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SB-162 Pulmonary hypertension task force.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/30/2020 11:39 AM
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Corrected  July 09, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  July 27, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 162


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

January 24, 2019


An act to add Chapter 11.9 (commencing with Section 8869.100) to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to local bonds. An act to add and repeal Section 104101 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 162, as amended, Galgiani. State Board of Equalization: oversight of local voter approved bonds. Pulmonary hypertension task force.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to conduct a program for the control of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension and that includes pulmonary hypertension.
This bill would require the department to establish a pulmonary hypertension task force for the purpose of aggregating and disseminating the latest information and research relating to pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension, as specified. The bill would specify the composition and duties of the task force, including developing and updating a comprehensive strategic plan to improve health outcomes for individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension. The bill would require the task force to submit a report to the Governor’s office and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2021, and again on or before January 1, 2023. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2023.

The California Constitution establishes the State Board of Equalization and vests the board with various powers, duties, and responsibilities related to the administration of taxes imposed on property, insurance, and alcoholic beverages. Existing law authorizes local entities to issue bonds for various purposes.

This bill would require, by January 1, 2022, and January 1 of each year thereafter, a local agency to transmit specified data related to the issuance of any bonds by that local agency pursuant to the authorization of any local bond act, as defined, to the State Board of Equalization, including the amount of debt authorized by the local bond act. The bill would require, by December 31, 2022, and by December 31 of each year thereafter, the board to aggregate the data received in a report to the Legislature and make the report available on the board’s internet website.

This bill would require the State Board of Equalization to hold an annual public meeting at which local oversight committees are required to appear and report on progress, problems, or other concerns related to the bond issuances that those committees oversee. The bill would require the board to issue a report by December 31, 2022, and by December 31 every two years thereafter, to the Legislature and the Little Hoover Commission on the findings of the board from the public meetings, and identify within that report best practices and recommendations for future local bond oversight.

By imposing new reporting duties on local agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YESNO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 104101 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

104101.
 (a) The department shall establish a pulmonary hypertension task force for the purpose of aggregating and disseminating the latest information and research relating to pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(b) The task force shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop and update a summary of the advances made in research on, and treatment and diagnosis of, pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(2) Develop and update a summary of the advances made in access to care for individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(3) Monitor pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension, research, services, and support activities across the state, including coordination of the state’s activities and programs with respect to pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(4) Develop and update a comprehensive strategic plan to improve health outcomes for individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including recommendations on how to do all of the following:
(A) Advance research on pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(B) Improve the transplantation criteria and process concerning both lung transplants and heart and lung transplants for individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension.
(C) Improve public awareness and recognition of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(D) Improve health care delivery for individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(E) Improve the early and accurate diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(F) Systematically advance the full spectrum of biomedical research on pulmonary hypertension, including pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(5) Develop and update the progress made in implementing the comprehensive strategic plan developed pursuant to paragraph (4).
(c) The task force shall be composed of the following members:
(1) The Secretary of California Health and Human Services or a designee, who shall serve as the chair of the task force.
(2) The State Public Health Officer or a designee.
(3) The Insurance Commissioner or a designee.
(4) The Director of the Department of Managed Health Care or a designee.
(5) The Director of Health Care Services or a designee.
(6) Nine additional members to be appointed by the secretary as follows:
(A) Three health care providers, including at least one physician and one cardiologist, who care for individuals with pulmonary hypertension or pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(B) Two representatives from a commercial health insurance plan or managed care organization operating in the state.
(C) One individual with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension or the parent or guardian of an individual with a diagnosis of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(D) One representative of a pharmaceutical company that manufactures a drug or device for detecting, preventing, or treating pulmonary hypertension.
(E) One representative of a research, advocacy, or support organization primarily serving individuals with a diagnosis of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
(F) One representative of a research, advocacy, or support organization primarily serving individuals with a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension.
(d) Members of the task force shall serve without compensation. All administrative requirements for the production of the reports shall be completed by the California Health and Human Services Agency.
(e) The task force shall submit a report to the Governor’s office and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2021, and again on or before January 1, 2023. The reports shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.Chapter 11.9 (commencing with Section 8869.100) is added to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
11.9.State Board of Equalization Oversight of Local Bonds
8869.100.

For purposes of this chapter:

(a)“Board” means the State Board of Equalization.

(b)“Bond proceeds” means the proceeds generated from the issuance of bonds authorized by a local bond act.

(c)“Local agency” means any county, city, city and county, including a charter city or county, school district, or any special district.

(d)“Local bond act” means any bonded indebtedness regardless of state law or charter that requires voter approval, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and bonds issued pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5).

(e)“Local oversight committee” means any committee, governing body, or any other group established by a local bond act to authorize the issuance of bonds exceeding ____ dollars ($____) or to otherwise provide oversight on the expenditure of the bond proceeds.

(f)“Reporting period” means the period from January 1 to December 31 of the year prior to the date any data required by Section 8869.101 is due.

8869.101.

(a)By January 1, 2022, and January 1 of each year thereafter, a local agency shall transmit the following data related to the issuance of any bonds by that local agency pursuant to the authorization of any local bond act to the board:

(1)The purposes for which the bond proceeds may be used.

(2)The amount of debt authorized by the local bond act.

(3)The amount of debt issued pursuant to the local bond act during the reporting period.

(4)The amount of debt proceeds allocated during the reporting period, the purposes for which it was allocated, and the amount of any debt proceeds remaining at the end of the reporting period.

(5)The total amount of debt proceeds allocated since authorization of the local bond act.

(6)The amount of debt authorized but not issued at the end of the reporting period.

(b)By December 31, 2022, and by December 31 of each year thereafter, the board shall aggregate the data received pursuant to subdivision (a) in a report to the Legislature. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795. The report shall also be made available on the board’s internet website.

8869.102.

(a)The board shall hold an annual public meeting at which local oversight committees shall be required to appear and report on progress, problems, or other concerns related to the bond issuances that those committees oversee.

(b)(1)The board shall issue a report by December 31, 2022, and by December 31 every two years thereafter, to the Legislature and the Little Hoover Commission on the findings of the board from the public meetings held pursuant to subdivision (a), and shall identify within that report best practices and recommendations for future local bond oversight such as recommending specified milestones or specified uses of bond funds to be included in future local bond acts.

(2)The board shall submit the report described in paragraph (1) to the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795.

SEC. 2.

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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CORRECTIONS:
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