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SB 1189 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Entering Autopsy Room When Individual Died in their Care & States Forensic Autopsies Must be Conducted by Medical Experts

June 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, SB 1189 to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased, was passed by the California State Senate on a vote of 23 to 13.  

June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principle co-authored by Senator Bill Monning, which would allow California to partner at the federal level to reduce gun violence, was passed by the State Senate today on a vote of 28 to 5. 

SB 877 will require California to establish and maintain a data-tracking system on violent deaths in the state, including gun deaths. 

SB 947 will focus staff time on moving families into the workforce and cut transportation expenses

June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State Senate passed SB 947 to modernize the application process for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), the state’s safety-net program for poor families with children.

“SB 947 makes the CalWORKs application process more efficient and cuts unnecessary bureaucratic red tape,” said Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing the Sacramento region. “By using infrastructure counties already use to perform eligibility interviews over the phone, families who qualify for CalWORKs can get the help they need faster.”