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2018 Legislation

2018 Legislative Achievements - Bills Signed into Law

Assembly Bill 2311 – International Doctor Residency
Makes permanent the UCLA’s International Medical Graduate Program - a leading producer in the state of family medicine physicians, especially those who are bilingual and can work in disadvantaged and underserved communities.

Assembly Bill 626 (co-author) – Homemade Food Operations Act
Home cooks can run small homemade food operations, making it the first law of its kind in the United States.

Assembly Bill 2499 – Limiting Health Insurance Profits
California insurance companies must now spend at least 80% of their premium income on patient care, and not on administrative costs or profits. Also ensures that the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) is not undercut, despite changes in federal efforts to lower that ratio.

Assembly Bill 2468 – Enforcing Bee Registration
Mandates bee farmers and anyone else who moves bees into the state register them or face stiff financial penalties, and protects bees from nearby chemical spray treatment of crops.

Senate Bill 895 (principal co-author) – Vietnamese, Hmong and Cambodian Curriculum
California schools must adopt a K-12th grade curriculum by 2023 that covers three areas of study: the Vietnamese American refugee experience, the 1975-1979 genocide that killed 2M Cambodians, and Hmong history/cultural studies.