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SB 472, as introduced, Corbett. (D) San Leandro Prescription drugs: labeling

SB 472, Corbett

Existing law, the Pharmacy Law, provides for the licensing and
regulation of the practice of pharmacy by the California State Board
of Pharmacy in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law
prohibits a pharmacist from dispensing a prescription except in a
container that meets certain labeling requirements.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to adopt a
standard format for the labeling of prescription drug containers
dispensed in the state, that would include regulations for the font
size of printed words on the label and the placement of information
of the prescription and would provide that translated prescription
drug labels should be made available to the patient if the patient's
primary language is not English.
CCB is working with the author and the sponsors to add audio prescription labeling language to the requirement and as the bill stands, clear labeling with large fonts is something we do support.
Contact Information
Senator Ellen Corbett
43801 Mission Blvd
Suite 103
Fremont, Ca. 94539
Tel 510-413-5960

SB 441, as introduced, Torlakson. State property: vending

SB 441, Torlakson

Existing law regulates various aspects of the provision of food
and beverages in vending machines, including access to carbonated
beverages at schools, the giving of priority to blind persons with
respect to the operation of vending facilities on state property, the
sanitation of vending machines and requiring public health permits,
and the placement of vending machines in safety roadside rests on the
state highway system.
This bill would require each vendor that operates or maintains
vending machines on designated state property to satisfy a specified
phased-in requirement that at least 25% of the food and beverages
offered in the vending machine meet accepted nutritional guidelines,
as defined, by December 31, 2008, and 50% by December 31, 2009, or
under specified conditions, by December 31, 2011, and to provide to
users, upon request, information about the nutritional value of food
and beverages offered in the vending machine and procedures for
requesting a change in vending machine offerings.
We oppose this bill because it would adversely impact businesses within the blind vendor program, bep.

SB 168, as introduced, Denham. Physical education for the blind
and visually impaired.

SB 168, Denham

Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to
form an advisory task force, with prescribed membership approved by
the State Board of Education, to develop standards for mastery of the
braille code by pupils, and to report to the Governor and the
Legislature by June 30, 2004.
Existing law requires the Superintendent to utilize that task
force to develop standards for pupils to learn, and to achieve
mastery of, the braille mathematics code as they progress from
kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law requires the
task force to report to the state board by March 1, 2006, regarding
those standards.
This bill would require the Superintendent to form an advisory
task force, with prescribed membership approved by the State Board of
Education, to develop guidelines in the field of physical education
to promote physical fitness by pupils in each school district who are
functionally blind or visually impaired. This bill would require the
task force to report to the Superintendent, the Governor, and the
Legislature by June 30, 2009.
Sponsored by NFBC
We are in strong support of this bill. All too often, blind and visually impaired pupils are left on the sidelines not being able to participate in physical educational activities.

AB 1399, as introduced, Richardson. Pharmacies: prescription

AB 1399, Richardson

The existing Pharmacy Law provides for the licensing and
regulation of the practice of pharmacy by the California State Board
of Pharmacy. Existing law generally makes it a crime to knowingly
violate the Pharmacy Law. The Pharmacy Law prohibits a pharmacist
from dispensing a prescription except in a container that meets the
requirements of state and federal law and is correctly labeled with
specified information, including directions for use of the drug.
This bill would also require a prescription drug label, upon
request of a blind or visually impaired customer, to be readable by
an assistive technology device for the blind or visually impaired.
Because this bill would impose a new requirement under the Pharmacy
Law, the knowing violation of which would be a crime, it would impose
a state-mandated local program.
Sponsored by the NFBC
We are taking a watch position on this legislation. We do not want to limit the technology to a particular type of audio product. It is doubtful that the legislature will approve of r.f.i.d. devices as they are quite contraversial due to the privacy issues raised.

AB 18, Sam Blaeslee "Signature Stamps"

AB 18, Blakeslee

Amends many state codes including the civil, eelections, wni and financial codes to accommodate the use of a signature stamp on documents or writing by a disabled person who cannot write for themselves.
CCB is in support

SB 426, as introduced, Kehoe. Emergency services: access and
functional needs coordination. Sponsored by CFILC.

SB 426, Kehoe

Existing law sets forth the authority and duties of the Office of
Emergency Services in overseeing emergency preparedness and response
activities in the state generally. The Director of Emergency Services
is required to appoint representatives of the disabled community to
serve on the evacuation, sheltering, communication, recovery, and
other pertinent standardized emergency management system committee,
and within the system structure, to ensure, to the extent
practicable, that the needs of the disabled community are met by
ensuring all committee recommendations in this regard include the
needs of people with disabilities.
This bill would require the director to create the position of
Deputy Director for Access and Functional Needs Coordination within
the office, who shall be responsible for creating an access and
functional needs state plan, and performing specified duties with
respect to the oversight and implementation of emergency preparedness
and response activities related to persons with functional
limitations. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature
that, to the extent permitted by federal law, federal homeland
security grant funds be used to implement these provisions.
CCB is in support of this bill which basically continues and adds to SB 1451 of 2006.

CCB Amendment to AB 23, Ma
City and County of San Francisco Only

AB 23, Ma

SECTION 1. Section 21368.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
21368.5. (a) The Department of Transportation shall place and
maintain an official control signal that emits a count down
pedestrian display "as well as the installation of Audible Pedestrian Signals" at a marked pedestrian crosswalk if that crosswalk
crosses a state highway
We are in support


SB 483 Kuehl Medi-Cal

SB 483, Kuehl

Conforms the state medi-cal eligibility requirements to the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 which places a resource limit on home equity of $750,000 with certain exceptions such as for spouses and children living in the home.

AB 55 Dymally (D) Compton Medi-Cal:

AB 55, Dymally

Changes the poverty level from 100% to 133%.


AB 113 Julia Brownley, (D) Santa Monica Medi-Cal

AB 113, Brownley

invokes the 250% working disabled act allowing people with disabilities to earn up to 250% of the poverty level to keep their medi-cal benefits.

AB 14 John Laird (D) Santa CruzCivil Rights Act of 2007:

AB 14, Laird

Strengthens descrimination penaltys against persons with disabilities in many areas including athletic clubs and health clubs.

AB 147 Wolk (D) Davis Implementation and Enforcement of ADA

AB 147, Wolk

Spot bill holding place for more detailed amendments relative to the implementation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ada.- watch

SB 804 Hollingsworth (R) Temecula "Equal Access Rights

SB 804, Hollingsworth

makes technical and nonsubstantive changes to various equal access state laws relative to various facilities.

SB 747 Corbett (D) San Leandro Equal Access Rights

SB 747, Corbett

Would make small technical changes and nonsubstantive changes to California access laws for people with disabilities and persons who are blind.
spot bill watch

SB 874 Calderon (D) Montebello Disability Access Rights- Public Accommodations

SB 874, Calderon

declaires the intent of the legislature to enact legislation to increase and enhance accessibility to places of public accommodation and to clarify the rights and remedies relating to an action by persons with disabilities to a place or entitierelative to accessible accommodations.
spot bill watch

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