Legislation

Legislative Session - 2019-2020

1) Authorizes reimbursement under the Medi-Cal program for a maximum of two visits taking place on the same day at a single federally qualified health center (FQHC) or rural health clinic (RHC) location if, after the first visit, the patient suffers illness or injury requiring additional diagnosis or treatment, or if the patient has a medical visit and a mental health visit or a dental visit, as defined. 2) Authorizes an FQHC or RHC that currently includes the cost of services of a medical visit and mental health visit as a single visit in establishing its FQHC or RHC rates to bill those…
Increases the disabled veterans' property tax exemption from $150,000 to $250,000 for taxpayers with "lower income" and doubles the exemption for all other disabled veterans from $100,000 to $200,000.  Raises the annual household income limit from $62,614 to $65,000 to qualify for the "lower income" exemption.  Currently, to be eligible, the veteran must obtain a United States Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating that either (1) rates the veteran's disability at 100% or (2) rates the veteran's disability compensation at 100% because the veteran is unable to secure and maintain…
Expands a provision of existing law that provides that a person convicted of animal abuse who receives probation is required to be ordered to pay for, and successfully complete, specified counseling.  Provides that this requirement applies to five additional animal abuse-related crimes, including overworking and neglecting animals and poisoning animals that are the property of another without authorization.  Requires the defendant to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation.  Retains existing law requirements that the treatment be at the defendant's expense, with a sliding scale fee…
This bill, would enact Brandon’s Law, which would prohibit an operator of a licensed alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility or a certified alcohol or other drug program from engaging in various acts, including making a false or misleading statement about the entity’s products, goods, services, or geographical locations. The bill would also prohibit a picture, description, staff information, or the location of an entity from being included on an internet website along with false contact information that surreptitiously directs the reader to a business that does not have a…