The Legislative Session began January 7, 2013-this is the beginning of a 2-year bill cycle.
During the first part of a new bill cycle, the Legislative Advisory Committee under the leadership of Meredith Cooney, will review all proposed bills and select those they will Support, Watch, or Oppose. They will be guided by our legislative advocate, Tricia Hunter. Once the final bills, the Council will be watching are determined, a bill folder will be posted and updated on a regular basis.
We have provided a detailed calendar for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. This document includes schedules for the regular sessions, holiday breaks, weekly committee schedules, Assembly standing committees, and schedules for sub-committees.
Bills & Bill Folders: Bill Folders for this legislative cycle will be posted when they become available.
SB491: On August 30 SB 491 failed in the CA Assembly Appropriations Committee
SB 491 (Hernandez) would permit nurse practitioners in CA to practice autonomously without physician supervision. Review an analysis of this bill. Hearing on this bill will be 4.29.13. There is discussion about joining it with SB 492 and 294. As of 5.14.13 this bill passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be heard by the full Senate by May 31st. As of 5.28.13, SB 491 passed the Senate and will now move to the Assembly.
8.30.13 Status Report
5.25.13 Status Report
5.24.13 Status Report from Assembly Appropriations Committee
5.16.13 Status Report
5.14.13 Status Report
5.8.13 Status Report
5.7.13 Status Report
5.6.13 Status Report
4.30.13 Status Report
4.18.13 Status Report
4.12.13 Status Report
4.11.13 Status Report
4.9.13 Status Report
Report from CA BRN: Reports from BRN meetings will be posted here when they become available.
Health Care Reform Information:
Covered California (formerly California Health Care Benefit Exchange)
Annual Report as of 1.8.2013 provided by Peter Lee.
General Legislative Information:
Legislative Tool Kit:
Want to get involved in the legislative process?
Don’t know what to do?
Through our legislative liaison, Tricia Hunter, we are providing a tool kit rich with information to get you started. Each item in the tool kit is listed separately to make it easier to pick and choose. All together you will have a powerful information source.
All nursing statutes are under the Business & Profession Codes and they can be accessed by going to www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html.