Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Pushes Bill to Expand Cancer Prevention and Add HPV Treatment to State Family Planning Program
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Bill 1965, to require that the State Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program cover the costs of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The California Family PACT Program provides comprehensive family planning services to approximately 1.1 million low-income residents through a network of over 2,200 public and private providers. Services provided include comprehensive education, assistance, and health services related to family planning for both men and women.
Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, has been honored with a national Pacesetter Award from the Women’s Legislators’ Lobby for authoring and successfully enacting AJR 30 in 2018, a joint resolution calling on the Congress to pass legislation requiring a vote of Congress before the U.S. president can be the first to use nuclear weapons in a military conflict.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Chairs of the California Assembly and Senate Select Committees on Wine will hold a joint informational hearing Oct. 31 in Lodi, California
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), chairs the respective select committees, will lead two panel discussions. The first topic of discussion will provide an overview of Central Valley grape production. The second panel will talk about wine fermentation emissions and related air quality rules under consideration. Panelists will include local business, tourism, and wine industry representatives.
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Bill to Expand Access to Telehealth Care Signed by Governor Gavin Newsom
SACRAMENTO, CA – In his last day to act on legislation from the 2019 Session, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 744 by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). AB 744 is landmark legislation that requires true telehealth parity in coverage and reimbursement in California. This means that health plans must provide reimbursement to healthcare providers for performing covered services, regardless of whether the care is provided in-person or through telehealth.
“California, the technology leader in our nation and the world, should also lead on access to health services. Telehealth overcomes barriers to healthcare access by using technology to connect patients to their doctors, no matter where they live, what the demands of their jobs are, or what mobility challenges they may have,” said Aguiar-Curry. “By taking advantage of technological innovations in the healthcare industry, we can use our doctors’ time and expertise more efficiently while expanding access to all types of care for Californians.”
SACRAMENTO — This weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills by both of Lake County’s state representatives.
The governor signed 80 bills this weekend and vetoed over 120, wrapping up the 2019 legislative season. Among the bills signed were two introduced by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, and one by Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), both of whom represent Lake County at the capitol. Newsom also vetoed two Aguiar-Curry bills this weekend.
SACRAMENTO – On Thursday night Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 690, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters).
Assembly Bill 690 will increase access to pharmacy care in vulnerable and rural areas of California, by authorizing the use of telepharmacy in medically underserved areas and streamlining the process for pharmacies to reopen after a natural disaster.
The bill contains an urgency clause, which means its provisions go into effect immediately.
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Bill to Increase Access to Pharmacy Care Signed by Governor Gavin Newsom
SACRAMENTO, CA – Last night Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 690, authored by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). Assembly Bill 690 will increase access to pharmacy care in vulnerable and rural areas of California, by authorizing the use of telepharmacy in medically underserved areas and streamlining the process for pharmacies to reopen after a natural disaster.
Governor Signs Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry’s Legislation to Preserve Small Family Farms, Agricultural Open Space
SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 872 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) into law late last night. AB 872 addresses an inequity in California’s complicated property tax reassessment laws to help save small family farms.
AB 872 expands the existing change-in-ownership exclusion in property tax law, which allows property to be passed down from a parent to a child without being reassessed to a higher property tax value. This new protection will ensure that if a small, family-owned farm was incorporated prior to Prop 58, it will receive the same family heritage protections that proposition intended.
Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry’s environmental bill package passes Assembly Natural Resources Committee
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) authored and passed a suite of environmental policies through the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week with unanimous bipartisan support.
AB 144, AB 815, and AB 1237 will change the way the state of California looks at recycling, and treats and diverts organic waste for environmentally beneficial purposes.