LCHC prioritizes and supports legislation and policy that prevents disease and injury promote conditions that increase health equity and health justice.
The following list of bills span across chronic disease prevention efforts and are bills that we support during the 2015 legislative session. Click here for a glossary of legislative terms.
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|Bill Number & Author||Summary||Position||Status|
|AB 2782 (Bloom)||Healthy CA Fund
AB 2782 will require a 2 cents-per-ounce fee on sugary drinks. The revenue from this health impact fee will equip the state with dedicated resources to invest in communities that are disproportionately impacted by type 2 diabetes, dental disease, heart disease & stroke, and related sugary drink consumption diseases.You can show your support by signing on to this letter or downloading and sending your own letter of support.
|CO-SPONSOR||ASSEMBLY – Health|
|California Nutrition Incentives Matching Grant Program Budget Proposal
The CA Nutrition Incentives Matching Grant Program was created by AB 1321 (Ting) and is housed in the State Office of Farm to Fork. This proposal asks for a $5 million investment in California’s Nutrition Incentive Program to scale up Market Match, boost healthy food access and provide much needed support to our farmers and farm workers, who are struggling through the drought.You can show your support by signing on to the Nutrition Incentive Petition or sending your own letter of support.
|CO-SPONSORFact Sheet||Pending hearing date in the State Assembly and Senate Budget Committees|
Last Updated – 3/11/2016