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AB 2004 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 1367.72 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10123.72 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

Hearing aids: minors

Richard Bloom / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 19, 2016.

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 health care service plan contracts and health… More
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 health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies to provide coverage for specified benefits. This bill would require a health care service plan contract or a health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, to include coverage for hearing aids for an enrollee or insured under 18 years of age, as specified. Because a willful violation of these requirements by a health care service plan would be 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. Hide

AB 2007 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 124235) to Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Youth Athletics.

Youth athletics: youth sports organizations: concussions or other head injuries

Kevin McCarty / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on May 3, 2016.

Existing law requires a school district, charter school, or private school, if it offers an athletic program, to immediately remove an athlete from an athletic activity for the remainder of the day if the athlete is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury, and prohibits the athlete from returning to the athletic activity until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care… More
Existing law requires a school district, charter school, or private school, if it offers an athletic program, to immediately remove an athlete from an athletic activity for the remainder of the day if the athlete is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury, and prohibits the athlete from returning to the athletic activity until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider, trained in the management of concussions, and acting within the scope of his or her practice, and the athlete receives written clearance from the licensed health care provider to return to the athletic activity. Existing law also requires, on a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet to be signed and returned by the athlete and athlete’s parent or guardian before the athlete’s initiating practice or competition. This bill would apply these provisions to athletes participating in youth sports organizations, as defined to include, but not necessarily limited to, a business or nonprofit entity or a local governmental agency, that sponsor or conduct amateur athletic competitions, camps, or clubs. The bill would require youth sports organizations to notify the parents or guardians of athletes 17 years of age or younger who have been removed from athletic activities due to suspected concussions, as specified. The bill would require youth sports organizations to give concussion and head injury education, or educational materials, or both, to each of their coaches and administrators on a yearly basis, as prescribed. The bill would also require youth sports organizations to identify an individual within the organization who is responsible for ensuring compliance by the organization with the bill’s requirements for providing concussion and head injury education. The bill would additionally require the youth sports organization to identify the details of the return-to-play protocol, as specified. Hide

AB 2014 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 2566 and 2566.1 to the Streets and Highways Code, Relating to Transportation.

Freeway Service Patrol Program Assessment

Melissa Melendez / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 11, 2016.

The Freeway Service Patrol Act authorizes and provides funding for freeway service patrols, operated pursuant to an agreement between the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Transportation, and a regional or local governmental entity, on traffic-congested urban freeways throughout the state. This bill would, by June 20, 2018, and every 5 years thereafter, require the… More
The Freeway Service Patrol Act authorizes and provides funding for freeway service patrols, operated pursuant to an agreement between the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Transportation, and a regional or local governmental entity, on traffic-congested urban freeways throughout the state. This bill would, by June 20, 2018, and every 5 years thereafter, require the Department of Transportation to publish and submit to the Legislature and the Department of Finance, as specified, a statewide Freeway Service Patrol Program Assessment that would, among other things, identify, quantify, and analyze existing freeway service patrols, identify opportunities to increase or expand service levels, and analyze and provide recommendations regarding the current and anticipated future financial condition of the program, as specified. The bill would require the state budget to include a line item identifying the amount of local assistance moneys and state operations moneys provided in support of freeway service patrols. Hide

AB 2015 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 10104 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Social Services.

Public social services: 2011 realignment report

Kevin McCarty / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 12, 2016.

Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to annually report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature and to post on its Internet Web site a summary of outcome and expenditure data that allows for monitoring the changes of the 2011 realignment of child welfare services, foster care, adoptions, and adult protective services programs. Existing law also… More
Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to annually report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature and to post on its Internet Web site a summary of outcome and expenditure data that allows for monitoring the changes of the 2011 realignment of child welfare services, foster care, adoptions, and adult protective services programs. Existing law also requires the department to contract with an appropriate and qualified entity to conduct an evaluation of the adequacy of the current child welfare services budgeting methodology and make recommendations for revising the budgeting methodology, including, among other things, appropriate caseload levels. This bill would require the 2011 realignment report to include reported expenditures for counties that are participating and making claims under a specified federal waiver, how those counties are maximizing the utilization of funds, and how close counties are to funding the optimum caseload ratios as recommended in the above evaluation. Hide

AB 2017 (2015-2016) - An Act 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.

College Mental Health Services Program

Kevin McCarty / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 19, 2016.

Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act, an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, funds a system of county mental health plans for the provision of mental health services, as specified. The act provides that it may be amended by the Legislature by a 23 vote of each house as long as the amendment is consistent with and… More
Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act, an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, funds a system of county mental health plans for the provision of mental health services, as specified. The act provides that it may be amended by the Legislature by a 23 vote of each house as long as the amendment is consistent with and furthers the intent of the act. The act establishes the Mental Health Services Fund, continuously appropriated to and administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, to fund specified county mental health programs, including prevention and early intervention programs and programs implemented under the Adult and Older Adult Mental Health System of Care Act. The act authorizes the payment of administrative costs of the state from the fund in an amount not greater than 5% of the annual total deposited in the fund and otherwise specifies the distribution of moneys in the fund. This bill, until January 1, 2022, would establish the College Mental Health Services Trust Account, would transfer $40,000,000 annually to that account from the Mental Health Services Fund, and would appropriate those funds to the department to create a grant program for public community colleges, colleges, and universities to improve access to mental health services on campus, as specified. The bill would require campuses that have been awarded grants annually to report on the use of grant funds. By changing the funding structure approved by the voters, this bill would amend the Mental Health Services Act. The bill would state the finding of the Legislature that the measure is consistent with and furthers the purposes of the Mental Health Services Act. The bill would make other finding and declarations. Hide

AB 2019 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 89528.5 to the Education Code, Relating to Public Employment.

Public employment: California State University employees: salary adjustments

Miguel Santiago / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 19, 2016.

Under existing law, the Department of Human Resources sets minimum and maximum salary limits for different classifications of state employees, and provides for intermediate steps within those limits to govern the amount of salary adjustment that an employee may receive at any one time. Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the… More
Under existing law, the Department of Human Resources sets minimum and maximum salary limits for different classifications of state employees, and provides for intermediate steps within those limits to govern the amount of salary adjustment that an employee may receive at any one time. Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law also authorizes the trustees to employ persons in academic, administrative, and nonacademic positions and to provide for their governance in accordance with law. This bill would declare the policy of the state to provide for intermediate step increases of 2.65%, or the percentage of the increase, if any, during the period between the intermediate steps, in the California Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers, whichever is higher, for salary adjustments for academic employees of the California State University. Hide

AB 2029 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 4584 Of, and to Repeal Section 4584.1 Of, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Timber Harvesting.

Timber harvesting plans: exemptions

Brian Dahle, Rich Gordon / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 18, 2016.

The Z’berg-Nejedly Forest Practices Act of 1973 prohibits a person from conducting timber operations, as defined, unless a timber harvesting plan prepared by a registered professional forester has been submitted to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The act authorizes the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to exempt from some or all of those provisions of the act a person… More
The Z’berg-Nejedly Forest Practices Act of 1973 prohibits a person from conducting timber operations, as defined, unless a timber harvesting plan prepared by a registered professional forester has been submitted to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The act authorizes the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to exempt from some or all of those provisions of the act a person engaging in specified forest management activities, including the cutting or removal of trees in compliance with existing law relating to defensible space. In this regard, the act authorizes, until 3 years after the effective date of regulations adopted by the board, the Forest Fire Prevention Pilot Project Exemption if specified conditions are met, including that only trees less than 24 inches in stump diameter, measured at 8 inches above ground level, shall be removed, no new road construction or reconstruction shall occur, and the activities shall be conducted in those portions of 21 counties designated as the Sierra Nevada Region, as defined, in any part of 7 other counties, or in any combination of these areas. This bill would authorize the exemption until January 1, 2023, and would expand the exemption to instead permit the removal of trees less than 26 inches in stump diameter, measured at 8 inches above ground level, allow the construction or reconstruction of temporary roads of 600 feet or less on slopes of 40 percent or less, and apply to activities anywhere within those 28 counties, or in any combination of these areas, as prescribed. Hide

AB 2050 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 1367.248 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10123.208 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage.

Health care coverage: prescription drugs: refills

Marc Steinorth / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on May 4, 2016.

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 imposes various requirements on contracts and policies that… More
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 imposes various requirements on contracts and policies that cover prescription drug benefits. Existing law, the Pharmacy Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of pharmacists by the California State Board of Pharmacy and prohibits the refilling of a prescription without the authorization of the prescriber, except as specified. This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, that provides coverage for prescription drug benefits to implement a medication synchronization policy for the dispensing of prescription drugs so that prescriptions that are refilled at the same frequency may be filled concurrently. 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. 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

AB 2051 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Chapter 1.5 (Commencing with Section 1939.01) to Title 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 Of, and to Repeal Sections 1936, 1936.05, 1936.1, and 1936.5 Of, the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 50474.1 Of, and to Add Sections 50474.21, 50474.22, 50474.3, and 50474.4 To, the Government Code, Relating to Rental Passenger Vehicles.

Rental passenger vehicles

Patrick O'Donnell / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on May 3, 2016.

(1)Existing law generally governs the transactions between a rental car company, also referred to as a rental company, and its customers, including, among other provisions, required disclosures by a rental company, mandatory contract provisions for a vehicle rental agreement, restrictions on a rental company’s use of electronic surveillance technology, and authorization for a rental company… More
(1)Existing law generally governs the transactions between a rental car company, also referred to as a rental company, and its customers, including, among other provisions, required disclosures by a rental company, mandatory contract provisions for a vehicle rental agreement, restrictions on a rental company’s use of electronic surveillance technology, and authorization for a rental company to collect specific types of fees and charges from its customers. Existing law defines terms for its purposes.This bill, among other things, would recast and reorganize these provisions, would modify definitions and terms for uniformity, and would make conforming changes.(2)Existing law, as part of the restrictions on the use of electronic surveillance technology referenced above, prohibits a rental car company from using, accessing, or obtaining any information relating to the renter’s use of the rental vehicle that was obtained using electronic surveillance technology unless certain conditions are met, including that the rental vehicle has not been returned following one week after the contracted return date, or by one week following the end of an extension of that return date. This bill would instead authorize a rental car company to use, access, or obtain that information if the rental vehicle has not been returned following 3 calendar days after the contracted return date, or by 3 calendar days following the end of an extension of that return date. The bill would further authorize a rental company, in connection with a qualified business rental under a business program, to use technology, including electronic surveillance technology, to determine specific information for the sole purposes of commencing and concluding the rental.(3)Existing law, as part of the required disclosures referenced above, requires a rental company’s rental rate advertisements to include a clearly readable statement of the charge for a damage waiver, a statement that a damage waiver is optional, and a specific disclaimer regarding additional mandatory charges. Existing law also provides that a rental company’s disclosure requirements are satisfied for renters enrolled in the rental company’s membership program if certain conditions are met, including, among others, a requirement that the rental company provide, prior to the commencement of each rental period, a rearview mirror hanger containing a disclosure and form regarding the collision damage waiver offered by the rental company, as specified.This bill would discontinue the requirement that a rental company provide that hanger. The bill would require a rental rate advertisement to instead include a statement that additional charges may apply if an optional good or service, such as a damage waiver, is purchased, and to comply with a revised disclaimer requirement regarding additional mandatory charges. The bill would require a person or entity, that is not a rental company, that advertises a vehicle rental rate that includes additional mandatory charges, to clearly disclose the charges. The bill would provide that a rental company that provides a person or entity with information on the charges and rental rate is not responsible for the person’s or entity’s failure to comply with this requirement. (4)Existing law authorizes airports to require rental companies to collect a customer facility charge for specified purposes and requires airports to provide certain audits and reports regarding those fees to specified committees of the Legislature.This bill also would recast and reorganize these provisions, including establishing authority for a certain airport to charge those same fees for additional specified purposes. Hide

AB 2058 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Article 3.7 (Commencing with Section 11340) to Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Calworks, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

CalWORKs: education incentives

Chad Mayes / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on April 12, 2016.

Existing law requires each county to provide cash assistance and other social services to needy families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using federal, state, and county funds. Under existing law, a recipient of CalWORKs is required to participate in welfare-to-work activities for a specified number of hours each week as a condition of… More
Existing law requires each county to provide cash assistance and other social services to needy families through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using federal, state, and county funds. Under existing law, a recipient of CalWORKs is required to participate in welfare-to-work activities for a specified number of hours each week as a condition of eligibility for aid. Existing law authorizes certain welfare-to-work participants to engage in adult basic education in satisfaction of these work requirements. Existing law establishes the Cal-Learn Program, under which a recipient of CalWORKs aid who is under 19 years of age and who does not have a high school diploma or its equivalent is required to participate in the program as a student attending school on a full-time basis. Existing law provides for a supplement to, or a reduction in, a Cal-Learn participant’s aid grant based on his or her performance in school. This bill would create the CalWORKs Educational Opportunity and Attainment Program to provide CalWORKs recipients with a monthly education incentive grant of $100 for attainment of a high school diploma or its equivalent, $200 for attainment of an associate’s degree or career technical education program, or $300 for attainment of a bachelor’s degree, if the educational program was completed while the recipient was receiving CalWORKs assistance. The bill would require the education incentive grant to be provided on an ongoing basis if the recipient meets certain eligibility criteria. The bill would require a recipient, when applying for an education bonus, to submit evidence of completion of the educational program to the county. The bill would require the county, upon verification of completion of the educational program, to certify that the recipient is eligible for an education incentive grant and ensure that the recipient’s monthly cash grant is increased. By imposing additional administrative duties on counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law establishes the CalWORKs Recipients Education Program in the California Community Colleges. Existing law requires, to the extent that funding is provided in the annual Budget Act, a community college district to receive funding for purposes of providing special services for CalWORKs recipients, including job placement and workstudy. This bill would appropriate $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to fund services provided under that 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 these statutory provisions. Hide