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2019-20 Legislative Update
The California Legislature has hit their stride making significant progress on the 2,500 bills introduced this year. All remaining and eligible bills have made it through their house of origin and heard by at least one policy committee in the second house. To use a sports analogy, we have reached halftime and the Legislature is taking their month-long summer break returning for action on August 12. The 2nd half is condensed into a two-month race to secure passage in the legislature and a Governor’s signature. The final month of the legislature tends to be the most active and unpredictable time in the Capitol. Nearly all pending bills will need to pass an Appropriations Committee test and two full floor votes (Assembly and Senate) before reaching the Governor’s desk for his signature or veto. Legislators are narrowing their focus while getting some insights from the administration on last minutes changes needed to secure the Governor’s support. Governor Newsom then has until October 13 to act on all bills that reach his desk at the end of session.
OPSC is actively involved in a number of issues and will be monitoring dozens more. Click here for the complete update.
Giving osteopathic physicians a Voice
Giving DOs a voice in the California state legislature and protecting the practice of medicine in California. Our success in advocacy is due to the combined efforts of our physician members and OPSC, developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with policy-makers throughout the state.
Osteopathic physicians work in partnership with OPSC to protect the practice of medicine in California. You are the osteopathic profession's presence at the local level. With your support, we can be a stronger voice for DOs and patients throughout California.