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2014 State Senate Legislative Scorecard

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California advocates on a number of legislative and regulatory issues that impact reproductive health, women’s health and rights, sexual health education, access to affordable and quality health care. The PPAC Legislative Scorecard is designed to provide the public with information about how their state legislators voted on bills on these important issues. Below are the bills that represented PPAC’s highest priorities in 2014 and the rating for each legislator based on their votes.

Office Holder

District

Rating

Joel Anderson (R) 36 33%
Jim Beall (D) 15 100%
Tom Berryhill (R) 14 33%
Marty Block (D) 39 100%
Ron Calderon (D) 30 SUSPENDED
Anthony Canella (R) 12 43%
Ellen M. Corbett (D) 10 100%
Lou Correa (D) 34 71%
Kevin de León (D) 22 100%
Mark DeSaulnier (D) 7 100%
Noreen Evans (D) 2 100%
Jean Fuller (R) 18 29%
Ted Gaines (R) 1 25%
Cathleen Galgiani (D) 5 75%
Loni Hancock (D) 9 100%
Ed Hernandez (D) 24 100%
Jerry Hill (D) 13 100%
Ben Hueso (D) 40 100%
Bob Huff (R) 29 29%
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) 19 100%
Stephen Knight (R) 21 29%
Ricardo Lara (D) 33 100%
Mark Leno (D) 11 100%
Ted Lieu (D) 28 100%
Carol Liu (D) 25 100%
Holly Mitchell (D) 26 100%
Bill Monning (D) 17 100%
Mike Morrell (R) 23 25%
Jim Nielsen (R) 4 25%
Alex Padilla (D) 20 100%
Fran Pavley (D) 27 100%
Richard Roth (D) 31 71%
Darrell Steinberg (D) 6 100%
Norma Torres (D) 32 100%
Andy Vidak (R) 16 44%
Mimi Walters (R) 37 33%
Lois Wolk (D) 3 70%
Roderick Wright (D) 35 SUSPENDED
Mark Wyland (R) 38 44%
Leland Y. Yee (D) 8 SUSPENDED

Description of Scored Legislation

Privacy Breach Notification
AB 1755 (Gomez): improves notification requirements for breaches in medical information. PPAC sponsored AB 1755, which passed and was signed into law.

Medical Assistants
AB 1841 (Mullin): allows Medical Assistants to hand over pre-labeled, pre-packaged medications. PPAC sponsored AB 1841, which passed and was signed into law.

Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rate Restoration
AB 1805 (Skinner/Pan): would have repealed the 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal provider reimbursements, which were enacted in 2011 and went into effect in 2014. PPAC supported AB 1805, which failed passage.

Streamlining the Medi-Cal Enrollment Process
AB 2051 (Gonzalez/Bocanegra): streamlines the Medi-Cal provider enrollment process by requiring DPH to issue a license to an affiliate clinic within 30 days of receiving a completed application. PPAC supported AB 2051, which passed and was signed into law.

Contraceptive Equity Act
SB 1053 (Mitchell): requires health insurance plans to provide coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products beginning in January 2016. PPAC supported SB 1053, which passed and was signed into law.

Hospital Mergers – Preservation of Reproductive Health Services
SB 1094 (Lara): would have extended the amount of time (from 60 to 90 days) that the Attorney General has to review the complex documents associated with hospital mergers. PPAC supported SB 1094, which passed by the Legislature but was vetoed by the Governor.

Repeal of the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant
SB 899 (Mitchell): would have repealed the maximum family grant rule in the state’s “welfare to work” program, thereby increasing a family’s CalWORKs monthly aid grant with any additional children born. PPAC supported SB 899, which failed passage.

Health Care for All
SB 1005 (Lara): would have extended access to health coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status. PPAC supported SB 1005, which failed passage.

Abortion: Sex Selection
AB 2336 (Grove): would have restricted access to abortion services under the guise of “sex selection.” PPAC opposed AB 2336, which failed passage.

Anti-Abortion State Budget Amendments
SB 857 (Senate Budget Committee): Three amendments were proposed to the state budget health ‘trailer’ bill that would have: 1) restricted Medi-Cal funding of abortions; 2) prohibited abortions for the purposes of sex selection; and, 3) prohibited taxpayer funded abortions for minors without parental consent. PPAC opposed all three amendments, which were laid on the table.

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