Past Legislation

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October/November 2016

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 59 (Waldron (R))

(Assembly: Eggman, Gallagher, Harper, Kim, Lackey, Mathis, Olsen, Steinorth)

(Senate: Anderson, Bates, Hall, Huff)

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment Extends involuntary outpatient treatment, originally AB1421 (“Laura’s Law”) from sun setting in January 2017 to January 2022.

CAMHPRO is against AB1421 (IOT) and does not support an extension of AB1421.

Became law

09/09/16: Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 251, Statutes of 2016

Introduced: 12/09/14

&

Last Amended: 03/28/16

OPPOSE

CAMHPRO letter 04.10.16

CAMHPRO letter 04.20.15

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 253

(Hernandez (D))

An act to add Section 987.010 to the Military and Veterans Code, and to amend Sections 5845 and 14684 of WIC, relating to mental health Expands OAC Commission by 2 members who have specified mental health knowledge and experience to be appointed by the Governor.

Multi-layered bill, we are only watching one portion of the bill

DEAD

01/12/16 in committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

(Probably not going to pass)

Introduced: 02/09/15

&

Last Amended: 04/30/15

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 1300

(Ridley-Thomas (R))

Mental health: involuntary commitment CAMHPRO has various concerns including the concern that individuals would be inappropriately and unnecessarily committed by untrained “non-designated emergency physicians” whereby threatening an individual’s civil and due process rights. This would be a dangerous and unethical practice.

Also, providing immunity to public agencies (which includes hospitals) and their employee, is unacceptable, especially given the history of abuse of individuals under the guise of “treatment

Additionally, AB 1300 is a convoluted, non-transparent and changes MAJOR LPS language and may have unwanted and unforeseen ramifications and consequences.

DEAD

Hearing: 06/29/16

CAMHPRO testified at hearing. 06/30/16

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. On RLS (Ayes 7. Noes 0)
(June 29).

Re-referred to Committee on Rules

Introduced: 02/27/15

&

Last Amended: 06/21/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 1764

(Waldron (R))

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

CA Health Benefit Review Program: financial impacts.

Would allow counties that authorize involuntary outpatient treatment to act jointly or contract with each other for IOT services.

Adds to existing law that US’s CA Health Benefit Review Program also now includes in its analysis relevant data on impact of coverage or repeal of coverage of benefits

No longer applicable Introduced: 02/03/16 OPPOSE

No longer applicable

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 1836

(Maienschein (R))

(Assembly: C. Garcia)

(Senate: Wieckowski

Mental health: conservatorship hearings Creates additional means to by which Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship may be recommended to county conservatorship investigator.

Inappropriate and liberal investigations increased the likelihood of more people being involuntarily detained or treated against their will. Another way to get people into unwanted treatment.

Became law.

09/29/16: Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 819, Statutes of 2016

Introduced: 02/09/16

&

Last Amended: 08/02/16

WATCHING OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 1884 (Harper (R))

(Assembly: Gallagher, Olsen)

(Senate: Cannella)

Specialized license plates: mental health awareness Raise money for MH education to end stigma DEAD

05/27/16 In committee: Held under submission.

(Probably not going to pass)

Introduced: 02/11/16

&

Last Amended: 03/10/16

SUPPORT

CAMHPRO letter 03.09.16

CAMHPRO letter 04.18.16

CAMHPRO signed on as part of CCMH letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 1967 (Gaines (R)) Local planning prohibition: mental health facility NIMBYism: No new mental health treatment facility construction within 2000 ft. of school or daycare.

In addition to NIMBYism – CAMHPRO would not support building a locked facility for treatment.

DEAD 04/21/16:

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Introduced: 02/12/16

&

Last Amended: n/a

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 2017
(McCarty (D))
College Mental Health Services Program *Establishes money by transferred from MHSA the College Mental Health Services Trust so the DHCS in consultation with CalMHSA will create grants for colleges and universities to improve access to mental health programs (PEI).

*$40 million a year allocated.

*Staff costs to DHCS of $240,000 for fiscal year 2016-17, and $364,000 ongoing for the length of the program (Mental Health Services Account).

*Sunsets January 1, 2022.

*CalMHSA to establish RFA and establish guidelines for applicants.

*Annual reporting of how funds used.

*Amount of grant to be determined by CalMHSA with no awarded exceeding more than $5 million per campus per application.

*College/university must meet dollar per dollar.

*Reporting of colleges only required until 1/1/22

09/24/16 Vetoed by Governor Introduced: 02/16/16

&

Last Amended: 08/19/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 2279 (Cooley (D)) Mental Health Services Act: county-by-county spending reports. Requires DHCS, MHSOAC, & CBHDA to develop and administer County-by-County MHSA revenue, expenditures, & comparisons.

Make available on OAC webpage.

Update annually.

09/14/16 Vetoed by Governor Introduced: 02/18/16

&

Last Amended: 08/13/16

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 2607 Firearm restraining orders Stigmatizes MH petitions for ex-parte gun restraining orders may be made by family, employer, co worker, mental health worker who has seen person as pt in prior 6 months 07/01/16 Vetoed by Governor Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 03/17/16

OPPOSE

CAMHPRO letter 04.10.16

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB 2743 (Eggman (R)) Acute Psychiatric bed registry. By 07/01/17 Dept. of Public Health shall develop web-based registry. DEAD

05/27/16
In committee: Held under submission

Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 04/18/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
SB 614
(Leno (D)) (Anderson (R))
Medi-Cal: mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification Peer Certification.

DHCS has publically announced they will not open Medi-Cal billing.

DHCS has provided CBHDA with technical amendments.

CAMHPRO has responded to the technical amendments

DEAD

09/03/15 Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

Introduced: 02/27/15

&

Last Amended: 08/31/15

SUPPORT

CAMHPRO Educational Letter 04.18.16

CAMHPRO letter 07.06.15

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
SB 1273 (Moorlach) Crisis stabilization units: funding Through the revisions we no longer oppose.

We are now neutral. We do not support involuntary services. This bill clarifies facilities can provide involuntary and voluntary services in the same facility.

DEAD

08/29/16 Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Calderon

Introduced: 02/18/16

&

Last Amended: 06/30/16

NEUTRAL

Oppose letter 03.28.16

CAMHPRO Neutral letter 04.19.16

#3366ff;”>August/September Matrix

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 59 (Waldron (R))

(Assembly: Eggman, Gallagher, Harper, Kim, Lackey, Mathis, Olsen, Steinorth)

(Senate: Anderson, Bates, Hall, Huff

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment Extends involuntary outpatient treatment, originally AB-1421 (“Laura’s Law”) from sun setting in January 2017 to January 2022 (8.19.16)

Enrolled.

Introduced: 12/09/14

&

Last Amended: 3/28/16

Oppose
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 253 (Hernandez (D)) An act to add Section 987.010 to the Military and Veterans Code, and to amend Section 5845 and 14684 of WIC, relating to mental health. Expands OAC Commission by 2 members who have specified mental health knowledge and experience to be appointed by the Governor. Multi-layered bill, we are only watching one portion of this bill 01/12/16 in committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

(Probably not going to pass)

DEAD

Introduced: 2/09/15

&

Last Amended: 4/30/15

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 1300 (Ridley-Thomas (R)) Mental health: involuntary commitment CAMHPRO has various concerns including the concern that individuals would be inappropriately and unnecessarily committed by untrained “non-designated emergency physicians” whereby threatening an individual’s civil and due process rights. This would be dangerous and unethical practice.

Also, providing immunity to public agencies (which includes hospitals and their employees, is unacceptable, especially given the history of abuse of individuals under the guise of “treatment.”

Additionally, AB 1300 is a convoluted, non-transparent and changes MAJOR LPSS language and may have unwanted and unforeseen ramifications and consequences

Hearing: 06/29/16

CAMHPRO testified at the hearing

06/30/16

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. On RLS ) Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 29).

Re-referred to Committee on Rules.

DEAD

Introduced: 2/27/15

&

Last Amended: 6/21/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 1764 (Waldron (R)) Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

CA Health Benefit Review Program: financial impacts.

Would allow counties that authorize involuntary outpatient treatment to act jointly or contract with each other for IOT services.

Adds to existing law that UC’s CA Health Benefit Review Program also now includes in its analysis relevant data on impact of coverage or repeal of coverage of benefits

No longer applicable Introduced: 2/03/16 OPPOSE

No longer applicable.

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 1836 (Maienschein (R))

(Assembly: C. Garcia)

(Senate: Wieckowski)

Mental health: conservatorship hearings Creates additional means to by which Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship may be recommended to county conservatorship investigator.

Inappropriate and liberal investigations increasing the likelihood of more people being involuntarily detained or treated against their will. Another way to get people into unwanted treatment.

08/31/16

Senate amendments concurred in.

To Engrossing and Enrolling

Introduced: 2/09/16

&

Last Amended: 08/02/16

WATCHING OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 1884 (Harper (R))

(Assembly: Gallagher, Olsen)

(Senate: Cannella)

Specialized licens plates: mental health awareness Raise money for MH education to end stigma 05/27/16

In committee: Held under submission.

(Probably not going to pass)

DEAD

Introduced: 2/11/16

&

Last Amended: 03/10/16

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 1967 (Gaines (R)) Local planning: prohibition: mental health facility NIMBYism

No new mental health treatment facility construction within 2000 ft of school or daycare.

In addition to NIMYism – CAMHPRO would not support building a locked facility for treatment

04/21/16

In committee: Set, first hearing.

Hearing canceled at the request of author.

DEAD

Introduced: 2/12/16

&

Last Amended: n/a

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 2017 (McCarty (D)) College Mental Health Services Program *Establishes money be transferred from MHSA the College Mental Health Services Trust so the DHCS is consultation with CalMHSA will create grants for college and universities to improve access to mental health programs (PEI).

*$40 million a year allocated.

*Staff costs to DHCS of $240,000 for fiscal year 2016-2017, and $364,000 on going for the length of the program (Mental Health Services Account).

*Sunsets January 1, 2022.

*CalMHSA to establish RFA and establish guidelines for applicants.

*Annual reporting of how funds used.

*Amount of grant to be determined by CalMHSA with no award exceeding more than $5 million per campus per application.

*College/university must meet dollar per dollar.

*Reporting of colleges only required until 1/1/22

08/29/16

Senate amendments concurred in.

To Engrossing and Enrolling.

08/31/16 Enrolled.

Introduced: 2/16/16

&

Last Amended: 8/19/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 2279 (Cooley (D)) Mental Health Services Act: county-by-county spending reports Requires DHCS, MHSOAC, & CBHDA to develop and administer County-by-County MHSA revenue, expenditures, & comparisons.

Making available on OAC webpage. Updated annually

08/30/16 Enrolled. Introduced: 2/18/16

&

Last Amended: 6/13/16

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 2607 Firearm restraining orders Stigmatizes MH Petitions for ex-parte gun restraining orders may be made by family, employer, coworker, mental health worker who has seen person as pt in prior 6 months 08/01/16 Consideration of Governor’s veto pending.

07/01/16 Vetoed by Governor.

06/30/16 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Introduced: 2/19/16

&

Last Amended: 3/17/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB 2743 (Eggman (R)) Acute Psychiatric bed registry By 07/01/17

Department of Public Health shall develop web-based registry

05/27/16

In committee: Held under submission.

DEAD

Introduced: 2/19/16

&

Last Amended: 4/18/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
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SB 614 (Leno (D)) (Anderson (R))
Medi-Cal: Mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification. Peer Certification. DHCS has publically announced they will not open Medi-Cal billing. DHCS has provided CBHDA with technical amendments. CAMHPRO has responded to the technical amendments 09/03/15 Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia. DEAD Introduced: 2/27/15 & Last Amended: 8/31/15 SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB 1273 (Moorlach) Crisis stabilization units: funding. Through the revisions we no longer oppose.

We are now neutral.

We do not support involuntary services.

This bill clarifies facilities can provide involuntary and voluntary services in the same facility.

08/29/16

Ordered to inactive file on request of AssemblyMember Calderon

Introduced: 2/18/16

&

Last Amended: 6/30/16

NEUTRAL



July Matrix

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-59 (Waldron(R)) (Assembly: Eggman, Gallagher, Harper, Kim, Lackey, Mathis, Olsen, Steinorth) (Senate: Anderson, Bates, Hall, Huff) Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment. Extends involuntary outpatient treatment, originally AB-1421 (“Laura’s Law”) from sun setting in January 2017 to January 2022

CAMHPRO is against AB-1421 (IOT) and does not support an extension of AB-1421.

06/28/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading in Senate Committee on Health. Introduced: 12/09/14

&

Last Amended: 03/28/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-253 (Hernandez (D)) An act to add Section 987.010 to the Military and Veterans Code, and to amend Sections 5845 and 14684 of WIC, relating to mental health. Expands OAC Commission by 2 members who have specified mental health knowledge and experience to be appointed by the Governor.

Multi-layered bill, we are only watching one portion of the bill.

01/12/16 in committee:

Set, first, hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. (Probably not going to pass).

DEAD

Introduced: 02/09/15

&

Last Amended 04/30/15

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1300 (Ridley-Thomas (R)) Mental health: involuntary commitment CAMHPRO has various concerns including the concern that individuals would be inappropriately and unnecessarily committed by untrained “non-designated emergency physicians” whereby threatening an individual’s civil and due process rights. This would be a dangerous and unethical practice. Hearing: 06/29/16

CAMHPRO testified at hearing.

06/30/16 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com.

On RLS (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 29).

Re-referred to Committee on Rules.

Introduced: 02/27/16

&

Last Amended 06/21/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1764 (Waldron (R)) Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

CA Health Benefit Review Program: financial impacts.

Would allow counties that authorize involuntary outpatient treatment to act jointly of contract with each other for IOT services.

Adds to existing law that UC’s CA Health Benefit Review Program also now includes in its analysis relevant data on impact of coverage or repeal of coverage of benefits.

No longer applicable Introduced: 02/03/16 OPPOSE

No longer applicable

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1836 (Maienschein (R)) (Assembly: C. Garcia) (Senate: Wieckowski) Mental health: conservatorship hearings Creates additional means to by which Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship may be recommended to county conservatorship investigator.

Inappropriate and liberal investigations increasing the likelihood of more people being involuntarily detained or treated against their will. Another way to get people into unwanted treatment.

06/15/16 From committee chair, with author’s amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Judiciary. Introduced: 02/09/16

&

Last Amended: 06/15/16

WATCHING OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1884 (Harper (R)) (Assembly: Gallagher, Olsen) (Senate: Cannella) Specialized license plates: mental health awarensess Raise money for MH education to end stigma 05/27/16
In committee: Held under submission. (Probably not going to pass)DEAD
Introduced: 02/11/16

&

Last Amended: 03/10/16

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1967 (Gaines (R)) Local planning: prohibition: mental health facility. NIMBYism

No new mental health treatment facility construction within 2000 ft of school or daycare

04/21/16
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing cancelled at the request of authorDEAD
Introduced: 02/12/16

&

Last Amended: n/a

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2017 (McCarty (D)) College Mental Health Services Program *Establishes money be transferred from MHSA the College Mental Healther Services Trust so the DHCS in consultation with CalMHSA will create grants for colleges and university to improve access to mental health programs (PEI).

*$40 million a year allocated.

*Staff costs to DHCS of $240,000 for fiscal year 2016-17, and $364,000 ongoing for the length of the program (Mental Health Services Account).

*Sunsets January 1, 2022.

*CalMHSA to establish RFA and establish guidelines for applicants.

*Annual reporting of how funds used.

*Amount of grant to be determined by CalMHSA with no award exceeding more than $5 million per campus per application.

*College/university must meet dollar per dollar.

*Reporting of colleges only required until 1/1/22

06/23/16 From committee:

Do pass and re-refer to Com. On ED (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 22).

Re-referred to committee on education.

Introduced: 02/16/16

&

Last Amended: 05/27/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2279 (Cooley (D)) Mental Health Services Act: county-by-county spending reports Requires DHCS, MHSOAC and CBHDA to develop and administer County-by-county MHSA revenue, expenditures, and comparisons.

Make available on OAC webpage. Update annually.

06/23/16 From committee. Do pass and re-refer to Committee on Appropriations with recommendations: To concent calendar.

(Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 22).

Re-referred to committee on appropriations.

Introduced: 02/18/16

&

Last Amended: 06/13/16

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2607 Firearm restraining orders Stigmatizes MH Petitions for ex-parte gun restraining orders may be made by family, employer, coworker, mental health worker who has seen person as pt in prior 6 months … 06/21/16 Read second time. Ordered to third reading. Committee on Appropriations

DEAD

Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 03/17/16

OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2743 (Eggman (R)) Acute Psychiatric bed registry By 07/01/17 Dept. of Public Health shall develop web-based registry. 05/27/16
In committee: Held under submission.DEAD
Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 04/18/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-614 (Leno (D)) (Anderson (R)) Medi-Cal: Mental Health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification. Peer Certification.

DHCS has publically announced they will not open Medi-Cal billing.

DHCS has provided CBHDA with technical amendments.

CAMHPRO has responded to the technical amendments.

09/03/15 Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia Introduced: 02/27/15

&

Last Amended:  08/31/15

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-1273 (Moorlach) Crisis stabilizations units: funding Through the revisions we no longer oppose. We are now neutral. We do not support involuntary services.

This bill clarifies facilities can provide involuntary and voluntary services in the same facility.

06/30/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading. Introduced: 02/18/16

&

Last Amended: 06/30/16

NEUTRAL




June Matrix

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced &
Last Amended
Position
AB-59

(Waldron (R))

(Assembly: Eggman, Gallagher, Harper, Kim, Lackey, Mathis, Olsen, Steinorth)

(Senate: Anderson, Bates, Hall, Huff

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment Extends involuntary outpatient treatment, originally AB-1421 (“Laura’s Law”) from sun setting in January 2017 to January 2022.

CAMHPRO is against AB-1421 (IOT) and does not support an extension of AB-1421.

03/28/16

From committee chair, with author’s amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Senate Committee on Health.

Introduced: 12/09/14

&

Last Amended: 03/28/16

OPPOSED

AB-59 CAMHPRO opposition letter 04.20.15

AB-59 Further Oppose Letter 04.10.16

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-253

(Hernandez (D))

An act to add Section 987.010 to the Military and Veterans Code, and to amend Section 5845 and 14684 of WIC, relating to mental health Expands OAC Commission by 2 members who have specified mental health knowledge and experience to be appointed by the Governor.

Multi-layered bill, we are only watching one portion of the bill.

01/12/16 in committee:

Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Introduced: 02/09/15

&

Last Amended: 04/30/15

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1300

(Ridley-Thomas (R))

Mental health: involuntary commitment Removes civil and criminal liability from hospitals, medical staff, emergency transportation providers for action.

(unless person acts with gross negligence – extremely subjective). Bill is not transparent.

04/27/16

From committee chair, with author’s amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee.

Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.

Introduced: 02/27/15

&

Last Amended: 04/27/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1764

(Waldron (R))

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment.

CA Health Benefit Review Program: financial impacts

Would allow counties that authorize involuntary outpatient treatment to act jointly or contract with each other for IOT services.

Adds to existing law that UC’s CA Health Benefit Review Program also now includes in its analysis relevant data on impact of coverage or repeal of coverage of benefits.

No longer applicable Introduced: 02/03/16 OPPOSE

No longer applicable

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1836

(Maienschein (R))

Assembly: C. Garcia) (Senate: Wieckowski)

Mental health: conservatorship hearings Creates additional means to by which Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Conservatorship may be recommended to county conservatorship investigator.

Inappropriate and liberal investigations increasing the likelihood of more people being involuntarily detained or treated against their will. Another way to get people into unwanted treatment.

06/02/16

In Senate. Read first time. To Committee on Rules for assignment

Introduced: 02/09/16

&

Last Amended: 03/31/16

WATCHING OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1884

(Harper (R))

(Assembly: Gallagher, Olsen)

(Senate: Cannella)

Specialized license plates: mental health awareness Raise money for MH education to end stigma 05/07/16

In committee: Held under submission

Introduced: 02/11/16

&

Last Amended: 03/10/16

SUPPORT

AB-1884 Support Letter

04/18/16 CAMHPRO LETTER

CAMHPRO Signed on as part of CCMH letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1967

(Gains (R))

Local planning: precipitation: mental health facility NIMBYism

No new mental health treatment facility construction within 2000 ft of school or daycare.

In addition to NIMBYism – CAMHPRO would not support building a locked facility for treatment.

04/21/16

In committee: Set, first heaing.

Hearing canceled at the request of author

DEAD

Introduced: 02/12/16

&

Last Amended: n/a

OPPOSE

CAMHPRO signed on as part of CCMH letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2017

(McCarty (D))

College Mental Health Services Program *Establishes money be transferred from MHSA the college Mental Health Services Trust so the DHCS in consultation with CalMHSA will create grants for colleges and universities to improve access to mental health programs (PEI).

*$40 million a year allocated.

*Staff costs to DHCS of $240,000 for fiscal year 2016-17, and $364,000 ongoing for the length of the program (Mental Health Services Account).

*Sunsets January 1, 2022.

*CalMHSA to establish RFA and establish guidelines for applicants.

*Annual reporting of how funds used.

*Amount of grant to be determined by CalMHSA with no award exceeding more than $5 million per campus per application.

*College/university must meet dollar per dollar.

*Reporting of colleges only required until 1/1/22

06/06/16

In Senate. Read first time. To committee on Rules for assignment

Introduced: 02/16/16

&

Last Amended: 5/27/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2279

(Cooley (D))

Mental Health Services Act: county-by-county spending reports. Requires DHCS, MHSOAC, &CBHDA to develop and administer County-by-county MHSA revenue, expenditures, & comparisons.

Make available on OAC webpage.

Update annually.

06/01/16

In Senate. Read first time. To Committee on Rules for assignments

Introduced: 02/18/16

&

Last Amended: n/a

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2607 Firearm restraining orders Stigmatizes MH Petitions for ex-parte gun restraining orders may be made by family, employer, coworker, mental health worker who has seen person as pt in prior 6 months 06/02/16

In Senate. Read first time. To Committee on Rules for assignments

Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 03/17/16

OPPOSE

AB-2607 Oppose Letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2743

(Eggman (R))

Acute Psychiatric bed registry. By 07/02/17 Dept. of Public Health shall develop web-based registry. 05/27/16

In committee: Held under submission

Introduced: 02/19/16

&

Last Amended: 04/18/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-614

(Leno (D)) Andersen (R))

Medi-Cal: mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification Peer Certification.

DHCS has publically announced they will not open Medi-Cal billing.

DHCS has provided CBHDA with technical amendments.

CAMHPRO has responded to the technical amendments.

09//03/15

Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia.

Introduced: 02/27/15

&

Last Amended: 08/31/15

SUPPORT

07/06/15 CAMHPRO Letter

SB 614 History and Status 4.15.16

CAMHPRO SB614 Informative Page

CAMHPRO SB614 Webinar recordings

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-1273

(Moorlach)

Crisis stabilization units: funding Through the revisions we no longer oppose. We are no neutral. We do not support involuntary services.

This bill clarifies facilities can provide involuntary and voluntary services in the same facility

05/05/16

Referred to Committee on Health

Introduced: 02/18/16

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Last Amended: 04/19/16

OPPOSED

NEUTRAL

SB-1273 Oppose Letter

SB-1273 Neutral 04.19.16 Amendment




May 2016 Matrix

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-59 (Waldron(R))

(Assembly: Eggman, Gallagher, Harper, Kim, Lackey, Mathis, Olsen, Steinorth)

(Senate: Anderson, Bates, Hall, Huff)

Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment Extends involuntary outpatient treatment (“Laura’s Law”) from sun setting in January 2017 to January 2022 03/28/16

From committee chair, with author’s amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Health.

Introduced: 12/09/15

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Last Amended: 03/28/16

Oppose

AB 59 CAMHPRO opposition letter 04.20.15

AB 59 Further Opposed Letter 04.10.16

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-253 (Hernandez(D)) An act to add Section 987.010 to the Military and Veterans Code, and to amend Sections 5845 and 14684 of WIC, relating to mental health Expands OAC commission by 2 members who have specified mental health knowledge and experience to be appointed by the Governor. Multi-layered bill, we are only watching one portion of the bill 01/12/16

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Introduced: 02/09/15

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Last Amended: 4/30/15

Watching
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1300 (Ridley-Thomas (R)) Mental health: involuntary commitment Removes civil and criminal liability from hospitals, medical staff, emergency transportation, provides for actions. (unless person acts with gross negligence – extremely subjective 03/15/16

From committee chair, with author’s amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Health.

Introduced: 02/27/15

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Last Amended: 3/15/16

Watching
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1764 (Waldron (R)) Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment. CA Health Benefit Review Program: financial impacts Would allow counties that authorize involuntary outpatient treatment to act jointly or contract with each other for IOT services. Adds to existing law that UC’s CA Health Benefit Review Program also now includes in its analysis relevant data on impact of coverage or repeal of coverage of benefits. 04/07/16

Re-referred to Committee on Health.

Introduced: 02/03/16

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Last Amended: 03/18/16

OPPOSE

No longer applicable

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1836 (Maienschein (R))

(Assembly: C. Garcia)

(Senate: Wieckowski)

Mental health: conservatorship hearings

Creates additional means to by which Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship may be recommended to county conservatorship investigator.

Inappropriate and liberal investigations increasing the likelihood of more people being involuntarily detained or treated against their will. Another way to get people into unwanted treatment.

04/06/16

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to Appropriations. Suspense file.

Introduced: 02/09/16

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Last Amended: 03/31/16

WATCHING OPPOSE
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1884 Harper (R))

(Assembly: Gallagher, Olsen)

(Senate: Cannella)

Specialized license plates: mental health awareness. Raise money for MH education to end stigma. 04/06/16

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to Appropriations. Suspense file.

Introduced: 02/11/16

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Last Amended: 03/10/16

SUPPORT

AB-1884 Support Letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-1967 (Gaines (R)) Local planning: prohibition: mental health facility. NIMBYism No new mental health treatment facility construction within 2000 ft of school or daycare. 02/25/16

Referred to Committees on Local Government and Health.

Introduced: 02/12/16

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Last Amended: n/a

OPPOSE

(Letter as part as CCMH)

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2017 (McCarty (D)) College Mental Health Services Program. *Establishes money be transferred from MHSA to the State Treasury the College Mental Health Services Trust so the DHCS in consultation with CalMHSA will create grants for colleges and universities to improve access to mental health programs (PEI). No award shall exceed more than $5 million per campus per application.

*Colleges must have dollar per dollar match for funds.

*Proposes to transfer $40 million per year from MHSA Funds to College Mental Health Services Trust.

*Administrative costs associated with administering an approved program shall be limited to 5 percent for any grantee.

* The funding provided pursuant to this part shall not be used line 28 to supplant existing state or county funds utilized to provide mental line 29 health services. Author may amend bill to adopt provision regarding non-supplantation.

*Reporting of colleges only required until 1/1/22

04/07/16

Read second time and amended.

Introduced: 02/16/16

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Last Amended: 3/31/16

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2279 (Cooley (D)) Mental Health Services Act: county-by-county spending reports. Requires DHCS, MHSOAC, & CBHDA to develop and administer County-by-county MHSA revenue, expenditures, & comparisons. Make available on OAC webpage. Update annually. 04/06/16

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to Appropriations, Suspense file.

Introduced: 02/18/16

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Last Amended: n/a

SUPPORT
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2607 Firearm restraining orders. Stigmatizes MH
Petitions for ex-parte gun restraining orders may be made by family, employer, coworker, mental health worker who has seen person as pt in prior 6 months.
03/28/16

Re-referred to Committee on Public Safety.

Hearing:
04/19/16
9:00 a.m.,
Rm: 126

Introduced: 02/19/16

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Last Amended: 3/17/16

OPPOSE

AB 2607 Oppose Letter

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
AB-2743 (Eggman (R)) Acute Psychiatric bed registry. By 07/01/17 Dept. of Public Health shall develop web-based registry. 04/05/16

In committee. Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at request of author.

Hearing: 04/12/16

Introduced: 02/19/16

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Last Amended: n/a

WATCHING
Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-614 (Leno (D))
(Andersen (R))
Medi-Cal: mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification. Peer Certification.

DHCS has publically announced they will not open Medi-Cal billing.

DHCS has provided CBHDA with technical amendments.

09/03/15

Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Cristina Garcia.

Introduced: 02/27/15

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Last Amended: 8/31/15

SUPPORT

SB 614 Support Letter

Peer Certification Education

Bill Subject Implications Status Introduced & Last Amended Position
SB-1273
(Moorlach)
Crisis stabilization units: funding. Allows use of MHSA funding for involuntary holds.

Under amendment in Committee on Health.

03/28/16

From committee with author’s amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Health.

Hearing:
04/13/16,
1:30 p.m.,
Rm: 4203

Introduced: 02/18/16

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Last Amended: 3/28/16

OPPOSE

SB-1273 Oppose Letter