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2017 Position letters

 

Abuse and Neglect

AB 859 (Eggman) Elder and Dependent Adults: Abuse or Neglect – Support 3/28/2017
SB 575 (Leyva) Patient Access to Health Records – Support 4/18/2017
AB 751 (Brough) Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities: Services – Oppose 4/18/2017
AB 859 (Eggman) Elder and Dependent Adults: Abuse or Neglect – Support 7/6/2017
AB 859 (Eggman) Elder and Dependent Adults: Abuse or Neglect – Request for Signature 9/15/2017

 

Benefits

SB 222 (Hernandez) Inmates: Health Care Enrollment – Support 3/29/2017
AB 550 (Reyes) State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Funding – Support 3/29/2017
AB 470 (Arambula) Medi-Cal: Specialty Mental Health Services – Support 3/29/2017
AB 1335 (Kalra) Long-Term Health Facilities – Sponsor and Support 4/6/2017
SB 202 (Dodd) Medi-Cal: Beneficiary Maintenance Needs: Personal Needs – Support 4/10/2017
AB 275 (Wood) Long-Term Care Facilities: Requirements for Changes – Support 4/10/2017
SB 481 (Pan) Long-term Health Facilities: Informed Consent – Statement of Concern 4/21/2017
AB 763 (Salas) Independent Living Centers: Funding – Support 4/25/2017
AB 275 (Wood) Long-Term Care Facilities: Requirements for Changes – Support 5/31/2017
SB 575 (Leyva) Patient Access to Health Records – Support 6/5/2017
AB 1021 (Baker) In-Home Supportive Services: Application – Support 6/5/2017
AB 470 (Arambula) Medi-Cal: Specialty Mental Health Services – Support 6/12/2017
SB 398 (Monning) Acquired Brain Trauma – Support 6/14/2017
SB 575 (Leyva) Patient Access to Health Records – Support 6/16/2017
AB 763 (Salas) Independent Living Centers: Funding – Support 6/19/2017
AB 1021 (Baker) In-Home Supportive Services: Application – Support 7/20/2017
AB 470 (Arambula) Medi-Cal: Specialty Mental Health Services – Support 8/7/2017
AB 275 (Wood) Long-Term Care Facilities: Requirements for Changes – Request for Signature 8/22/2017
AB 940 (Weber) Long-Term Health Care Facilities: Notice – Request for Signature 9/6/2017

 

Children’s Health and Mental Health Benefits/Mental Health

AB 1110 (Burke) Pupil Health: Eye and Vision Examinations – Support 3/29/2017
SB 755 (Beall) Civil Discovery: Mental Examination – Support 5/30/2017
SB 755 (Beall) Civil Discovery: Mental Examination – Support 6/12/2017


Developmental Disabilities, Lanterman Act

SB 433 (Mendoza) Developmental Services: Data Exchange – Support 3/24/2017
SB 283 (Wilk) Developmental Services: Traumatic Brain Injuries – Support 3/24/2017
SB 283 (Wilk) Developmental Services – Support 4/25/2017
AB 279 (Holden) Developmental Disabilities: Regional Centers – Support 6/23/2017
SB 433 (Mendoza) Developmental Services: Data Exchange – Support 7/7/2017
AB 959 (Holden) Developmental Services: Regional Centers – Support 7/10/2017
AB 279 (Holden) Developmental Disabilities: Regional Centers – Support 8/3/2017

 

Disability Rights

AB 935 (Stone) Juvenile Proceedings Competency – Request For Signature 9/19/2017
AB 411 (Bloom) Witness Testimony: Therapy and Facility Dogs – Request For Signature 9/18/2017
AB 411 (Bloom) Witness Testimony: Therapy and Facility Dogs – Support if Amended 3/7/2017
AB 150 (Mathis) Disabled Persons: Rights: Liability – Oppose 3/10/2017
AB 763 (Salas) Independent Living Centers – Support 3/13/2017
SB 66 (Wieckowski) Income Taxes: Deductions: Punitive Damages – Support 3/14/2017
AB 381 (Calderon) Vehicle Registration: Voluntary Deaf/Hearing Program – Support 3/17/2017
SB 177 (Nguyen) Cognitively Impaired Adults: Caregiver Resource Centers – Support 3/17/2017
AB 285 (Melendez) Drug and Alcohol Free Residences – Oppose 3/17/2017
AB 878 (Gipson) Juveniles: Restraints – Support (3/22/2017)
AB 1095 (Harper) Alcoholism: Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facilities – Oppose 3/23/2017
AB 42 (Bonta) Bail: Pretrial Release – Support 3/30/2017
SB 10 (Hertzberg) Bail: Pretrial Release – Support 3/30/2017
AB 913 (Gray) Construction Related Accessibility Claims – Oppose 3/24/2017
AB 411 (Bloom) Witness Testimony: Therapy and Facility Dogs – Support 3/24/2017
SB 218 (Dodd) Qualified ABLE Program: Tax-Advantaged Savings Account – Support 3/24/2017
AB 384 (Irwin) Qualified ABLE Program: Tax-Advantaged Savings Account – Support 4/10/2017
AB 1569 (Caballero) Disability Rights: Reasonable Accommodations: Animals – Oppose 4/11/2017
SB 34 (Bates) Residential Treatment Facilities – Oppose 4/11/2017
SB 786 (Mendoza) Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment – Oppose 4/11/2017
SB 330 (Berryhill) Building Permit Fees: Waiver – Support 4/14/2017
AB 1379 (Thurmond) Certified Access Program: Funding – Sponsor and Support 4/20/2017
SB 34 (Bates) Residential Treatment Facilities – Oppose 4/21/2017
SB 218 (Dodd) Qualified ABLE Program: Tax-Advantaged Savings Account – Support 4/25/2017
AB 688 (Calderon) Enforcement of Money Judgments: Exemption – Support 4/25/2017
AB 1375 (Dababneh) Foster Care: Placements: Databases – Support 5/2/2017
AB 411 (Bloom) Witness Testimony: Therapy and Facility Dogs – Support 6/1/2017
AB 42 (Bonta) Bail: Pretrial Release – Support 6/1/2017
SB 725 (Jackson) Veterans: Pretrial Diversion: Driving Privileges – Support 6/8/2017
AB 384 (Irwin) Qualified ABLE Program: Tax-Advantaged Savings Account – Support 6/9/2017
AB 381 (Calderon) Vehicle Registration: Voluntary Deaf/Hearing Program – Support 6/14/2017
AB 878 (Gipson) Juveniles: Restraints – Support 6/15/2017
AB 752 (Rubio) Child Care: Expulsion – Support if Amended 6/16/2017
SB 66 (Wieckowski) Income Taxes: Deductions: Punitive Damages – Support 6/19/2017
AB 976 (Berman) Electronic Filing and Service – Support 6/20/2017
AB 1379 (Thurmond) Certified Access Program: Funding – Sponsor and Support 6/21/2017
SB 725 (Jackson) Veterans: Pretrial Diversion: Driving Privileges – Support 7/6/2017
AB 322 (Mullin) Public Social Services for Deaf Persons – Support 8/2/2017
AB 752 (Rubio) Child Care: Expulsion – Support 8/7/2017
AB 1375 (Dababneh) Foster Care: Placements: Databases – Support 8/7/2017
AB 1379 (Thurmond) Certified Access Program: Funding – Sponsor and Support 8/7/2017
AB 434 (Baker) State Web Accessibility: Standard and Reports – Neutral 8/14/2017
SB 10 (Hertzberg) Bail: Pretrial Release – Support 8/22/2017
SB 449 (Monning) Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities – Request for Signature 9/11/2017
AB 878 (Gipson) Juveniles: Restraints – Request for Signature 9/15/2017



Education

SB 354 (Portantino) IEP Translation – Sponsor and Support 3/22/2017
AB 1183 (Gipson) Local Control and Accountability Plans: Annual Goals – Oppose Unless Amended 4/20/2017
AB 312 (O’Donnell) School Finance: Special Education Funding – Support 4/20/2017

 

Employment

 

Housing

AB 1505 (Bloom) Land Use: Zoning Regulations – Support 3/7/2017
SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act – Support 3/14/2017
AB 74 (Chiu) Housing – Support 3/15/2017
AB 286 (Gipson) Home Upkeep Allowance – Sponsor and Support 3/27/2017
SB 3 (Beall) Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 – Support 3/27/2017
SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act – Support 3/28/2017
AB 686 (Santiago) Housing Discrimination: Further Fair Housing – Support 4/12/2017
AB 73 (Chiu) Planning and Zoning: Housing Sustainability Districts – Support 4/20/2017
AB 1505 (Bloom) Land Use: Zoning Regulations – Support 4/21/2017
AB 1505 (Bloom) Land Use: Zoning Regulations – Support 6/5/2017
AB 686 (Santiago) Housing Discrimination: Further Fair Housing – Support 6/19/2017
AB 73 (Chiu) Planning and Zoning: Housing Sustainability Districts – Support 6/20/2017

 

Mental Health

AB 154 (Levine) Prisoners: Mental Health Treatment – Support 2/22/2017
SB 143 (Beall) Sentencing: Persons Confined to a State Hospital – Support 2/22/2017
SB 237 (Hertzberg) Criminal Procedure: Arrest – Support 3/7/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 3/14/2017
SB 8 (Beall) Diversion: Mental Disorders – Support 3/17/2017
SB 565 (Portantino) Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment – Support 3/21/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 3/28/2017
AB 850 (Chau) Mental Health Services Oversight Commission – Support 3/24/2017
SB 142 (Beall) Criminal Offenders: Mental Health – Support 4/10/2017
SB 565 (Portantino) Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment – Support 4/11/2017
SB 684 (Bates) Incompetence to Stand Trial: Conservatorship – Oppose Unless Amended 4/12/2017
AB 1539 (Chen) Mental Health – Oppose 4/14/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 4/26/2017
SB 237 (Hertzberg) Criminal Procedure: Arrest – Support 5/30/2017
SB 10 (Hertzberg) Bail: Pretrial Release – Support 5/31/2017
AB 850 (Chau) Mental Health Services Oversight Commission – Support 6/1/2017
SB 142 (Beall) Criminal Offenders: Mental Health – Support 6/8/2017
AB 727 (Nazarian) Mental Health Services Act: Housing Assistance – Support 6/9/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 6/13/2017
SB 798 (Hill) Healing Arts: Boards – Oppose Unless Amended 6/14/2017
AB 1315 (Mullin) Mental Health: Early Psychosis Detection – Support 6/19/2017
SB 8 (Beall) Diversion: Mental Disorders – Support 6/19/2017
AB 451 (Arambula) Health Facilities: Emergency Services and Care – Support 8/2/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 8/14/2017
SB 8 (Beall) Diversion: Mental Disorders – Support 8/22/2017
AB 720 (Eggman) Inmates: Psychiatric Medication: Informed Consent – Oppose 9/7/2017
AB 1315 (Mullin) Mental Health: Early Psychosis and Mood Disorder – Request for Signature 9/15/2017
SB 238 (Hertzberg) Criminal Procedure: Arrests and Evidence – Request for Signature 9/15/2017

 

Physician-Assisted Suicide

 

Voting

AB 216 (Gonzalez) Vote by Mail Ballots: Identification Envelopes – Support 3/7/2017
AB 973 (Low) Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System – Support 3/14/2017
AB 840 (Quirk) Elections: Vote by Mail Ballots – Support 3/14/2017
AB 1044 (Quirk) State Voter Information Guide: VoteCal Internet – Support 3/24/2017
SB 682 (Nielsen) Online Voter Registration – Oppose Unless Amended 4/13/2017
SB 734 (Fuller) Voters: Online Voter Registration – Oppose 4/14/2017
AB 606 (Berman) State Voter Information Guides – Support if Amended 4/14/2017
AB 668 (Gonzalez) Voting Modernization Bond Act – Support 4/20/2017
AB 985 (Allen) Elections: Voter Identification – Oppose 4/25/2017
AB 1044 (Quirk) State Voter Information Guide: Ballot Verification – Support 5/30/2017
AB 606 (Berman) State Voter Information Guides – Support if Amended 6/9/2017
AB 216 (Gonzalez) Vote by Mail Ballots: Identification Envelopes – Support 6/20/2017
AB 973 (Low) Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System – Support 8/1/2017
AB 216 (Gonzalez) Vote by Mail Ballots: Identification Envelopes – Support 8/2/2017
AB 668 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Voting Modernization Bond Act – Support 8/9/2017