Federal News & Legislative Updates

211, 2020

Grave Disability, Inadequately Defined in California

November 2nd, 2020|

PPAC’s Friday Blast - 10.30.2020 Grave disability. "Grave disability: A condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter." Forgotten. This week a cataclysmic election bears down, potentially changing the character of [...]

2808, 2020

Advocate Now, AB 890 in Danger of Passage by the Senate

August 28th, 2020|

Developments related to AB 890:  Awaiting a vote on the floor of the Senate. That vote may move AB 890 to the Assembly for a vote of concurrence in Senate amendments! We must use a backup strategy right now!! AB 890. Fellow advocates. Constituents should target the following Assemblymembers. It [...]

2208, 2020

Countdown to Session Plagued by Pandemic Complexities

August 22nd, 2020|

AB 890. Assemblymember Wood’s Nurse Practitioner bill moved off the suspense file to the Senate floor. I am busy lining up appointments with key senators to convince them to help prevent its passage. Chalk up one who has pledged not to vote yes on it. Political calculus on votes tells us we need to keep up [...]

1608, 2020

AB 890

August 16th, 2020|

AB 890. The clock is ticking as AB 890 sits in the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing out of the Senate Business and Professions Committee, 7-1. Lobbyists will meet this afternoon after publication time (August 14), after having met last Monday (August 10) to conduct a postmortem. The consensus was the opposition [...]

708, 2020

Help Needed

August 7th, 2020|

AB 890. Nurse Practitioner Bill Amended and set for hearing. Saturday, August 8 at 11am. Teleconference participation instructions HERE for your “me too” testimony. Live-streaming will be available at for you to observe. AB 890 is first up on the agenda in a special order of business. Expect the special order of business to [...]

2407, 2020

Policy Fatalities of Covid-19

July 24th, 2020|

COVID-19 crossfire. Winning will have to wait for 2021. A COVID-19 crossfire ended the forward progress of CPA sponsored AB 1976 and AB 2015. In preparing to reconvene on the July 27th ending of an enforced recess both houses notified bill authors about bills moving forward. Or not. CPA’s won’t. Merit. Neither AB 1976 (Eggman) nor [...]