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April 03, 2013

SACRAMENTO (April 3, 2013) -- Autism and disability rights organizations from across California, including Autism Speaks, will rally April 17 at the State Capitol to press for 2013 legislative initiatives. Learn more here

Bill would extend autism insurance coverage through mid-2019
March 26, 2013

OAKLAND (March 26, 2013) -- The California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) has concluded that SB.126, a bill that would extend the state's autism insurance reform law another five years, would have no "measurable cost impact."

March 19, 2013

HONOLULU (March 19, 2013) -- The House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce approved SB.668 by a 9-0 vote with amendments which would delay implementation until 2015. Already voted out of the Senate, the measure moves next to the House Finance Committee.

March 11, 2013

SANTA FE (March 11, 2013) -- Legislation that would extend coverage under New Mexico's 2009 autism insurance reform law to state employees has been approved unanimously by the Senate Public Affairs Committee. The bill, (HB.22), must next clear the Corporations and Transportation Committee before being called for a final floor vote in the Senate.

March 05, 2013

ST. PAUL (March 5, 2013) -- A third House committee has cleared the way for HF.181, the autism insurance reform bill, to be included in this year's House package of health and human services legislation. Meanwhile, a Senate companion measure, SF.314, has been introduced by Senate Majority Whip Chris Eaton (DFL-Brooklyn Center).

February 27, 2013

LINCOLN (February 27, 2013) -- The Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee took testimony yesterday on LB.505, the new autism insurance reform bill, and heard nearly a dozen advocates call for Nebraska join the 32 other states that have enacted such laws. No opposition to the bill, sponsored by Sen. Colby Coash (D-Lincoln), was voiced during the hearing.

February 11, 2013

HONOLULU (February 11, 2013) -- Hawaii's new autism insurance reform bill passed its first test in the House today, winning approval by the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee. Sponsored by Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi (D-Waialae Kahala), the bill moves next to the House Finance Committee.