Legislation


2019 - 2020 Legislative Year

SB 207 – Will help 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 floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 260 - Will help ensure Californians maintain health coverage by requiring 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 floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 331 – Will help prevent teen suicide by requiring all California counties to develop a suicide prevention strategic plan, with an emphasis on adolescents. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 351 – Will help ensure unincorporated communities have access to implementation funding from the Transformative Climate Communities program. The bill moved to the Senate Appropriation Committee with bi-partisan support.

SB 436 – Will help prevent child abuse and neglect by formalizing 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. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

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. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

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. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 498 –  This bill will invest in short-line railroad projects throughout the state by creating a grant program through Trade Corridor Improvement Funds. These funds will provide improvements while accommodating heavier weight railcars.The bill advanced through the Senate Floor with a 30-0 and will move to the Assembly. 

SB 501 –  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. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 513 – This bill will provide relief for rural families without reliable access to water by providing a temporary alternative source of water supply, including water tanks. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.

SB 559 – This bill will help secure California’s water supply by investing $400 million in general funds, once appropriated, towards restoring lost conveyance capacity on the Friant-Kern Canal, one of San Joaquin Valley’s most critical water delivery facilities. The bill advanced through the Senate floor and will move to the Assembly.