursue all possible sources of funding for consumers receiving those services. Existing law defines a “developmental disability” as a disability that originates before an individual attains 18 years of age, continues, or can be expected to continue, indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for the individual.This bill would modify that definition to mean a disability that originates before an individual attains 22 years of age, continues, or can be expected to continue, indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for the individual.

SB 882 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement.
08/30/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 882, Eggman. Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement. Existing law requires specified categories of law enforcement officers to meet training standards pursuant to courses of training certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Existing law requires POST to include in its basic training course adequate instruction in the handling of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness, or both. Existing law also requires POST to establish and keep updated a continuing education classroom training course relating to law enforcement interaction with developmentally disabled and mentally ill persons. This bill would, upon appropriation by the Legislature, create the Advisory Council on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Law Enforcement, under the Department of Justice, to, among other things, evaluate existing training for peace officers specific to interactions between law enforcement and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The bill would require the council to be composed of 9 members, appointed by the Governor, Senate Committee on Rules, and Speaker of the Assembly, including an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability and a representative from a law enforcement organization. The bill would require the council to meet quarterly beginning July 1, 2023, and would require the council to submit a report including recommendations to the Legislature for improving outcomes of interactions with both individuals who have an intellectual or developmental disability and mental health conditions, as specified. The bill would repeal these provisions as of July 1, 2026.Existing law requires each law enforcement agency to report specified use of force incidents to the Department of Justice and requires the Department of Justice to annually publish a summary of those incidents, as specified.This bill would require these reports to include whether an officer perceived a civilian involved in an incident had a developmental, physical, or mental disability. The bill would also require these reports to include additional information, including the reason for contact and the injuries sustained, as specified. By imposing new duties on law enforcement agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 885 - John Scott Laird
Community colleges: Current and former foster youth support: NextUp.
03/01/2022 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on ED.
SB 885, as amended, Laird. Community colleges: Current and former foster youth support: NextUp. Existing law, the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program, authorizes the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to enter into agreements with up to 20 community college districts to provide additional funds for services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Existing law specifies that these services include, when appropriate, but are not necessarily limited to, outreach and recruitment, consultation and eligibility verification, consultation and referrals for students deemed ineligible, service coordination, counseling, book and supply grants, tutoring, independent living and financial literacy skills support, frequent in-person contact, career guidance, transfer counseling, childcare and transportation assistance, and referrals to health services, mental health services, housing assistance, other related services, and direct financial support, as specified.This bill would rename the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program as NextUp, and would expand authorization for the program by removing the 20 community college district limit. The bill would instead authorize the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to enter into agreements with community college districts to provide, and allocate to selected community colleges within a community college district, funds for services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth, and would make conforming changes. The bill would require a community college district that wishes to participate in the program to submit a letter of interest to participate to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as specified.Existing law requires the board of governors to adopt regulations authorizing the director of the Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services at each community college to accept students who are enrolled in at least 9 units into the program.This bill would authorize students enrolled in fewer than 9 units to be accepted into the program if enrollment is part of an academic plan designed to move the students toward subsequent enrollment in at least 9 units.Under existing law, the board of governors may authorize the chancellor to designate up to 2% of funds allocated to the program for program administration, and up to 3% of funds allocated to the program for program development and program accountability.This bill would instead authorize the chancellor to designate up to 1% of funds allocated to the program for program administration, program development, and program accountability.

SB 92 - Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review (S) - ()
Juvenile Justice.
05/14/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 18, Statutes of 2021.
Section 3056 of the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 208, 208.5, 607, 726, 733.1, 736.5, 1731.5, 1731.6, 1752.1, 1752.15, 1767.35, 1991, and 2250 of, to amend and repeal Sections 704, 707.2, and 1731.7 of, to add Sections 731 and 779.5 to, and to add Article 23.5 (commencing with Section 875) to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juvenile justice, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

SB 923 - Scott D. Wiener
Gender-affirming care.
02/04/2022 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 6.
SB 923, as introduced, Wiener. Gender-affirming care. (1) Existing law establishes the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund, administered by the Office of Health Equity within the State Department of Public Health, for the purpose of grant funding focused on coordinating trans-inclusive health care for individuals who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI).Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various health care delivery systems, including managed care. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions.Existing law establishes the California Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE program) to provide community-based, long-term care services for older individuals under the Medi-Cal State Plan. Under existing law, certain entities that exclusively serve PACE participants are exempt from licensure by the State Department of Public Health and are subject to oversight and regulation as PACE organizations by the State Department of Health Care Services.Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance.This bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan, a PACE organization, a health care service plan, or a health insurer, as specified, to require its staff and contracted providers to complete evidence-based cultural humility training for the purpose of providing trans-inclusive health care, as defined, for individuals who identify as TGI. The will would specify the required components of the training and would make use of any training curricula subject to approval by the respective departments. The bill would require an individual to complete a refresher course if a complaint has been filed against that individual for not providing trans-inclusive health care, or on a more frequent basis if deemed necessary.The bill would require the respective departments to develop and implement procedures, and would authorize them to impose sanctions, to ensure compliance with the above-described provisions. The bill would also require the plan, organization, or insurer to annually and publicly report certain information relating to compliance, monitoring, and any related complaints or grievances.Because a violation of these new requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The bill would require the respective departments to implement these provisions without taking any regulatory action, and would require them to adopt regulations by July 1, 2024, providing semiannual status reports to the Legislature until regulations are adopted.(2) Existing law requires a health care service plan to publish and maintain a provider directory or directories and to make them publicly available on the plan’s internet website. Existing law requires a full-service health care service plan and a specialized mental health plan to include the area of specialty and other certain information in the provider directory or directories.This bill would require those plans, by July 31, 2023, to also include a list of in-network providers who offer and have provided gender-affirming services, as specified. The bill would require the public internet website of those plans to allow provider searches based on that specialty. Because a violation of these new requirements would be a crime under the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agenc

SB 929 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Community mental health services: data collection.
09/13/2022 - Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
SB 929, Eggman. Community mental health services: data collection. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to collect and publish annually quantitative information concerning the operation of various provisions relating to community mental health services, including the number of persons admitted for evaluation and treatment for certain periods, transferred to mental health facilities, or for whom certain conservatorships are established, as specified. Existing law requires each local mental health director, and each facility providing services to persons under those provisions, to provide the department, upon its request, with any information, records, and reports that the department deems necessary for purposes of the data collection and publication.This bill would additionally require the department to collect data quarterly and publish, on or before May 1 of each year, a report including quantitative, deidentified information relating to, among other things, the number of persons in designated and approved facilities admitted or detained for 72-hour evaluation and treatment, clinical outcomes and services for certain individuals, waiting periods prior to receiving an evaluation or treatment services in a designated and approved facility, demographic data of those receiving care, the number of all county-contracted beds, and an assessment of the disproportionate use of detentions and conservatorships on various groups. The bill would specify that the information be from each county for some of those data.The bill would require the Judicial Council to provide the department, by October 1 of each year, with data from each superior court to complete the report, including, among other things, the number and outcomes of certification review hearings, petitions for writs of habeas corpus, and judicial review hearings. The bill would, beginning with the report due May 1, 2025, require the report to also include the progress that has been made on implementing recommendations from prior reports. The bill would require the department to make the report publicly available on the department’s internet website. The bill would require each county behavioral health director or other entity involved in implementing the provisions relating to detention, assessment, evaluation, or treatment for up to 72 hours to provide data as prescribed by the department. The bill would authorize the department to impose a plan of correction against a facility or county that fails to submit data timely or as required.The bill would authorize the department to implement these provisions through information notices or other similar written instructions. The bill would exempt contracts entered into by the department for purposes of these provisions from certain contract-related requirements.To the extent that the bill would increase the duties of county behavioral health directors, facilities of local entities, or any other local entities with regard to providing the department with new types of data, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

SB 965 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Conservatorships: medical record: hearsay rule.
06/09/2022 - June 14 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
SB 965, as amended, Eggman. Conservatorships: medical record: hearsay rule. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the appointment of a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of the person and the estate, for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism. The act also authorizes the appointment of a conservator, in the County of Los Angeles, the County of San Diego, or the City and County of San Francisco, for a person who is incapable of caring for the person’s own health and well-being due to a serious mental illness and substance use disorder.Existing law establishes the hearsay rule, under which evidence of a statement is generally inadmissible if it was made other than by a witness while testifying at a hearing and is offered to prove the truth of the matter stated. Existing law sets forth exceptions to the hearsay rule to permit the admission of specified kinds of evidence.Under this bill, for purposes of an expert witness in any proceeding relating to the appointment or reappointment of a conservator pursuant to the above-described provisions, the statements of specified health practitioners or a licensed clinical social worker included in the medical record would not be hearsay. The bill would authorize the court to grant a reasonable continuance if an expert witness in a proceeding relied on the medical record and the medical record has not been provided to the parties or their counsel upon request within a reasonable time before the proceeding.

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

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

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

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

SCR 110 - Anna Marie Caballero
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
08/01/2022 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 110, Statutes of 2022.
SCR 110, Caballero. Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. This measure would dedicate the month of May 2022 as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.

SCR 21 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day.
05/14/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 36, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day.

SCR 30 - Sen. Brian Dahle (R-CA)
Cystinuria Awareness Day.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 66, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Cystinuria Awareness Day.

SCR 40 - Sen. Ben Allen (D-CA)
Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.
07/09/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021.
Relative to Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.

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

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

SCR 55 - Melissa Hurtado
Breastfeeding Awareness Month of 2021.
09/17/2021 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021.
SCR 55, Hurtado. Breastfeeding Awareness Month of 2021. This measure would proclaim August 2021 as Breastfeeding Awareness Month of 2021 in California. The measure would recognize the unique benefits that breastfeeding provides, as specified, and would affirm that Californians should work to ensure that barriers to initiation and continuation of breastfeeding are removed. The measure would encourage Californians to work together to explore ways to, among other things, improve women’s access to breastfeeding support services in medical, social, and employment settings.

SCR 55 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Breastfeeding Awareness Month of 2021.
09/08/2021 - In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Relative to Breastfeeding Awareness Month of 2021.

SCR 57 - Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-CA)
Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month.
09/08/2021 - In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Relative to Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month.

SCR 60 - Sen. James Nielsen (R-CA)
Art Therapy Week of Civic Engagement.
09/10/2021 - In Assembly. Held at Desk.
Relative to Art Therapy Week of Civic Engagement.

SCR 79 - Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
National Girl Scout Day.
03/01/2022 - Introduced. Referred to Com. on RLS.
SCR 79, as introduced, Ochoa Bogh. National Girl Scout Day. This measure would resolve that the Legislature declares March 12, 2022, as National Girl Scout Day.

SR 14 - Sen. Susan Eggman (D-CA)
Not Titled
03/22/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 568.)
Relative to Social Work Month.

SR 17 - Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-CA)
Not Titled
03/25/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 611.)
Relative to Cesar Chavez Day.

SR 20 - Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-CA)
Not Titled
05/03/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 1004.)
Relative to Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.

SR 28 - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-CA)
Not Titled
04/26/2021 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 911.)
Relative to sexual assault.

SR 3 - Sen. Toni Atkins (D-CA)
Not Titled
01/11/2021 - Read. Adopted.
Relative to the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2021-22 Regular Session.

SR 51 - Sen. Tom Umberg (D-CA)
Not Titled
08/17/2021 - Introduced. Referred to Com. on RLS.
Relative to the Afghan War.

SR 67 - Robert J. Archuleta
Relative to Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.
05/09/2022 - Read. Adopted. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 3638.)
SR 67, Archuleta.

SR 69 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
Relative to Social Work Month.
03/01/2022 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
SR 69, as amended, Eggman.