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Legislation Introduced by Senator Josh Newman

SCA 2 – Transportation Revenue Lockbox: Guarantees that funds raised for road and highway maintenance will only ever be spent on repairing and maintaining roads—not diverted to other purposes.

SB 52 – Beach Boulevard Relinquishment: Authorizes the state to relinquish the portion of State Route 39, also known as Beach Boulevard, located wholly in the City of Anaheim in order to allow the City to make necessary improvements which will aid in the revitalization of West Anaheim.

SB 374 – Federal Mental Health Conformity: Will ensure that health insurance policies that cover mental health and substance use disorder benefits comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

SB 442 – Pool Drowning Prevention: Updates California’s “Pool Safety Act” in order to reduce the number of tragic residential pool drownings.

SB 455 – Pre-transfer Enrollment for Military Children: Helps military families register their children in school before they move to make relocation easier and to keep kids in class.

SB 503 - Keep Arts in Schools Fund: Extends funding for the Keep Arts in Schools Fund to July of 2025.

SB 570 – CalWORKs: GI Bill Income: Allows Veterans and surviving family member of Veterans to receive education-related benefits from the US Veterans Administration without losing eligibility for the CalWORKs program.

SB 673 – Pet Lover’s License Plate Fund Disbursement: Disburses proceeds from California’s custom Pet Lover’s license plates.

SB 728 – Disability Leave for State Employees Serving in the National Guard: Provides additional credit for sick leave for medical treatment to any state employee who serves as a member of the National Guard and sustained a service-connected disability for the first 12 months of their return.

SB 731 – Disability Leave for Certificated or Classified School Employees Serving in the National Guard: Provides additional credit for sick leave for medical treatment to any certificated or classified school employee who serves as a member of the National Guard and sustained a service-connected disability for the first 12 months of their return.

SB 747 – National Guard Officer Appointments: Allows commissioned officers in the California National guard to continue to serve and to retain their commission after relocating outside the state.

SB 776 – Incarcerated Veterans: Provides for the assessment of veteran populations in California’s prisons and establishes a collaborative process with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide, where appropriate, a VA trained and accredited correctional officer to assist veterans in applying for federal veterans benefits when eligible.

SCR 55 – Purple Heart Day: Declares Purple Heart Day in California on August 7, 2017—a day to honor and remember all those who have served in the Armed Forces, in particular servicemen and women who were wounded in their service.

SCR 65 – Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness Week: Declares September 24, 2017 to September 30, 2017 as Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness Week in California to promote awareness of this tragic and preventable loss of life.

SCR 82 – Neonatal Nurses Day: Declares September 15, 2017 as Neonatal Nurses Day in recognition of the positive impacts neonatal nurses make on the lives of infants and their families.


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