Legislation

Chaptered Legislation
| (October 2017)

Assembly Bill 1200 - Cervantes. Aging and Disability Resource Connection program.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 618, Statutes of 2017.
Approved by Governor October 09, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 09, 2017.


Assembly Bill 384 - Irwin. The Qualified ABLE Program: tax-advantaged savings accounts.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 470, Statutes of 2017.
Approved by Governor October 04, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 04, 2017.


Assembly Bill 470 - Arambula. Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: performance outcome.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 550, Statutes of 2017.
Approved by Governor October 07, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 07, 2017.


Assembly Bill 727 - Nazarian. Mental Health Services Act: housing assistance.

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 410, Statutes of 2017.
Approved by Governor October 02, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 02, 2017.


Senate Bill 218 - Dodd. The Qualified ABLE Program: tax-advantaged saving accounts.

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 482, Statutes of 2017.
Approved by Governor October 04, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 04, 2017.


Federal Legislation
| 2017-2018

House Resolution 1313 - Foxx. Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act.

Would exempt workplace wellness programs from: 1) limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act on medical examinations and inquiries of employees, 2) the prohibition on collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and 3) limitations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act on collecting the genetic information of employees or family members of employees.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 3/8/2017 Ordered to be Amended – votes Yeas 22, Nays 17. Action by House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


House Resolution 1628 - Black. American Health Care Act of 2017.

Intended to replace the current Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”).  This bill has provisions that are worse for lower-income, older persons and individuals with disabilities.  Estimated cuts to Medicaid could be up to $800 billion.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 5/6/2017 Read second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.


House Resolution 2472 - Sensenbrenner. Disability Integration Act of 2017.

This bill prohibits states or local governments that provide institutional placements for individuals with disabilities who need long-term assistance with daily living activities or health-related tasks, and prohibits insurance providers that fund such long-term services, from denying community-based services that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent life.

Status: 6/7/2017 Referred to Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.


House Resolution 620 - Poe. ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.

To amend the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action against a public facility.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 02/08/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action by House Committee on Judiciary.


House Resolution 708 - Bucshon. State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017..

Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the permissible variation based on age for health insurance premiums for coverage offered in the individual or small group market from a factor of three to a factor of five, or to a factor determined by the state.  This applies to plan years starting on or after January 1, 2018.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 2/3/2017 Referred to Subcommittee on Health. Action by House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


State Legislation
| 2017-2018

Assembly Bill 763 - Salas. Independent Living Centers: Funding.

Would delete the exception to current legislation, to allow for three (3) independent living centers to receive $235,000 in base grant funds allocated by the Department of Rehabilitation.

SPIL Goal 1. Enhance and expand existing transition services, Objective 5. SILC conducts resource development activities.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 9/1/2017 Failed to pass out of Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File. May be acted upon again in January 2018.


Senate Bill 562 - Lara. The Healthy California Act.

Would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state.

SPIL Goal 2. Advocacy and Community Organizing, Objective 2. IL Network members receive regulatory guidance on Community Organizing and Systems Change.

Status: 7/14/2017 Failed deadline to pass out of committee to Assembly Appropriations. May be acted upon again in January 2018.


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