2018 End of Session State Legislative Update
After four terms and 16 years in the Governor’s office, a governorship that spanned over three decades (1975 to 2018) and considered nearly 20,000 bills, this September Governor Jerry Brown made his final mark on state legislation. As many reflect on the last year of his storied career, some felt he fell short on health care. This year, in particular, consumer advocates were disappointed to see a deferral of action on coverage expansion. While Advocates was disappointed too, there is a positive story to be told. As outlined below, a variety of health-related bills, including health center priority bills, were signed.