Boy Scouts attend a Memorial Day event in Los Angeles in May. A bill under consideration by the California Legislature would take away the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scouts attend a Memorial Day event in Los Angeles in May. A bill under consideration by the California Legislature would take away the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters/Landov
The Legislature has two short weeks to pass bills before this session ends on Sept. 13. Legislative committees have pretty much finished with their work for this session.
Over the next 10 days, a number of health-related bills will get their final floor votes in the state Assembly and Senate.
One of them is a proposal to expand independence of practice for pharmacists. SB 493 by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) passed out of Appropriations last week and is waiting for an Assembly floor vote.
KQED Boy Scouts on the Verge of Losing California Tax Breaks September 3, 2013, 5:30 am • Posted by Scott Detrow Email Share Twitter Facebook 0 Comments Beginning next year, the Boy Scouts of America will allow openly gay youth to join as members. But the Scouts’ policy change doesn’t go far enough for Democratic lawmakers in California.
The measure would be the latest in a long line of California bills strengthening gay rights. It has cleared the Senate and three Assembly committees, and now awaits a final Assembly vote.
Southgate-Lynwood Patch.com State Senator Honors Lynwood Councilwoman Posted by Alejandro Lopez de Haro (Editor) , August 12, 2013
By Patch Staff
State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-33rd district) surprised Lynwood City Councilwoman Maria Santillan-Beas during the festivities of National Night Out 2013 Against Crime after presenting her with a Certificate of Recognition for her Outstanding Contributions to Lynwood’s Social Services Organizations.
Long Beach Press Telegram By Eric Bradley, Press-Telegram
The California Assembly will soon vote on a controversial bill by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, that would end state tax exemptions for the Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups if their membership policies discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Lara’s office said the legislation, Senate Bill 323, could be acted on this week or next. The final day of the session is Sept. 13.
Sen. Ricardo Lara’s (D-Long Beach) bill that protects modern and efficient processing of workers-compensation pharmacy claims was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. on Aug. 19. SB 146 ensures injured workers have access to necessary medications by removing an unnecessary requirement for workers-compensation pharmacy claims to include a copy of a prescription.
Sacramento, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill (SB) 146, which removes the requirement imposed on pharmacies and payors to submit a copy of the prescription with every workers’ compensation claim. The bill will take effect immediately.