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					                                        CARA 2009 Tracking Report 06-19-09



    CARA is currently following 109 Bills: Two Bills has been Chaptered by Secretary of State. (# 2 AB 23 now Passed and Signed)
                                                            Assembly Bills
                                           Sample AB 214 (Last year SB 1198 Kuehl and Vetoed)
                                         Each item in Blue underline (CARA Homepage) is a Link
1 In Senate
  Bill No.:      AB 2 06/02/2009 Amended
  Author:        De La Torre
  Topic:         Individual health care coverage
  Summary:       This bill would require the director and the commissioner to jointly, by regulation, establish standard information and health
                 history questions to be used by health care service plans and health insurers for their individual health care coverage
                 application forms, as specified, and, on and after January 1, 2011, would require all individual health care service plan and
                 health insurance applications to be reviewed and approved by the director or the commissioner, respectively, before use by a
                 health care service plan or health insurer.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         In Senate
 History         06/03/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
2 Chaptered by Secretary of State
 Bill No.:       AB 23 05/04/2009 Amended
 Author:         Jones and Fletcher (Principal coauthor: Senator Alquist) (Coauthor: Salas) (Coauthor: Senator Maldonado)
 Topic:          Cal-COBRA: premium assistance.
 Summary:        This bill would require health care service plans and health insurers to provide notice of the availability of premium
                 assistance under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to qualified beneficiaries who may be eligible
                 for that assistance, as specified, and require the notice to include certain information and to be sent within specified periods
                 of time. The bill would allow a qualified beneficiary eligible for the federal premium assistance to elect Cal-COBRA coverage
                 within a certain period of time and would allow individuals enrolled in Cal-COBRA coverage as of February 17, 2009, to
                 request application of the federal premium assistance, as specified. The bill would authorize the Director of the Department
                 of Managed Health Care and the Insurance Commissioner to adopt emergency regulations in the event that any federal
                 assistance is or becomes available to persons eligible for Cal-COBRA, as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         Chaptered by Secretary of State–Chapter 3, Statutes of 2009
 History:        05/12/2009 Chaptered by Secretary of State
 Letters:        Letter sent March 5, 2009
3 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 30
 Author:         Price (Coauthor: Swanson)
 Topic:          Elections: voter registration
 Summary:        This bill would authorize a person who is at least 16 years of age and otherwise meets all voter eligibility requirements to
                 submit his or her affidavit of registration. The affidavit of registration would be deemed effective as soon as the affiant
                 would be 18 years of age at the time of the next election.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments
 History         Com. on E., R., & C.A. Hearing Date: 07/07/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 29, 2009




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4 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 65
 Author:         Hayashi
 Topic:          Public employee health benefits: vision care: local, school, and university members.
 Summary:        This bill would establish a similar vision care program for specified local members, school members, and university
                 members, and their dependents to be known as the Retired Public Employees Vision Care Program. The bill would require
                 the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System, on or before January 1, 2011, to administer the
                 program, and would create the Retired Public Employees Vision Care Program Fund, which would be continuously
                 appropriated for those purposes. The bill would also require the board to terminate the program upon a specified
                 circumstance.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         In Senate
 History         06/04/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:        Letter Sent March 23, 2009
5 Bill changed Topic
 Bill No.:       AB 67 04/20/2009 Amended
 Author:         Nava
 Topic:          Pharmacy Patient Protection Act of 2008. Elections: campaign advertisements and communications.
 Summary:        This bill would prohibit a person, as defined, from knowingly using the name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness of a
                 minor in an advertisement or communication for or against a candidate or a ballot measure without the written consent of
                 the parent or legal guardian of the minor, if the minor is under 12 years of age, or the written consent of the minor, if the
                 minor is 12 years of age or older. The bill would provide that violation of this provision is subject to a civil penalty for each
                 instance in which the violating advertisement or communication is aired or published, if a court finds that the privacy
                 interests of the minor outweigh the speech interests of the person.
 Position:       WATCH status Bill changed Topic
 Status:         ASM Judiciary
 History         To ASM Com JUD.
 Letters:        Not a Support Bill
6 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 75 03/26/2009 Amended
 Author:         Huffman (Coauthor: Evans) (Coauthors: Senators Ducheny, Harman, and Wiggins)
 Topic:          Medi-Cal.
 Summary:        This bill would revise both of the above exemptions to prohibit a state-owned or state-operated hospital from being
                 included in determining the number of hospitals in an open health facility planning area. This bill would revise the cost
                 report settlement exemption by requiring that an open health facility planning area have 3 or more specified hospitals,
                 instead of more than 3 specified hospitals.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Health
 History         Com. on Health Hearing Date: 07/01/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
7 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 76 03/09/2009 Amended
 Author:         Yamada
 Topic:          Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Fund.
 Summary:        Existing law creates the Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Fund as a special account within the Insurance Fund and
                 requires that the moneys deposited therein, from a $1 fee levied against insurers based upon each individual life insurance
                 and annuity product worth $15,000 or more issued to a resident of this state, be dedicated to protecting consumers of
                 insurance products. Under existing law, that provision is repealed as of January 1, 2010. This bill would extend the operation
                 of that provision to January 1, 2015.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Banking, Finance & Insurance
 History         Com. on B., F. & I. Hearing Date: 06/22/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 27, 2009




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8 In Senate
 Bill No.:         AB 83 05/06/09 Amended
 Author:           Feuer (Principal coauthor: Senator Benoit) (Coauthors: Anderson, Blakeslee, Brownley, Evans, Fletcher, Fuentes,
                   Huffman, Jones, Knight, Lieu, Ma, Monning, Nielsen, John A. Perez, Tran, and Yamada) (Coauthors: Senators
                   DeSaulnier and Harman)
 Topic:            Torts: personal liability immunity.
 Summary:          This bill would instead provide that medical, law enforcement, and emergency personnel who in good faith, and not for
                   compensation, render emergency medical or nonmedical care at the scene of an emergency should not be liable for any civil
                   damages resulting from any act or omission. This bill would also provide that any person, not including medical, law
                   enforcement, and emergency personnel, who in good faith, and not for compensation, renders emergency medical or
                   nonmedical care or assistance at the scene of an emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or
                   omission, as long as that act or omission does not constitute gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           Ordered to Special Consent Calendar
 History           SEN Special Consent Calendar-No. 09 File Date: 06/18/2009 Item: 93
 Letters:          Letter sent March 3, 2009
9 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 84
 Author:         Hill, Adams, and Lieu.
 Topic:          Vote by mail ballots.
 Summary:        This bill would further require the local elections official to establish a free access system by which a vote by mail voter may
                 find out whether his or her ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why it was not counted, thereby imposing a state-
                 mandated local program.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History         06/16/2009 From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 29, 2009
10 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 103 04/22/2009 Amended
 Author:         De Leon (Coauthors: Assembly Members Ammiano, Block, Brownley, Evans, Huffman, Niello, John A. Perez,
                 Price, and Yamada) (Coauthor: Senator DeSaulnier)
 Topic:          Property taxation: change in ownership: exclusion.
 Summary:        This bill would provide that a transfer of a co-tenancy interest, as defined, in real property from one cotenant to the other
                 that takes effect upon the death of the transferor cotenant and before January 1, 2020, does not constitute a change of
                 ownership, as provided. This bill would require the transferor cotenant to sign an affidavit, as specified, under penalty of
                 perjury. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2020.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM
 History         05/28/2009 In committee: Set, first hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:        Marjorie
11 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 108 03/24/09 Amended
 Author:         Hayashi
 Topic:          Individual health care coverage.
 Summary:        This bill would prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer from rescinding an individual health care service plan
                 contract or individual health insurance policy for any reason, or from canceling, limiting, or raising the premiums of the plan
                 contract or policy due to any omission, misrepresentation, or inaccuracy in the application form, after 18 months following
                 the issuance of the plan contract or policy, as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Health
 History         Com on Health
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009




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12 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 111 03/31/09 Amended
 Author:         Niello (R-5) (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Galgiani) (Coauthors: DeVore (R-70), Harkey, Jeffries (R-
                 66) and Silva) (Coauthors: Senators Cox (R-1), Huff (R-29), and Runner (R-17))
 Topic:          Taxation: cancellation of indebtedness: mortgage debt forgiveness.
 Summary:        Taxation: cancellation of indebtedness: mortgage debt forgiveness. The Personal Income Tax Law conforms to specify
                 provisions of the federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, relating to the exclusion of the discharge of
                 qualified principal residence indebtedness, as defined, from a taxpayer's income if that debt is discharged after January 1,
                 2007, and before January 1, 2010, as provided. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extended the operation
                 of those provisions to debt that is discharged before January 1, 2013. This bill would provide further conformity to those
                 federal acts, as provided.
 Position:       OPPOSE As we lose additional taxes
 Status:         ASM Revenue and Taxation
 History         05/19/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Referred to REV. & TAX. Held under submission
 Letters:        Marjorie
13 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 115 06/11/2009 Amended
 Author:         Beall
 Topic:          Adult Health Coverage Expansion Program.
 Summary:        This bill would authorize the local initiative to provide similar complementary products, as defined, to provide health care
                 services coverage to the spouses or domestic partners or eligible dependent children of program enrollees.
                 This bill would redefine small business as an entity that employs 50 or fewer persons, with at least 25% of the
                 employees earning less than 350% of the federal poverty level.
 Position:       Support
 Status:         SEN Com. on Appropriations
 History         06/11/2009 Re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations
 Letters:        Letter sent March 10, 2009
14
 Bill No.:       AB 118
 Author:         Logue (R-3)
 Topic:          California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
 Summary:        This bill would repeal the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         ASM Natural Resources
 History         02/26/2009 Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 19, 2009
15 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 119 06/03/2009 Amended
 Author:         Jones (Principal coauthor: Senator Leno) (Coauthor: Evans) (Coauthor: Senator Hancock)
 Topic:          Health care coverage: pricing.
 Summary:        Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care
                 service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of that act a crime. Existing law
                 prohibits health care service plans from charging premium, price, or charge differentials because of sex, but makes an
                 exception for differentials based on specified statistical and actuarial data. This bill would eliminate this exception. This bill
                 would prohibit health insurers from charging a premium, price, or charge differential because of the sex of specified
                 individuals.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Judiciary
 History         Com on JUD Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 18, 2009




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16 To Consent Calendar.
 Bill No.:       AB 123 03/16/2009 Amended
 Author:         Portantino (Coauthors: Adams (R-59), Beall, Brownley, and Fong) (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier and Leno)
 Topic:          Housing for elderly or disabled persons.
 Summary:        This bill would, instead, exempt housing occupied by elderly or disabled persons under a regulatory agreement pursuant to
                 these provisions of federal law, and would also exempt housing that qualifies for a low-income housing credit under
                 provisions of the federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 or is subject to the requirements for dwellings for low-income families
                 pursuant to the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and that is occupied by elderly or disabled
                 persons, or both.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History         Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar.
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
17 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 125
 Author:         De Leon (Coauthors: Carter, Coto, Eng, Hernandez, Jones, Lieu, Ma, and Solorio)
 Topic:          Retirement: California Employee Savings Program.
 Summary:        This bill would create the California Employee Savings Program, which would be operative only upon a specified
                 appropriation in the annual Budget Actor or if sufficient funds are made available through a non-profit or private entity, as
                 specified. The program would be administered by the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System
                 (PERS), with the intent of promoting greater retirement savings for California private employees in a convenient, low-cost,
                 and portable manner.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Public Employment & Retirement
 History         To Com on P. E. & R. Hearing Date: 06/22/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 27, 2009
18
 Bill No.:       AB 137
 Author:         Jeffries (R-66)
 Topic:          Open meetings: advisory committees exclusion.
 Summary:        The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that all meetings of a legislative body, as defined, of a local agency be open and public
                 and all persons be permitted to attend unless a closed session is authorized. In defining a legislative body for this purpose,
                 the act excludes advisory committees composed solely of the members of the legislative body that are less than a quorum of
                 the legislative body. This bill would limit this exclusion from the act to an advisory committee composed solely of
                 the members of the legislative body that are less than a quorum of the legislative body and whose subject matter
                 jurisdiction has cumulatively lasted for 2 years or less.
 Position:       OPPOSE any exclusion from the Brown Act for any committee
 Status:         ASM Local Government
 History         03/26/2009 In committee: Set first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 29, 2009
19
 Bill No.:       AB 152
 Author:         Carter
 Topic:          Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act: disability: definition.
 Summary:        This bill would define "disability" for purposes of the act as either a mental or a physical disability, as those terms are
                 defined.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Aging and Long-Term Care
 History         In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 18, 2009




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20 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 155 06/01/2009 Amended
 Author:         Mendoza (Principal coauthor: Torrico) (Coauthors: Brownley, Coto, De Leon, Fuentes, Furutani, Ma, Nava, John
                 A. Perez, V. Manuel Perez, and Yamada) (Coauthor: Senator DeSaulnier, Liu, Wiggins)
 Topic:          Local government: bankruptcy proceedings.
 Summary:        This bill would provide that a local public entity may only file under federal bankruptcy law with the approval of the
                 California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         In Senate
 History         06/04/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
21 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 214 04/23/2009 Amended (Last year SB 1198 Kuehl and Vetoed)
 Author:         Chesbro
 Topic:          Health care coverage: durable medical equipment.
 Summary:        This bill would require a health care service plan and a health insurer to provide coverage for durable medical equipment, as
                 defined, as part of their plan contracts or health insurance policies.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History         05/28/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Referred to APPR. Held under submission
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
22 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 215 04/21/2009 Amended
 Author:         Feuer and Smyth (R-38) Principal coauthors: Huffman and Lieu) (Principal coauthor: Senator Florez) (Coauthors:
                 Carter, Jeffries, Knight, and Silva)
 Topic:          Long-term health care facilities: ratings.
 Summary:        This bill would require a long-term health care facility to post, in accordance with prescribed requirements, the overall facility
                 rating information determined by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Violation of this requirement
                 would be a class B violation, as defined, with the proceeds from fines collected to be deposited into the State Health
                 Facilities Citation Penalties Account.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Health
 History         Com. on Health Hearing Date: 06/17/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 23, 2009
23 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 244 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:         Beall (Principal coauthor: Chesbro)
 Topic:          Health care coverage: mental health services.
 Summary:        The bill would also require, as part of the written patient personal property inventory in long-term health care facilities, a
                 listing, by a unique identification number, of all patient-owned mobility, hearing, eating, or breathing equipment, including,
                 but not limited to, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, oxygen equipment, and denture containers. This bill would
                 require all other health facilities to create a log to track, by serial number or other unique identification number, all patient-
                 owned mobility, hearing, eating, or breathing equipment, as specified. Because the bill would create a new crime, this bill
                 would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History:        06/17/2009 Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
 Letters:        Letter sent May 20, 2009




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24 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 249 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:       Carter
 Topic:        Health facilities: marking patient devices.
 Summary:      This bill would require, as part of the written patient personal property inventory in long-term health care facilities, a listing,
               by a unique identification number, of all patient-owned mobility, hearing, or breathing equipment, including, but not limited
               to, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, and oxygen equipment.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Appropriations
 History:      06/17/2009 Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 26, 2009
25 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 260
 Author:       Lieu, Bass, and Nava (Principal coauthor: Price) (Principal coauthor: Senator Wolk) (Coauthors: Carter, Chesbro,
               Coto, Eng, Furutani, Huffman, Jones, Krekorian, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, John A. Perez, Ruskin, Salas, Saldana,
               Swanson, and Yamada) (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier and Florez).
 Topic:        Lending
 Summary:      This bill would further authorize the commissioner to suspend or revoke those licenses, or to deny issuance of those
               licenses, upon a violation of specified federal lending laws or regulations.
                  This bill would establish "higher-priced mortgage loans," as defined, as a new category of regulated loans. The bill would,
               among other things, limit prepayment penalties and prohibit provisions for negative amortization. The bill would prohibit a
               licensed person, as defined, from making false, deceptive, or misleading statements or representations in connection with
               higher-priced mortgage loans. The bill would also, among other things, prohibit a mortgage broker, as defined, who arranges
               higher-priced mortgage loans with prepayment penalties from receiving a compensation that exceeds certain amounts.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Banking, Finance & Insurance
 History:      Com. on B., F. & I. Hearing Date: 07/01/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent April 6, 2009
26 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 292 04/20/2009 Amended
 Author:       Yamada Principal coauthor: De Leon) (Principal coauthor: Senator Leno) (Coauthors: Beall, Charles Calderon,
               Coto, Harkey, Huber, Huffman, Jeffries, Jones, Ma, V. Manuel Perez, Portantino, Price, Salas, Swanson, Torres,
               and Villines) (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier, Wiggins, and Wolk)
 Topic:        Personal income taxes: contributions: Alzheimer's disease.
 Summary:      The Personal Income Tax Law allows taxpayers, until January 1, 2010, to contribute amounts in excess of their tax liability
               for the support of the California Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund. This bill would extend the
               operation
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Appropriations
 History:      06/11/2009 From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com on APPR.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 25, 2009
27 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 308
 Author:       Cook (R-65)
 Topic:        Special absentee voters
 Summary:      AB 308 would protect the rights of overseas absentee voters to participate in runoff elections held when no candidate attains
               a majority in the first round of voting. It provides that, when an election includes an office for which there could be a runoff
               election within 90 days, overseas absentee voters would receive both a normal ballot for the first round and an optional
               ranked ballot. Only the normal ballot would be counted in the first round. The ranked ballot would be counted in the runoff,
               if one were needed. It would allow the voter to rank the first-round candidates in order of preference and would count the
               higher ranked candidate in the event of a two-candidate runoff.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Appropriations
 History:      06/16/2009 From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com on APPR.
 Letters:      Letter sent May 20, 2009




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28 In Senate
 Bill No.:         AB 313 05/19/2009 Amended
 Author:           Fletcher (R-75) (Coauthors: Salas and Saldana) (Coauthors: Senators Ducheny and Kehoe)
 Topic:            Common interest developments: assessments.
 Summary:          This bill would prohibit an association from levying assessments on separate interests within the common interest
                   development based on the taxable value of the separate interests unless the association, on or before December 31, 2009, in
                   accordance with its declaration, levied assessments on those separate interests based on their taxable value, as determined by
                   the tax assessor of the county in which the separate interests are located.
 Position:         WATCH
 Status:           SEN Third Reading
 History:          File Date: 06/22/2009 Item: 28
 Letters:          Marjorie
29 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 324 06/01/2009 Amended PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Author:         Beall (Principal coauthor: Senator Liu) (Coauthor: Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal) (Coauthors: Senators
                 Hancock, Wiggins, and Wolk)
 Topic:          Aging: Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
 Summary:        This bill would require the department, beginning in 2010, to annually update the Elder Economic Security Standard Index
                 (Elder Index), as defined, for each county. This bill would require the department to use the Elder Index to make prescribed
                 calculations and analyses relating to elders living below the Elder Index's poverty threshold. This bill would permit the
                 department to contract with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to carry out these requirements. This bill would
                 also require the department to report Elder Index data to each service area included in the state plan.
                   Existing law requires each area agency on aging to create a plan that considers available data and population trends,
                 assesses the need for services, identifies sources of funding for services, and develops and implements a plan for the delivery
                 of services based on the need.
                   This bill would also require that the plan utilize the Elder Index, specify the cost of meeting basic needs for elders in each
                 planning and service area, and identify which elders are living at or below the Elder Index.
 Position:       SUPPORT PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Status:         SEN Human Services
 History:        SEN Com. on Human Svc. Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 27, 2009
 Info Sheet      AB 324 One-Pager
30 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 326
 Author:         Garrick
 Topic:          Income tax: health savings accounts.
 Summary:        This bill would, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2010, allow a deduction in connection with health savings
                 accounts in conformity with federal law. In general, the deduction would be an amount equal to the aggregate amount paid
                 in cash during the taxable year by, or on behalf of, an eligible individual, as defined, to a health savings account of that
                 individual, as provided. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2010, also provide related
                 conformity to that federal law with respect to treatment of the account as a tax-exempt trust, the allowance of rollovers from
                 Archer Medical Savings Accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, or health reimbursement accounts to a health
                 savings account, and penalties in connection therewith.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         ASM Revenue and Taxation
 History:        05/19/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:        Letter sent March 26, 2009




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31 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 329 05/27/2009 Amended PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Author:       Feuer
 Topic:        Reverse mortgages.
 Summary:      This bill would enact the Reverse Mortgage Elder Protection Act of 2009. The bill would prohibit a lender or any other
               person who participates in the origination of the mortgage from participating in, being associated with, or employing any
               party that participates in or is associated with any other financial or insurance activity, as provided, except as specified.
               This bill would also prohibit a lender or any other person who participates in the origination of the mortgage from referring
               a prospective borrower to anyone for the purchase of other financial or insurance products, except as specified. The bill
               would require the lender to provide the prospective borrower with a list of not fewer than 10 nonprofit counseling agencies
               in the state that have been approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for counseling,
               as provided. The bill would grant borrowers the right to cancel a reverse mortgage within 30 days for any reason
               and would require a lender to provide a notice to this effect. The bill would require a lender to provide a borrower with
               a checklist specifying issues the borrower should discuss with a reverse mortgage counselor and would require that the
               checklist be signed by the counselor, if the counseling is done in person, and the prospective borrower, with a copy provided
               to the borrower. The bill would prohibit approval of the loan application until the signed checklist is provided to the lender.
 Position:     SUPPORT PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Status:       SEN Judiciary
 History:      06/18/2009 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 13, 2009 Floor Alert
 Info Sheet    AB 329 One-Pager
32 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 369 04/13/2009 Amended
 Author:       Yamada
 Topic:        Adult day health care centers.
 Summary:      The Adult Day Health Medi-Cal Law establishes adult day health care services as a Medi-Cal benefit for Medi-Cal
               beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Under existing law, participation in an adult day health care program requires prior
               authorization by the State Department of Health Care Services. This bill would add a state-owned and operated property, for
               which facility planning began during or before 2002, that was funded by state bonds and federal grants to serve veterans who
               reside in California, to the list of applicants that are not subject to the moratorium.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       In Senate
 History:      06/04/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:      Letter sent April 23, 2009
33 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 370 03/23/2009 Amended
 Author:       Eng
 Topic:        Unlicensed contractors.
 Summary:      This bill would make a first conviction punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment in a county jail for no
               more than 6 months, as specified, or both. The bill would require that the fine for a 2nd conviction be the greater of 20% of
               the price of the contract, 20% of the aggregate payments made to, or at the direction of, the unlicensed contractor, or
               $5,000. In addition, the bill would require that a 3rd or subsequent conviction be punishable by both a fine and
               imprisonment in a county jail, as specified, and would require that the fine be no less than $5,000 and no more than the
               greater of $10,000, 20% of the price of the contract, or 20% of the aggregate payments made to, or at the direction of, the
               unlicensed contractor. By requiring 3rd or subsequent convictions to be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, the bill
               would impose a state-mandated local program. Under the provisions described above, the bill would also provide that a
               person who used the services of an unlicensed contractor is a victim of crime, regardless of whether that person had
               knowledge that the contractor was unlicensed.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Public Safety
 History:      Com on Public Safety
 Letters:      Letter sent June 3, 2009




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34 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 392 05/11/2009 Amended PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Author:       Feuer and Jones (Principal coauthors: Bonnie Lowenthal, Nielsen, and Skinner) (Principal coauthor: Senator
               Alquist) (Coauthors: Brownley, Huffman, Lieu, Monning, and Ruskin)
 Topic:        An act relating to long-term health care facilities, and making an appropriation therefor.
 Summary:      This bill would appropriate $1.6 million from the Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account to the California
               Department of Aging for local ombudsman programs, to be used before the end of the (2009-10) fiscal year. This bill would
               declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
 Position:     SUPPORT PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Status:       SEN Appropriations
 History:      Com. on APPR. Hearing Date: 06/29/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent March 25, 2009 Letter sent March 25, 2009
 Info Sheet    AB 392 One-Pager
35
 Bill No.:     AB 393 04/13/2009 Amended (Note: Bill is being held by Author) Possible Two-year bill
 Author:       Yamada
 Topic:        Vehicle warranties: disabled rights.
 Summary:      This bill would extend that warranty requirement to any vehicle manufacturer who modifies new vehicles into vehicles
               useable by persons with disabilities.
 Position:     SUPPORT PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR after author removes hold
 Status:       ASM Business and Professions
 History:      03/16/2009 Referred to Com. on B. & P.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 6, 2009
36
 Bill No.:     AB 452
 Author:       Yamada
 Topic:        In-home Supportive Services: California Independence Act of 2009
 Summary:      This bill would establish the California Independence Program, a voluntary program for the provision of in-home supportive
               services to certain aged, blind, and disabled individuals who are otherwise ineligible for IHSS services. The bill would make
               recipients and providers of services under the California Independence Program subject to specified requirements.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       ASM Human Services
 History:      04/14/2009 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author
 Letters:      Randy
37
 Bill No.:     AB 481
 Author:       Ma
 Topic:        Mobile home parks: rent control: principal residence.
 Summary:      This bill would, instead, apply the above exemption from rent control to a mobilehome located on a space within a
               mobilehome park that is not the homeowner's principal residence without regard to whether the homeowner has rented the
               mobilehome to another
 Position:     OPPOSE
 Status:       ASM Housing and Community Development
 History:      05/12/2009 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author
 Letters:      Letter sent April 17, 2009
38 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 494 04/23/2009 Amended
 Author:       Caballero
 Topic:        Local planning: Farmworker housing.
 Summary:      This bill would modify that criterion so that the parcel would be required to be within a city or in an unincorporated territory
               or sphere of influence that is contiguous to one or more parcels that are already zoned residential, commercial, or industrial
               and developed with existing residential, commercial, or industrial uses, or has access to existing drinking water and sanitary
               sewer service.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Local Government
 History:      Com on Local Government Hearing Date: 07/01/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent March 23, 2009

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39 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 566 04/27/2009 Amended
 Author:       Nava (Principal coauthor: Furutani)
 Topic:        Mobilehome parks: conversion.
 Summary:      This bill would require that survey of residents of the mobilehome park for proposed conversion to demonstrate support of
               a majority of the residents of the mobilehome park.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Transportation & Housing
 History:      Com on T. & H. Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent April 20, 2009
40 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 712 04/13/2009 Amended
 Author:       Evans
 Topic:        Small claims court: equitable relief.
 Summary:      This bill would provide, in addition, that a small claims court has jurisdiction over an action for an injunction or other
               equitable relief only when a statute expressly authorizes a small claims court to award that relief. The bill would provide that
               nothing in these provisions is intended to expand, or to encourage the expansion of, the jurisdiction of the small claims
               court.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Inactive File
 History:      SEN Inactive File-Assembly Bills File Date: 06/22/2009 Item: A-8
 Letters:      Letter sent June 2, 2009
41 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 724
 Author:       DeVore (Coauthors: Cook, Duvall, Knight, Nestande, Niello, and Silva) (Coauthor: Senator Walters)
 Topic:        Non-probate transfers: revocable transfer upon death deeds.
 Summary:      This bill, until January 1, 2015, would create the revocable transfer on death deed (revocable TOD deed), as defined, which
               would transfer real property on the death of its owner without a probate proceeding. The bill would require that a person
               have testamentary capacity to make or revoke the deed and would require that the deed be in a statutory form provided for
               this purpose. The revocable TOD deed must be signed, dated, acknowledged, and recorded, as specified, to be effective. The
               bill would provide, among other things, that the deed, during the owner's life, does not affect his or her ownership rights
               and, specifically, is part of the owner's estate for the purpose of Medi-Cal eligibility and reimbursement.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       In Senate
 History:      06/03/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 23, 2009
42 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 730 04/29/2009 Amended
 Author:       De La Torre
 Topic:        Health insurance: unlawful Post-claims underwriting: penalties.
 Summary:      This bill would provide that a health insurer that unlawfully engages in the post-claims underwriting of a health insurance
               policy shall be liable to the state for a civil penalty to be fixed by the commissioner in an amount not to exceed $5,000,
               except that if the insurer knew, or had reason to know, that the act of post-claims underwriting was unlawful, the civil
               penalty shall be fixed by the commissioner in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each act or violation.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       In Senate
 History:      05/28/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:      Letter sent April 6, 2009




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43
 Bill No.:        AB 761 05/06/2009 Amended PRIORITY BILL to OPPOSE1 Floor Alert
 Author:          Charles Calderon
 Topic:           Mobilehomes: rent control.
 Summary:         This bill would provide, in addition, that upon the sale, assignment, transfer, or termination of an interest in a mobilehome
                  or a mobilehome tenancy in a mobilehome park, the management of the park may offer a new rental agreement containing
                  an initial rent in excess of the maximum rent established by a local measure, except as specified. The bill would provide that,
                  after execution of the new rental agreement, the local measure shall govern the agreement in all applicable respects.
 Position:        OPPOSE PRIORITY BILL
 Status:          ASM Third Reading
 History:         File Date: 06/22/2009 item: 16
 Letters:         Letter sent May 11, 2009
44 Held under submission
 Bill No.:        AB 768 04/15/2009 Amended
 Author:          Torres (Coauthor: Bonnie Lowenthal)
 Topic:           Elder abuse.
 Summary:         This bill would delete the language requiring that the person either know or reasonably should know that the victim was an
                  elder or dependent adult from the definitions of those crimes. The bill would also expand those crimes to include willfully
                  causing or permitting an elder or dependent adult to sustain any wound or physical or psychological injury. Because this bill
                  would expand the definitions of crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          ASM Appropriations
 History:         05/28/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:         Letter sent March 26, 2009
45 In Senate
 Bill No.:        AB 786 04/22/2009 Amended
 Author:          Jones
 Topic:           Individual health care coverage: coverage choice categories.
  Summary:        This bill would require, by September 1, 2010, the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to
                  jointly, by regulation, develop a system to categorize all health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies
                  offered and sold to individuals into 5 coverage choice categories that meet specified requirements. The bill would require 4
                  of those categories to consist of contracts and policies that meet the requirements imposed under the Knox-Keene Act, and
                  would require the fifth category to consist solely of health insurance policies that do meet the Knox-Keene Act
                  requirements. The bill would require a health insurer offering a policy in that fifth category to include a specified notice in
                  materials used to market the policy and in the offer of coverage under the policy. The bill would require individual health
                  care service plan contracts and individual health insurance policies offered or sold on or after January 1, 2011, to contain a
                  maximum dollar limit on out-of-pocket costs for covered benefits, as specified. The bill would authorize health care service
                  plans and health insurers to offer products in any coverage choice category subject to specified restrictions.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          In Senate
 History:         06/03/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:         Letter sent March 30, 2009
46 Failed passage in Committee
 Bill No.:        AB 869
 Author:          Mendoza
 Topic:           Mobilehome parks: Certified Mobilehome Park Manager.
 Summary:         This bill would establish a program of certification for mobilehome park managers. The bill would specify the subject matter
                  and hours of instruction, and would require a competency examination and a specified certificate of completion. The bill
                  would require that if the management of a mobilehome park has been issued a notice regarding a violation of the
                  Mobilehome Parks Act that remains uncorrected for more than 120 days as of January 1, 2010, the management must
                  complete the certification program before July 1, 2010.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          ASM Housing and Community Development
 History:         04/15/2009 Set, first hearing. Failed passage
 Letters:         Hene



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47 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 935 04/16/2009 Amended PRIORITY BILL
 Author:         Feuer and Jones (Principal coauthor: Bonnie Lowenthal) (Coauthors: Hill, Huffman, Lieu, Monning, Price,
                 Ruskin, and Yamada) (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier, Wiggins, and Wolk)
 Topic:          Long-term health care facilities.
 Summary:        This bill would require at least 1/2 of the funds in the State Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account and the Federal
                 Health Facilities Citation Penalties Account be used to fund local ombudsman programs pursuant to the aforementioned
                 distribution schedule.
 Position:       SUPPORT PRIORITY BILL
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History:        05/28/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:        See Letter on AB 392 (only Long Term Financing Part) Letter sent March 25, 2009 Letter sent March 25, 2009
                 Floor Alert sent March 25, 2009
 Info Sheet      AB 935 One-Pager
48 Hearing postponed by committee
 Bill No.:       AB 963 04/28/2009 Amended
 Author:         Ammiano
 Topic:          Medi-Cal eligibility
 Summary:        This bill would require the department, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services, counties,
                 representatives from the Statewide Automated Welfare System (SAWS) consortia, consumer advocates, and other
                 stakeholder groups to make necessary technological and policy changes to update the data sharing, computer programming,
                 and administrative procedures, as provided, to ensure the continuation of Medi-Cal benefits when a beneficiary reports a
                 change in circumstances to the Food Stamp Program or the CalWORKs program that would continue Medi-Cal eligibility.
                 The bill would declare these provisions declaratory of existing law.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History:        05/20/2009 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee
 Letters:        Letter sent May 20, 2009
49
 Bill No.:       AB 989
 Author:         Block
 Topic:          Senior insurance: actions against insurers.
 Summary:        This bill would state that any person who is harmed as a result of a violation of those provisions may bring a civil action for
                 compensatory damages and any other remedies otherwise provided by law.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Insurance
 History:        Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 23, 2009
50 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 1000
 Author:         Ma and Skinner (Coauthor: Hill)
 Topic:          Employment: paid sick days.
 Summary:        This bill would provide that an employee who works in California for 7 or more days in a calendar year is entitled to paid
                 sick days, as defined, which shall be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. An employee
                 would be entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the 90th calendar day of employment. The bill would require
                 employers to provide paid sick days, upon the request of the employee, for diagnosis, care, or treatment of health conditions
                 of the employee or an employee's family member, or for leave related to domestic violence or sexual assault. An employer
                 would be prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against an employee who requests paid sick days.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History:        05/28/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:




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51 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 1005 04/30/2009 Amended
 Author:       Block
 Topic:        California Board of Accountancy.
 Summary:      This bill would require the board to post finalized the minutes from these open and public board meetings on its Internet
               Web site. The bill would require the board to provide a live broadcast, on its Internet Web site, of its board meetings that are
               open and public. The bill would also specify that a technical failure prohibiting a live broadcast would not prohibit the board
               from meeting and taking actions. The bill would also require the board to post on its Internet Web site all formal accusations
               filed by the board against a licensee, as specified.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Business, Professions & Economic Development
 History:      Hearing Date: 06/22/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent March 23, 2009
52
 Bill No.:     AB 1019 04/29/2009 Amended
 Author:       Beall (Coauthor: Torlakson)
 Topic:        Alcohol-Related Services Program.
 Summary:      This bill would, in addition, establish the Alcohol-Related Services Program and the Alcohol-Related Services Program Fund
               and would authorize the State Board of Equalization to assess and collect specified fees from every person who is engaged in
               business in this state and sells alcoholic beverages for resale, as prescribed. The bill would require the fees to be deposited
               into the fund and would continuously appropriate those moneys exclusively for the alcohol-related services programs
               established pursuant to this bill. The bill would authorize the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to establish,
               or contract or provide grants for the establishment of, component services under the program.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       ASM Health
 History:      04/29/2009 Re-referred ASM Committee on Health
 Letters:      Letter sent April 17, 2009
53 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 1044 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:       Jones
 Topic:        Continuing care retirement communities: contracts.
 Summary:      This bill would transfer that responsibility, except with respect to oversight and regulation of programs and services provided
               directly to residents of the communities, to the Department of Insurance and would make related conforming changes. The
               bill would require, by not later than January 1, 2011, the Insurance Commissioner, State Public Health Officer, and the
               Director of Social Services to jointly develop and adopt regulations regarding standards, staff training, policies, and
               procedures to ensure maximum coordination and consistency of implementation of the transfer required by the bill.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       In Senate
 History:      06/03/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:      Letter sent April 17, 2009
54 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 1076 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:       Jones
 Topic:        Medi-Cal
 Summary:      Existing law requires the department to apply for a waiver of federal law to test the efficacy of providing a disease
               management benefit, as described, to specified beneficiaries under the Medi-Cal program. This bill would add the
               designation of a primary care provider as a patient's medical home to the list of components that a disease management
               benefit would include for purposes of the waiver.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       In Senate
 History:      06/03/2009 In Senate, Read first time To Com. on RLS for assignment.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 26, 2009 Fact Sheet Available Here Letter Update Here




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55 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 1142 04/28/2009 Amended
 Author:       Price
 Topic:        Medi-Cal: proof of eligibility.
 Summary:      This bill would provide that it is the responsibility of a hospital, as soon as proof of Medi-Cal eligibility is supplied by a
               person presenting himself or herself as a Medi-Cal beneficiary, to provide all information regarding that person's Medi-Cal
               eligibility to certain providers that bill separately for all services associated with the person's treatment in the hospital
               rendered during the same time period for which the hospital is submitting a claim.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Health
 History:      Hearing Date: 06/24/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent March 26, 2009
56 In Senate
 Bill No.:     AB 1169 04/28/2009 Amended
 Author:       Ruskin
 Topic:        Elderly care: continuing care contracts: financial reporting requirements.
 Summary:      This bill would require that a continuing care contract include a disclosure that resident funds, including, but not limited to,
               entry fees, monthly fees, and other fees may be transferred to any other for the benefit of the residents, as specified, and
               would define "reserves" for the purposes of the required annual financial report. By expanding the scope of an existing
               crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       SEN Human Services
 History:      Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:      Letter sent March 24, 2009
57
 Bill No.:     AB 1171 04/13/2009 Amended PRIORITY SPONSOR This is a 2-Year Bill
 Author:       Ammiano
 Topic:        Rental property: public entity restriction.
 Summary:      An act to amend Section7060.4 of the Government Code, relating to rental property.
               Existing law authorizes, subject to specified provisions, any public entity that has in effect any system of rent control to
               require the owner to notify the entity of an intention to withdraw those accommodations from rent or lease. This
               authorization provides that the rent control system may establish the date on which the accommodations are withdrawn
               from rent or lease 120 days from the delivery in person or by first-class mail of that notice to the public entity, unless the
               tenant or lessee is at least 62 years of age or disabled and has lived in his or her accommodations for at least one year prior to
               the date of delivery to the public entity of the notice of intent to withdraw, in which case the date of withdrawal of the
               accommodations of that tenant or lessee is required to be extended to one year after the date of delivery of that notice to the
               public entity. Existing law specifies that this one-year extension occur only if the tenant or lessee gives written notice of his
               or her entitlement to an extension to the owner within 60 days of the date of delivery to the public entity of the notice of
               intent to withdraw.
                  This bill would, instead, specify that the rent control system of a public entity may require that the one-year extension
               applies to all tenancies in the applicable accommodations if a tenant or lessee who is at least 62 years of age or disabled has
               lived in the accommodations for at least one year prior to the delivery of notice to a public entity and gives the required 60-
               day notice to the owner. This bill would require an owner, as applicable in these circumstances, to notify all tenants of the
               one-year extension. This bill would make conforming changes to related provisions.
 Position:     SUPPORT PRIORITY SPONSOR
 Status:       ASM Housing and Community Development
 History:      05/06/2009 ASM H. & C.D. Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author
               This is a 2-Year Bill
 Letters:      Letter Revised on April 17, 2009 following major Amendment
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58
 Bill No.:       AB 1218
 Author:         Jones
 Topic:          Health care coverage: rate approval
 Summary:        This bill would, subject to specified exceptions, require approval by the Department of Managed Health Care or the
                 Department of Insurance of an increase in the amount of the premium, co-payment, coinsurance obligation, deductible, and
                 other charges under a health care service plan or health insurance policy. The bill would require a plan or insurer to submit
                 to the Department of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance, respectively, an application for a rate increase
                 that would be effective on or after January 1, 2011, and would require review of the application in accordance with
                 regulations that each department would be required to adopt no later than January 1, 2011. The bill would subject a rate
                 increase that became effective January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2010, inclusive, to review by the appropriate department.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Health
 History:        04/28/2009 In committee: Set second hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
 Letters:        Letter sent April 22, 2009
59 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       AB 1259 04/13/2009 Amended
 Author:         Arambula
 Topic:          Area Agencies on aging: federal funding allocations.
 Summary:        This bill would, (notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation) permit an area agency on aging to carry over, for
                 future use, up to 5% of its annual total baseline allocation to fund prescribed purposes. This bill would prohibit an area
                 agency on aging from using the carried over funds to increase baseline services.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History:        05/28/2009 In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission
 Letters:        Letter sent April 20, 2009
60
 Bill No.:       AB 1370
 Author:         Solorio
 Topic:          Drugs and devices: labeling: expiration date: best before date
 Summary:        This bill would require that the label contain a "best before" date in addition to the expiration date of the effectiveness of the
                 drug or device. By expanding the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Health
 History:        03/31/2009 Referred to Com. on Health
 Letters:        Letter sent May 1, 2009
61 In Senate
 Bill No.:       AB 1449
 Author:         de Leon
 Topic:          Health care coverage: solicitation.
 Summary:        This bill would instead impose that requirement on certain persons who assist applicants in completing an application for an
                 individual health care service plan contract or individual health insurance policy.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Health
 History:        05/21/2009 Referred to SEN Com. on Health.
 Letters:        Letter sent May 20, 2009




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62 In Senate
 Bill No.:        AB 1521 04/29/2009 Amended
 Author:          Jones
 Topic:           Health care coverage: solicitation.
 Summary:         This bill would prohibit a plan or insurer from entering into an agreement with a solicitor, as specified, that provides for or
                  results in the compensation paid to the solicitor for the sale, offer, or application for an individual health care service plan
                  contract or individual health insurance policy to be varied because of the health status, claims experience, industry, or
                  occupation of the individual. The bill would also prohibit a plan or insurer from entering into an agreement with a solicitor
                  that provides for or results in a different percentage of premium or compensation level paid to the solicitor if the solicitor, at
                  the time of renewal of an individual or group contract, submits an application that results in the offer or purchase of
                  coverage for a different health plan contract or health insurance policy with the same health plan or health insurer instead of
                  renewal of the individual or group's existing plan contract or insurance policy. The bill also would require a plan or insurer,
                  or solicitor representing a plan or insurer, at the time of renewal of an individual health care service plan contract or
                  individual health insurance policy, to notify the individual that application for a different contract or policy may result in an
                  offer, an offer for a higher premium, or denial of coverage for that different contract or policy. The bill would prohibit an
                  application for a different benefit design from changing the terms and conditions of the individual plan currently held by the
                  applicant and would require a solicitor to identify the specific plans or insurers that the solicitor is offering.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          SEN Health
 History:         Hearing Date: 07/01/2009 (Note: Date Change)
 Letters:         Letter sent May 20, 2009
63
 Bill No.:       AB xx 2
 Author:         Lieu, Speaker Bass, and Nava (Principal coauthor: Price) (Principal coauthor: Senator Wolk) (Coauthors: Carter,
                 Chesbro, Coto, Eng, Furutani, Huffman, Jones, Krekorian, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, John A. Perez, Ruskin, Salas,
                 Saldana, Swanson, and Yamada) (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier and Florez)
 Topic:          Lending.
 Summary:        This bill would further authorize the commissioner to suspend or revoke those licenses, or to deny issuance of those
                 licenses, upon a violation of specified federal lending laws or regulations.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         02/06/2009
 History         From printer
 Letters:        Marjorie
64 Chaptered by Secretary of State
 Bill No.:       AB xxx 23 03/26/2009 Enrolled
 Author:         Coto and Arambula (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Swanson) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Carter,
                 Feuer, Galgiani, Hayashi, Jones, Nava, and Torres) (Coauthor: Senator DeSaulnier)
 Topic:          Unemployment insurance.
 Summary:        The federal Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 created the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
                 Program on June 30, 2008, which provides for the payment of up to 13 weeks of federally funded emergency unemployment
                 compensation (EUC) benefits to eligible unemployed individuals nationwide who had already collected all regular state
                 benefits for which they were eligible. The federal Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008, which was enacted
                 on November 21, 2008, further expanded the EUC Program to provide for the payment of 20 weeks of benefits nationwide.
                 It provides for the payment of 13 more weeks of benefits to eligible unemployed individuals in states with high
                 unemployment rates, as determined by specified criteria. The federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,
                 which was enacted on February 17, 2009, extends to May 31, 2010, the period of time during which claims for EUC
                 benefits can be filed and paid.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 22, Statutes of 2009-10 Third Extraordinary Session.
 History         03/27/2009 Enrolled and Signed by Governor
 Letters:        Letter sent March 3, 2009




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65 In Senate
 Bill No.:        AJR 6
 Author:          Beall (Principal coauthor: Senator Liu)
 Topic:           Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
 Summary:         This measure would memorialize the President and the Congress of the United States to ensure economic security for all
                  elders by taking several actions, including ensuring that federal policies and programs enable all elders and their families to
                  meet their basic needs and using the Elder Economic Security Standard Index to modernize all federal poverty measures and
                  guidelines, recalculate the number and demographic profile of elders whose basic needs are not being met, and evaluate the
                  impact of public supports and any current or new federal initiatives to help elders age in place.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          SEN Rule Committee
 History:         04/02/2009 In Senate To Com. on RLS.
 Letters:         Same at Bill AB 324 Letter sent May 18, 2009
66 Passed the Assembly
 Bill No.:        HR 5 03/02/2009 Amended
 Author:          Ammiano (Coauthors: Blumenfield, Brownley, Chesbro, Coto, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fong, Fuentes, Hayashi, Hill,
                  Huffman, Lieu, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, Monning, John A. Perez, V. Manuel Perez, Portantino, Price, Ruskin,
                  Salas, Saldana, Skinner, Solorio, Torlakson, and Yamada)
 Topic:           Relative to same-sex marriage.
 Summary:            Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly opposes Proposition 8 because it is an
                  improper revision, not an amendment, of the California Constitution and was not enacted according to the
                  procedures required by Article XVIII of the California Constitution; and be it further
                     Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution for appropriate distribution.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          Passed Assembly (Ayes 45. Noes 27.) (Pass)
 History          03/02/2009 Read, amended, and adopted.
 Letters:         Letter sent March 10,2009




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1
    Bill No.:    SB 1 02/12/2009 Amended
    Author:      Steinberg and Alquist (Principal coauthor: Assembly Members Chesbro and Jones)
    Topic:       Health care coverage: children.
    Summary:     This bill would expand eligibility for the Medi-Cal program and the Healthy Families Program by modifying the income
                 requirements applicable to those programs, and by making coverage available regardless of citizenship or immigration status,
                 as specified. The bill would require a parent or caretaker relative of a child applying for the Medi-Cal program to sign a
                 specified attestation under penalty of perjury regarding the child's immigration status, as specified, thereby expanding the
                 crime of perjury and imposing a state-mandated local program.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Health
 History         02/17/2009 Hearing postponed by SEN Health committee
 Letters:        Letter sent March 2, 2009
2 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:       SB 16 02/11/2009 Amended
 Author:         Lowenthal (Coauthor: Senator Alquist)
 Topic:          Low-income housing tax credits.
 Summary:        This bill would, in the case of a project that has received or receives preliminary reservation of state low-income housing tax
                 credit on or after July 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2010, allow the credit to be refundable, and make an appropriation
                 therefor, as provided.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History         05/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Held in committee and under submission
 Letters:        Letter sent January 28, 2009
3 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 18 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:         Oropeza
 Topic:          Elder or dependent adult abuse.
 Summary:        This bill would increase the fine for a second or subsequent violation of that provision to an amount not to exceed $10,000.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Public Safety
 History         Com. on PUB. S. Hearing Date 06/23/2009 (Note: Date Change)
 Letters:        Letter sent March 19, 2009
4 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 38
 Author:         Alquist and Correa
 Topic:          Emergency Services: Silver Alert System
 Summary:        This bill would require law enforcement agencies that are informed of a missing senior person, who is 65 years of age or
                 older, and that determine the missing person has an impaired mental condition and there is information available that, if
                 disseminated to the general public, could assist with the safe recovery of the missing person, to request, absent extenuating
                 investigative needs, activation of the emergency alert system within the appropriate local area. By imposing new duties on
                 local law enforcement agencies, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Public Safety
 History         Com on PUB. S. Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent March 23, 2009




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5 In Assembly
 Bill No.:         SB 40 03/31/2009 Amended
 Author:           Correa
 Topic:            Personal information: social security numbers.
 Summary:          This bill would provide that a document containing more than the last 4 digits of a social security number is not entitled for
                   recording. This bill would also provide a recorder shall be deemed to be in compliance if he or she uses due diligence to
                   locate social security numbers in documents presented for recording. This bill would instead require an abstract of judgment
                   to contain only the last 4 digits of the social security number of the party who is ordered to pay. The provisions of this bill
                   would not apply to documents created prior to January 1, 2010.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           ASM Judiciary
 History           Com. on JUD. Hearing Date: 06/23/2009 (hearing re-scheduled)
 Letters:          Letter sent March 23, 2009
6 In Assembly
 Bill No.:         SB 54
 Author:           Leno
 Topic:            Health care coverage: pricing.
 Summary:          This bill would prohibit a health insurance policy from being subject to premium, price, or charge differentials because of the
                   sex of any individual.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           ASM Health
 History           Com. on Health Hearing Date: 06/30/2009 (hearing re-scheduled)
 Letters:          Letter sent March 18, 2009
7 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 91
 Author:         Correa and Alquist (Coauthors: Senators Cedillo, DeSaulnier, Maldonado (R-15), and Oropeza) (Coauthors:
                 Assembly Members Duvall (R-72), and Hernandez)
 Topic:          Income taxes: designated contributions: senior citizens.
 Summary:        Under the Personal Income Tax Law, taxpayers are allowed, until January 1, 2010, to contribute amounts in excess of their
                 tax liability for the support of the California Fund for Senior Citizens. Existing law provides for the repeal of the
                 contribution provisions for these funds either on the September 1 following the calendar year for which the Franchise Tax
                 Board estimates that the minimum contribution amount will be less than a prescribed amount or on January 1, 2010,
                 whichever occurs first. This bill would under this latter limit, extend the operation of those contribution provisions until
                 January 1, 2015.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Appropriations
 History         From committee: Do pass, but first to be re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 23, 2009
8 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:       SB 110 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:         Liu
 Topic:          People with disabilities: victims of crime.
 Summary:        This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to strongly encourage law enforcement agencies and district
                 attorneys to develop and adopt certain training, investigation, and prosecution practices relevant to victims with disabilities,
                 as specified. This bill would require the Department of Justice to send a bulletin to law enforcement agencies and district
                 attorneys describing that intent, as well as the laws relating to the protection of persons with disabilities, as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History         05/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Held in committee and under submission
 Letters:        Letter sent March 10, 2009




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9 In Assembly
 Bill No.:          SB 111 03/19/2009 Amended
 Author:            Correa
 Topic:             Mobilehome residency law.
 Summary:           This bill reorganizes the Mobilehome Residency Law by: (1) renumbering various provisions, (2) adding a new code section
                    referencing three sections that relate to the enforcement of park rules and regulations, and (3) This bill would make other
                    technical, conforming changes.
 Position:          SUPPORT
 Status:            ASM Second Reading
 History            File Date: 06/22/2009 Item: 50
 Letters:           Letter sent March 10, 2009
10 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 120 (Last Year SB 2586 and Vetoed)
 Author:         Lowenthal
 Topic:          Residential tenancies.
 Summary:        This bill would define a landlord and a tenant for purposes of the provisions governing tenancies. The bill would define a
                 landlord for purposes of these provisions to specifically include an interest acquired pursuant to provisions governing
                 mortgage defaults, as specified. This bill would authorize a tenant or occupant who has made a payment to a public utility to
                 deduct the amount of the payment from the rent when due, as specified. The bill would revise the provisions governing the
                 transfer or return of any security remaining after termination of the tenancy to specifically apply, upon termination of the
                 landlord's interest in the premises, in the case of a trustee sale and to apply whether the termination of the landlord's interest
                 in the premises was voluntary or involuntary. The bill would define a "successor in interest" for purposes of these provisions
                 to apply to an interest acquired pursuant to provisions governing mortgage defaults, as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Judiciary
 History         Com on JUD Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent February 25, 2009
11 In Assembly OPPOSE
 Bill No.:       SB 127 05/20/2009 Amended
 Author:         Calderon
 Topic:          Mortgages
 Summary:        This bill would revise that provision by deleting the qualification that the information be in regards to the nature and amount
                 of the default, as specified, and would additionally exempt the trustee from liability for any good faith clerical error the
                 trustee makes in performing acts required pursuant to the provisions described above and other related provisions governing
                 mortgage defaults with respect to recording the notice of sale.
                   This bill would require a mortgagee, trustee, or other person authorized to record a notice of sale or notice of default to
                 make specified disclosures either on an Internet Web site or in a telephone recording that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days
                 a week and make a related change. This bill would also extend the time during which the notice of sale must be recorded
                 from 14 to 20 days.
                   The bill would require a beneficiary to provide an opening bid to a trustee at least one week prior to the first scheduled sale
                 date. The bill would authorize the beneficiary to update the opening bid prior to the sale, as specified, and would authorize a
                 beneficiary who provides an opening bid to accept a higher bid.
                   The bill would also require a trustee to provide a list of liens and encumbrances upon a trust property and to charge a
                 reasonable fee for the information, as specified.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         In Assembly
 History:        06/02/2009 In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
 Letters:        Marjorie
12
 Bill No.:       SB 259
 Author:         Benoit
 Topic:          Common interest developments: elections.
 Summary:        This bill would provide that, if a court voids any results of an election for one or more board members under the above
                 provisions, the court shall not invalidate a decision of the board that was reached after the board was seated pursuant to that
                 election unless the court finds that the action of the board was contrary to law or the governing documents.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         SEN Judiciary
 History:        SEN Com. on JUD. Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author
 Letters:        Letter sent May 1, 2009
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 Bill No.:       SB 287
 Author:         Calderon
 Topic:          Meal periods
 Summary:        This bill would revise the statutory requirements for the provision of meal periods to specify that the requirements apply
                 only to employees subject to the meal period provisions of an order of the IWC. The statutory requirements for providing
                 the meal period based on working more than 5 hours in a workday is required to be provided before the employee completes
                 6 hours of work, unless the existing waiver provision is invoked. The waiver provision for the 2nd meal period would be
                 changed to provide an exception for different provisions within IWC wage orders in effect as of January 1, 2009, and to
                 permit the employer and employee to agree to waive either the first or the 2nd meal period if the employee otherwise is
                 entitled to 2 meal periods.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         SEN Labor and Industrial Relations
 History:        04/29/2009 Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 26, 2009
14 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 290 PRIORITY
 Author:         Leno (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Torrico)
 Topic:          Tenancy: notices.
 Summary:        Existing law prescribes provisions for the renewal or termination of a hiring of residential real property for an unspecified
                 term. Existing law, in effect until January 1, 2010, requires that an owner of a residential dwelling give at least 60 days' notice
                 prior to termination, as specified, and at least 30 days' notice prior to termination if any tenant or resident has resided in the
                 dwelling for less than one year.
                   This bill would delete the January 1, 2010, repeal of the provisions described above, thereby making them
                 operative indefinitely.
 Position:       SUPPORT PRIORITY
 Status:         ASM Judiciary
 History:        ASM Com. on JUD Hearing Date: 06/23/2009 (Hearing Date Moved)
 Letters:        Letter sent March 25, 2009
 Info Sheet      SB 290 One-Pager
15
 Bill No.:       SB 295 05/13/2009 Amended
 Author:         Dutton (Coauthors: Senators Cox, Huff, and Runner) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Bill Berryhill, DeVore,
                 Fuller, Hagman, Jeffries, Niello, and Silva)
 Topic:          California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
 Summary:        The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt regulations to require
                 the reporting and verification of emissions of greenhouse gases and to monitor and enforce compliance with the reporting
                 and verification program, and requires the state board to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the
                 statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020. The act requires the state board to prepare and
                 approve a scoping plan for achieving the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas
                 emissions. The state board is required to evaluate the total potential costs and total potential economic and non-economic
                 benefits of the plan. The state board is required by January 1, 2011, to adopt greenhouse gas emissions limits and emission
                 reduction measures by regulation to achieve the prescribed emission reductions.
                 This bill would require the state board to complete a study to reevaluate the evaluation of costs discussed above,
                 and provide this study to the Legislature by October 1, 2009
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         SEN Environmental Quality
 History:        05/20/2009 Set, second hearing. Failed passage in committee. Reconsideration granted.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 26, 2009




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16 In Assembly
 Bill No.:        SB 303 04/27/2009 Amended PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Author:          Alquist (Coauthor: Senator Florez)
 Topic:           Nursing facility residents: informed consent.
 Summary:         This bill would add to these rights the right of every resident to receive all information that is material to an individual's
                  decision concerning whether to accept or refuse any proposed treatment or procedure. This bill would make the physician
                  responsible for disclosing the material information to the resident and obtaining his or her informed consent. This bill would
                  require that informed consent, as defined, be obtained in accordance with the above requirements of the bill, with respect to
                  a resident's decision to accept or reject the administration of a psychotherapeutic drug. This bill would also require the State
                  Department of Public Health to inspect for compliance with this requirement during prescribed inspections.
 Position:        SUPPORT PRIORITY CO-SPONSOR
 Status:          ASM Health
 History:         Com on Health Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:         Letter sent March 23, 2009
 Info Sheet       SB 303 One-Pager
17 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:        SB 311 04/29/2009 Amended
 Author:          Alquist
 Topic:           Healthy Families Program: dental-only coverage.
 Summary:         This bill would, contingent upon the receipt and appropriation of funds, require the board to provide dental-only coverage
                  consistent with the federal Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, as specified, and would
                  authorize the board to adopt regulations to implement that requirement. This bill would also state the intent of the
                  Legislature to enact legislation that would implement other provisions of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program
                  Reauthorization Act of 2009.
 Position:        WATCH
 Status:          SEN Appropriations
 History:         05/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
 Letters:         Pat
18 Placed on inactive file
 Bill No.:        SB 316 05/28/2009 Amended
 Author:          Alquist
 Topic:           Health care coverage: benefits.
 Summary:         This bill would require full service health care service plans and health insurers to expend on health care benefits no less than
                  85% of the aggregate dues, fees, premiums, and other periodic payments they receive with respect to plan contracts or
                  policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2011, as specified. The bill would authorize those plans and
                  insurers to assess compliance with this requirement by averaging their total costs across all plan contracts or insurance
                  policies issued, amended, or renewed by them and their affiliated plans and insurers in California, except as specified.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          SEN 06/03/2009 Read third time. Refused passage. Motion to reconsider made by Senator Alquist.
                  Reconsideration granted. Placed on inactive file on request of Senator Alquist.
 History:         SEN Inactive File - Senate Bills File Date: 06/22/2009 Item: A-4
 Letters:         Letter sent March 26, 2009
19 In Assembly
 Bill No.:        SB 337 06/17/2009 Amended
 Author:          Alquist
 Topic:           Patient medical information: disclosure: reporting.
 Summary:         Existing law also requires these entities to report instances of unlawful access, use, or disclosure of a patient's medical
                  information, as prescribed, within 5 days of detecting it.
                    This bill would specify that this period is 5 business days.
                    This bill would require a clinic, health facility, home health agency, or hospice to delay reporting the unlawful access, use,
                  or disclosure of a patient's medical information beyond 5 business days, as specified, if a law enforcement agency or official
                  provides a written or oral statement that compliance with the reporting requirements will impede the law enforcement
                  agency's activities and specifying the date upon which the delay shall end, as prescribed.
 Position:        SUPPORT
 Status:          ASM Health
 History          Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:         Letter sent May 20, 2009


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20 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:       SB 341 05/14/2009 Amended PRIORITY SPONSOR
 Author:         DeSaulnier
 Topic:          Pharmaceuticals: adverse drug reactions: Drug Safety and Effectiveness Program.
 Summary:        This bill would require the department to make every effort to enter into a contract or agreement with the University of
                 California to establish a program, implemented only with federal or private funds or both, to evaluate the safety and
                 effectiveness of prescription drugs in California. This bill would require, if the department and the University of California
                 enter into a contract or agreement to establish the program, that the program include specified components, including,
                 among other things, an Internet Web site designed to disseminate information to health care professionals and consumers on
                 the relative safety and effectiveness of those drugs, as specified, and, until January 1, 2015, a prescription education service,
                 as specified.
 Position:       SUPPORT PRIORITY SPONSOR
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History:        SEN Com. on APPR Set first hearing, Held in committee and under submission.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 23, 2009 New Fact Sheet available
 Info Sheet      SB 341 One-Pager
21
 Bill No.:       SB 344 04/14/2009 Amended
 Author:         Strickland
 Topic:          Crimes against elders and dependent adults
 Summary:        This bill would apply the above penalty to knowingly engaging in exploitation of or exerting criminal undue influence upon
                 an elder or dependent adult in order to acquire possession or control of an interest in funds or property of the elder or
                 dependent adult. The bill would revise and recast the definitions of terms used in those provisions and make technical
                 changes to related provisions.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Public Safety
 History:        04/14/2009 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
 Letters:        Letter sent March 26, 2009
22 To Suspense File
 Bill No.:       SB 353 05/04/2009 Amended
 Author:         Dutton
 Topic:          Income tax: health savings account.
 Summary:        This bill would allow a deduction in connection with health savings accounts in conformity with federal law for each tax year
                 beginning on or after January 1, 2009. In general, the deduction would be an amount equal to the aggregate amount paid in
                 cash during the taxable year by, or on behalf of, an eligible individual, as defined, to a health savings account of that
                 individual, as provided. This bill would also provide related conformity to that federal law for each tax year beginning on or
                 after January 1, 2009, health flexible spending arrangements, or health reimbursement accounts to a health savings account
                 and penalties in connection therewith.
                    This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
 Position:       OPPOSE
 Status:         SEN Revenue and Taxation
 History:        SEN Placed on REV. & TAX. Suspense File
 Letters:        Letter sent March 26, 2009
23 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:       SB 360 04/23/2009 Amended [Prior AB 394 (Kuehl 1999), SB 1721 (Yee 2007), AB 1760 (Kuehl 2000)]
 Author:         Yee
 Topic:          Health facilities: direct care nurses.
 Summary:        This bill would require each new direct care registered nursing hire to receive and complete an orientation to the hospital and
                 patient care unit in which he or she will be working. It would preclude a nurse who has not completed this orientation from
                 being assigned direct patient care, and would require observation of the nurse during the orientation by a direct care
                 registered nurse. This bill would specify that, until the nurse completes orientation, he or she would not be counted as staff
                 in computing the nurse-to-patient ratio. This bill would exempt a state inpatient mental health hospital, a state
                 developmental center, or a state veterans' home from these provisions.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         SEN Appropriations
 History:        05/28/2009 Set, second hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
 Letters:        Letter sent April 19, 2009


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 Bill No.:      SB 380
 Author:        Dutton
 Topic:         Meal periods.
 Summary:       The bill would require that orders of the IWC be interpreted in a manner consistent with the specified provisions, and would
                require the Department of Industrial Relations to amend and republish specified IWC wage orders to be consistent with the
                revised meal period requirements.
                   The bill also would declare that all those provisions are declaratory and not amendatory of existing law.
 Position:      OPPOSE
 Status:        SEN Labor and Industrial Relations
 History:       04/15/2009 Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:       Letter sent March 26, 2009
25 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:      SB 438 05/06/2009 Amended
 Author:        Yee
 Topic:         Medi-Cal.
 Summary:       Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and county
                welfare departments under which qualified low-come persons are provided with health care services.
                   This bill would also require the department, to the extent federal financial participation is available and subject to approval
                of any necessary state plan amendments, to exercise an option under federal law to implement a program for accelerated
                enrollment of children and pregnant women in the Medi-Cal program and would make each county welfare department a
                qualified entity for determining eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits for those children and pregnant women.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        SEN Appropriations
 History:       05/28/2009 Set, second hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
 Letters:       Letter sent April 17, 2009
26 In Assembly
 Bill No.:      SB 470 04/30/2009 Amended
 Author:        Corbett
 Topic:         Prescriptions
 Summary:       This bill would instead require that every prescription include a legible, clear notice of the condition or purpose for which
                the drug is prescribed, if requested by the patient. The bill would also require that every prescription container be correctly
                labeled to include that information if so indicated on the prescription
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        ASM Health
 History:       Com on Health Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:       Letter Sent April 20, 2009
27
 Bill No.:      SB 500
 Author:        Steinberg
 Topic:         Affordable housing: permanent revenue source.
 Summary:       This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide a permanent source of revenue
                for affordable housing in California.
 Position:      WATCH
 Status:        SEN Rules
 History:       03/12/2009 To Com. on RLS.
 Letters:       Author to be selected if we take a position




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28 In Assembly
 Bill No.:         SB 510 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:           Corbett
 Topic:            Structured settlements: payment transfers
 Summary:          This bill would specify circumstances the court must consider before approving the transfer. This bill would provide that
                   every application for approval of a transfer of structured settlement payment rights shall contain specified information. This
                   bill would also specify notice and disclosure requirements that must be complied with prior to any transfer.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           ASM Judiciary
 History:          Com. on JUD Hearing Date: 06/30/2009
 Letters:          Letter Sent April 17, 2009
29 In Assembly
 Bill No.:      SB 550 05/20/2009 Amended
 Author:        Florez (Coauthor: Senator Romero)
 Topic:         Public health: food product recall technology.
 Summary:       This bill would require a grocery store that uses a programmable checkout scanner to ensure that when a recalled product is
                scanned, the programmable checkout scanner will notify the employee and customer that the product being purchased is
                subject to a recall.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        In Assembly
 History:       06/03/2009 Read first time. Held at Desk
 Letters:       Letter sent March 30, 2009
30 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:      SB 595 05/04/2009 Amended
 Author:        Cedillo (Coauthors: Senators Correa, Florez, and Wiggins) (Coauthor: Assembly Member Carter)
 Topic:         Homeless Veterans Housing and Supportive Services Act of 2010.
 Summary:          This bill would include as an eligible cost the cost of supportive service facilities integrally linked to homeless veteran
                dwelling units assisted pursuant to the Homeless Veterans Housing and Supportive Services Act of 2010.
                   This bill would enact the Homeless Veterans Housing and Supportive Services Act of 2010, which, if adopted, would
                authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $1,500,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law.
                Proceeds from the sale of these bonds would be used to finance supportive housing projects for homeless veterans, or
                veterans at risk of homelessness, with incomes below limits determined by the Department of Housing and Community
                Development.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        SEN Appropriations
 History:       05/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Held in committee and under submission
 Letters:       Letter sent April 20, 2009
31 In Assembly
 Bill No.:      SB 660 04/27/2009 Amended
 Author:        Wolk
 Topic:         Reverse mortgages.
 Summary:       This bill would provide that a lender, broker, person, or entity who recommends the purchase of a reverse mortgage in
                anticipation of financial gain owes the prospective borrower a duty of honesty, good faith, and fair dealing and must have
                reasonable belief that the borrower understands the risks, benefits, and reasonable alternatives involved in the purchase of a
                reverse mortgage.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        ASM Banking & Finance
 History:       06/15/2009 To Coms on B. & F. and JUD.
 Letters:       Letter sent March 23, 2009




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 Bill No.:          SB 661
 Author:            Wolk (Coauthor: Assembly Member Eng)
 Topic:             Residential care facilities for the elderly: admission agreements.
 Summary:           This bill would require that if an admission agreement includes an arbitration agreement, that arbitration agreement comply
                    with prescribed requirements. The bill would provide that the arbitration agreement requirements shall not invalidate an
                    arbitration agreement that does not meet the requirements if the arbitration agreement existed prior to the effective date of
                    this bill. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would result in a state-mandated local program.
 Position:          WATCH
 Status:            SEN Judiciary Prior Hearing postponed by committee to 04/28/2009
 History:           04/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
 Letters:           Author to be selected if we take a position
33
 Bill No.:      SB 712 05/05/2009 Amended
 Author:        Padilla and Benoit
 Topic:         "211" telephone number system.
 Summary:       This bill would require an information and referral service provider, as defined, to operate a "211" system in a manner that is
                consistent with the applicable orders of the Federal Communications Commission and the Public Utilities Commission. The
                bill would provide that an information and referral services provider and its employees, directors, officers, and agents are not
                liable to any person in a civil action for injuries or losses to persons or property, as a result of an act or omission of the
                provider or its employees, directors, officers, or agents, in connection with certain specified activities, unless the act or
                omission constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        SEN Appropriations
 History:       06/01/2009 Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Letters:       Letter sent May 7, 2009
34 Held in committee and under submission
 Bill No.:      SB 732 06/01/2009 Amended
 Author:        Alquist
 Topic:         Medi-Cal: long-term care reimbursement: cost-reporting methodology.
 Summary:       The Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act requires the department to implement a facility-specific rate setting
                system, subject to federal approval and the availability of federal funds, that uses a cost-based reimbursement rate
                methodology that reflects the costs and staffing levels associated with quality of care for residents in skilled nursing facilities,
                except as specified. Under existing law, the methodology is required to reflect the sum of the projected cost of specified cost
                categories and pass-through costs. Under existing law, the rate methodology shall cease to be implemented on and after July
                31, 2011. This bill would require the department, in consultation with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
                Development, by July 1, 2010, to establish a cost reporting methodology that allows the department to adjust rates in a
                manner that is expedient and achieves the intent of the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act. This bill would
                require the cost reporting methodology to itemize costs, including pass-through costs, within each of the specified cost
                categories. This bill would authorize the department, in establishing the cost reporting methodology, to update and modify
                existing cost reporting mechanisms, as specified.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        SEN Appropriations
 History:       05/28/2009 Set, first hearing. Held in committee and under submission.
 Letters:       Letter sent April 17, 2009
35 In Assembly
 Bill No.:      SB 781 06/08/2009 Amended
 Author:        Leno
 Topic:         Eviction procedure.
 Summary:       This bill would, in addition, require that a licensee who sends an eviction notice to include specified information, including,
                but not limited to, information regarding the resident's right to file a complaint. By expanding the definition of an existing
                crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Position:      SUPPORT
 Status:        ASM Judiciary
 History:       ASM Com. on JUD Hearing Date: 06/23/2009
 Letters:       Letter sent April 18, 2009




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 Bill No.:          SB 796
 Author:            Alquist and Pavley
 Topic:             Health care coverage: continuation coverage.
 Summary:           This bill would delete the requirement that a person must elect and exhaust COBRA or Cal-COBRA coverage in order to
                    qualify for access to individual health care coverage as a federally eligible defined individual under HIPAA. By modifying the
                    requirements applicable to health care service plans.
 Position:          SUPPORT
 Status:            SEN Health
 History:           03/19/2009 To Com on Health
 Letters:           Letter sent May 20, 2009
37 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SB 804
 Author:         Leno
 Topic:          Mobilehomes: sales and replacements.
 Summary:        This bill would additionally prohibit the management from requiring a homeowner, who is replacing a mobilehome or
                 manufactured home on a space in the park, in which he or she resides, to use a specific broker, dealer, or other person as an
                 agent in the purchase or installation of the replacement home.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Housing & Community Development
 History:        Com on H. & C.D Hearing Date: 07/08/2009
 Letters:        Letter sent May 11, 2009
38 Held under submission
 Bill No.:       SB 810 04/23/2009 Amended Priority Bill (Last Year SB 840 (Kuehl) and Vetoed)
 Author:         Leno Elaine Alquist (principal) District 13 San Jose, Gil Cedillo District 22 Los Angeles, Ellen Corbett District 10 San Leandro,
                    Mark DeSaulnier District 7 Walnut Creek, Dean Florez District 16 Bakersfield, Fresno, Loni Hancock District 9 Oakland, Alan
                    Lowenthal District 27 Long Beach, Paramount, Alex Padilla District 20 Van Nuys, Fran Pavley District 23 Santa Monica, Gloria
                    Romero District 24 Los Angeles Darrell Steinberg District 6 Sacramento, Patricia Wiggins District 2 Eureka, Napa, Santa Rosa, Ukiah,
                    Vallejo, Leland Yee District 8 San Francisco, San Mateo, Tom Ammiano (principal) District 13 San Francisco, Karen Bass District 47
                    Los Angeles, Jim Beall District 24 San Jose, Marty Block District 78 Lemon Grove, Bob Blumenfield District 40 Van Nuys, Julia
                    Brownley District 41 Woodland Hills, Wes Chesbro District 1 Eureka, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Joe Coto District 23 San Jose, Mike Davis
                    District 48 Los Angeles, Hector De La Torre District 50 South Gate, Mike Eng District 49 Monterey Park, Noreen Evans District 7
                    Santa Rosa, Napa, Vallejo, Mike Feuer District 42 West Hollywood, Paul Fong District 22 Mountain View, Mary Hayashi District 18
                    Hayward, Jared Huffman (principal) District 6 San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Dave Jones District 9 Sacramento, Ted Lieu District 53 El
                    Segundo, Bonnie Lowenthal District 54 Long Beach, Fiona Ma District 12 San Francisco, Tony Mendoza District 56 Norwalk, Bill
                    Monning District 27 Monterey, Santa Cruz, Pedro Nava District 35 Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Curren Price District 51 Inglewood, Ira
                    Ruskin District 21 Los Altos, Mary Salas District 79 Chula Vista, Nancy Skinner District 14 Oakland, Jose Solorio District 69
                    Anaheim, Sandré Swanson District 16 Oakland, Tom Torlakson District 11 Martinez Alberto Torrico District 20 Fremont, Mariko
                    Yamada (principal) District 8 Vacaville
                                                                  Target – Coauthor of ‘07-‘08:
                    Anna Caballero District 28 Salinas, Kevin de Leòn District 45 Los Angeles, Warren Furutani District 55 Long Beach,
                    Paul Krekorian District 43 Glendale
 Number     of      The Bill has 45 Co-Authors and we need 29 more Legislators to Co-Author.
 Co-Authors                                                       Is Your Legislator listed above?
 Topic:             Single-payer health care coverage.
 Summary:           This bill would establish the California Healthcare System to be administered by the newly created California Healthcare
                    Agency under the control of a Healthcare Commissioner appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the
                    Senate. The bill would make all California residents eligible for specified health care benefits under the California Healthcare
                    System, which would, on a single-payer basis, negotiate for or set fees for health care services provided through the system
                    and pay claims for those services. The bill would provide that a resident of the state with a household income, as specified, at
                    or below 200% of the federal poverty level would be eligible for the type of benefits provided under the Medi-Cal program.
 Position:          SUPPORT Priority Bill
 Status:            SEN Appropriations
 History:           05/28/2009 In committee: Set, first hearing, Held under submission
  Cities Passed     City of San Francisco, and City of Richmond
  Resolutions
 Commissions        Richmond Commission on Aging on 03-02-09. (This               can be used as a sample Resolution of Support)
    on Aging
 Letters:           CARA Letter 03-02-09 (This        can be used as a sample letter of Support)
 Info Sheet         SB 810 One-Pager
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                                       CARA 2009 Tracking Report 06-19-09
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 Bill No.:         SCA 5
 Author:           Hancock
 Topic:            State Budget
 Summary:             A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by
                   amending Section 9 of Article II thereof, and by amending Sections 8 and 12 of Article IV thereof, relating to the
                   state budget.
                      This measure would exempt General Fund appropriations in the Budget Bill from the 2/3-vote requirement.
                   This measure would add to those statutes that take effect immediately statutes enacting the Budget Bill and statutes enacting
                   bills identified in the Budget Bill as necessary to implement to the Budget Bill.
                      This measure instead would exempt from the power of referendum any statute that is to take effect immediately.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           SEN Rules
 History:          01/29/2009 To Com on RLS and E., R. & C.A.
 Letters:          Letter sent March 30, 2009
40
 Bill No.:         SCA 9
 Author:           Ducheny
 Topic:            State Budget
 Summary:          Existing constitutional provisions require each house of the Legislature to pass a bill appropriating money from
                   the General Fund, except appropriations for the public schools, by a 2/3 vote. This measure would also exempt from
                   this 2/3-vote requirement appropriations made in a Budget Bill, and appropriations made in a bill identified in the Budget
                   Bill as containing only changes in law necessary to implement the Budget Bill. Instead, this measure would require that a
                   Budget Bill, and any bill identified in the Budget Bill as containing only changes in law necessary to implement the Budget
                   Bill, be passed by a 55% vote in each house.
                     This measure would delete that 2/3-vote requirement.
 Position:         SUPPORT
 Status:           SEN Budget and Fiscal Review
 History:          02/05/2009 To Com on B. & F.R. and E., R. & C.A.
 Letters:          Letter sent March 30, 2009
41 To Enrollment
 Bill No.:       SCR 28
 Author:         Correa, Alquist, Cedillo, Cox, Denham, DeSaulnier, Ducheny, Florez, Harman, Huff, Maldonado, Padilla, Runner,
                 Steinberg, Wiggins, and Yee (Coauthors: Assembly Members Block, Blumenfield, De Leon, Furutani, Hall,
                 Harkey, Huffman, Jeffries, Krekorian, Lieu, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, Portantino, Price, Ruskin, Silva, Smyth,
                 Torres, and Torrico)
 Topic:          Senior Volunteer Month. This measure would declare May 2009 to be "Senior Volunteer Month" to honor the
                 contributions of California's senior volunteers.
 Summary:        Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature declares May 2009
                 to be "Senior Volunteer Month" to honor the contributions of California's senior volunteers.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         In Senate to Enrollment
 History:        To Enrollment
 Letters:        Letter sent May 5, 2009
42 In Assembly
 Bill No.:       SJR 4 05/20/2009 Amended
 Author:         Correa, and Alquist (Coauthors: Senators DeSaulnier and Maldonado) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Beall,
                 Galgiani, Huffman, Portantino, Salas, Smyth, and Torres)
 Topic:          Alzheimer's Silver Alert program.
 Summary:        This measure would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to act to establish a federally
                 controlled Alzheimer's Silver Alert program to locate missing persons with dementia and establish a federal grant
                 program to aid states in establishing local Silver Alert programs.
 Position:       SUPPORT
 Status:         ASM Aging & Long-Term Care
 History:        05/20/2009 To Com. on AGING & L.T.C.
 Letters:        See the SB 38 Letter sent March 23, 2009



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                                  CARA 2009 Tracking Report 06-19-09
43 Enrolled
 Bill No.:     SR 7 03/02/2009 Enrolled
 Author:       Leno (Principal coauthors: Senators Kehoe and Steinberg) (Coauthors: Senators Alquist, Calderon, Cedillo,
               Corbett, DeSaulnier, Hancock, Pavley, Wolk, and Yee)
 Topic:        Relative to same-sex marriage.
 Summary:        Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate opposes Proposition 8 because it is an
               improper revision, not an amendment, of the California Constitution and was not enacted according to the
               procedures required by Article XVIII of the California Constitution; and be it further
                 Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate
               distribution.
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:       Enrolled Senate/Assembly concur: Passed Senate: Yea 18, Noes 14, Not voting 7, and Vacant seat 1
 History       03/02/2009 Read and adopted.
 Letters:      Letter sent March 10, 2009
Blank Report
 Bill No.:
 Author:
 Topic:
 Summary:
 Position:     SUPPORT
 Status:
 History:
 Letters:      Author to be selected




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