Legislative Position & Tracking

 

RPEA LEGISLATIVE BILL SUMMARY REPORT 5/19/2017

BY AARON READ & ASSOCIATES

   

 

 

 

AB 20

(Kalra D)  Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota AccessPipeline.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/24/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

LastAmend: 4/24/2017

 

Status: 5/3/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/3/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Would require the boards ofadministration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the StateTeachers’ Retirement System to make a specified report, on or before April 1,2018, to the Legislature and the Governor regarding investments in the DakotaAccess Pipeline, as defined. The bill would require the boards, on or beforeApril 1, 2018, to consider factors related to tribal sovereignty andindigenous tribal rights when selecting or rejecting investments. The billwould provide that it does not require a board to take any action unless theboard determines in good faith that the action is consistent with the board’sfiduciary responsibilities established in the constitution.

 

        

 

 

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AB 44

(Reyes D)  Workers’ compensation: medical treatment: terrorist attacks: workplaceviolence.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/20/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

LastAmend: 4/20/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/11/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: Would require employers to provideimmediately accessible advocacy services to employees injured in the courseof employment by an act of domestic terrorism, as defined, when the Governorhas declared a state of emergency due to that act of domestic terrorism.

 

        

 

 

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AB 275

(Wood D)  Long-term care facilities: requirements for changes resulting in theinability of the facility to care for its residents.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/28/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/1/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/28/2017

 

Status: 5/18/2017-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

 

Location: 5/18/2017-S. HEALTH

 

Summary: Current law imposes various notice andplanning requirements upon a long-term health care facility before allowing achange in the status of the license or operation of the facility that resultsin the inability of the facility to care for its patients or residents,including a requirement for written notification to the affected patients ortheir guardians at least 30 days prior to the change. Under existing law,these requirements also include taking reasonable steps to medically,socially, and physically assess each affected patient or resident prior to atransfer due to the change, and, when 10 or more residents are likely to betransferred due to a change, the preparation and submission of a proposedrelocation plan to the department for approval. This bill would expand thenotice and planning requirements that a long-term health care facilityprovides before any change in the status of the license or in the operationof the facility that results in its inability to care for its residents.

 

        

 

 

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AB 283

(Cooper D)  County employees’ retirement: permanent incapacity.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/23/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/2/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/23/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/11/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: The County Employees Retirement Law of1937 provides that a member who is permanently incapacitated shall be retiredfor disability despite age if, among other conditions, the member’sincapacity is a result of injury or disease arising out of and in the courseof the member’s employment, and that employment contributes substantially tothat incapacity or the member has completed 5 years of service and not waivedretirement in respect to the particular incapacity or aggravation thereof, asspecified. This bill would require, for purposes of determining permanentincapacity of certain members employed as peace officers, that those membersbe evaluated by the retirement system to determine if they can perform all ofthe usual and customary duties of a peace officer, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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AB 315

(Wood D)  Pharmacy benefit management.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/10/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/6/2017

 

LastAmend: 5/10/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/18/2017-A. APPR.

 

Calendar: 5/24/2017  9 a.m.- State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GONZALEZFLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Would require pharmacy benefit managers,as defined, to be licensed by the Department of Managed Health Care, asprescribed. The bill would require the department to develop an applicationfor new and renewed licenses, and would specify certain information to beprovided in those applications. The bill would authorize the department tocharge a license fee for a new or renewed license, as specified. This billcontains other related provisions.

 

        

 

 

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AB 329

(Cervantes D)  Elder Abuse.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/29/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/7/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/29/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was AGING & L.T.C. on 3/20/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for aperson who knows or reasonably should know that a person is an elder ordependent adult and who, under circumstances or conditions other than thoselikely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits anyelder or dependent adult to suffer or inflict thereon unjustifiable physicalpain or mental suffering. This bill would make it a felony for a person tocommit those acts against a resident of an unlicensed residential carefacility for the elderly while operating that facility. By creating a newcrime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

        

 

 

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AB 444

(Ting D)  Medical waste: home-generated medical waste.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/18/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/13/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/18/2017

 

Status: 5/10/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/10/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: The Medical Waste Management Actgenerally regulates the management and disposal of medical waste.This billwould authorize the California Environmental Protection Agency to develop astatewide program for the collection, transportation, and disposal ofhome-generated medical waste, as defined.

 

        

 

 

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AB 519

(Levine D)  Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: California SeniorCitizen Advocacy Fund.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/15/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/13/2017

 

Last Amend: 5/15/2017

 

Status: 5/16/2017-Read second time. Ordered tothird reading.

 

Location: 5/16/2017-A. THIRD READING

 

Calendar: 5/22/2017 #84  ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE - ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

Summary: Would allow a taxpayer, for taxableyears beginning on or after January 1, 2017, to designate an amount in excessof personal income tax liability to be deposited into the California SeniorCitizen Advocacy Fund, which the bill would create. The bill would requiremoneys transferred to the California Senior Citizen Advocacy Fund, uponappropriation by the Legislature, to be allocated to the Controller and theFranchise Tax Board, and to the California Senior Legislature for the purposeof funding the activities of the California Senior Legislature, as provided.

 

        

 

 

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AB 575

(Jones-Sawyer D)  Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporters: substance usedisorder counselors.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/14/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/11/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: Under current law, mandated reportersinclude administrators, supervisors, and any licensed staff of a public orprivate facility that provides care or services for elder or dependentadults, or any elder or dependent adult care custodian, health practitioner,clergy member, or employee of a county adult protective services agency or alocal law enforcement agency. This bill would, for purposes of theabove-mandated reporter law, include within the definition of “healthpractitioner” a substance use disorder counselor, as defined, thereby makinga substance use disorder counselor a mandated reporter.

 

        

 

 

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AB 592

(Dahle R)  Public employees’ retirement: contracting agencies.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/14/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E.,R. & S.S. on 2/27/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law authorizes public agenciesto contract with the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ RetirementSystem to have their employees become members of the Public Employees’Retirement System (PERS) and makes an contracting agency that terminates acontract liable to PERS for any deficit in funding for earned benefits,interest, and reasonable and necessary costs of collection.This bill wouldauthorize a contracting agency to request a calculation of the total costsnecessary to terminate its contract with PERS.

 

        

 

 

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AB 611

(Dababneh D)  Mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse of an elder ordependent adult: powers of attorney.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/2/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

LastAmend: 5/2/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: Would authorize a mandated reporter ofsuspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult to not honor anypower of attorney if he or she makes a report to an adult protective servicesagency or a local law enforcement agency of any state that the natural personwho executed the power of attorney may be an elder or dependent adult subjectto financial abuse.

 

        

 

 

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AB 613

(Nazarian D)  Healing arts: clinical laboratories.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/25/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/25/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: Current law provides for the licensure,registration, and regulation of clinical laboratories and various clinicallaboratory personnel by the State Department of Public Health, with specifiedexceptions. Current law authorizes a person who is licensed under thoseprovisions to perform certain laboratory tests. This bill, until January 1,2020, would authorize a person with specified qualifications to perform atotal protein test using a digital refractometer in a licensed plasmacollection facility in this state if specified circumstances are met, asdetermined by the department department, including that the person meetscertain education and training requirements.

 

        

 

 

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AB 614

(Limón D)  Area agency on aging: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: training andservices.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/23/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/14/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/23/2017

 

Status: 5/3/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/3/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Current law requires the CaliforniaDepartment of Aging to adopt policies and guidelines to carry out thepurposes of the Alzheimer’s Day Care-Resource Center Program, whereby directservices contractors receive funding to provide services to meet the specialcare needs of, and address the behavioral problems of, individuals withAlzheimer’s disease or a disease of a related type. This bill would requireeach area agency on aging to develop an evidence-based or evidence-informedcore training program relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and anyadditional training based on local needs.

 

        

 

 

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AB 675

(Ridley-Thomas D)  In-home supportive services.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/19/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/19/2017

 

Status: 5/17/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/17/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Current law requires, as part of theCCI, Medi-Cal long-term services and supports, including IHSS, to be coveredservices under managed care health plan contracts and to be available onlythrough managed care health plans to beneficiaries residing in the CCIcounties, except as specified. This bill would provide that the provisionconditioning implementation of the CCI on the above-described estimation bythe Director of Finance shall not apply to the requirement that IHSS be acovered service available through managed care health plans in CCI counties,and would continue IHSS as a covered service available through Medi-Calmanaged care health plans in those counties.

 

        

 

 

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AB 679

(Cooley D)  Public employees’ retirement: investments: security loans.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/17/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/11/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: PERL grants the Board of Administrationof PERS exclusive control of and fiduciary responsibility for the investmentof the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, and authorizes the board to enterinto specific types of security loan agreements, whereby a legal owner (thelender) agrees to lend specific marketable corporate or government securitiesfor no more than one year, and the lender retains the right to collect fromthe borrower all dividends, interest, premiums, rights, and otherdistributions. Under existing law, the board has the authority to enter intothese agreements pursuant to specific provisions covering security loanagreements by state agencies. This bill would delete the above reference tothe security loan provisions for state agencies, thereby providing the boardwith separate authority to enter into security loan agreements.

 

        

 

 

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AB 713

(Chu D)  Continuing care retirement facilities: transfers of residents.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/23/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/23/2017

 

Status: 5/10/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/10/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Current law authorizes the resident orthe resident’s responsible person to dispute a transfer decision, andexisting law requires a timely review of transfer disputes by the ContinuingCare Contracts Branch of the department, as prescribed. Existing law requiresany transfer decision of the branch of the department to be in writing. Withregard to the assessment process, this bill would require a continuing careretirement community to use specified assessment tools during that process,and would require that a provider share copies of the completed assessmentwith the resident or the resident’s responsible person.

 

        

 

 

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AB 728

(Waldron R)  Health care coverage: prescription drugs: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/19/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/19/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was HEALTH on 4/24/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would prohibit a health care serviceplan contract or a health insurance policy that covers prescription drugbenefits from denying or otherwise limiting coverage f a genetically targeteddrug for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy under specifiedcircumstances. Because a willful violation of that provision by a health careservice plan would impose a crime under the Knox-Keene Act, the bill wouldcreate a state-mandated local program.

 

        

 

 

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AB 753

(Caballero D)  Denti-Cal: improved access.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/29/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/29/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was HEALTH on 3/2/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would require the State Department ofHealth Care Services to implement specified initiatives designed tosignificantly improve access to dental services for adults and children inthe Medi-Cal program consistent with the California Healthcare, Research andPrevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016. This bill contains other relatedprovisions and other existing laws.

 

        

 

 

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AB 799

(Choi R)  Alternate retirement program.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/15/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/15/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law requires the Department ofHuman Resources to administer an alternate retirement program for stateemployees who became state miscellaneous members or state industrial membersof the Public Employees’ Retirement System between August 11, 2004, and June30, 2013, inclusive, and who did not make contributions into the systemduring the 24 months of employment following the date they qualified formembership in the system, as specified.This bill would make a nonsubstantivechange to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB 825

(Choi R)  State employees’ retirement.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/16/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law, for the purposes ofcomplying with the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990,requires the Department of Human Resources to develop and administer aretirement program in which state employees, as defined, who are not coveredby social security or by the Public Employees’ Retirement System can defercompensation at 7.5% of wages, as specified.This bill would makenonsubstantive changes to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB 833

(Allen,Travis R)   Public employees’ retirement.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/16/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law, the California PublicEmployees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013, establishes various limits onretirement benefits generally applicable to a public employee retirementsystem, except as specified, and among other things, prescribes limits onservice after retirement without reinstatement into the applicable retirementsystem.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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AB 853

(Choi R)  Continuing care retirement communities.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was AGING & L.T.C. on 3/23/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law provides for different typesof continuing care contracts, including, among the others, a repayablecontract. A repayable contract is a continuing care contract that includes apromise to repay all or a portion of an entrance fee that is conditioned uponreoccupancy or resale of the unit previously occupied by the resident. Thisbill would expand the definition of a “repayable contract” to include apromise to repay all or a portion of an entrance fee that is based on thesequential order of termination of all repayable contracts at the facilitypreviously occupied by the resident. This bill contains other relatedprovisions and other existing laws.

 

        

 

 

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AB 859

(Eggman D)  Elders and dependent adults: abuse or neglect.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/27/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/27/2017

 

Status: 5/17/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/17/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: The Elder Abuse and Dependent AdultCivil Protection Act provides for the award of attorney’s fees and costs to,and the recovery of damages by, a plaintiff when it is proven by clear andconvincing evidence that the defendant is liable for physical abuse orneglect, and the defendant has also been found guilty of recklessness,oppression, fraud, or malice in the commission of that abuse. This bill wouldinstead apply a preponderance of the evidence standard to any claim broughtagainst a residential care facility for the elderly or a skilled nursingfacility, except as specified, for remedies sought pursuant to the aboveprovisions, upon circumstances in which spoliation of evidence has beencommitted by the defendant, as specified.

 

        

 

 

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AB 940

(Weber D)  Long-term health care facilities: notice.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/18/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

LastAmend: 5/18/2017

 

Status: 5/18/2017-Read third time and amended.Ordered to third reading.

 

Location: 4/27/2017-A. THIRD READING

 

Calendar: 5/22/2017 #20  ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE - ASSEMBLY BILLS

 

Summary: Would require a long-term health carefacility to notify the local long-term care ombudsman any time a resident isnotified in writing of a transfer or discharge from the facility, asspecified. The bill would provide that a failure to provide that notice wouldconstitute a class B violation for purposes of a department-issued citation.The bill would authorize the department to impose additional penalties underthose provisions if the failure to send the notice is intentional.

 

        

 

 

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AB 941

(Voepel R)  Residential care facilities for the elderly.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/16/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Current law, the California ResidentialCare Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure andregulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by the StateDepartment of Social Services. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.Current law establishes specified rights for residents of residential carefacilities for the elderly.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantivechanges to a provision of the act.

 

        

 

 

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AB 946

(Ting D)  State public retirement systems: divestiture: border wall constructioncompanies.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/28/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/28/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E.,R. & S.S. on 3/27/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would prohibit the boards of the PublicEmployees’ Retirement System and the State Teachers’ Retirement System frommaking new investments or renewing existing investments of public employeeretirement funds in a border wall construction company, as defined. The billwould require the boards to liquidate investments in a border wall constructioncompany within 12 months of the company contracting or subcontracting toprovide work or material for a border wall, as defined.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1043

(Acosta R)  Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center Program.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/16/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: The Mello-Granlund Older CaliforniansAct establishes the Community-Based Services Network, administered by theCalifornia Department of Aging, which requires the department to enter intocontracts with local area agencies on aging to carry out the requirements ofvarious community-based services programs, including the Alzheimer’s Day CareResource Center Program. The act declares that the purpose of the program isto provide access to specialized day care resource centers for individualswith Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders and support totheir families and caregivers. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantivechanges to these provisions.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1243

(Arambula D)  Public Employees’ Retirement System: replacement benefits plan.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/13/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/13/2017

 

Status: 5/18/2017-Referred to Com. on P.E. &R.

 

Location: 5/18/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Current law establishes in the treasuryof each county the county school service fund, for use by the countysuperintendent of schools to pay all the charges against the fund and toprovide for additional apportionments to school districts or community districtsunder his or her jurisdiction for various expenses. This bill would authorizea county superintendent of schools, for the purpose of paying necessarycontributions to the replacement benefit plan, to draw requisitions againstthe county school service fund and the funds of the respective schooldistricts or other local educational agencies in amounts equal to the totalof the contribution required to be paid pursuant to replacement benefit planprovision.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1310

(Allen,Travis R)   Public retirement systems: memberstatements: unfunded liability disclosure.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E.,R. & S.S. on 3/13/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would require the retirement board of apublic retirement system, as defined, to disclose the unfunded liability andhealthcare debt of the system on each member statement provided to members ofthe system.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1311

(Allen,Travis R)   Public Employees’ Retirement System: board.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E.,R. & S.S. on 3/13/2017)(May beacted upon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would revise the composition of theBoard of Administration of PERS. The bill would add to the board 2 persons,appointed at the pleasure of the Governor, who represent the public, havefinancial expertise, and are not interested in the system, as specified. Thebill would replace the official of a life insurer, whom the Governor iscurrently authorized to appoint, with a gubernatorial appointee who hasexpertise in health insurance and is not interested in the system.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1349

(Daly D)  Diabetes: strategy for awareness and prevention.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/30/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/30/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was HEALTH on 3/30/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would require the State Department ofPublic Health and the State Department of Health Care Services to jointlydevelop a strategy for diabetes awareness and prevention, and to report thatstrategy and related findings to the Legislature and the Governor on orbefore July 1, 2018.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1366

(Brough R)  California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/17/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-A. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: The California Public Employees’ PensionReform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) requires a public retirement system, as defined,to modify its plan or plans to comply with the act and, among otherprovisions, establishes new retirement formulas that may not be exceeded by apublic employer offering a defined benefit pension plan for employees firsthired on or after January 1, 2013. This bill would make nonsubstantivechanges to the provision of PEPRA that makes it applicable to thoseemployees.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1437

(Patterson R)  California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act: licensing.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/18/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/18/2017

 

Status: 4/25/2017-From committee: Do pass andre-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 6.Noes 0.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

 

Location: 4/24/2017-A. APPR.

 

Calendar: 5/24/2017  9 a.m.- State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GONZALEZFLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Would prohibit an individual who isemployed at a residential care facility for the elderly operated by alicensee and who possesses a current criminal record clearance from beingrequired to transfer his or her current criminal record clearance to anotherfacility operated by the same licensee. This bill contains other relatedprovisions and other existing laws.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1487

(Rodriguez D)  Public Employees’ Retirement System: limited term appointments.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/28/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/28/2017

 

Status: 5/18/2017-Referred to Com. on P.E. &R.

 

Location: 5/18/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: The Public Employees’ Retirement Lawauthorizes a public agency and a school employer to contract to make theiremployees members of PERS. PERL establishes the compensation earnable bymembers of the system, defined as the member’s payrate and specialcompensation, which includes out-of-class pay for state members. This billwould prohibit an out-of-class appointment by a contracting agency or schoolemployer from exceeding 960 hours each fiscal year. The bill would define“out-of-class appointment” to mean an appointment to an upgraded position orhigher classification by the governing body to a vacant position for alimited duration.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1500

(Maienschein R)  Elders Living with Dignity, Empathy, Respect, and Serenity (ELDERS)Bond Act of 2018.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 3/16/2017-Referred to Com. on AGING& L.T.C.

 

Location: 3/16/2017-A. AGING & L.T.C.

 

Summary: Would provide for submission to thevoters of the Elders Living with Dignity, Empathy, Respect, and Serenity(ELDERS) Bond Act of 2018. The bill would provide that, if enacted by thepeople, the state would be authorized to issue and sell general obligationbonds in the aggregate amount of $____. The proceeds of these bonds would beplaced in a fund, which would be appropriated to the Controller, withoutregard to fiscal years, for allocation, at the request of the Director of theCalifornia Department of Aging.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1597

(Nazarian D)  Public employee retirement systems: prohibited investments: Turkey.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 5/3/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/3/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Would prohibit the boards ofadministration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and State Teachers’Retirement System from making additional or new investments, or renewingexisting investments, of public employee retirement funds in an investmentvehicle in Turkey that is issued by the government of Turkey or that isowned, controlled, or managed by the government of Turkey. The bill wouldrequire the boards to liquidate existing investments in Turkey in these typesof investment vehicles within 6 months of the passage of a federal lawimposing sanctions on Turkey.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1643

(Bonta D)  Health Care for All Commission.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/28/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/28/2017

 

Status: 5/3/2017-In committee: Set, firsthearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/3/2017-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/26/2017  Uponadjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202 ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS SUSPENSE, GONZALEZ FLETCHER, Chair

 

Summary: Would create the 9-member Health Carefor All Commission in the State Department of Health Care Services, for thepurpose of investigating and making recommendations on improving health careaccess and affordability for all Californians. The bill would require theGovernor, the Senate Rules Committee, and the Speaker of the Assembly to eachappoint 3 members of the commission, and require the commission to elect itschair from among its members.

 

        

 

 

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AB 1688

(Committeeon Health)   Medi-Cal: Alameda County pilot program.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/22/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/16/2017

 

Status: 5/11/2017-Read third time. Passed.Ordered to the Senate. In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. forassignment.

 

Location: 5/11/2017-S. DESK

 

Summary: Current law establishes a program in theCounty of Alameda in which utilization controls are prohibited from beingrequired when a county hospital-based utilization review committee has beenestablished to determine the level of authorization for payment and autilization plan has been filed with the Department of Health Care Servicesand approved by it. This bill would repeal those prohibitions that apply tothe program in the County of Alameda.

 

        

 

 

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ACA 15

(Brough R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 5/9/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 5/9/2017

 

Status: 5/10/2017-From printer. May be heard incommittee June 9.

 

Location: 5/9/2017-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would enact the Protecting Schools andKeeping Pension Promises Act of 2018. The measure would prohibit a governmentemployer from enhancing employee pension benefits, as defined, withoutapproval by the voters of the jurisdiction, and would prohibit a governmentemployer from enrolling a new government employee, as defined, in a definedbenefit pension plan without approval by the voters of the jurisdiction. Themeasure also would prohibit a government employer from paying more than 1/2of the total cost of retirement benefits, as defined, for new governmentemployees without approval by the voters of the jurisdiction.

 

        

 

 

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SB 17

(Hernandez D)  Health care: prescription drug costs.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/25/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

LastAmend: 4/25/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Current law requires health care serviceplans and health insurers to file specified rate information with DMHC orDOI, as applicable, for health care service plan contracts or healthinsurance policies in the individual or small group markets and for healthcare service plan contracts and health insurance policies in the large groupmarket. This bill would require health care service plans or health insurersthat file the above-described rate information to report to DMHC or DOI, on adate no later than the reporting of the rate information, specified costinformation regarding covered prescription drugs, including generic drugs,brand name drugs, and specialty drugs, dispensed as provided. DMHC and DOIwould be required to compile the reported information into a report for thepublic and legislators that demonstrates the overall impact of drug costs onhealth care premiums and publish the reports on their Internet Web sites byJanuary 1 of each year.

 

        

 

 

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SB 32

(Moorlach R)  California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2018.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/2/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

LastAmend: 3/2/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 3/8/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would create the Citizens’ PensionOversight Committee to serve in an advisory role to the Teachers’ RetirementBoard and the Board of Administration of PERS. The bill would require thecommittee, on or before January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, to reviewthe actual pension costs and obligations of PERS and STRS and report on thesecosts and obligations to the public.

 

        

 

 

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SB 200

(Morrell R)  Public employees’ retirement benefits: final compensation.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 1/31/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 1/31/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was RLS. on 1/31/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: The California Public Employees’ PensionReform Act of 2013 provides, for purposes of determining a retirement benefitpaid to a person who first becomes a member of a public retirement system onor after January 1, 2013, that final compensation means the highest averageannual pensionable compensation earned, as defined, during a period of at least36 consecutive months, or at least 3 consecutive school years. This billwould make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.

 

        

 

 

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SB 202

(Dodd D)  Medi-Cal: beneficiary maintenance needs: personal needs allowance.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 1/31/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 1/31/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: In calculating the income of a medicallyneedy individual who is in a medical institution or nursing facility, or aperson receiving institutional or noninstitutional services from a Program ofAll-Inclusive Care for the Elderly organization, the required monthlymaintenance amount includes an amount providing for the personal andincidental needs in an amount not less than $35 while a patient, andauthorizes the Department of Health Care Services, by regulation, to increasethis amount as necessitated by increasing costs of personal incidental needs.This bill would increase the personal needs allowance amount from $35 to $80per month while a person is a patient as described above.

 

        

 

 

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SB 219

(Wiener D)  Long-term care facilities: rights of residents.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/3/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/1/2017

 

LastAmend: 5/3/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Would enact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights. Amongother things, the bill would make it unlawful, except as specified, for anylong-term care facility to take specified actions wholly or partially on thebasis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity,gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, including,among others, refusing to use a resident’s preferred name or pronoun anddenying admission to a long-term care facility, transferring or refusing totransfer a resident within a facility or to another facility, or dischargingor evicting a resident from a facility.

 

        

 

 

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SB 255

(Mendoza D)  California Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/20/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/7/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/20/2017

 

Status: 5/16/2017-Read second time. Ordered toconsent calendar.

 

Location: 5/16/2017-S. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Calendar: 5/22/2017 #99  SENATE SEN CONSENT CALENDAR SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY

 

Summary:  A long-term care policy, certificate,or rider that purports to provide benefits of home and community-basedservices under the California Partnership for Long-Term Care Program isrequired to provide specified minimum services, including assisted livingfacility services and residential care facility services. Current lawincludes minimum policy definitions of those facilities. This bill wouldrequire a policy, certificate, or rider as described above to instead becalled a home care, community-based services, and residential care facilityonly policy, certificate, or rider. The bill would delete assisted livingfacility services from the list of required minimum services to be provided,clarify that those required minimum services include care in a residentialcare facility, and delete the policy definitions.

 

        

 

 

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SB 294

(Hernandez D)  Hospices: palliative care.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/27/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/9/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/27/2017

 

Status: 4/24/2017-April 24 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 4/24/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Current law authorizes licensed hospicesto provide, in addition to hospice services authorized under the CaliforniaHospice Licensure Act of 1990, specified preliminary services, includingpreliminary palliative care consultations, for any person in need of thoseservices, as determined by the physician and surgeon, if any, in charge ofthe care of a patient. This bill would, among other things, expand thedefinition of palliative care to include relief of symptoms, pain, and stressof a serious, life threatening, or advanced illness, in addition to aterminal illness, without regard to the length of the patient’s remainingperiod of life.

 

        

 

 

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SB 416

(Anderson R)  Elder abuse: isolation.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 5/2/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 5/2/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Current law makes it a crime for aperson who knows or reasonably should know that a person is an elder ordependent adult to inflict unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering onthat elder or dependent adult. This bill would specify that mental sufferingmay be proven by a pattern of isolation, as defined. This bill contains othercurrent laws.

 

        

 

 

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SB 441

(Cannella R)  Alternative payment programs: reimbursement.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/18/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/18/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Current law requires reimbursement foralternative payment programs to include the cost of child care paid to childcare providers, plus administrative and support services costs. Under currentlaw, the total cost for administrative and support services is not permittedto exceed 17.5% of the total contract amount. This bill would provide that analternative payment program that operates an individual contract in an amountof less than $3,000,000, or a migrant alternative payment program thatoperates an individual contract in any dollar amount, shall receive a basesupport reimbursement that does not exceed 22% of the total contract amount,for each individual contract.

 

        

 

 

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SB 454

(Moorlach R)  Public employees’ health benefits.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/6/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/6/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 3/2/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would, for state employees who are firstemployed and become members of the retirement system on or after January 1,2018, limit the employer contribution for annuitants to 80% of the weightedaverage of the health benefit plan premiums for an active employee enrolledfor self alone, during the benefit year to which the formula is applied, forthe 4 health benefit plans with the largest state civil service enrollment,as specified.

 

        

 

 

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SB 476

(Nguyen R)  Discount Prescription Drug Program.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/12/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(3). (Last location was RLS. on 2/16/2017)(May be acted upon Jan2018)

 

Location: 5/12/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: The California Discount PrescriptionDrug Program, requires the State Department of Health Care Services tonegotiate drug discount agreements with drug manufacturers, as specified.Current law authorizes any licensed pharmacy and any drug manufacturer, asdefined, to participate in the program. Current law establishes theCalifornia Discount Prescription Drug Program Fund into which all paymentsreceived under the program would be deposited and provides that moneys in thefund be made available, upon appropriation, to the department for purposes ofthe program. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to thoseprovisions.

 

        

 

 

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SB 510

(Stone R)  Pharmacies: compounding.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/18/2017-Referred to Com. on B. &P.

 

Location: 5/18/2017-A. B.&P.

 

Summary: Under the Pharmacy Law, the CaliforniaState Board of Pharmacy licenses and regulates the practice of pharmacy bypharmacists and pharmacy corporations in this state. That law prohibits apharmacy from compounding sterile drug products unless the pharmacy hasobtained a sterile compounding pharmacy license from the board. That lawrequires a pharmacy to compound sterile products from one or more nonsterileingredients in prescribed environments. This bill would repeal that compoundingenvironment provision and make conforming renumbering changes to otherprovisions.

 

        

 

 

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SB 525

(Pan D)  Public employees’ retirement.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/16/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/16/2017

 

Status: 5/16/2017-In Assembly. Read first time.Held at Desk.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-A. DESK

 

Summary: PERL requires a member who isincapacitated, as specified, to be retired for disability in accordance withcertain provisions if that member meets specified requirements concerningservice. Under PERL, the terms “disability” and “incapacity for performanceof duty” are defined, as a basis of retirement, to mean disability ofpermanent or extended and uncertain duration, as determined by the board,except with respect to certain local safety members. This bill would redefinethose terms to specify that the duration of the disability or incapacity mustbe expected to last at least 12 consecutive months or result in death.

 

        

 

 

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SB 560

(Allen D)  Public retirement systems: investments: financial climate risk.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/17/2017

 

Status: 5/15/2017-May 15 hearing: Placed onAPPR. suspense file.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

 

Calendar: 5/25/2017  10 a.m.- John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONSSUSPENSE, LARA, Chair

 

Summary: Current statutory law establishesvarious public employee retirement systems and provides for theadministration of the State Teachers’ Retirement System by the Teachers’Retirement Board and for the administration of the Public Employees’ RetirementSystem, among other public employee retirement systems, by the Board ofAdministration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. This bill wouldrequire those boards to consider financial climate risk, as defined, in theirmanagement of any funds they administer.

 

        

 

 

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SB 565

(Portantino D)  Mental health: involuntary commitment.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/23/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/23/2017

 

Status: 5/1/2017-Read third time. Passed. (Ayes37. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly. In Assembly. Read first time. Held atDesk.

 

Location: 5/1/2017-A. DESK

 

Summary: Under current law, upon the completionof a 14-day period of intensive treatment, a person may be certified for anadditional period of not more than 30 days of intensive treatment if theprofessional staff of the agency or facility treating the person has foundthat the person remains gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder orimpairment by chronic alcoholism, and he or she remains unwilling or unableto accept treatment voluntarily. Current law requires a person certified foran additional 30 days of treatment pursuant to these provisions to beprovided a certification review hearing, as specified, unless a judicialreview is requested. This bill would require the mental health facility tomake reasonable attempts to notify family members or any other persondesignated by the patient at least 36 hours prior to the certification reviewhearing for the additional 30 days of treatment.

 

        

 

 

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SB 571

(Pan D)  Public employee retirement plans: automatic enrollment and escalation.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 3/2/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would authorize a state or local publicemployer participating in an employee supplemental retirement savings plan,defined to include specified deferred compensation plans and payrolldeduction individual retirement account plans, to make a deduction from thewages or compensation of an employee for contributions attributable toautomatic enrollment and automatic escalation in the employee retirementplan.

 

        

 

 

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SB 599

(Portantino D)  Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act: Peace OfficersResearch Association of California Insurance and Benefits Trust.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 3/23/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 3/23/2017

 

Status: 5/16/2017-In Assembly. Read first time.Held at Desk.

 

Location: 5/15/2017-A. DESK

 

Summary: Would authorize the Peace OfficersResearch Association of California Insurance and Benefits Trust to offerdifferent health benefit plan designs with varying premiums in differentareas of the state.

 

        

 

 

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SB 601

(Morrell R)  Public employee retirement systems: asset valuation: reporting.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 3/27/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would require the Board ofAdministration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System to report acalculation of liabilities based on a discount rate equal to the yield on a10-year United States Treasury note in the year prior to the report. The billwould require the Teachers’ Retirement Board to provide a description of thediscount rate the board uses for reporting liabilities calculations, acalculation of liabilities based on a discount rate that is 2% below thelong-term rate of return assumed by the board, and a calculation ofliabilities based on a discount rate equal to the yield on a 10-year UnitedStates Treasury note in the year prior to the report.

 

        

 

 

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SB 681

(Moorlach R)  Public employees’ retirement: contracting agencies: termination.

 

CurrentText: Amended: 4/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

LastAmend: 4/17/2017

 

Status: 4/28/2017-Failed Deadline pursuant toRule 61(a)(2). (Last location was P.E. & R. on 4/19/2017)(May be actedupon Jan 2018)

 

Location: 4/28/2017-S. 2 YEAR

 

Summary: Would require the Board ofAdministration of PERS to allow a contracting agency to terminate itscontract with the system in a manner that does not result in excessive costsor penalties to the contracting agency, allows the contracting agency towithdraw its net assets paid into the system less payments made to itsmembers and their beneficiaries, and ensures that the contracting agencyremains responsible for its unfunded liabilities so that those liabilitiesare not shifted onto other PERS members or employers.

 

        

 

 

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SCA 1

(Moorlach R)  Retirement savings plans: funding prohibition: General Fund.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 12/5/2016  Text

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

Status: 1/12/2017-Referred to Coms. on P.E.& R. and E. & C.A.

 

Location: 1/12/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would prohibit the state from incurringany liability for payment of the retirement savings benefit earned by programparticipants in the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. Themeasure would also prohibit the appropriation, transfer, or encumbrance ofmoneys in the General Fund for the purposes of the program, including anyunfunded liability that the program may incur, unless the appropriation, transfer,or encumbrance is for funding the startup and first-year administrative costsfor the program.

 

        

 

 

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SCA 8

(Moorlach R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/15/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/15/2017

 

Status: 2/23/2017-Referred to Coms. on P.E.& R. and E. & C.A.

 

Location: 2/23/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would permit a government employer toreduce retirement benefits that are based on work not yet performed by anemployee regardless of the date that the employee was first hired, notwithstandingother provisions of the California Constitution or any other law. The measurewould prohibit it from being interpreted to permit the reduction ofretirement benefits that a public employee has earned based on work that hasbeen performed, as specified. The measure would define government employerand retirement benefits for the purposes of its provisions.

 

        

 

 

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SCA 10

(Moorlach R)  Public employee retirement benefits.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 2/17/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 2/17/2017

 

Status: 3/2/2017-Referred to Coms. on P.E. &R. and E. & C.A.

 

Location: 3/2/2017-S. P.E. & R.

 

Summary: Would prohibit a government employerfrom providing public employees any retirement benefit increase until thatincrease is approved by a 2/3 vote of the electorate of the applicablejurisdiction and that vote is certified. The measure would define retirementbenefit to mean any postemployment benefit and would define benefit increaseas any change that increases the value of an employee’s retirement benefit.The measure would define a government employer to include, among others, thestate and any of its subdivisions, cities, counties, school districts,special districts, the Regents of the University of California, and theCalifornia State University.

 

        

 

 

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SR 41

(DeLeón D)   Relative to health care coverage.

 

CurrentText: Introduced: 5/15/2017  Text

 

Introduced: 5/15/2017

 

Status: 5/17/2017-From committee: Ordered tothird reading.

 

Location: 5/17/2017-S. THIRD READING

 

Calendar: 5/22/2017 #80  SENATE SEN THIRD READING FILE - SEN BILLS

 

Summary: Would resolve that the California StateSenate calls upon the Senate of the United States to thoughtfully andcarefully consider the full impact of any measures that amend, revise, orrepeal provisions of the ACA, commends the Senate of the United States foracting independently by developing its own proposal, to ensure there isadequate public review and input from the health care industry, consumers,and other stakeholders, and to ensure that the Congressional Budget Officehas provided estimates of a final version and that it is in print andavailable to the public for at least 72 hours.

 

        

 

 

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Total Measures: 62

Total Tracking Forms: 62