2009-2010 session

AB 2578 ( Jones )

Health care coverage: rate approval.

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Status:
Amended Senate Aug. 17, 2010
Failed  
Location:
Senate Desk
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Appropriations
Local program
Urgency
Tax levy
Majority
No
Yes
No
No

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Location: Senate Floor
Aug. 31, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 16
Noes: 19
Abstain: 4
Aug. 31, 2010
Read third time, passage refused. (Ayes 16. Noes 19. Page 5114.)
Aug. 30, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 37
Noes: 0
Abstain: 2
Aug. 30, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 17
Noes: 17
Abstain: 5
Aug. 30, 2010
Motion to reconsider made by Senator Lowenthal.
Aug. 17, 2010
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
Aug. 16, 2010
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (August 12).
Aug. 13, 2010
Aug. 12, 2010
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 7
Noes: 4
Abstain: 0
July 15, 2010
In committee: Placed on APPR suspense file.
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 8
Noes: 0
Abstain: 3
June 24, 2010
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 24).
June 23, 2010
 Vote: Sen Health
Ayes: 5
Noes: 1
Abstain: 3
June 22, 2010
June 10, 2010
Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
June 3, 2010
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
June 2, 2010
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 43
Noes: 28
Abstain: 8
June 2, 2010
Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 43. Noes 28. Page 5525.)
June 1, 2010
Read second time. To third reading.
May 28, 2010
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
 Vote: Asm Appropriations
Ayes: 12
Noes: 5
Abstain: 0
 Version: Amended Assembly
April 21, 2010
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
April 20, 2010
March 24, 2010
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 13. Noes 5.) (March 23).
March 23, 2010
 Vote: Asm Health
Ayes: 13
Noes: 5
Abstain: 1
March 22, 2010
Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
March 18, 2010
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
 Version: Amended Assembly
Feb. 22, 2010
Read first time.
Feb. 21, 2010
From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
Feb. 19, 2010
Introduced. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 10 (of 39):

Review Blue Shield's unhealthy rate increases
San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion, Jan. 18, 2011
... his best to pass legislation that would give the insurance commissioner that very power. Last year AB2578 made it through the Assembly but died in the state Senate - a victim of industry lobbying, like so many other good bills that fall by the wayside in Sacramento. Last month, ...

Review Blue Shield's unhealthy rate increases
San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion, Jan. 17, 2011
... his best to pass legislation that would give the insurance commissioner that very power. Last year AB2578 made it through the Assembly but died in the state Senate - a victim of industry lobbying, like so many other good bills that fall by the wayside in Sacramento. Last month, ...

Big-money lobbyists ruled at legislative session's end
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 2, 2010
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California Legislature: Wasted days, wasted nights
San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion, Sept. 2, 2010
... nd Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, voted no. Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, did not vote. Health premiums / AB2578Author: Dave Jones, D-Sacramento Public interest: Would have given the state insurance commissioner the authority to review rate increases and reject those that are deemed un ...

Legislature votes down plastic bag ban
San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2, 2010
... companies to seek state approval before increasing their rates also went down to defeat. That bill, AB2578, failed to get enough votes in the Senate. Other bills Other bills that did pass the Legislature this session include: -- AB827 by Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South ...

Capitol: A graveyard for key bills at the 11th hour*
Capitol Weekly, Sept. 2, 2010
... g their own tote bags. But opponents said the costs would discourage trade and lead to job loss. AB 2578, Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento. Health insurance companies have caught a lot of bad press the last couple years. But when bills they don’t like actually get to ...

California Legislature: Wasted days, wasted nights
San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion, Sept. 1, 2010
... nd Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, voted no. Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, did not vote. Health premiums / AB2578Author: Dave Jones, D-Sacramento Public interest: Would have given the state insurance commissioner the authority to review rate increases and reject those that are deemed un ...

Insurance oversight advances but rate regulation stalls
Healthy Cal, Aug. 30, 2010
... premiums rise. The bill now goes to the Senate for final action. The Senate, meanwhile, rejected AB 2578 by Assemblyman Dave Jones, which would have required insurers and health plans to get approval for rate increases from the Department of Insurance or the Department of Manag ...

Mercury News editorial: Some last minute musts for the state Legislature
San Jose Mercury News - Editorials, Aug. 30, 2010
... o keep it in place.There are two other bills the Legislature needs to pass: Assemblyman Dave Jones' AB 2578 would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases with the insurance commissioner, the same as auto insurance companies. This was inspired by Anthem Blue Cro ...

Jamie Court: Will 'Progressives' Let Middle Class Burn To Prove Their Point?*
The Huffington Post - Blog, Aug. 30, 2010
... he power to say no to excessive premium increases. Leno's bill is sucking support away from Jones' AB 2578 because Leno is giving legislators an easier way -- join with the insurers. Progressives cannot afford to walk away from the suffering of the middle class to prove a point o ...



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