Finance

Pending
AB 2098 (Garcia, D-Coachella)
Support
Passed the Assembly floor on May 23. June 26 hearing in the Senate Health Committee.

AB 2098 would extend repayment conditions for non-designated public hospitals with loans from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund. 

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben McGowan

Job title:
Vice President Legal Counsel
Phone number:
916-552-7642
Pending
AB 2637 (Schiavo, D-Santa Clarita)
Support
Passed the Assembly floor on May 21.June 26 hearing in the Senate Health Committee.

AB 2637 would allow the California Health Facilities Financing Authority to issue long-term working capital financing by removing the limitation that loans be repaid within 24 months. The bill would also allow the authority to establish financial eligibility standards for working capital loans.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben McGowan

Job title:
Vice President Legal Counsel
Phone number:
916-552-7642
Passed
SB 136 (Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)
Follow
Signed by the governor on March 25.

SB 136 authorizes changes to the managed care organization tax that will result in approximately $1.5 billion in new revenue to help the state maintain and improve the Medi-Cal program.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben McGowan

Job title:
Vice President Legal Counsel
Phone number:
916-552-7642
Not Passed
SB 1269 (Padilla, D-El Centro)
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Failed to pass the Senate Health Committee by the May 3 deadline.

SB 1269 would have established a definition for “safety net hospital” and stated the Legislature’s intent that policymakers use this definition when crafting policy related to these hospitals.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben McGowan

Job title:
Vice President Legal Counsel
Phone number:
916-552-7642
Pending
SB 1511 (Senate Health Committee)
Support
Passed the Senate floor on May 23. June 18 hearing in the Assembly Health Committee.

SB 1511 would, among other things, extend the deadline for state agencies implementing the Distressed Hospital Loan Program to spend or encumber resources for administering the program from June 30, 2026, to Dec. 31, 2031, the last day the program is in effect under current law. This extension would ensure the state agencies have the resources to perform essential workload through the life of the program.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben Johnson

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7620