SB 1448 by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) on May 10 was amended to include a provision that would bar the use of General Fund money for the Health Care Coverage Initiative Act. The initiative would develop a plan to extend health insurance to uninsured state residents. The bill was amended to require the Legislative Analyst, rather than the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, to evaluate the initiative (Bill text, 5/10). The bill was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee (StateNet, Subscription required).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.