California Legislative Updates2022-02-22T10:03:58-08:00

California Legislative Updates

1505, 2023

State Budget Update

May 15th, 2023|

Governor Newsom just released his revised 2023-24 state budget (aka "The May Revision"). Since the release of his January budget proposal, monthly revenue shortfalls have continued, which have contributed to the May Revision General Fund revenue estimate shortfall of $8.4 billion (before transfers and adjustments). The additional budget shortfall at [...]

105, 2023

Gravely Disabled / MHSA Revamp

May 1st, 2023|

SB 43 (Eggman) was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. CSAP Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Dr. Emily Wood provided lead witness testimony in support. You may view the committee analysis here. The bill passed unanimously. Last week, we reported that the Newsom Administration would release detailed documents with respect to [...]

2104, 2023

CSAP Advocacy Day

April 21st, 2023|

CSAP held a virtual lobby day today. Participants heard from Senators Susan Eggman and Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Corey Jackson, and Stephanie Welch, Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health with the California Health and Human Services Agency. All four discussions were interactive and informative - and all five District Branches were represented [...]

804, 2023


April 8th, 2023|

The Legislature will return from Spring Recess on Monday, April 10. Policy committees will be in full swing as legislators work to get their bills heard before the Policy Committee deadline in May. Here is a glance at where CSAP's sponsored and co-sponsored bills are in the legislative process: -AB 29 (Gabirel) Firearms: [...]

604, 2023

SB 43 (Eggman) Advances in the Legislature 

April 6th, 2023|

CSAP's co-sponsored SB 43 (Eggman), which proposes to rewrite California's definition of grave disability, passed through the Senate Health Committee Wednesday afternoon on a 12-0 vote. CSAP Government Affairs Committee (GAC) member Aaron Meyer (SDPS) was one of the two lead witnesses on the bill along with a representative of the [...]

2503, 2023

Governor Proposes Mental Health Bond and Changes to the Mental Health Services Act

March 25th, 2023|

Sunday afternoon, Governor Newsom, in partnership with Senator Eggman, proposed a 2024 ballot initiative to "improve how California treats mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness: A bond to build state-of-the-art mental health treatment residential settings in the community to house Californians with mental illness and substance use disorders and to [...]

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