AB1428. California Health Benefit Exchange: employees and

California State Legislature. 2013-2014 Regular Session. Assembly.

Introduced:
Apr 30, 2013
Last Action:
Oct 4, 2013
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 561, Statutes of 2013.

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History

Apr 30, 2013: Read first time. To print. (introduced pursuant to Joint Rule 54)

Apr 30, 2013: Read first time. To print.

May 1, 2013: From printer. May be heard in committee May 31.

May 6, 2013: Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 10, 2013: From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 4).

Jun 11, 2013: Read second time and amended.

Jun 12, 2013: Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Jun 26, 2013: From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.

Jun 27, 2013: Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Jul 3, 2013: From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (July 3).

Aug 5, 2013: Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Aug 8, 2013: Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 8, 2013: Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.).

Aug 8, 2013: Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2482.).

Aug 12, 2013: In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Aug 14, 2013: Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Aug 21, 2013: From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (August 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Aug 26, 2013: From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be amended.

Aug 27, 2013: Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 3, 2013: Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly.

Sep 3, 2013: Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 2106.).

Sep 4, 2013: In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 6 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Sep 6, 2013: Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.

Sep 6, 2013: Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.).

Sep 6, 2013: Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 2936.).

Sep 25, 2013: Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013: Approved by the Governor.

Oct 4, 2013: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 561, Statutes of 2013.

Summary

AB 1428, Conway. California Health Benefit Exchange: employees and contractors. Under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), each state is required, by January 1, 2014, to establish an American Health Benefit Exchange that makes available qualified health plans to qualified individuals and small employers. Existing state law establishes the California Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) within state government, specifies the powers and duties of the board governing the Exchange, and requires the board to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans through the Exchange by qualified individuals and small employers by January 1, 2014. Existing law requires the board to employ necessary staff and authorizes the board to enter into contracts. Existing law requires the board, consistent with federal guidance applicable to state-based exchanges, to submit to the Department of Justice fingerprint images and related information of specified individuals whose duties include or would include access to confidential information, personal identifying information, personal health information, federal tax information, financial information, or any other information as required by federal law or guidance applicable to state-based exchanges for the purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal convictions and information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on his or her recognizance pending trial or appeal. This bill would revise these provisions to require that the fingerprint images and related information be submitted to the Department of Justice consistent with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Catalog of Minimum Acceptable Risk Standards for Exchanges (MARS-E), Exchange Reference Architecture Supplement version 1.0, issued on August 12, 2012, or further updates, guidance, or regulations, for those individuals whose duties include or would include access to the specified information contained in the information systems and devices of the Exchange. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.