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2015 Position letters

 

Abuse and Neglect

AB 927 (McCarty) Health Facilities: Nursing Homes - Support 12/23/2015

AB 918 (Stone) Health and Care Facilities: Seclusion Restraints - Request for Signature 9/22/2015

AB 348 (Brown) Long-Term Health Care Facilities - Support 8/25/2015

 

Benefits

AB 449 (Irwin) ABLE Program - Request for Signature 10/1/2015

SB 324 (Pavley) ABLE Program - Request for Signature 10/1/2015

AB 858 (Wood) Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers - Request for Signature 9/22/2015

AB 1231 (Wood) Medi-Cal: Nonmedical Transportation - Request for Signature 9/22/2015

SB 199 (Hall) In-Home Supportive Services: Reading Services for Blind - Request for Signature 9/8/2015

AB 68 (Waldron) Medi-Cal - Request for Signature 9/4/2015

AB 601 (Eggman) Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: Licensing - Request for Signature 9/4/2015

AB 449 (Irwin) ABLE Program - Support 7/10/2015

AB 470 (Chu) IHSS: Fingerprinting - Support 6/2/2015

AB 763 (Burke) medi-Cal: Program for Elderly Persons with Disabilities - Support 5/27/2015

AB 1518 (Assembly Aging & Long-Term Care Committee) Medi-Cal: Nursing Facilities - Support 5/13/2015

AB 474 (Brown) Public Social Services: SSI/SSP - Support 5/5/2015

AB 1235 (Gipson) Medi-Cal: Long Term Care: Home Upkeep - Support 4/23/2015

AB 1018 (Cooper) Medi-Cal: Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnosis - Support if Amended 4/27/2015

AB 474 (Brown) Public Social Services: SSI/SSP - Support 4/15/2015

AB 35 (Chiu) Income Tax: Credit: Low-Income Housing - Support 4/13/2015

AB 1261 (Burke) Adult Day Health - Support 4/8/2015

SB 33 (Hernandez) Medi-Cal: Estate Recovery - Support 3/20/2015

 

Children’s Health and Mental Health Benefits/Mental Health

SB 238, SB 319, SB 484 Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication - Request for Signature 9/30/2015

AB 187 (Bonta) Children's Services Program - Request for Signature 9/10/2015

AB 1025 (Thurmond) Pupil Health: Interventions Pilot Program - Support 8/21/2015

SB 319 (Beall) Child Welfare Services: Public Health Nursing - Support 7/7/2015

SB 586 (Hernandez) Children's Services - Support 6/29/2015

SB 253 (Monning) Dependent Children: Psychotropic Medication - Support 6/23/2015

Developmental Disabilities, Lanterman Act

AB X2 18 (Bonilla) Taxation: Cocktails for Health Outcomes Act - Support 9/3/2015

SB 639 (Stone) Development Centers: Closure - Support 4/22/2015

 

Disability Rights

SB 251 (Roth) Civil Rights: Disability Access – Request for Veto 9/25/2015

AB 1230 (Gomez) Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business - Request for Signature 9/22/2015

AB 662 (Bonilla) Public Accommodation: Adults with Disabilities - Request for Signature 9/10/2015

AB 1342 (Steinorth) California Commission on Disability Access - Support 6/22/2015

AB 1230 (Gomez) Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business - Support 5/26/2015

AB 1521 (Stone) Disability Access: Construction-Related Accessibility - Support 5/15/2015

AB 1230 (Gomez) Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business – Support 5/11/2015

SB 624 (Anderson) Accessible State Technology – Support 5/6/2015

AB 54 (Olsen) Public Accommodations: Accessibility: Tax Credits - Oppose 4/15/2015

AB 52 (Gray) Public Accommodations: Accessibility Claims - Oppose 4/15/2015

AB 1468 (Baker) Civil Rights: Disability Access - Oppose 4/13/2015

SB 67 (Galgiani) Disability Access: Statutory Damages - Oppose 4/13/2015

 

Education

AB 854 (Weber) Educational Services: Pupils in Foster Care - Request for Signature 9/18/2015

SB 252 (Leno) Pupils: Diploma Alternatives: Fees - Request for Signature 9/10/2015

SB 402 (Mitchell) Pupil Health: Vision Examinations - Support 4/22/2015

AB 1369 (Frazier) Special Education: Dyslexia - Support if Amended 4/20/2015

 

Employment

AB 488 (Gonzalez) Rehabilitation: Dignity Stipend - Sponsor and Support 12/9/2015

SB 667 (Jackson) Disability Insurance: Eligibility: Waiting Period - Request for Signature 9/24/2015

SB 644 (Hancock) Limited Examination and Appointment Program - Request for Signature 9/22/2015

AB 987 (Levine) Employment: Unlawful Employment Practices - Request for Signature 7/16/2015

SB 148 (McGuire) Career and Job Skills - Support 7/10/2015

SB 406 (Jackson) Employment: Leave – Support 5/4/2015

SB 579 (Jackson) Employees: Time Off - Support 4/24/2015

SB 406 (Jackson) Employment: Leave - Support 4/17/2015

 

Housing

 

Mental Health

AB 1237 (Brown) State Hospitals: Placement Evaluations - Oppose 12/21/2015

AB 260 (Lopez) Foster Care: Parenting Youth - Request for Signature 9/17/2015

AB 193 (Maienschein) Mental Health: Conservatorship Hearings - Request for Veto 9/10/2015

AB 861 (Maienschein) Community-Based Services - Request for Signature 9/10/2015

SB 621 (Hertzberg) Crime Reduction Grants - Request for SIgnature 9/10/2015

SB 11 and SB 29 (Beall) Peace Officer Training: Mental Health – Request for Signature 9/8/2015

SB 614 (Leno) Medi-Cal: Mental Health Services - Support 8/25/2015

AB 1194 (Eggman) Involuntary Commitment – Oppose 7/22/2015

AB 847 (Mullin) Community-Based Services - Support 6/29/2015

AB 741 (Williams) Community Care Services - Support 6/26/2015

AB 253 (Hernandez) Mental Health - Support 6/16/2015

AB 1193 (Eggman) Mental Health Services - Oppose 4/26/2015

AB 59 (Waldron) Assisted Outpatient Treatment - Oppose 4/21/2015

SB 453 (Pan) Prisons: Involuntary medication - Oppose 4/15/2015

AB 1194 (Eggman) Involuntary Commitment - Oppose 4/6/2015

AB 1423 (Stone) Prisoners: Medical Treatment - Oppose 4/6/2015

SB 11 and SB 29 (Beall) Peace Officer Training: Mental Health - Support 3/18/2015

SB 11 (Beall) Peace Officer Training: mental health - Support 12/16/2014

 

Physician-Assisted Suicide

AB X2 15 (Eggman) Assisted Suicide - Request for Veto 9/18/2015

SB 128 (Wolk) Assisted Suicide - Oppose 6/17/2015

 

Voting

AB 1504 (Alejo) Elections: All-Mailed Ballot Election: Pilot Project - Request for Veto 9/11/2015

SB 589 (Block) Voter Registration: Persons with Disabilities Who Have Conservators - Request for Signature 9/2/2015

AB 683 (Low) Online Ballot Materials: Accessibility - Request for Signature 8/31/2015

SB 450 (Allen) Electrions: All-Mailed Ballot Elections - Oppose Unless Amended 7/8/2015

AB 547 (Gonzalez) Special Elections: All-Mailed Ballots - Oppose 4/22/2015