AB 2173 - An Act to Add and Repeal Section 76000.10 of the Government Code, Relating to Emergency Services.

Emergency medical air transportation providers: penalty levy: reimbursement augmentation. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law requires an additional county penalty of $7 for every $10, or part of $10, to be levied upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses, for deposit into specified county funds relating to the construction of courthouses, criminal justice facilities, and forensic laboratories, and the support of emergency medical services.More
Existing law requires an additional county penalty of $7 for every $10, or part of $10, to be levied upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses, for deposit into specified county funds relating to the construction of courthouses, criminal justice facilities, and forensic laboratories, and the support of emergency medical services.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services, including medical transportation services, are provided to qualified low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is partially governed and funded under federal Medicaid provisions.

Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which, among other things, adopts regulations governing the provision of emergency medical services.

This bill, which would be known as the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act, would impose an additional penalty of $4 upon every conviction for an offense involving a vehicle violation, except certain parking offenses. This bill would require each county board of supervisors to establish in the county treasury an emergency medical air transportation act fund into which the penalty collected pursuant to this bill would be deposited. This bill would require, within 30 days following the last day of each calendar quarter of the year, the county treasurer to transfer moneys in the county’s emergency medical air transportation act fund to the Controller for deposit into the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund, which would be established by the bill. The bill would authorize the county treasurer, prior to transferring the moneys in the county fund to the Controller, to withhold a sufficient amount from being transferred to reimburse the county and the courts for their actual, reasonable, and necessary costs associated with administering the bill. Moneys in the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund would be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the department for the purposes of offsetting the state portion of the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for emergency medical air transportation services and augmenting emergency medical air transportation reimbursement payments made through the Medi-Cal program, as specified.

This bill would terminate assessment of the penalties commencing July 1, 2016, and would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2018, as provided. The bill would require that any moneys in the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund that remain unexpended and unencumbered on June 30, 2017, shall be transferred to the General Fund to be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes of augmenting Medi-Cal reimbursement of emergency medical air transportation and related costs, generally.

By requiring counties to create emergency medical air transportation act funds and then deposit the levy imposed by this bill into those funds, 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 24, 2010.

voted YES: 23 voted NO: 7
9 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add and Repeal Section 76000.10 of the Government Code, Relating to Emergency Services.

AB 2173 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law requires an additional county penalty of $7 for every $10, or part of $10, to be levied upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses, for deposit into specified county funds relating to the construction of courthouses, criminal justice facilities, and forensic laboratories, and the support of emergency medical services.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services, including medical transportation services, are provided to qualified low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is partially governed and funded under federal Medicaid provisions.

Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which, among other things, adopts regulations governing the provision of emergency medical… More
Existing law requires an additional county penalty of $7 for every $10, or part of $10, to be levied upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses, for deposit into specified county funds relating to the construction of courthouses, criminal justice facilities, and forensic laboratories, and the support of emergency medical services.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services, including medical transportation services, are provided to qualified low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is partially governed and funded under federal Medicaid provisions.

Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which, among other things, adopts regulations governing the provision of emergency medical services.

This bill, which would be known as the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act, would impose an additional penalty of $4 upon every conviction for an offense involving a vehicle violation, except certain parking offenses. This bill would require each county board of supervisors to establish in the county treasury an emergency medical air transportation act fund into which the penalty collected pursuant to this bill would be deposited. This bill would require, within 30 days following the last day of each calendar quarter of the year, the county treasurer to transfer moneys in the county’s emergency medical air transportation act fund to the Controller for deposit into the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund, which would be established by the bill. The bill would authorize the county treasurer, prior to transferring the moneys in the county fund to the Controller, to withhold a sufficient amount from being transferred to reimburse the county and the courts for their actual, reasonable, and necessary costs associated with administering the bill. Moneys in the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund would be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the department for the purposes of offsetting the state portion of the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for emergency medical air transportation services and augmenting emergency medical air transportation reimbursement payments made through the Medi-Cal program, as specified.

This bill would terminate assessment of the penalties commencing July 1, 2016, and would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2018, as provided. The bill would require that any moneys in the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund that remain unexpended and unencumbered on June 30, 2017, shall be transferred to the General Fund to be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes of augmenting Medi-Cal reimbursement of emergency medical air transportation and related costs, generally.

By requiring counties to create emergency medical air transportation act funds and then deposit the levy imposed by this bill into those funds, 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add and Repeal Section 76000.10 of the Government Code, Relating to Emergency Services.
Author(s)
Jim Beall
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Emergency medical air transportation providers: penalty levy: reimbursement augmentation
Major Actions
Introduced2/18/2010
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/13/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2010
Passed Assembly6/02/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Health6/23/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Public Safety6/29/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/02/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
Passed Senate8/24/2010
Passed Assembly8/25/2010
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/03/2010
Became law (chaptered).9/29/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/13/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
15 voted YES 2 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 2173 BEALL Assembly Third Reading6/02/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
65 voted YES 8 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on HealthDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Public Safety.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
5 voted YES 0 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Public SafetyDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/29/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Public Safety
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/02/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
8 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2173 Beall By Emmerson8/24/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
23 voted YES 7 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 2173 BEALL Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
65 voted YES 10 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/19/2010
2/18/2010Read first time. To print.
2/21/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
3/04/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
3/23/2010In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
4/05/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended. (Corrected April 13.)
4/06/2010Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
select this voteVote4/13/2010Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/14/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 15. Noes 2.) (April 13).
4/28/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote5/28/2010Do pass as amended.
5/28/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 28). Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
6/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
6/02/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 65. Noes 8. Page 5497.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/02/2010AB 2173 BEALL Assembly Third Reading
6/03/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
6/10/2010Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.
select this voteVote6/23/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Public Safety.
6/24/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Re-referred. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 23).
select this voteVote6/29/2010Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/15/2010From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 29). Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/02/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
8/02/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR suspense file.
select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass as amended.
8/16/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 8. Noes 3.) (August 12).
8/17/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading. (Corrected August 27.)
8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/24/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 7. Page 4838.)
8/24/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/24/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2173 Beall By Emmerson
8/25/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6644.) Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 65. Noes 10. Page 6684.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/25/2010AB 2173 BEALL Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/03/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 3 p.m.
9/29/2010Approved by the Governor.
9/29/2010Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 547, Statutes of 2010.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

23 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add and Repeal Section 76000.10 of the Government Code, Relating to Emergency Services.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB2173 Beall By Emmerson

23 organizations supported this bill

Barton Health
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Cal-ore Life Flight
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Chapter of the Association of Air Medical Services
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Children's Hospital Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Hospital Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Diamond Springs - El Dorado Fire Protection District
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Hall Critical Care Transport
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
International Association of Fire Fighters
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 2173 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010, from Leg Info.
John C. Fremont Healthcare District
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Mercy Air
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Olivehurst Fire Department
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Oregon State Ambulance Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Patterson District Ambulance
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Phi Air Medical California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Placer Hills Fire Protection District
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
REACH Air Medical Services
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Regional Council of Rural Counties
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Trinity County Life Support
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Upland Fire Department
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
West Side Community Ambulance
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Automobile Club of Southern California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Department of Finance
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Automobile Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Department Of Health Care Services
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 23). Bill Analysis AB 2173 8-23-2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010, from Leg Info.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$6,000$27,900No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$41,185$19,380Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$25,791$18,050Yes
Ron CalderonDCA-30$59,150$42,350Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$30,350$10,500Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$47,750$33,000Yes
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$49,499$12,100Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$86,590$50,600Not Voting
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$80,674$18,280Not Voting
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$15,000$2,500Yes
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$85,150$30,050No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$87,550$16,500Yes
Dean FlorezDCA-16$10,400$2,500Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$24,499$6,600Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$78,000$52,250Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$5,000$7,000No
Bob HuffRCA-29$85,397$36,975Not Voting
Christine KehoeDCA-39$40,150$5,500Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$66,150$7,100Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$25,473$3,300Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$27,599$8,700Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$60,150$52,815No
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$38,323$3,000Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$77,750$42,293Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$38,900$6,350Not Voting
Curren PriceDCA-26$22,100$19,600Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$6,300$3,500Not Voting
George RunnerRCA-17$74,150$34,500Not Voting
Joe SimitianDCA-11$26,650$17,300Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$113,950$40,700Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$72,950$66,250Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$46,250$48,450No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$22,799$5,500Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$50,114$15,050Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$51,800$26,050Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$32,350$27,700No
Leland YeeDCA-8$43,570$46,800Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$6,000$27,900No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$41,185$19,380Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$25,791$18,050Yes
Ron CalderonDCA-30$59,150$42,350Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$30,350$10,500Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$47,750$33,000Yes
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$49,499$12,100Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$86,590$50,600Not Voting
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$80,674$18,280Not Voting
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$15,000$2,500Yes
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$85,150$30,050No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$87,550$16,500Yes
Dean FlorezDCA-16$10,400$2,500Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$24,499$6,600Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$78,000$52,250Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$5,000$7,000No
Bob HuffRCA-29$85,397$36,975Not Voting
Christine KehoeDCA-39$40,150$5,500Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$66,150$7,100Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$25,473$3,300Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$27,599$8,700Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$60,150$52,815No
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$38,323$3,000Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$77,750$42,293Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$38,900$6,350Not Voting
Curren PriceDCA-26$22,100$19,600Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$6,300$3,500Not Voting
George RunnerRCA-17$74,150$34,500Not Voting
Joe SimitianDCA-11$26,650$17,300Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$113,950$40,700Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$72,950$66,250Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$46,250$48,450No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$22,799$5,500Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$50,114$15,050Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$51,800$26,050Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$32,350$27,700No
Leland YeeDCA-8$43,570$46,800Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,300,035
Hospitals$273,900
Health care services$157,378
Municipal & county government organizations$13,650
Health care institutions$10,500
Health professionals$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Accident & health insurance$754,163
Teamsters unions$112,730
Public official (elected or appointed)$100
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