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May 14: SB.126 approved 5-0 by Senate Appropriations Committee

May 2: SB.126 approved 9-0 by Senate Health Committee; referred to Senate Appropriations

March 26: California Health Benefits Review Program finds "no  measurable cost impact' from SB.126

January 26: SB.126, extending sunset on SB.946 from 2014 to 2019 introduced in Senate by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg


January 26: AB 171 voted out of Assembly 50-18; referred to Senate Health Committee

January 19: AB.171 voted out of Assembly Appropriations Committee; provisons for behavioral health treatments removed due to enactment of SB.946.


October 9: Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB.946, making California the 28th state to enact insurance reform
Gov. Brown's signing statement 
Senator Steinberg's statement

September 9: California Senate passes SB 946 by 25-4 vote.

September 9:California Assembly passes SB 946 by 51-11 vote.

August 17: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduces amendments to SB 770 to clarify, strengthen state settlements with insurers regarding autism benefits.

May 27:  Further action on AB 171 deferred until next year by Assembly Appropriations Committee.

May 3:  AB 171 is amended to include provisions to define qualified autism service providers.

April 26: AB 171 passes favorably out of Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 12-6.

April 7: SB 166 is referred to Senate Health Committee.

February 3: Autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 166, introduced in the Senate.

January 20: Autism insurance reform bill, Assembly Bill 171, introduced in the Assembly; referred to Assembly Health Committee.