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Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Assembly Bill 483 to Enable California Schools to Bill for More Federal Medicaid Funding for School-Based Health and Mental Health Services

Torrance, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 483, which will expand access to school-based health and mental health services by making it easier for schools to participate in the Local Education Agency Billing Option Program (LEA BOP) and receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for health services provided to Medi-Cal eligible students.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and California Legislative LGBTQ+ Caucus statement on AB 1314 being held in Assembly Education Committee

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, announced his decision not to set Assembly Bill 1314 (Essayli, Gallagher) for a hearing in the Education Committee. This bill would require a teacher, counselor, or school employee to notify a parent within three days of becoming aware that a student is identifying at school as a gender not aligning with the child’s sex on their birth certificate or sex assigned at birth.