SPRING 2006 NEWSLETTER
| STATE LEGISLATION
AB 654 - California Compassionate Choices Act. Patty Berg (D) - OPPOSE
AB 2721 - 0ffice of Intellectual Property.: Gene Mullin
AB 2141 - Family Planning: Parent-Child Communication Assistance, Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) OPPOSE. Possible "spot" bill. Language very general and ambiguous. No indication in the bill of how this would be carried out. Appears to be trying to make parents the mouth pieces for Planned Parenthood’s agenda. Could also be an attempted end run around a victory for the Parental Notification Initiative.
|Establishes the Parent-Child Communication Assistance Program within the Office of Family Planning, with the goal of decreasing teenage pregnancies through programs that equip parents with the knowledge, understanding, and communication skills necessary to talk to their children about making responsible decisions regarding at-risk behavior.
STATUS: To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CA AB 2742 - Family Planning: Medi-Cal: Family Planning Program, Pedro Nava, (D-Sta Barbara OPPOSE
This appears to be part of a continuing attempt to assist Planned Parenthood by providing it with only one funding source to ease their bookkeeping a nd lump all programs into one big tax funded program making it harder to determine where the money went and who spent it on what.
Makes legislative findings and declarations regarding family planning services. Requires that family planning services and practice standards applicable to the Medi-Cal program be identical to those required pursuant to the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (PACT) program. Requires the Office of Family Planning to establish standards and policies for clinical practice, quality assurance, and evaluation of the provision of family planning services.
STATUS: INTRODUCED. Not yet assigned to a committee
AB 2512 - Unborn Fetal Pain Awareness Act, 2006, Sharon Runner, (R-Lancaster) SUPPORT.
Condemned prisoners are protected from the pain of capitol punishment but babies are not.
Enacts the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006. Requires the physician performing an abortion to offer to the pregnant woman information and counseling on fetal pain. Requires a related brochure and a waiver form. Requires the Medical Board to adopt regulations for revocation or suspension of medical licenses for violation of these provisions. Authorizes civil actions for damages.
STATUS: INTRODUCED. Not yet assigned.
|CA AB 1855, Elections: Voter Identification Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) SUPPORT|
Requires a voter to present proof of his or her identity to a member of the precinct board before receiving a ballot, and specifies 4 forms of currently valid identification that may be used for this purpose. Permits a voter who is unable to present proof of identity to cast a provisional ballot.
STATUS: To ASSEMBLY Committee on ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING.
CA SB 1162 -Minimum Wage Increase, Gil Cedillo (D
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