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Recent State Legislation

The following is a list of bills signed into law in the corresponding Legislative Session. This list only reflects bills that generally relate to older adults and adults with disabilities and/or programs that the CA Department of Aging administers. Legislation specifically addressing programs and services administered by other departments in the Health and Human Services Agency are not included in this list.

List of Bills
Bill No. Author Description of Issue Legislative Session
AB 2719 Irwin Revises Older Californians Act definition to include cultural or social isolation caused by sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression 2017-2018
SB 1191 Huesco Requires local law enforcement agencies and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs to revise or include specified information regarding elder and dependent adult abuse in their policy manuals. 2017-2018
AB 1811/SB 845 Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review Implements the provisions in the State Budget for FY 2018-19. Key provisions include:  Eliminating the Cash Out of the Supplemental Nutrition Benefit (SNB) Program benefit so that adults age 65 and adults with disabilities who are SSI/SSP eligible can receive SNB benefits.  Increases the annual base funding allocation for California’s local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs from $35,000 to $100,000 through increased General Fund expenditures. 2017-2018
AB-275 Wood Long-term care facilities: requirements for changes resulting in the inability of the facility to care for its residents 2016-2017
AB-384 Irwin The Qualified ABLE Program: tax-advantaged savings accounts 2016-2017
AB-611 Dababneh Mandated reporters of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult: powers of attorney 2016-2017
AB-519 Levine Personal income tax: California Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund 2016-2017
AB-713 Chu Continuing care retirement facilities: transfers of residents 2016-2017
AB-940 Weber Long-term health care facilities: notice 2016-2017
AB-1200 Cervantes Aging and Disability Resource Connection program 2016-2017
SB-218 Dodd The Qualified ABLE Program: tax-advantaged savings accounts 2016-2017
SB-219 Wiener Long-term care facilities: rights of residents 2016-2017
SB-413 Morrell Dementia: major neurocognitive disorder 2016-2017
SB-449 Monning Skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities: training programs 2016-2017
AB-168 Maienschein Mental health: community-based services 2015-2016
AB-436 Jones Guardian or conservator: powers and duties 2015-2016
AB-601 Eggman Residential care facilities for the elderly: licensing and regulation 2015-2016
AB-637 Campos Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms 2015-2016
AB-643 Nazarian Emergency services: Silver Alerts 2015-2016
AB-664 Dodd Medi-Cal: universal assessment tool report 2015-2016
AB-959 Chiu Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act 2015-2016
AB-1211 Mainschein Health care facilities: congregate living health facility 2015-2016
AB-1387 Chu Care facilities: civil penalties, deficiencies, and appeal procedures 2015-2016
AB-1836 Maienschein Mental health: referral of conservatees 2015-2016
AB-2231 Calderon Care facilities: civil penalties 2015-2016
AB-2366 Dababneh Long-term care insurance 2015-2016
AB-2721 Rodriguez Elder and dependent adult fraud: informational notice 2015-2016
AJR-8 Brown Older Americans Act of 1965 2015-2016
AJR-35 Brown Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: cash-out policy 2015-2016
ACR-38 Brown California Task Force on Family Caregiving 2015-2016
SB-196 Hancock Elder abuse: protective orders 2015-2016
SB-269 Roth Disability access 2015-2016
SB-352 Block Elder abuse 2015-2016
SB-575 Liu Long-term care insurance 2015-2016
SB-613 Allen State Department of Public Health: dementia guidelines: workgroup 2015-2016
SB-675 Liu Hospitals: family caregivers 2015-2016
SB-1065 Monning Dismissal or denial of petitions to compel arbitration: appeals: Elder and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act 2015-2016
SB-1091 Liu Long-term care insurance 2015-2016
SB-1212 Hueso “2-1-1” information and referral network 2015-2016
SB-1234 De Leon Retirement Savings Plans 2015-2016
SB-1384 Liu California Partnership for Long-Term Care Program 2015-2016