AB 363 by Assembly member Patty Berg (D-Eureka) was amended to immediately re-appropriate $322,500 from the Budget Act of 2007 to the Rural Health Services Development program and the Seasonal Agricultural Migratory Workers program (Bill text, 5/14). The bill was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Bill status, 5/14).
Sen. Tom Torlakson's (D-Antioch) bill (SB 1475) was amended to create a two-year pilot program to screen children from birth to age five for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The bill also would require the State Department of Developmental Services to report on the pilot project by June 1, 2012 (Bill text, 5/15). The bill is before the Senate Appropriations Committee (Bill status, 5/19).