2017 - 2018 Legislation

SB 481- Will allow the City of Sacramento with the much-needed opportunity to provide affordable housing at the site of the former San Juan Motel along Stockton Boulevard. Specifically, the bill will allow the County of Sacramento’s Redevelopment Agency to dispose of the former San Juan Motel property for below market value to the City of Sacramento allowing the City to provide affordable housing.

SB 456- Patient centered medical homes are a health care delivery system model that allows health care providers to work in partnership with one another, their patients, and their patients' families to coordinate care and ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time. SB 456 will fix the payment system so we can continue to use health homes as a way of delivering primary care that helps people stay healthy by managing chronic conditions and keeping up with preventive care.

SB 968- Requires the California State Universities (CSU) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) to hire one full time equivalent licensed mental health counselor per 1,500 students. The mental health counselors should reflect the diverse identities of the student population and be hired in accordance with additional needs identified on a campus.

SB 1039- Would give the secretary of the California Department of Food and Ag (CDFA) authority to make existing temporary ultra-filtered milk standards permanent, clarifying that ultra-filtered milk must meet all standards for market milk except for components modified by the ultrafiltration process.

SB 1148- Allows dentists who provide care in the Medi-Cal dental program to use silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a treatment option for dental decay. SDF is an FDA-approved liquid that can be applied to teeth to control dental decay and prevent further progression of the disease.

SB 1162- In 2015 the City’s Downtown Housing Initiative was launched to bring 10,000 new housing units in the next 10 years to Sacramento’s Central City. Senate Bill 1162 aims to fix an error in a law passed in 1992, which imposed height limits within a three-block radius of Capitol Park that substantially limit the residential development potential of the site.

SB 1303- Removes the possibility of conflict of interest by requiring autopsies be conducted by medical experts to ensure they are accurate and unbiased.

SB 1348- Require for-profit and community colleges that train allied health professionals for certification and licensure to report annually on where they are placing students for clinical internships, and student success related to those internships.

SB 1408- Current law bans the sale, offering, or possession of cigarettes that do not meet specific manufacturing criteria, but offers an exemption for cigarettes produced outside California. Senate Bill 1408 would delete the exemption and make these cigarettes contraband which can be seized and disposed of by law enforcement or the state Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Any person who fails or refuses an inspection will be subject to a $1,000 civil penalty.

SB 1424- Directs the Attorney General to establish an advisory group to study the problem of the spread of false information through Internet-based social media platforms and draft a model strategic plan for such platforms to mitigate the spread of false information through their platforms.



SB 18 would establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California by outlining the research-based essential needs of California’s children. SB 18 establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.

SB 28 provides for the legislative ratification of the six memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for the State of California.

SB 220 ensures that there are strong representatives dedicated to children’s health on the Medical Children's Advisory Panel, a stakeholder group that provides feedback on topics that impact children in Medi-Cal.

SB 267 brings transparency to local election processes by allowing the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to contract with the City of Sacramento for purposes of enforcing city's campaign finance ordinance.

SB 293 would bring pay parity for law enforcement by assuring that supervisors of peace officers are being adequately compensated in comparison to their subordinates.

SB 311 would allow licensed cannabis operators to offer their testing lab services to other licensed cannabis operators who do not have testing labs of their own.

SB 382 would create the California Mosquito Surveillance and Research Program Account (Account) to be administered by the State Department of Public Health (CDPH.)

SB 401 improves childcare facilities and the wellbeing of children by repealing an outdated provision of state law, which currently restricts California from building a childcare facility larger than 2,100 square feet.

SB 426 will help reduce child abuse and neglect while strengthening families, lifting them out of poverty and reducing the indirect costs child abuse and neglect has on other parts of the state budget.

SB 432 assures that we notify firefighters and other emergency medical personnel in a timely manner if they have been exposed to a reportable disease or condition while performing the duties of the job and rendering emergency medical aid to a patient.

SB 456 assures that we can continue to use health homes as a way of delivering primary care that helps people stay healthy by managing chronic conditions and keeping up with preventive care.

SB 536 directs the California Department of Justice to provide information on gun violence restraining orders to researchers affiliated with the University of California’s Firearm Violence Research Center.

SB 550 protects workers, by establishing that if a union prevails in a lawsuit that proves an employer failed to provide wages or benefits, than the employer shall pay the union's attorney's fees and expenses.

SB 580 ensures that there will be enough money allotted to maintain the health of the American and Sacramento River watersheds.

SB 643 adds Duchenne muscular dystrophy to the list of medical conditions eligible for coverage under the Genetically Handicapped Persons Program.

SB 730 assures that school meals in California are being sourced from local farms within the United States, and not from other countries like China.


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