Legislation

2019 - 2020 Legislative Year

SB 207 – Would ensure vulnerable communities have access to asthma prevention services by allowing Medi-Cal to reimburse for asthma education and home trigger assessments provided by qualified, non-licensed professionals including community health workers, and increase financial support for environmental trigger remediation in the home. The bill advanced through the Senate Health Committee to the Senate Appropriation Committee with bi-partisan support. 

SB 260 - Will require health plans and insurers to give consumers who lose their coverage for any reason notices of the availability of Medi-Cal and Covered California coverage. The bill will also make it easier for Covered California to reach out to consumers, who have lost their coverage to help minimize gaps in their coverage. The bill advanced through the Senate Health Committee to the Senate Appropriation Committee with bi-partisan support. 

SB 331 – Will require all California counties to develop a suicide prevention strategic plan, with an emphasis on adolescents. The bill advanced through the Senate Health Committee to the Senate Appropriation Committee with bi-partisan support. 

SB 351 – Will ensure disadvantaged unincorporated communities are eligible to receive implementation funding from the Transformative Climate Communities program in some of the communities most vulnerable to climate change. The bill advanced through the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Quality to the Senate Appropriation Committee with bi-partisan support. 

SB 436 – Would formalize Family Resource Centers as a key delivery network of services and as conduits to strengthening families via family-centered, community-based and culturally sensitive services that include cross-system collaboration as a means to prevent child abuse and neglect.

SB 453 – This bill would allocate additional funding for Aging and Disability Resource Centers to help support vulnerable and aging communities in need of supports and services.

SB 490 – This bill would ensure that CalFresh recipients are not forced to pay back over-issued food stamps that were a result of a county error.

SB 498 –  Would help modernize short-line rail to improve railroads in the Southern Central Valley so that they can accommodate heavier-weight railcars.

SB 501 –  This bill would help ensure that the City of Reedley keep their local armory building, and continue to provide and administer Veterans’ Services out of the facility.

SB 513 – Will provide relief for rural families without reliable access to water by providing a temporary alternative source of water supply.

SB 559 – Will help secure California’s water supply by investing $400 million in general funds towards restoring lost conveyance capacity on the Friant-Kern Canal, one of San Joaquin Valley’s most critical water delivery facilities.