SB 1 (Steinberg) Sustainable Communities Investment Authority
Authorizes cities and counties to form a Sustainable Communities Investment Authority to adopt a Sustainable Communities Investment Plan for a Sustainable Communities Investment Area. This bill would also authorize the Authority to utilize tax increment financing for the Sustainable Communities Investment Area, as long as certain economic development and planning requirements are met. Read the full text of the bill here.
SB 189 (Monning) Health Care Coverage: Wellness Programs
Prohibits wellness programs that tie health outcomes to premiums and other cost-sharing mechanisms. Read the full text of the bill here.
Status: Re-referred to Senate Appropriations, hearing on May 20
SB 402 (DeLeon and Pavley) Baby-Friendly Hospitals
Requires California perinatal hospitals to be Baby Friendly by 2020 or adopt an equivalent process, recognized by the California Department of Public Health. The full text of the bill can be found here.
Sponsor: California WIC Association
Status: Passed Senate Appropriations Committee
SB 622 Sweetened Beverage Tax
Imposes a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drink distributors, with all revenues going to the Children’s Health Promotion Fund to be spent on childhood obesity prevention activities. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy is sponsoring this bill. Read the full text of the bill here.
Sponsor: California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee, hearing on May 20