Dr. Pan’s Laws

Session 2011/2012:

AB-301 Medi-Cal: managed care. Protects California Children's Services, ensuring children with serious and chronic conditions have access to the specialized care they need.

AB-391 Secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers: electronic reporting. Create a statewide partnership to build an online reporting system allowing law enforcement, pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers to work together more effectively to track potentially stolen items.

AB-395 Newborn screening program. California newborn babies will now be screened for fatal Bubble Boy Disease, also known as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), as a permanent part of the state's newborn screening process.

AB-678 Medi-Cal: supplemental provider reimbursement. Allow local fire departments to receive approximately $90 million by empowering them to submit to the California Department of Health Care Services certified medical transport expenses that could then be submitted to the federal government for reimbursement.

AB-688 Food and drugs: sale. Prohibit stores from selling expired infant food and formula and over-the-counter medication that has lost important nutritional or pharmaceutical benefits

AB-905 Disposition of remains: authorized agent. Require California to recognize Defense Department (DD) Form 93 as an acceptable written instrument of will for all military service members.

AB-1168 Workers’ compensation: vocational expert fee schedule. Makes workers' compensation costs more predictable and creates certainty for employers by directing the Division of Workers' Compensation to develop a fee schedule for vocational experts that do not meet the criteria for existing fee schedules.

AB-1505 Department of Veterans Affairs: veterans’ benefits: reinstatement. Reinstate California veterans benefits, rescinded due to a discharge based solely on sexual orientation, automatically when the federal government does the same.  The bill also directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide resources from veteran’s legal services organizations that specialize in discharge upgrades and claims representation.

AB-1751 Child support: access to information. Requires that county child welfare agencies and county probation departments be given access to specified child support information related to the noncustodial parents of children who are subject to juvenile court proceedings

AB-1867 Health facilities: equipment standards.      Extends the implementation date of a prohibition on the use of an epidural connection that fits into a connection port other than the type for which it was intended

AB-1965 Land use. The bill provides that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) issuance of floodplain maps are not subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law, as specified, and provides that the state or any state agency is not liable for any claim based upon the reasonable exercise or performance of a discretionary or ministerial function or duty pursuant to this bill

AB-2020 Vehicles: driving under the influence: chemical tests. Removes the option of providing urine samples, and mandates blood tests, for determining the level of drug intoxication when a person is accused of driving under the influence of drugs.

AB-2109 Communicable disease: immunization exemption.  Ensure that parents receive accurate information about immunizations from a licensed health care practitioner before they decide if they will sign the form.

AB-2253 Clinical laboratory test results: electronic conveyance. Authorizes the conveyance of clinical laboratory test results relating to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test, presence of antigens indicating a hepatitis infection, abusing the use of drugs, or test results related to routinely processed tissues that reveal malignancy, as specified, by Internet posting or other electronic means to a patient where the patient requests the disclosure, the health care professional deems the disclosure as appropriate, and the health care professional has first discussed the results with the patient.     

AB-2058: Stop incentivizing fraudulent registrations by prohibiting anyone from paying individuals for each registration card they turn in.

ACR-11 Lunar New Year 4709 Celebration. Joins Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating February 3, 2011, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year 4709.

ACR-109 Rare Disease Day.  Proclaims February 29, 2012, as Rare Disease Day in California

ACR-133 Taiwanese American Heritage Week. Joins Taiwanese communities throughout California in celebrating Taiwanese American Heritage Week; declares that warm relations and bilateral exchange between California and Taiwan should grow; supports the goals of Taiwanese American Heritage Week; and recognizes the profound importance of Taiwanese Americans to California.

ACR-149 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Commends Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their notable accomplishments and outstanding service to the State of California and recognizes the month of May 2012 as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

ACR-164: California State University: chancellor selection process. Recruitment and selection process for the next Chancellor of the California State University (CSU) to be done in a publicly inclusive manner

AJR-30: Medicare: dental care.  Memorializes the President and Congress to enact appropriate legislation that would add comprehensive, preventative dental care coverage to Medicare benefits.

Session 2013/2014:

ABX1-2: Ch. 1 - Statutes of 2013-14 First Extraordinary Session. Reforms California’s individual market in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and applies its provisions to insurers regulated by the Department of Insurance (CDI) in the individual market; requires guaranteed issue of individual market health insurance policies; prohibits the use of preexisting condition exclusions; establishes open and special enrollment periods consistent with the California Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California); prohibits conditioning issuance or offering based on specified rating factors; prohibits specified marketing and solicitation practices consistent with small group requirements; requires guaranteed renewability of plans; and permits rating factors based on age, geographic region and family size only.  Makes conforming changes to California’s small group law enacted in AB 1083 (Monning, Chapter 852, Statutes of 2012).

AB 205: Ch. 766 - Statutes of 2013. Adds the board of retirement or board of investments of a retirement system established under the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 (‘37 Act) to the list of public retirement system boards that are authorized to prioritize investment in in-state infrastructure projects over alternative out-of-state projects if the investments are consistent with the board’s fiduciary responsibility.

AB 329: Ch. 325 - Statutes of 2013. Makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally use or sell software to circumvent a security measure, access control system, or other control or measure on a ticket seller’s Internet Web site that is used to ensure an equitable ticket buying process.

AB 511: Ch. 451 - Statutes of 2013. Creates the “American Red Cross, California Chapters Fund” and adds it to the state personal income tax return as a voluntary contribution fund.  The Office of Emergency Services will distribute the funds to the American Red Cross, California Chapters for disaster relief in California.

AB 538: Ch. 738 - Statutes of 2013. Requires a licensed firearm dealer to provide copies of the dealer's record of sale (DROS) to a firearm purchaser at the time of delivery.   

AB 539: Ch. 739 - Statutes of 2013. Allows a person who is temporarily prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm to transfer firearms in his/her possession or ownership to a licensed firearms dealer for storage during the period of prohibition.

AB 906: Ch. 744 - Statutes of 2013. Amends the Civil Service Act to prohibit the execution of those proposed personal services contracts until the state agency proposing to execute the contract permissible under specified conditions, without regard to cost savings, has notified all organizations that represent state employees who perform the type of work to be contracted.  Requires the Department of General Services (DGS) to establish a process to certify that notification.

AB 980: Ch. 663 - Statutes of 2013. Requires the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), to repeal certain regulations and sections of the California Building Standards Code that treat primary clinics differently depending on whether the clinics provide abortion services. 

AB 1180: Ch. 555 - Statutes of 2013. Makes a number of technical and clarifying changes to existing law governing practitioners engaged in body art in California including the business or performance of tattooing, body piercing, branding and the application of permanent cosmetics.  Makes technical changes to the requirements for the performance of ear piercing with a mechanical device.

AB 1255: Ch. 538 - Statutes of 2013. Authorizes a consumer cooperative corporation to (1) provide for preferred memberships and/or non-voting memberships in its articles of incorporation or bylaws; (2) divide a membership class into one or more series; and (3) authorize the board of directors to fix the rights, privileges, preferences, restrictions, and conditions attaching to any wholly unissued class or series of memberships.  Also, makes conforming changes to the laws governing consumer cooperative corporations. 

AB 1346: Ch. 774 - Statutes of 2013. Authorizes the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (SMFD) to contract under the Public Employees Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA), administered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), for a retiree health care vesting schedule that is not currently available in law.  This new schedule is subject to, and dependent upon, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the SMFD and the affected SMFD employees’ exclusive representative.  This applies only to SMFD employees hired on or after December 1, 2011 

Ch. 75-Statutes of 2014:  Regular Session. AB 2130: This bill repeals provisions of law enacted in 2013 that prohibits retail food employees from contacting exposed ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands, and replaces these provisions with the law that existed prior to the enactment of these provisions, which requires food employees to minimize bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods.

Ch. 265-Statutes of 2014: Regular Session. AB 1812: This bill expands the list of entities to which the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is required to disclose information it collects to include any subsidiary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, for the purposes of conducting a statutorily authorized activity.

ACR 13 - 25th Annual State Scientist Day Res. Chapter 74 - Statutes of 2013.

ACR 19 - Japanese American: discrimination Res. Chapter 104 - Statutes of 2013. 

AJR 19 - Veterans’ benefits. Res. Chapter 154, Statutes of 2013.

Introducing Legislation in Session 2015/2016:

SB 144: By bringing hundreds of millions of federal flood control dollars to our region, this bill will ensure the completion of projects along the American and Sacramento Rivers and projects to protect the Natomas floodplain that have been years in the making.

SB 145: Protects against inappropriate use of 911 emergency services by prohibiting hospitals from using such services to transport a patient with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, out of their care.

SB 277: By abolishing the personal belief exemption that allows parents to opt their child out of required immunizations for various diseases, SB 277 will ensure that all children can safely attend school. 

SB 312: Makes the process for applying for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program (CalWORKs) more efficient and cost effective by allowing the required personal interview of the applicant to take place over the telephone or through electronic means.  

SB 373: Would boost the number of full-time faculty at California Community Colleges by requiring them to maintain a full-time faculty percentage of 75 percent or higher. 

SB 424:  By giving college and university police departments the authority to use recording devices like “Body Cameras” or “pre-text phone calls,” SB 424 will give our officers a powerful tool as they protect colleges and the surrounding communities. These devices, which virtually all other police entities in the state have the authority to wear, will help campus police during their investigations into serious crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, theft and murder. 

SB 435: This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish the “patient centered medical home” health care delivery model.

SB 453: This bill strengthens rehabilitation efforts in our correctional system by giving state hospitals flexibility to offer needed therapies in a manor best suited for patients. 

SB 480: Businesses that rent out heavy equipment, such as bobcats and bulldozers, are faced with arbitrary and inconsistent taxing policies that vary between the 58 counties.  This bill will streamline taxing policies and bring consistency for such businesses that operate in more than one city and county. 

SB 528: Protects local businesses against unfair state leasing agreements by establishing a minimum standard time frame for such state building leases. 

SB 530: This bill will create standards for inspection and safety measures for pedal-powered quadricycle operations, or “beer bikes” and prohibit the consumption of an alcoholic beverage on the bike unless the local jurisdiction authorizes consumption giving power to local government.

SB 533: This bill requires businesses to pay their sales tax revenue to the city or county they operate in and not get a discount by paying those taxes to an unrelated city or county that may offer them a “rebate”.

SB 534: This bill is modeled after legislation Dr. Pan authored that brought cash-strapped fire departments in California more than $90 million in new federal.  This bill will bring millions more in federal dollars to offset the cost to cash-strapped communities to provide emergency medical transportation services.

SB 535: This bill is meant to encourage economic development in the downtown area of the City of Sacramento through a partnership between the City of Sacramento, and the federal government.

SB 563: Will require more transparency in the process of reviewing, approving and denying medical care to injured workers.

SB 572: Requires that before a school district closes a school, that the governing board of a school board appoints a school district advisory committee to advise the board on policies and procedures governing such a closure.   

SB 573: This bill will provide unprecedented access to information by requiring California to adopt an open-data policy and creates a Chief Data Officer for the State of California. 

SB 574: Would put an end to the University of California’s practice of keeping the public in the dark on two of their largest venture capital investments: Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (Kleiner Perkins) and Sequoia Capital (Sequoia). The measure would require that the University of California obtain performance information for their investments in Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia, just as they do with their other investments.   

SB 591: By increasing the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, this bill would help save lives by reducing smoking rates among California’s youth as well as generate $1.5 billion in new revenue per year that will go toward expanding medical and treatment services.

SB 600: Currently the Unruh Civil Rights Act prohibits businesses from discriminating based on race and other protected categories. This bill would provide these much-needed protections immigrants by adding immigration status, citizenship, and language.

SB 610: Community healthcare clinics are an essential part of our healthcare system, providing quality, cost-effective care to millions of people with coverage through Medi-Cal as well as our most vulnerable populations such as seniors on a fixed-income. Many of these clinics are struggling to stay open because the state does not process claims for federal Medi-Cal reimbursements in a timely manor. This bill will require the state to live up to its bargain by maintain a processing schedule that the clinics can count on. 

SB 669: This bill would protect limited state funds by limiting the ability the California State University (CSU) System to hire private contractors for services that could otherwise be performed by CSU employees. 

SB 686: This bill would allow sworn peace officers employed by the University of California system to exercise their right to join a union and other important due process rights enjoyed by other UC staff members.

SB 732: This bill maintains California’s environmentally critical high-recycled content standard for glass bottles and other containers by prohibiting any discounts on fees for any beverage manufacturer that does not meet or exceed strict standards.

SCR 4: Declares a week in January as Physician Anesthesiologists Week and emphasizes the importance that anesthesiologists play in the millions of operations and medical procedures each year. 

SCR 18: Recognizes the excellent public service that the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force performs in combating the underground economy in California.

SJR 7: Urges the President and Congress to lift the freeze on funding for physician residency programs.  

SB 294: ensures that returning veterans know of their right to state pension credit for their periods of active military service.

SB 563: will increase transparency and accountability within the workers’ compensation review process by ensuring that there are no inappropriate incentives for doctors to modify, delay, or deny requests for medically necessary services.

SB 877: will require the State Department of Public Health to collect data on violent deaths so the state can better understand and prevent fatal violence in our communities. 

SB 947: removes barriers for needy families to participate in California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program (CalWORKs) by allowing them to be interviewed on the phone or through electronic means in lieu of an in-person interview.

SB 977: protects California’s children from second-hand smoke by banning tobacco products within 250 feet of youth sporting events.

SB 1058: ensures that hospital police supervisors receive salary and benefits that are at least generally the economic equivalent to the salary and benefits granted to the employees they supervise—making it easier for state hospitals to recruit and retain qualified employees.

SB 1095: makes sure that all newborn babies are tested for rare diseases that would otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated by making sure that California follows the federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel’s recommendations. This bill would save lives and allow for cost-effective medical treatment.

SB 1189: would require all autopsies to be conducted by a forensic pathologist. Additionally, if law enforcement personnel was directly involved with the care and custody of an individual who died in their care, then they will not be allowed inside the autopsy room during the performance of the autopsy.

SB 1238: would allow health care providers in state correctional facilities to publish and learn from medical data in order to provide higher quality health care for the more than 127,000 inmates they serve.